Electronics Engineering Associate Degree

Electronics Engineering

electronics engineering technology
Electronics Engineering
A.S. (VA and NC) or A.A.S. (SC) in Electronics Engineering Technology
Overview

Today’s highly-automated workplace has elevated productivity to new levels. Advanced systems are anchored by an array of electrical and electronic equipment. To keep operations running smoothly, employers need Electronics Engineering Technologists. They assist with the development, testing, and production of such things as circuit boards, wireless phones, PDAs, medical equipment, and control systems.

If this sounds like a career you might be interested in, consider ECPI University. Through ECPI’s year-round schedule, you can earn an Associate of Science Degree in Electronics Engineering Technology (Associate of Applied Science in Electronics Engineering Technology – South Carolina only) in just 1.5 years. 

At the Charlotte, NC Campus Charlotte location only, you can also study learn how to set up, maintain, and troubleshoot radiological and fluoroscopy medical equipment. Working with medical imaging technology and systems, you can develolp electronics, mechanics, and networking skills. Career opportunities often require relocation and working in a medical environment.

 

Program Description

ECPI University develops and updates its curriculum with input from leading professionals, many of which hire ECPI graduates. They’re looking for specific skill-sets and they work with faculty members to ensure that ECPI’s Electronics Engineering Technology degree meets their needs. The result: a program that allows students to develop skills in:

  • Analog and Digital Electronics
  • Data Acquisition and Control Systems
  • Computer Hardware
  • Computer Network Fundamentals

Most importantly, your classroom instruction will be supported with hands-on instruction using the same kind of technology found in the workplace. Specifically, you will have the opportunity to:

  • Use testing and measuring instruments to acquire data
  • Identify, analyze and solve technical problems
  • Analyze and implement systems containing hardware and software components

Possible Career Track

ECPI University’s Electronics Engineering Technology program can prepare graduates to work in a variety of industries including:

  • Automation and Manufacturing
  • Automotive
  • Computer
  • Homeland Security
  • Aerospace

Electronics Engineering graduates can move on to rewarding careers, finding employment in a host of positions such as:

  • Industrial Technician
  • Computer Engineering Technician
  • Electrical/Electronic Engineering Technician
  • Project Coordinator
  • Computer Network Installer/Administrator
  • Field Service Technician
  • Technical Salesperson

Curriculum

Program Requirements

Core Curriculum

36 semester credit hours

CIS121

Logic and Design

3

CIS150

Networking I

3

EET110

Electric Circuits I

3

EET111

Electric Circuits II

3

EET111L

Electric Circuits LAB

1

EET120

Semiconductor Devices

3

EET121

Electronic Systems Applications

3

EET130

Digital Systems I

3

EET230

Digital Systems II

3

EET230L

Digital Systems LAB

1

EET250

Computer Configuration I

3

CIS225

Networking II

3

 

OR

 

EET252

Data Communications and Networking

3

 

SELECT A TWO-COURSE SEQUENCE FROM THE FOLLOWING (as part of the core)

 

EET231

Introduction to Programmable Logic Controllers

3

EET231L

Introduction to Programmable Logic Controllers LAB

1

EET251

Computer Configuration II

3

EET251L

Computer Configuration II LAB

1

EET272

Fiber Optics Communication

3

EET272L

Fiber Optics Communication LAB

1

Arts and Sciences

22 semester credit hours

COM115

Principles of Communication

3

ENG110

College Composition

3

ENG120

Advanced Composition

3

HUM205

Culture and Diversity

3

MTH131

College Algebra

3

PHY120

Physics

3

PHY120L

Physics LAB

1

PSY105

Introduction to Psychology

3

Self-Integration

9 semester credit hours

CIS106

Introduction to Operating Systems

3

CIS115

Computer Applications

3

COR090

Career Orientation Seminar

0

FOR110

Essentials for Success

3

Electives

Electives

9 semester credit hours

BUS102

Fundamentals of Customer Service

3

BUS121

Introduction to Business

3

CIS202

Introduction to Routing and Switching

3

CIS204

Intermediate Routing and Switching

3

CIS207

Network Routing and Switching LAB

1

CIS212

Network Security Concepts

3

CIS212L

Network Security Concepts LAB

1

CIS214

Object-Oriented Programming Using C#

3

CIS215

Programming II

3

EET200

Externship-EET III

3

EET203

Externship-EET I-a

1

EET204

Externship-EET I-b

1

EET205

Externship-EET I-c

1

EET220

Industrial Applications

3

EET231

Introduction to Programmable Logic Controllers

3

EET231L

Introduction to Programmable Logic Controllers LAB

1

EET251

Computer Configuration II

3

EET251L

Computer Configuration II LAB

1

EET272

Fiber Optics Communication

3

EET272L

Fiber Optics Communication LAB

1

EET280

Introduction to Communication Systems

3

EET281

Wireless Technologies

3

EET282

Wireless Security

3

EET285

CWNA Certification Seminar

3

EET285L

CWNA Certification LAB

1

MTH200

Pre-calculus

3

Program Outcomes

Students in the A.S. Electronics Engineering Technology program learn about subjects such as fiber optics, analog and digital electronics, control systems, and network technologies. They learn to use test equipment and to troubleshoot computer and network technologies. Students also learn to communicate ideas to their colleagues and customers verbally and in writing.

  • An ability to apply the knowledge, techniques, skills and modern tools of the discipline to narrowly defined engineering technology activities.
  • An ability to apply a knowledge of mathematics, science, engineering, and technology to engineering technology problems that require limited application of principles but extensive practical knowledge.
  • An ability to conduct standard tests and measurements, and to conduct, analyze and interpret experiments.
  • An ability to function effectively as a member of a technical team.
  • An ability to identify, analyze, and solve narrowly defined engineering technology problems.
  • An ability to apply written, oral and graphical communication in both technical and non-technical environments; and an ability to identify and use appropirate technical literature.
  • An understanding of and a commitment to address professional and ethical responsibilities, including a respect for diversity.
  • A commitment to quality, timeliness, and continuous improvement.

 

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