College Catalog

Electronics and Computer Engineering Technology: Electronics and Computer Engineering Emphasis (EE)

(Effective Fall 2011)

This major is designed to prepare women and men for a wide range of employment opportunities as well as for continued academic study. The curriculum provides advanced-level mathematics and science courses that can be transferred to B.S. programs in electronics and/or computer engineering technology. A core of fundamental courses and laboratory experiences equip students with basic knowledge of electronic circuits and devices, digital/microprocessor systems, computers and networks, and programming/software tools.

Career Opportunities

Positions, based on interests and abilities, such as: Process Engineering Technician; Test Engineering Technician; Controls Engineering Technician; Application Engineering Technician.

Recommended High School Subjects

Strong preparation in mathematics and science with good communication skills. Must be able to enter pre-calculus in the first semester or take remedial courses before entry. Hands-on skills in electronics are helpful but not necessary.

Special Equipment Needs

Students will be required to have the tools listed on the electronics website. 

Remediation Strategies

Students testing below MTH 005 are not permitted to take Electronics (EET) courses until MTH 004 has been successfully completed. Students testing deficient in three areas (mathematics, English, reading) are not permitted to take Electronics courses until remediation has been completed in all three areas. Students testing deficient in English and/or reading are required to remediate these areas during their first semester. Students testing into MTH 005 or MTH 006 will be permitted to take first semester Electronics courses. Students need to be in MTH 180 or above in their second semester; otherwise, students will need instructor permission to continue into a second semester Electronics course.

Transfer Procedures

This major is subject to the transfer standards established by the College (see http://www.pct.edu/catalog/TransferringCredits.htm ). Exceptions must be approved by the school dean.

Program Goals

A graduate of this major should be able to:

  • apply principles of circuit design and analysis of analog, digital, microprocessor-based, and networked systems.
  • use appropriate interpersonal, verbal, and written communications and information literacy skills to work independently and cooperatively within an organization to promote the goals and objectives of a team, division, or company.
  • demonstrate a cooperative and responsible attitude in the workplace that reflects cultural diversity and ethical behavior in modern society.
  • utilize information literacy and technology resources in continuous, independent learning throughout his or her career.

Curriculum

First SemesterCredits
FYE101First Year Experience 1 
EET114Introduction to Digital Electronics 3 
EET115Digital Circuits Applications 1 
EET116Electronic Circuits and Devices I 5 
EET124Engineering, Technology, and Society 3 
MTH190Pre-Calculus 4 
TOTAL CREDITS 17
Second SemesterCredits
EET154Introduction to Microprocessors 3 
EET155Microprocessor Applications I 1 
EET156Electronic Circuits and Devices II 5 
EET158Software Tools for the Engineering Technologist 3 
ENL111English Composition I 3 
MTH240Calculus I 4 
TOTAL CREDITS 19
Third SemesterCredits
EET204Network Installation and Maintenance 3 
EET205Network Maintenance Laboratory 1 
EET206Linear Integrated Circuits 3 
EET207Linear Circuits Applications 1 
EET209Systems Troubleshooting Applications 1 
MTH242Calculus II 4 
PHS201General Physics I 4 
TOTAL CREDITS 17
Fourth SemesterCredits
EET202Microprocessor Interfacing 3 
EET203Microprocessor Applications II 1 
ENL121English Composition II 3 
or
ENL201Technical and Professional Communication 3 
PHS202General Physics II 4 
FITFitness and Lifetime Sports Elective 1 
HUMHumanities Elective 3 
or
SSESocial Science Elective 3 
or
ARTArt Elective 3 
or
FORForeign Language Elective 3 
or
AAEApplied Arts Elective 3 
or
IFEInternational Field Experience Elective 3 
TOTAL CREDITS 15

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