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Electronics Engineering Technology

Curriculum Description

The Electronics Engineering Technology curriculum prepares individuals to become technicians who design, build, install, test, troubleshoot, repair and modify developmental and production electronic components, equipment and systems such as industrial/computer controls, manufacturing systems, communication systems and power electronic systems.

A broad-based core of courses, including basic electricity, solid-state fundamentals, digital concepts and microprocessors, ensures the student will develop the skills necessary to perform entry-level tasks. Emphasis is placed on developing the student’s ability to analyze and troubleshoot electronic systems.

Graduates should qualify for employment as engineering assistants or electronic technicians with job titles such as electronics engineering technician, field service technician, instrumentation technician, maintenance technician, electronic tester, electronic systems integrator, bench technician and production control technician.

The following represents one way in which the program of study can be completed. Students who aren’t able to follow this plan should consult their academic advisor to be sure that they take courses in the best order for their success.

Associate in Applied Science

A40200
NC CIP: 15.0303
Day
POS Approved: Fall 2012

Fall Semester

Course Course Title Class Hours Lab/Shop Hours Clinical/WBL Hours Credit Hours
EGR 131 Intro to Electronics Tech 1 2 0 2
ELC 127 Software for Technicians 1 3 0 2
ELC 131 DC/AC Circuit Analysis 4 3 0 5
ELC 131A DC/AC Circuit Analysis Lab 0 3 0 1
ENG 111 Expository Writing Comprehensive Articulation Agreement 3 0 0 3
MAT 121 Algebra/Trigonometry I 2 2 0 3
Totals

Class Hours: 11
Lab/Shop Hours: 13
Clinical/WBL Hours: 0
Credit Hours: 16

Spring Semester

Course Course Title Class Hours Lab/Shop Hours Clinical/WBL Hours Credit Hours
CET 111 Computer Upgrade/Repair I 2 3 0 3
ELN 131 Semiconductor Applications 3 3 0 4
MAT 122 Algebra/Trigonometry II 2 2 0 3
PHY 131 Physics-Mechanics 3 2 0 4
Select one:
Course Course Title Class Hours Lab/Shop Hours Clinical/WBL Hours Credit Hours
PSY 118
OR
Interpersonal Psychology 3 0 0 3
PSY 150 General Psychology Comprehensive Articulation Agreement (3) (0) (0) (3)
Totals

Class Hours: 13
Lab/Shop Hours: 10
Clinical/WBL Hours: 0
Credit Hours: 17

Summer Term

Course Course Title Class Hours Lab/Shop Hours Clinical/WBL Hours Credit Hours
ELN 132 Linear IC Applications 3 3 0 4
ELN 133 Digital Electronics 3 3 0 4
MAT 223 Applied Calculus 2 2 0 3
Totals

Class Hours: 8
Lab/Shop Hours: 8
Clinical/WBL Hours: 0
Credit Hours: 11

Fall Semester

Course Course Title Class Hours Lab/Shop Hours Clinical/WBL Hours Credit Hours
ELN 229 Industrial Electronics 3 3 0 4
ELN 232 Intro to Microprocessors 3 3 0 4
ELN 237 Local Area Networks 2 3 0 3
___ ___ Humanities/Fine Arts Elective Comprehensive Articulation Agreement ** ** 0 3
Totals

Class Hours: 8
Lab/Shop Hours: 9
Clinical/WBL Hours: 0
Credit Hours: 14

Spring Semester

Course Course Title Class Hours Lab/Shop Hours Clinical/WBL Hours Credit Hours
ELN 233 Microprocessor Systems 3 3 0 4
ELN 260 Prog Logic Controllers 3 3 0 4
ENG 114 Prof Research & Reporting Comprehensive Articulation Agreement 3 0 0 3
PHY 133 Physics-Sound & Light 3 2 0 4
Totals

Class Hours: 12
Lab/Shop Hours: 8
Clinical/WBL Hours: 0
Credit Hours: 15

Total Credit Hours: 73

Legend

  • : Comprehensive Articulation Agreement - This course is recommended for students transferring to a four-year university.
  • : Local Requirement
  • : Instructional Service Agreement
  • : Universal General Education Transfer Component (UGETC)
  • : Global Distinction
  • : Requisite(s)

Additional Information

Humanities/Fine Arts Elective: ART 111, ENG 131, ENG 273, HUM 115, HUM 160, HUM 220, MUS 110, REL 110, or REL 221. Consult an academic advisor concerning other possible electives.

**Hours vary depending on course selection.

General Education Courses

Written Communication:

ENG 111, ENG 114

Behavioral and Social Science:

PSY 118, PSY 150

Humanities and Fine Arts:

ART 111, ENG 131, ENG 273, HUM 115, HUM 160, HUM 220,      MUS 110, REL 110, REL 221

Mathematics:

MAT 121, MAT 122, MAT 223

Sciences:

PHY 131, PHY 133

Technology:

ELC 127

A40200