Electronics Engineering Technology, Associate of Science

Program Overview

Computer programs tell the computer what to do, which database information to identify and access, how to process it, and what equipment to use. Programs vary widely depending upon the type of information to be accessed or generated.

If you enjoy hands-on electronics, then a career in Electronics Engineering Technology might be right for you. Engineering technicians install, maintain and repair electrical and electronic equipment. They also assist in the development, testing, production, and quality assurance of equipment and components such as: circuit boards, wireless phones, PDAs, medical equipment, and control systems.

The Electronics Engineering curriculum provides the education and experience needed for employment in a variety of related industries in both the private and public sector including: automation and manufacturing, aerospace Industry, automotive Industry, computer industry and homeland security.

Program Objectives

  • Apply acquired technical and analytical skills as it relates to their professional positions in electrical, electronic, and related industries.
  • Apply relative mathematical, science, and engineering methods to solve technical problems.
  • Analyze and implement complex systems including both hardware and software.
  • Pursue lifelong learning and successful professional careers.
  • Perform as effective team members through adequate oral and written communication skills.
  • Relate and exercise an educated judgment in regards to their professional and ethical responsibilities.

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.

For additional information about the program outcomes, please see the Student Consumer Information (link to: http://www.ecpi.edu/technology/program/electronics-engineering-associate-degree/ ) which provides additional information on the future careers, success, cost, and financing for this program. For information on the University Completion and Graduation Rates, please see Information About the University on the ECPI website (link to: http://www.ecpi.edu/services/about-ecpi-university/ )

In 1.5 years, though our year-round schedule, you can earn an Associate of Science in Electronics Engineering Technology or an Associate of Applied Science in Electronics Engineering Technology (South Carolina only).

About Electronics Engineering Technology

Electronic engineering technologists install, maintain, and repair electrical and electronic equipment. They assist engineers in the development, testing, production, and quality assurance of equipment and components such as circuit boards, wireless phones, medical equipment, and control systems. Electronics engineering technologists are needed in many industries and can find employment in work environments where electronics are used extensively.

Some positions may require background checks, drug screening, and/or security clearances, depending on the position and industry.

Some entry-level job titles for an A.S. Electronics Engineering Technology graduate include Medical Equipment Repairer and Installer, Biomedical Equipment Technician, Electronics Technician, Computer Engineering Technician, Computer Support Specialist, Electrical/Electronic Engineering Technician, Field Service Technician, and Technical Salesperson. Engineering technologists are required in many industries, so employment could be expected in most any military or industrial setting. Electronics engineering technologists install, maintain, and repair electrical and electronic equipment. They assist engineers in the development, testing, production, and quality assurance of equipment and components such as circuit boards, wireless phones, medical equipment, and control systems. Electronics engineering technologists are needed in many industries and can find employment in work environments where electronics are used extensively.  Equipment technologists calibrate, maintain, troubleshoot, and repair medical equipment such as patient monitors, blood pressure instruments, electrocardiogram equipment, defibrillators, and IV pumps.

Graduates of the A.S. Electronics Engineering Technology degree program may choose to continue their education by pursuing a B.S. degree in Electronics Engineering Technology.

Recommended Certifications

Certifications are not required for completion of this program; however, ECPI encourages student to obtain all appropriate certifications to increase potential job opportunities. ECPI provides students in this program with vouchers which allow the student to take certification exams at a greatly reduced cost. Available certifications for this program include Fiber Optics Installer (FOI), Fiber Optics Technician (FOT), A+ Certification, Network+ Certification, Security+ Certification, GMDSS - Global Maritime Distress and Safety System Maintainer License, GROL - General Radiotelephone Operator's License, and Associate CET.

Program Outline

To receive the Associate of Science in Electronics Engineering Technology or the Associate of Applied Science in Electronics Engineering Technology (SC only), the student must earn 76 semester credit hours. The program requires a minimum of five semesters or 18 months of instruction. Program requirements are as follows:

Program Requirements

Core Curriculum

39 semester credit hours

CIS121Logic 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

EET230LDigital Systems LAB

1

EET250Computer Configuration I

3

MTH200Pre-calculus

3

CIS225Networking II

3

OR

EET252Data Communications and Networking

3

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

EET231Programmable Controllers and Robotics

3

EET231LProgrammable Controllers and Robotics LAB

1

EET251Computer Configuration II

3

EET251LComputer Configuration II LAB

1

EET272Fiber Optics Communication

3

EET272LFiber Optics Communication LAB

1

Arts and Sciences

22 semester credit hours

COM115Principles of Communication

3

ENG110English Composition

3

ENG120Advanced Composition

3

HUM205Culture and Diversity

3

MTH131College Algebra

3

PHY120Physics

3

PHY120LPhysics LAB

1

PSY105Introduction to Psychology

3

Self Integration

9 semester credit hours

CIS106Introduction to Operating Systems

3

CIS115Computer Applications

3

COR090Career Orientation Seminar

0

FOR110Essentials for Success

3

Electives

Electives

BUS102Fundamentals of Customer Service

3

BUS122Principles of Business & Management

3

CIS202Introduction to Routing and Switching

3

CIS204Intermediate Routing and Switching

3

CIS207Network Routing and Switching LAB

1

CIS212Network Security Concepts

3

CIS212LNetwork Security Concepts LAB

1

CIS214Object-Oriented Programming Using C#

3

CIS215Programming II

3

EET200Externship-EET III

3

EET203Externship-EET I-a

1

EET204Externship-EET I-b

1

EET205Externship-EET I-c

1

EET220Industrial Applications

3

EET231Programmable Controllers and Robotics

3

EET231LProgrammable Controllers and Robotics LAB

1

EET251Computer Configuration II

3

EET251LComputer Configuration II LAB

1

EET272Fiber Optics Communication

3

EET272LFiber Optics Communication LAB

1

EET280Introduction to Communication Systems

3

EET281Wireless Technologies

3

EET282Wireless Security

3

EET285CWNA Certification Seminar

3

EET285LCWNA Certification LAB

1