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Academic Programs - School of Engineering and Industrial Technologies

Electrical Engineering Technology - Electronics
Associate in Applied Science
HEGIS #5310
Chairperson: Anthony Kossmann
Cogan Hall, Room 145, (518) 629-7272

Mission of the Program: The Electrical Engineering Technology-Electronics program is designed to prepare students in the design, diagnosis, and repair of highly technical and sophisticated electronic devices and systems. Graduates of this program will be prepared to seek employment in any one of the related industries involving electrical engineering or transfer to four year universities to continue their education.

Program Educational Objectives:

  1. Graduates will have the foundation skills necessary to specialize in any chosen field of Electrical Engineering Technology.
  2. Graduates will understand the importance of continued lifelong learning.
  3. Graduates will attain the skills necessary to maintain employment in the Electrical Engineering Technology fields.
  4. Graduates will attain a basic knowledge of safety standards, current practices and standards in Electrical Engineering.
  5. Graduates will understand the ethical obligations of an engineer in society.

Student Outcomes:

  1. Demonstrate competency in Electrical Engineering technology skills.
  2. Clearly communicate through written and oral expression the elements of Electrical Engineering technology projects.
  3. Demonstrate problem solving ability to analyze, interpret, and design elements found in Electrical Engineering Technology applications.
  4. Demonstrate knowledge of industry standard tools necessary for successful professional practice, such as diagnostic equipment.
  5. Electrical Engineering technology graduates will become employed in the field or transfer to a four year institution.

In fall 2013, there were 71 students enrolled in the program. In Spring 2013, there were 12 graduates.

The Electrical Engineering Technology program trains students for careers as engineering technicians. The training provided is field oriented, generally covering the principles and practices which are pertinent to the industrial applications of electricity, electronics and microelectronics. Upon graduation, the student is prepared to work in capacity field service, test and manufacturing, or may transfer to a baccalaureate program in Engineering Technology.

Most Electrical Engineering Technology courses take a mathematical approach, typically consisting of both theory and laboratory. In the theory portion, the student learns basic rules and principles and their applications. In the laboratory, the student experimentally verifies the validity of these rules and principles, while developing a proficiency in the use of electronic test equipment.

The program is accredited by the Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission (ETAC) of the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (http://www.abet.org/), 111 Market Place, Suite 1050, Baltimore, MD 21202, telephone (410) 347-7700.

PROGRAM ENTRANCE REQUIREMENTS
Courses Notes High School Average
Math I and II or 2 units of equivalent academic math (70 or above in each course) Additional science, math, and mechanical drawing courses recommended. 70 or above

The estimated cost of books for the student enrolled in the first full-time term as outlined would be approximately $670.

MAJOR REQUIREMENTS*  

Course No.

Title

Credit Hrs.

ELET 100
Electricity I 4
ELET 101
Electricity II 4
ELET 105
Electronics I 4
ELET 120
Personal Computer Hardware Essentials 3
ELET 206
Elements of Comm. Electronics 4
ELET 210
Digital Electronics 4
ELET 215
Operational Amplifiers 4
ELET 225
Elecro-Mechanical Devices & Sys. 4
ELET 230
Electronic Design 1
ELET 245
Intro. to Microcontrollers 4
ENGL 101
English Composition I 3
ENGL 102
English Composition II 3
MATH 150
College Algebra with Trigonometry 4
MATH 165
Basic Calculus with Analytic Geometry 4
PHYS 135
Technical Physics I 4
PHYS 136
Technical Physics II 4
_______ Humanities or Social Science Elect. 3
_______ Technical Elective** 4
 
Total Credits Required
65

*or specific course equivalents as approved by the Department Chairperson.

**Technical Elective - recommend courses ELET 115, ELET 260 or other elective as approved by department chairperson

SUGGESTED COURSE SEQUENCE FOR FULL-TIME STUDY

FIRST TERM
FORM 101 College Forum* 1
ELET 100 Electricity I 4
ELET 120 Personal Computer Hardware Essentials 3
ENGL 101 Composition I 3
MATH 150 College Algebra with Trigonometry 4
  Term Total 15
SECOND TERM
ELET 101 Electricity II 4
ELET 105 Electronics I 4
ENGL 102 Composition II 3
MATH 165
Basic Calculus with Analytic Geometry 4
  Humanities or Soc. Science Elective 3
  Term Total 18
THIRD TERM
ELET 210 Digital Electronics 4
ELET 215 Operational Amplifiers 4
ELET 245 Intro to Microcontrollers 4
PHYS 135 Technical Physics 4
  Term Total 16
FOURTH TERM
ELET 206 Elements of Comm. Electronics 4
ELET 225 Electro-Mechanical Devices & Systems 4
ELET 230 Electronic Design 1
PHYS 136 Technical Physics II 4
  Tech. Elective 4
  Term Total 17

*Required of first time, full-time students.