Electronics Engineering Technology (A40200)

Associate in Applied Science Degree

Engineering and Technology Pathway Description: These curriculums are designed to prepare students through the study and application of principles from mathematics, natural sciences, and technology and applied processes based on these subjects.

Course work includes mathematics, natural sciences, engineering sciences and technology.

Graduates should qualify to obtain occupations such as technical service providers, materials and technologies testing services, process improvement technicians, engineering technicians, construction technicians and managers, industrial and technology managers, or research technicians.

Electronics Engineering Technology program description: A course of study that prepares 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. Includes instruction in mathematics, basic electricity, solid-state fundamentals, digital concepts, and microprocessors or programmable logic controllers. Graduates should qualify for employment as an electronics engineering technician, field service technician, instrumentation technician, maintenance technician, electronic tester, electronic systems integrator, bench technician, or production control technician.

This curriculum complies with the standard approved by the State Board of Community Colleges.

Students may be required to take developmental courses in Math and/or English as a result of high school GPA or pre-enrollment placement tests.  Therefore, the student may need more than the minimum number of semester hours listed for graduation. Consult a program advisor for more information. 

The appropriate level math class should be taken the student’s first semester, and a math course should be taken each subsequent semester until all required math courses have been completed with a grade of “C” or better.

ACA 115 or 122 and EGR 150 should be completed the first semester.

This pathway does not meet the entrance requirements at any of the North Carolina public University Bachelor of Science Engineering programs. Students wishing to pursue transfer should seek the Associate in Engineering degree.

Fall Semester  (18 Credits)

course

class

lab

Clinic

work Exp.

credit

ACA 115 Success and Study Skills
or
ACA 122 College Transfer Success

0

2

0

0

1

EGR 150 Introduction to Engineering

1

2

0

0

2

ELC 131 Circuit Analysis I

3

3

0

0

4

ELN 133 Digital Electronics

3

3

0

0

4

ENG 111 Writing and Inquiry

3

0

0

0

3

MAT 171 Pre-calculus Algebra

3

2

0

0

4

Spring Semester (17 Credits)

course

class

lab

Clinic

work Exp.

credit

EGR 125 Appl Software for Tech

1

2

0

0

2

ELC 117 Motors and Controls

2

6

0

0

4

ELN 131 Analog Electronics

3

3

0

0

4

ENG 112 Writing/Research in the Disc
or
ENG 114 Prof Research and Reporting

3

0

0

0

3

MAT 172 Precalculus Trigonometry

3

2

0

0

4

 Summer Term (6 Credits)

**3 Credits must be selected from the list of Humanities Elective at the bottom of the page

**3 Credits must be selected from the list of Social/Behavioral Science Elective at the bottom of the page

 Fall Semester  (16 Credits)

course

class

lab

Clinic

work Exp.

credit

DFT 170 Engineering Graphics

2

2

0

0

3

ELC 128 Introduction to PLC

2

3

0

0

3

ELN 232 Intro to Microprocessors

3

3

0

0

4

ISC 112 Industrial Safety

2

0

0

0

2

PHY 151 College Physics I

3

2

0

0

4

Spring Semester (12-15 Credits)

course

class

lab

Clinic

work Exp.

credit

ELC 228 PLC Applications

2

6

0

0

4

ELN 234 Communication Systems

3

3

0

0

4

MEC 276 Capstone Design Project

0

3

0

0

1

MNT 160 Industrial Fabrication

1

3

0

0

2

***1-4 Credits must be selected from the list of major course electives at the bottom of the page

**Humanities Electives

The following listings for Humanities Electives apply to Associate in Applied Science degree-seeking students. These electives should be carefully selected with the faculty advisor to ensure proper credit. Some programs of study have specific courses that meet the humanities elective requirement. ASL, foreign language, and public speaking courses cannot count as the sole humanities course in an associate in applied science program.

  • ART 111 Art Appreciation

  • ART 114 Art History Survey I

  • ART 115 Art History Survey II

  • DRA 111 Theatre Appreciation

  • DRA 112 Literature of the Theatre

  • DRA 211 Theatre History I

  • ENG 231 American Literature I

  • ENG 232 American Literature II

  • ENG 241 British Literature I

  • ENG 242 British Literature II

  • ENG 262 World Literature II

  • HUM 123 Appalachian Culture

  • HUM 160 Introduction to film

  • MUS 110 Music Appreciation

  • PHI 210 History of Philosophy

  • PHI 240 Introduction to Ethics

  • REL 110 World Religions

  • REL 211 Intro to Old Testament

  • REL 212 Intro to New Testament

  • REL 221 Religion in America

**Social/Behavioral Science Electives

The following listing for Social/Behavioral Science Electives applies to Associate in Applied Science degree-seeking students. These electives should be carefully selected with the faculty advisor to ensure proper credit. Some programs of study have specific courses that meet the social/behavioral science elective requirement.

  • ANT 210 General Anthropology

  • ECO 251 Principles of Microeconomics

  • ECO 252 Principles of Macroeconomics

  • GEO 111 World Regional Geography

  • HIS 111 World Civilizations I

  • HIS 112 World Civilizations II

  • HIS 131 American History I

  • HIS 132 American History II

  • POL 120 American Government

  • POL 130 State and Local Government

  • PSY 150 General Psychology

  • PSY 237 Social Psychology

  • PSY 241 Developmental Psychology

  • PSY 281 Abnormal Psychology

  • SOC 210 Introduction to Sociology

  • SOC 213 Sociology of the Family

  • SOC 220 Social Problems

***Major Course Electives are to be selected from the following:

course

class

lab

Clinic

work Exp.

credit

ATR 211 Robot Programming

2

3

0

0

3

CIS 115 Introduction to Prog/Logic

2

3

0

0

3

CSC 134 C++ Programming

2

3

0

0

3

CSC 151 JAVA Programming

2

3

0

0

3

ELC 213 Instrumentation

3

2

0

0

4

HYD 110 Hydraulics/Pneumatics I

2

3

0

0

3

ISC 132 Mfg Quality Control

2

3

0

0

3

MAT 152 Statistical Methods I

3

2

0

0

4

MAT 271 Calculus I

3

2

0

0

4

MEC 155 Environmental Benign Mfg

2

2

0

0

3

NET 125 Introduction to Networks

1

4

0

0

3

NOS  120 Linux/UNIX Single User

2

2

0

0

3

PHY 152 College Physics II

3

2

0

0

4

WBL 111 Work-Based Learning I

0

0

0

10

1

WBL 121 Work-Based Learning II

0

0

0

10

1

WBL 131 Work-Based Learning III

0

0

0

10

1

WEB 151 Mobile Applications Dev I

2

2

0

0

3

Total Semester Credit Hours in Program: 69-72