Electrical Engineering Technology

This program is designed to provide students with a solid technological foundation in electrical/electronics related fields thus preparing them for successful entry level employment as a technician in the associated technology sector. The Electrical Technology (ELT) A.A.S. degree is marketable – students who graduate can expect to find successful employment that they will be eligible for immediately. Technician opportunities are available in the following technology sectors: power systems (traditional and solar), semiconductor manufacturing, telecommunications, computers, and related electrical/electronic fields. Graduates are also well prepared for successful transfer to baccalaureate programs in Electrical Engineering Technology, Electro-Mechanical Engineering Technology, and Telecommunications Technology.

ELT Program Outcomes

Students completing the ELT degree program will learn hands-on skills, theory, and real world examples. The tools of the technician will be used from the first semester and throughout the program to build skills in assembling and troubleshooting circuits and projects.

Students graduating from this program should be able to:

• Explain how systems, components, and theories work, including the operating principles for common electrical, electronic, and electromechanical components and devices such as, but not limited to, ac and dc sources, resistors, capacitors, inductors, transistors, digital systems, control systems, power systems, and motors.

• Apply hands-on skills, such as use of tools, soldering, circuit assembly, analytical instrumentation skills (including use of meters and the oscilloscope), and computer simulation.

• Interpret specification sheets, circuit schematics, and mechanical drawings.

• Demonstrate organized troubleshooting skills.

• Define and demonstrate effective team-building skills.

• Demonstrate technical communication skills including proficient use of word processing, spreadsheet, and presentation software.

• Research and analyze the value of information on technical topics.

• Develop solutions to open-ended problems utilizing hands-on learning approach.

• Demonstrate awareness of customer needs, quality, and continuous improvement.

Courses should be selected in consultation with an advisor.

First Semester

Course No. Descriptive Title Credit Hours
ENG 101 Composition I 3
Math Elective (a)   3-4
ENR 100 Engineering Technology Introductory
ELT 105 DC Circuits 3
ELT 107 Intro to Prog. for Automation 3
BHS 103 Social Problems in Today's World 3
TOTAL   16-17

Second Semester

Course No. Descriptive Title Credit Hours
Math Elective (a)   4
ELT 106 AC Circuits 3
ELT 108 Electronics I 3
WFE 101 Lifetime Wellness and Fitness 3
ENG 102 Composition II 3
TOTAL   16

Summer Semester

Course No. Descriptive Title Credit Hours
ENR 106 Statistical Process Control 3

Third Semester

Course No. Descriptive Title Credit Hours
ELT 218 Electronics II 4
PHY 121 General Physics (b) 4
ELT 213 Electro-Mechanical Devices 3
ELT 115 Digital Fundamentals 3
ECO 105, GOV 121, HIS 104, HIS 108  3
TOTAL   16

Fourth Semester

Course No. Descriptive Title Credit Hours
ELT 216 Automation Systems 3
ELT 250 Electronics Project Laboratory 1
Free Elective (d)   3
Science Elective (b)   3
Technical Elective (c)  3
ENT 131 Technical Drawing 1
TOTAL   15

Note on Electives:

Students should select electives based on the industry or transfer opportunities of interest.

a. Students must complete two of the following mathematics courses: MAT 184, MAT 185, MAT 221, MAT 222. Students must meet math course prerequisites.

b. Students planning to take ELT 211 as their technical elective must complete either CHE 111 or CHE 121 in their third semester, prior to taking ELT 211 and must take PHY 121 in their fourth semester. All other students should take PHY 121 in their third semester and either PHY 122, CHE 111 or CHE 121 in their fourth semester.

c. Technical Electives: ELT 211, ELT 203, CIS 117 and ENR 220. Students planning to work in the semiconductor industry take ELT 211. Students planning to work in the power industry take ELT 203. Students planning to work in telecommunications take CIS 117. Students planning to work on microprocessors and computer systems and transfer students take ENR 220.

d. Read a full discussion of the free elective requirement. The subject area for this program includes all courses labeled ELT, EMS, ENT.