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Catalog 2013-2014 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Engineering Technology: Electronics, AAS


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No. of Credits: 60
Contact: J. Fehr, Interim Chair, Business and Technology Division

This electronics option provides students with the background to work as an electronics technician in support of engineering, scientific and technological areas of business, industry, or governmental operation. Employment in this field is expected to increase much faster than other occupations due to anticipated continued strong demand for computers, communication equipment, and technical products. Students develop competencies in the general skills of engineering technology and study related subjects that provide a broad educational foundation. Technically-specific coursework includes AD/DC fundamentals, semiconductors, electronic devices, computer logic basics, communication theory, and computer architecture.

With a strong background in engineering technology fundamentals and a concentration in electronics, graduates of this program will be prepared for employment as an entry-level electronics technician.

The maximum number of credits accepted in transfer from other institutions to this program is 45.

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Career Opportunities:

electronics technician, computer technician, electronics course technician, field service technician

Transfer Options:

This program of study articulates to a Bachelor of Science Degree in Electrical Engineering Technology at Excelsior College. Contact an advisor for recommended course selection.

Student Learning Outcomes:

Students will

  1. Combine fundamental engineering technology principles and the use of modern tools of the discipline to select and implement the methodology required to solve engineering technology problems demonstrating appropriate safety practices.
  2. Work effectively with other members of an engineering team to perform experiments, analyze results, and recommend a course of action.
  3. Describe basic electric and electronic concepts of voltage, current, and resistance and their interrelationships and identify, explain, and use basic electric and electronic laws including Ohm’s law and Thevenin’s theorem.
  4. Describe basic semiconductor theory in both digital and analog applications and build and analyze electronic circuits using multiple basic components along with a variety of increasingly complex semiconductor components.
  5. Describe and explain digital data theories and practical applications, describe the difference between analog and digital data structures, and explain the importance of digital applications.
  6. Describe and construct basic radio communication systems.
  7. Discuss internal architectures of microprocessors and how hardware components are interconnected to external peripherals.

Required Courses and Recommended Sequence:


The following is a recommended sequence of courses for completing this program. College Prep and prerequisite course requirements, credit load, and/or course availability may affect a student’s individual progress. Course availability within the program sequences is specifically intended for full-time students who begin their course work with the fall semester. Students should always consult their online program evaluation or an academic advisor to better understand typical course availability and individual program planning.

Mathematics (3 credits)


Acceptable:

Arts/humanities (3 credits)


Acceptable:

Mathematics (3 credits)


Acceptable:

Social/behavioral sciences (3 credits)


Acceptable:

Notes:


* Courses requiring a prerequisite

** Program option

*** special criteria for required general education courses

**** Pending MHEC approval

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