Electrical 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 a 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
ELT 105 DC Circuits 3
ELT 107 Intro to Prog. for Automation 3
BHS 103 Social Problems in Today's World 3
TOTAL   15

Second Semester

Course No. Descriptive Title Credit Hours
Math Elective (b)   3
ELT 106 AC Circuits 3
ELT 108 Electronics I 3
ENG 102 Composition II 3
ELT 115 Digital Fundamentals 3
TOTAL   15

Third Semester

Course No. Descriptive Title Credit Hours
ELT 122 Manufacturing Tools and Practices 3
ELT 218 Electronics II 4
PHY 121 General Physics (b) 4
ELT 213 Electro-Mechanical Devices 3
American History Course (c) 3
TOTAL   16

Fourth Semester

Course No. Descriptive Title Credit Hours
ELT 216 Automation Systems 3
ELT 250 Electronics Project Laboratory 2
Free Elective (d)   3
Science Elective (b)   4
Technical Elective (c)  3
ENT 131 Technical Drawing 1
TOTAL   16



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

b. Students planning to transfer for a 4-year degree in Electrical Engineering Technology must take one of the following math courses: MAT 185, MAT 221, MAT 222. A minimum completion of MAT 221 is strongly recommended for transfer to a 4-year degree program. Students planning to complete the 2-year A.A.S. degree for immediate employment must take ENR 106: Statistical Process Control as their second math elective.

c. Appendix D lists acceptable American History Courses.

d. Students planning to transfer to a 4-year degree are recommended to complete MAT 221 as a math elective or a free elective. Read a full discussion of the free elective requirement. The subject area for this program includes all courses labeled ELT.

e. Students may take PHY 122: General Physics II, CHE 111: Introduction to Chemistry, or CHE 121: General Chemistry as their science elective. Students must meet course pre-requisites.

f. Technical electives: ELT 203: Electric Power Systems, CIS 117: Data Communication Concepts, ELT 231: Photovoltaic Systems, and ENR 220: Digital System Design. Students planning to transfer to a 4-year degree take ENR 220.
Students planning to work in telecommunications take CIS 117. Students planning to work in solar power take ELT 231.