Electronics Engineering

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

 

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

25 semester credit hours

Course ID Course Name Credits
CIS121 Software 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

Arts and Sciences

19 semester credit hours

Course ID Course Name Credits
COM115 Principles of Communication 3
ENG110 College 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

Course ID Course Name Credits
CIS106 Introduction to Operating Systems 3
CIS115 Computer Applications 3
COR090 Career Orientation Seminar 0
FOR110 Essentials for Success 3

Concentration Requirements

Electronics Engineering

13 semester credit hours

Course ID Course Name Credits
EET220 Industrial Applications 3
EET221L Instrumentation and Measurement Lab 3
EET250 Computer Configuration I 1
EET252 or CIS225 Data Communications and Networking 3
EET282 Wireless Security 3

Mechatronics

13 semester credit hours

Course ID Course Name Credits
EET191 Materials Science 3
EET192 Engineering Graphic Communications 3
EET192L Introduction to 3D Modeling LAB 1
EET293 Hydraulics and Pneumatics Systems 3
EET211 Statics 3

Electives

Electives

10 semester credit hours

Course ID Course Name Credits
CIS126 Programming I 3
CIS214 Object Oriented Programming with C# 1
CIS215 Object-Oriented Programming with C++ 3
EET200 Externship-EET III 3
EET203 Externship-EET I-a 1
EET204 Externship-EET I-b 1
EET205 Externship-EET I-c 1
EET230L Digital Systems LAB 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
EET293L Hydraulics and Pneumatics Systems LAB 3
MET213 Advanced 3-D Modeling 3
MET221 Manufacturing Processes 3
MTH200 Pre-calculus 3
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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