Electronics Engineering AS/AAS

Electronics Engineering AS/AAS
Associate of Science (VA, NC, and TX) or Associate of Applied Science (SC) in Electronics Engineering Technology
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Offered at ECPI University, an Income Share Agreement (ISA), is a customized finance plan that focuses on income based payments providing a flexible and secure tuition option for students.
Overview
Electronics Engineering

Electronics Engineering 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 could earn an Associate of Science Degree in Electronics Engineering Technology (Associate of Applied Science in Electronics Engineering Technology – South Carolina only) in as little as 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 develop electronics, mechanics, and networking skills. Career opportunities often require relocation and working in a medical environment.

 

Curriculum

Program Requirements

Core Curriculum

25 semester credit hours

Course IDCourse NameCredits
CIS121Software Logic and Design 3
CIS150Networking I 3
EET110Electric Circuits I 3
EET111Electric Circuits II 3
EET111LElectric Circuits LAB 1
EET120Semiconductor Devices 3
EET121Electronic Systems Applications 3
EET130Digital Systems I 3
EET230Digital Systems II 3

Arts and Sciences

19 semester credit hours

Course IDCourse NameCredits
COM115Principles of Communication 3
ENG110College Composition 3
HUM205Culture and Diversity: Exploring the Humanities 3
MTH131College Algebra 3
PHY120Physics 3
PHY120LPhysics LAB 1
PSY105Introduction to Psychology 3

Self-Integration

9 semester credit hours

Course IDCourse NameCredits
CIS106Introduction to Operating Systems3
COR090Career Orientation Seminar0
FOR110Essentials for Success3

Concentration Requirements

Electronics Engineering

13 semester credit hours

Course IDCourse NameCredits
EET220Industrial Applications3
MET221LInstrumentation and Measurement Lab3
EET250Computer Configuration I1
EET252 or CIS225Data Communications and Networking3
EET282Wireless Security3

Mechatronics

13 semester credit hours

Course IDCourse NameCredits
EET191Materials Science3
EET192Engineering Graphic Communications3
EET192LIntroduction to 3D Modeling LAB1
EET293Hydraulics and Pneumatics Systems3
EET211Statics3

Electives

10 semester credit hours

Course IDCourse NameCredits
CIS126Programming I 3
CIS214Object Oriented Programming with C# 1
CIS215Object-Oriented Programming with C++ 3
EET200Externship-EET III 3
EET203Externship-EET I-a 1
EET204Externship-EET I-b 1
EET205Externship-EET I-c 1
EET230LDigital Systems LAB 3
EET231Introduction to Programmable Logic Controllers 3
EET231LIntroduction to Programmable Logic Controllers LAB 1
EET251Computer Configuration II 3
EET251LComputer Configuration II LAB 1
EET272Fiber Optics Communication 3
EET272LFiber Optics Communication LAB 1
EET293LHydraulics and Pneumatics Systems LAB 3
MET213Advanced 3-D Modeling 3
MET221Manufacturing Processes 3
MTH200Pre-calculus 3
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
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 appropriate 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.
Program Guide