Electronics and Computer Engineering Technology: Robotics and Automation Emphasis (RO)

(Effective Fall 2011)

This major is designed to prepare women and men for a variety of career opportunities in the area of robotics, industrial process control, and automation systems. 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. This curriculum is complemented by a series of courses and laboratory experiences in programmable logic controllers, hydraulic and pneumatic systems, and vision and motion control systems, which will enhance employment opportunities in industrial automation systems, robotics, and associated fields.

Career Opportunities

Industrial and process control-specific positions, such as automation controls technician, project engineer, programmer, drive controls engineer, instrumentation/calibration mechanic.

Recommended High School Subjects

Strong preparation in mathematics and science with good communication skills. Hands-on skills in electronics are helpful but not necessary.

Special Equipment Needs

Students will be required to have the tools listed on the Robotics & Automation 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.

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.


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 
MTH180College Algebra and Trigonometry I 3 
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 
MTH182College Algebra and Trigonometry II 3 
Third SemesterCredits
EET204Network Installation and Maintenance 3 
EET205Network Maintenance Laboratory 1 
EET209Systems Troubleshooting Applications 1 
EET244Robotics and Automated Systems 4 
EET250Introduction to Sensing and Control 3 
EET251Sensing and Control Applications I 1 
FITFitness and Lifetime Sports Elective 1 
ENL121English Composition II 3 
ENL201Technical and Professional Communication 3 
Fourth SemesterCredits
EET252Intermediate Sensing and Control 3 
EET253Sensing and Control Applications II 1 
EET254Process Control Theory 3 
EET255Process Control Applications 1 
EET256Motion Control 4 
SCIScience Elective 3 
HUMHumanities Elective 3 
SSESocial Science Elective 3 
ARTArt Elective 3 
FORForeign Language Elective 3 
AAEApplied Arts Elective 3 
IFEInternational Field Experience Elective 3