(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 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
FYE101 First Year Experience 1  
EET114 Introduction to Digital Electronics 3  
EET115 Digital Circuits Applications 1  
EET116 Electronic Circuits and Devices I 5  
EET124 Engineering, Technology, and Society 3  
MTH190 Pre-Calculus 4  
TOTAL CREDITS 17
Second Semester Credits
EET154 Introduction to Microprocessors 3  
EET155 Microprocessor Applications I 1  
EET156 Electronic Circuits and Devices II 5  
EET158 Software Tools for the Engineering Technologist 3  
ENL111 English Composition I 3  
MTH240 Calculus I 4  
TOTAL CREDITS 19
Third Semester Credits
EET204 Network Installation and Maintenance 3  
EET205 Network Maintenance Laboratory 1  
EET206 Linear Integrated Circuits 3  
EET207 Linear Circuits Applications 1  
EET209 Systems Troubleshooting Applications 1  
MTH242 Calculus II 4  
PHS201 General Physics I 4  
TOTAL CREDITS 17
Fourth Semester Credits
EET202 Microprocessor Interfacing 3  
EET203 Microprocessor Applications II 1  
ENL121 English Composition II 3  
or
ENL201 Technical and Professional Communication 3  
PHS202 General Physics II 4  
FIT Fitness and Lifetime Sports Elective 1  
HUM Humanities Elective 3  
or
SSE Social Science Elective 3  
or
ART Art Elective 3  
or
FOR Foreign Language Elective 3  
or
AAE Applied Arts Elective 3  
or
IFE International Field Experience Elective 3  
TOTAL CREDITS 15