A40200ET (Available for students enrolled through the Davidson Davie Apprentice Consortium (DDAC))
Total credit hours: 68
The Electronics Engineering Technology curriculum prepares the students to apply basic engineering principles and technical skills to become technicians who design, build, install, test, troubleshoot, repair, and modify developmental and production electronic components, equipment, and systems such as industrial/computer controls, manufacturing systems, communication systems, and power electronic systems.
This curriculum prepares students through the study and application of principles from mathematics, natural sciences, and technology and applied processes based on these subjects.
Includes instruction in mathematics, natural sciences, engineering sciences and technology, basic electricity, solid-state fundamentals, digital concepts, and microprocessors or programmable logic controllers.
Graduates should qualify for employment as electronics engineering technician, field service technician, instrumentation technician, maintenance technician, electronic tester, electronic systems integrator, bench technician, and production control technician.
Upon successful completion of this program, the student should be able to:
- Demonstrate the personal and interpersonal skills needed to perform successfully as an entry-level electronic technician.
- Use basic test equipment and measuring instruments, including power supplies, multimeters, function generators, oscilloscopes, and logic analyzers.
- Use basic theorems of DC and AC network analysis to design, analyze, and troubleshoot electronic systems.
- Demonstrate understanding and use of basic electronic components, including semiconductor devices, operational amplifiers, and linear integrated circuits in power supplies, amplifiers, and control circuits.
- Design, build, and analyze combinational and sequential logic circuits.
- Program and interface a microcontroller to perform control operations in C and assembly language.
- Incorporate RAM and EPROM memory, input and output ports, and specialized interfacing components into a microprocessor system.
- Configure and program a programmable logic controller (PLC) to operate automated equipment.
- Design, implement, and troubleshoot pneumatic and/or hydraulic systems.
- Demonstrate understanding of electric machines and their operating parameters.
- Access and utilize technical information sources such as data, books, the Internet, and other people.
- Capture, organize, and effectively document laboratory experiences in oral, written, and graphical form.
In addition to Davidson-Davie requirements and course objectives, there are professional standards that encompass communication, motor skills, sensory and cognitive ability and professional conduct that are essential for the competent study and practice of this program. Electronics Engineering Technology Technical Standards (PDF opens in new window)
See below for an example of a full time pathway.