Electronic Engineering Technology
Electronic Engineering Technology provides the opportunity to acquire the skills needed to gain employment as an engineering technician in manufacturing and industry. Skills are developed by theoretical analysis and by the use of manipulative practice in the laboratory. The program gives students a broad theoretical and practical background in analog and digital electronic circuits. Graduates of the Electronic Engineering Technology program are prepared to find employment as technicians with the ability to prototype, to test, to program, to integrate, to install, to maintain, and to repair electronic systems. Because of the use of electronics in most industries, many employment opportunities in varied environments exist. High school prerequisites for this program are Algebra I and II, and a GPA of at least 2.5.
A graduate of this program will be able to do the following:
•Demonstrate a working knowledge of DC and AC components and circuits.
•Demonstrate a basic knowledge of solid state devices and circuits.
•Analyze, design, construct, and integrate components and circuits of various types.
•Demonstrate a basic knowledge of digital electronics, logic circuits, microprocessors, and programmable logic controls (PLCs).
•Solve math problems related to circuit analysis, digital electronics, and other systems.
•Operate standard test equipment to analyze electronic systems.
•Design and troubleshoot simple microprocessor-based systems and interface peripheral devices.
•Work with robotics and motion control systems at a
•Understand pneumatics at a basic level.
•Network PLCs and other data acquisition and control systems.
•Interface sensors and control elements to PLCs.