This major is designed to prepare graduates 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 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 who test at a math placement level one (MTH 004) are not permitted to take Electronics (EET) courses until MTH 004 has been successfully completed. Students who placement test into MTH 006, ENL 001 and RDG (001 or 111) are not permitted to take Electronics courses until remediation has been completed in at least one area. 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.

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 Semester Credits Notes Lecture Lab/Clinical M/S Type
FYE101 First Year Experience 1 .50 1.50 S REQ
EET114 Introduction to Digital Electronics 3 3 M REQ
EET115 Digital Circuits Applications 1 3 M REQ
EET116 Electronic Circuits and Devices I 5 3 6 M REQ
EET124 Engineering, Technology, and Society 3 2 3 M REQ
MTH190 Pre-Calculus 4 4 S REQ
TOTAL CREDITS 17
Second Semester Credits Notes Lecture Lab/Clinical M/S Type
EET154 Introduction to Microprocessors 3 3 M REQ
EET155 Microprocessor Applications I 1 3 M REQ
EET156 Electronic Circuits and Devices II 5 3 6 M REQ
EET158 Software Tools for the Engineering Technologist 3 2 3 M REQ
ENL111 English Composition I 3 3 S REQ
MTH240 Calculus I 4 4 S REQ
TOTAL CREDITS 19
Third Semester Credits Notes Lecture Lab/Clinical M/S Type
EET204 Network Installation and Maintenance 3 3 M REQ
EET205 Network Maintenance Laboratory 1 3 M REQ
EET206 Linear Integrated Circuits 3 3 M REQ
EET207 Linear Circuits Applications 1 3 M REQ
EET209 Systems Troubleshooting Applications 1 3 M REQ
MTH242 Calculus II 4 4 S REQ
PHS201 General Physics I 4 3 3 S REQ
TOTAL CREDITS 17
Fourth Semester Credits Notes Lecture Lab/Clinical M/S Type
EET202 Microprocessor Interfacing 3 3 M REQ
EET203 Microprocessor Applications II 1 3 M REQ
ENL121 English Composition II 3 3 S REQ
or
ENL201 Technical and Professional Communication 3 3 S REQ
PHS202 General Physics II 4 3 3 S REQ
ARP Core Arts Perspective 3   S ARP
or
AAP Core Applied Arts Perspective 3   S AAP
or
CDP Core Global and Cultural Diversity Perspective 3   S CDP
or
HIP Core Historical Perspective 3   S HIP
or
SSP Core Social Science Perspective 3   S SSP
TOTAL CREDITS 14