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Electronics and Electrical Technology

Associate in Applied Science

Electronics and electrical technology reach into all areas of modern life. The progressive development of society is vitally dependent on its application and exploration. This continued growth offers expanded career opportunities for well-trained technical workers throughout the local, national, and international job markets.

The Electronics & Electrical Technology degrees and certificate programs have been carefully designed to prepare and train technicians, electrical apprentices, and future engineers. In addition, retraining opportunities are available for those with degrees looking to gain a specific skill set or improve their resume.

Graduates can find careers opportunities in:

  • Control Systems
  • Residential / Commercial wiring
  • Medical Equipment Repair
  • System and Product Development
  • Technical Sales
  • Traditional and Renewable Energy
  • Industrial Automation
  • Robotics
  • Communications
  • Embedded controls
  • Maintenance

Technical careers exist in numerous industries and sectors including:

  • Automotive
  • Product Development and Testing
  • Food and Beverage
  • Energy
  • Defense / Aerospace
  • Consumer Electronics
  • Pharmaceutical
  • Residential and Commercial Electrical

A prospective student may enroll in residential/commercial wiring, electronics, microcontrollers, programmable logic controllers (PLCs), radio frequency identification, LabView, robotics, industrial automation, motors, and motor control.

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Degree Information

  • Credit Hours: 63/66
  • Contact Hours: 76/80

Recommended Math Pathway: STEM

Writing Requirements: ENGL-101 or ENGL-103 and ENGL-102 or ENGL-104

Degree Pathway

Course Number Course Name Credit Hours Contact Hours
Year One
Fall
ELEC-131Residential Electrical Wiring 34
ELEC-133Electrical Circuits 34
ENGL-101English Composition I 33
Choose one of the following:
MATH-128Technical Mathematics 55
MATH-140 *Trigonometry 33
Total 12/1414/16
Winter
ELEC-135Electronic Components and Applications 68
ELEC-139Logical Control Systems 68
HIST-154
or
HIST-155
History of United States to 1877
or
History of the Unnited States: 1877 to Present
3
or
3
3
or
3
PSYC-281
or
SOCY-191
General Psychology
or
Introduction to Sociology
3
or
3
3
or
3
Total 1822
Spring / Summer
ELEC-231Fundamentals of Labview 34
COMS-170Intro to Programming 44
Total 78
Year Two
Fall
ELEC-233Embedded Controllers 68
CADD-100Mechanical Blueprint Reading 34
RFID-180
or
ELEC-150
Radio Frequency ID Fundamentals
or
National Electric Code
3
or
3
4
or
3
ENGL-102
or
COMM-131
English Composition II
or
Fundamentals of Public Speaking
3
or
3
3
or
3
Total 1518/19
Winter
ELEC-236Industrial Automation and Control 68
ELEC-155Electric Motors, Transformers, and Power 23
Choose one of the following:
PHYS-281General College Physics I 44
PHYS-281LGeneral College Physics I Lab
PHIL-295Ethics 33
MUS-180Music Appreciation 33
Total 11/1214/15
Notes
* or Higher Mathematics Course
^ or any 100-level or higher Social Science Course
 
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July 26, 2016
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