Electronics Engineering AS

Electronics Engineering AS
Associate of Science (VA and NC) or Associate of Applied Science (SC) in Electronics Engineering Technology
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Overview

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 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 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.

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Curriculum

Core Curriculum

25 semester credit hours

Course IDCourse NameCredits
ELECTRICITY
EET110Electric Circuits I3
ONE LECTURE COURSE AND CORRESPONDING LAB FROM THE FOLLOWING:
EET111Electric Circuits II3
EET111LElectric Circuits II LAB1
ESET111Electric Circuits II3
ESET111LElectric Circuits II LAB1
ANALOG ELECTRONICS
EET120Semiconductor Devices3
EET121Electronic Systems Applications3
DIGITAL ELECTRONICS
EET130Digital Systems I3
EET230Digital Systems II3
NETWORKING
CIS150Introduction to Computer Networking3
PROGRAMMING
CIS126Introduction to Programming3

Arts and Sciences

19 semester credit hours

Course IDCourse NameCredits
COM115Principles of Communication 3
ENG110College Composition 3
HUM205Culture and Diversity 3
MTH131College Algebra 3
PHY120Physics 3
PHY120LPhysics LAB 1
ONE OF THE FOLLOWING:
PSY105Introduction to Psychology* 3
ECO201Macroeconomics* 3
ECO202Microeconomics* 3

*For allowable substitutions of arts and sciences courses, see the Arts & Sciences Department page.

Self Integration and Computer Literacy

9 semester credit hours

Course IDCourse NameCredits
CIS101Computer Configuration I 3
COR090Career Orientation Seminar 0
EET102Engineering Math & Software Applications 3
FOR110Essentials for Success 3

Electronic Engineering Technology Concentration Requirements

13 semester credit hours

Course IDCourse NameCredits
EET220Industrial Applications 3
EET221LInstrumentation and Measurement Lab 1
EET251Computer Configuration II 3
EET282Wireless Security 3
ONE OF THESE TWO COURSES:
EET252Data Communications and Networking 3
CIS225Networking Protocols and Services 3

Mechatronics Concentration Requirements

13 semester credit hours

Course IDCourse NameCredits
EET191Materials Science 3
EET192Engineering Graphics Communications 3
EET192LIntroduction to 3-D Modeling LAB 1
MET211Statics 3
MET230Hydraulics and Pneumatics Systems 3

Electives

10 semester credit hours

Course IDCourse NameCredits
BUS102Fundamentals of Customer Service 3
BUS121Introduction to Business 3
BUS242Technology Optimization 3
CAD104Rapid Prototyping & 3D Printing 3
CAD106Civil CAD Design 3
CAD108Architectural CAD Design 3
CAD110Building Information Management (BIM) 3
CAD112AutoCAD Electrical 3
CIS106Introduction to Operating Systems 3
CIS115Computer Applications 3
CIS121Logic and Design 3
CIS123Introduction to Scripting 3
CIS126LIntroduction to Programming LAB 3
CIS202Introduction to Routing and Switching 3
CIS204Intermediate Routing and Switching 3
CIS206Linux Administration 3
CIS207LNetwork Routing and Switching LAB 1
CIS214Object-Oriented Programming Using C# 3
CIS215Object-Oriented Programming with C++ 3
CIS218Object-Oriented Programming Using Java 3
CIS226Introduction to Object Oriented Programming 3
CIS228Service Desk Fundamentals 3
CIS245Windows Client and Server 3
CIS245LWindows Client and Server LAB 1
CIS282Web Interface Design 3
EET302Externship-EET Sr. III 3
EET306Externship-EET Sr. I-a 1
EET307Externship-EET Sr. I-b 1
EET308Externship-EET Sr. I-c 1
EET220Industrial Applications 3
EET230LDigital Systems LAB 1
EET231Introduction to Programmable Logic Controllers 3
EET231LIntroduction to Programmable Logic Controllers LAB 1
EET272Fiber Optics Communication 3
EET272LFiber Optics Communication LAB 1
ET210Capstone Project 3
MET114Introduction to Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing (GD&T) 3
MET213Advanced 3-D Modeling 3
MET221Manufacturing Processes 3
MET230LHydraulics and Pneumatics Systems LAB 1
MTH200Pre-Calculus 3
MTH220Applied Calculus I 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