Electronics Engineering Technology

Associate Degree

Overview

Electronics engineering technicians combine practical hands-on skills with a theoretical approach to repairing, maintaining, and troubleshooting electronic equipment including computers, PLCs, electronic instruments, and control devices. Graduates of this program may work in a manufacturing environment, a research facility, a sales center, or an educational institution. 

Accreditation

This program is accredited by the Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission of ABET, http://www.abet.org. 

Program Educational Objectives

The Program Educational Objectives for the Electronics Engineering Technology program at Midlands Technical College are:

  1. Demonstrate knowledge of engineering technologies and competence in independently performing tasks required by engineering technicians/technologists in electronic engineering, or under the supervision of an electronics/electrical engineer.
  2. Apply problem solving and critical thinking skills to solve technical issues related to electronics and related devices.
  3. Integrate and synthesize technical information with safety practices to resolve discrepancies requiring electrical or electronic knowledge.
  4. Demonstrate the ability to obtain, analyze, and effectively communicate technical and non-technical issues in a fashion commensurate with contemporary industry requirements.
  5. Evolve as the field of electronics changes through formal and informal professional development activities. 

Student Outcomes

Students in the Electronics Engineering Technology program will demonstrate:

  • an ability to apply knowledge, techniques, skills and modern tools of mathematics, science, engineering, and technology to solve well-defined engineering problems appropriate to the discipline.
  • an ability to design solutions for well-defined technical problems and assist with the engineering design of systems, components, or processes appropriate to the discipline.
  • an ability to apply written, oral, and graphical communication in well-defined technical and non-technical environments; and an ability to identify and use appropriate technical literature.
  • an ability to conduct standard tests, measurements, and experiments and to analyze and interpret the results.
  • an ability to function effectively as a member of a technical team.

Academic Year Enrollment Data

2015-2016 2016-2017 2017-2018 2018-2019 2019-2020
109 96 98 85 75

Program Graduates By Year

2015-2016 2016-2017 2017-2018 2018-2019 2019-2020
11 9 11 14 13

 

Students are required to purchase a graphic calculator and a small set of hand tools.

Students wishing to enroll in this program are eligible to take a Michelin Aptitude test to become a Michelin Scholar. As a Michelin Scholar, students receive full scholarships and part-time jobs from Michelin.

How to Enroll

To pursue this degree, you must apply to MTC using our online application.

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Sample Program Plan and Costs

On-Campus Traditional. Classes meet on campus.
Virtual 100% online. Meets with a live instructor and classmates on specific days, at specific times. Uses web conferencing software, like Zoom.
Hybrid Some classes on campus. Some classes online or virtual.
Online 100% online. Due dates for projects and assignments. Self-paced work on your time.
Semester Course ID Course Title Classroom Online Hybrid Virtual Credits
Semester 1
(17 Credit Hours)
COL-101 College Orientation

College Orientation

ID: COL-101

Credit Hours: 1

This course may include selected topics such as career planning, study skills, stress management, tutoring, group guidance, and other subjects to facilitate student success.

1
ENG-160 Technical Communications

Technical Communications

ID: ENG-160

Credit Hours: 3

This course is a study of various technical communications such as definitions, processes, instructions, descriptions, and technical reports.

3
MAT-110 College Algebra

College Algebra

ID: MAT-110

Credit Hours: 3

This course includes the following topics: polynomial, rational, logarithmic, and exponential functions; inequalities; systems of equations and inequalities; matrices; determinants; simple linear programming; solutions of higher degree polynomials; combinatorial algebra, including the binomial theorem; and introduction to probability.

3
GEO-102 World Geography

World Geography

ID: GEO-102

Credit Hours: 3

This course includes a geographic analysis of the regions of the world, i.e., North and South America, Europe, Australia, Asia and Africa. Diversity of each region is emphasized by examining its physical environment, natural resources, social, cultural, economic and political systems.

3
EGT-151 Introduction to Cad

Introduction to Cad

ID: EGT-151

Credit Hours: 3

This course covers the operation of a computer aided drafting system. The course includes interaction with a CAD station to produce technical drawings.

3
EET-102 Introduction to Data Acquisition

Introduction to Data Acquisition

ID: EET-102

Credit Hours: 1

This course is the study of the basics of acquiring test and measurement data from equipment through the use of specialized computer software and instrumentation hardware, including transducers, analog/digital converters, and data logging.

1
EET-103 Introduction to Electronics

Introduction to Electronics

ID: EET-103

Credit Hours: 3

This course is an introduction to simple linear circuits, voltage, current, resistance, ohm's law, power, AC versus DC, linear solutions to diode, transistor circuits, ideal operational amplifiers and essential terminology.

3
Semester 2
(14 Credit Hours)
MAT-111 College Trigonometry

College Trigonometry

ID: MAT-111

Credit Hours: 3

This course includes the following topics: circular functions; trigonometric identities; solution of right and oblique triangles; solution of trigonometric equations; polar coordinates; complex numbers, including DeMoivre's Theorem; vectors; conic sections; sequences; and series. (Graphic calculator required)

3
EGR-110 Introduction to Computer Environment

Introduction to Computer Environment

ID: EGR-110

Credit Hours: 3

This course provides an overview of computer hardware, available software, operating systems, and applications. This course also includes fundamental techniques of programming in one or more languages used in engineering technology.

3
EET-210 Digital Integrated Circuits

Digital Integrated Circuits

ID: EET-210

Credit Hours: 4

This course is a study of digital integrated circuits, including multiplexers, demultiplexers, buffers, decoders, encoders, converters, memory devices, and programmable logic devices. Circuits are modeled, constructed, and tested.

4
EET-113 Electrical Circuits I

Electrical Circuits I

ID: EET-113

Credit Hours: 4

This course is a study of direct and alternating currents, covering resistance and impedance in series, parallel, and series-parallel circuits using Ohm's Law, kirchhoff's laws, and basic circuit theorems. Circuits are analyzed using mathematics and verified using electrical instruments.

4
Semester 3
(8 Credit Hours)
EET-114 Electrical Circuits II

Electrical Circuits II

ID: EET-114

Credit Hours: 4

This course is a continuation in electrical circuits, including advanced network theorems. Circuits are analyzed using mathematics and verified using electrical instruments.

4
EET-141 Electronic Circuits

Electronic Circuits

ID: EET-141

Credit Hours: 4

This course is a study of electronic circuits using discrete and integrated devices, including analysis, construction, testing and troubleshooting.

4
Semester 4
(13 Credit Hours)
AET-202 History of Architecture

History of Architecture

ID: AET-202

Credit Hours: 3

This course is a study of the origins, influences and aesthetics that underlie the various styles of architecture from prehistoric times to the present.

3
EET-251 Microprocessor Fundamentals

Microprocessor Fundamentals

ID: EET-251

Credit Hours: 4

This course is a study of binary numbers; micro-processor operation, architecture, instruction sets, and interfacing with operating systems; and applications in control, data acquisition, and data reduction and analysis. Programs are written and tested.

4
EET-220 Analog Integrated Circuits

Analog Integrated Circuits

ID: EET-220

Credit Hours: 3

This course includes analysis, application, and experiments involving such integrated circuits as op-amps, timers and ic regulators. Circuits are modeled, constructed, and tested.

3
EET-227 Electrical Machinery

Electrical Machinery

ID: EET-227

Credit Hours: 3

This course is a study of AC and DC electro-mechanical energy conversion devices, theory applications and control. Devices are tested and verified using electrical instruments.

3
Semester 5
(11 Credit Hours)
PHY-201 Physics I

Physics I

ID: PHY-201

Credit Hours: 4

This is the first in a sequence of physics courses. Topics include mechanics, wave motion, sound, heat, electromagnetism, optics, and modern physics.

4
EET-255 Advanced Microprocessors

Advanced Microprocessors

ID: EET-255

Credit Hours: 3

This course is a study of advanced microprocessor, controllers, and hardware/software interfacing techniques for controlling external devices, hardware is designed and constructed, and control programs are written and tested.

3
EET-235 Programmable Controllers

Programmable Controllers

ID: EET-235

Credit Hours: 3

This course is a study of relay logic, ladder diagrams, theory of operation, and applications. Loading ladder diagrams, debugging, and trouble-shooting techniques are applied to programmable controllers.

3
EET-273 Electronics Senior Project

Electronics Senior Project

ID: EET-273

Credit Hours: 1

This course includes the construction and testing of an instructor- approved project.

1
  Total Credit Hours 63
  Estimated Cost
Financial Aid
$11,214.00
Not including fees and equipment
Semester Course ID Course Title Classroom Online Hybrid Virtual Credits
Semester 1
(7 Credit Hours)
COL-101 College Orientation

College Orientation

ID: COL-101

Credit Hours: 1

This course may include selected topics such as career planning, study skills, stress management, tutoring, group guidance, and other subjects to facilitate student success.

1
ENG-160 Technical Communications

Technical Communications

ID: ENG-160

Credit Hours: 3

This course is a study of various technical communications such as definitions, processes, instructions, descriptions, and technical reports.

3
MAT-110 College Algebra

College Algebra

ID: MAT-110

Credit Hours: 3

This course includes the following topics: polynomial, rational, logarithmic, and exponential functions; inequalities; systems of equations and inequalities; matrices; determinants; simple linear programming; solutions of higher degree polynomials; combinatorial algebra, including the binomial theorem; and introduction to probability.

3
Semester 2
(10 Credit Hours)
GEO-102 World Geography

World Geography

ID: GEO-102

Credit Hours: 3

This course includes a geographic analysis of the regions of the world, i.e., North and South America, Europe, Australia, Asia and Africa. Diversity of each region is emphasized by examining its physical environment, natural resources, social, cultural, economic and political systems.

3
EGT-151 Introduction to Cad

Introduction to Cad

ID: EGT-151

Credit Hours: 3

This course covers the operation of a computer aided drafting system. The course includes interaction with a CAD station to produce technical drawings.

3
EET-102 Introduction to Data Acquisition

Introduction to Data Acquisition

ID: EET-102

Credit Hours: 1

This course is the study of the basics of acquiring test and measurement data from equipment through the use of specialized computer software and instrumentation hardware, including transducers, analog/digital converters, and data logging.

1
EET-103 Introduction to Electronics

Introduction to Electronics

ID: EET-103

Credit Hours: 3

This course is an introduction to simple linear circuits, voltage, current, resistance, ohm's law, power, AC versus DC, linear solutions to diode, transistor circuits, ideal operational amplifiers and essential terminology.

3
Semester 3
(6 Credit Hours)
MAT-111 College Trigonometry

College Trigonometry

ID: MAT-111

Credit Hours: 3

This course includes the following topics: circular functions; trigonometric identities; solution of right and oblique triangles; solution of trigonometric equations; polar coordinates; complex numbers, including DeMoivre's Theorem; vectors; conic sections; sequences; and series. (Graphic calculator required)

3
EGR-110 Introduction to Computer Environment

Introduction to Computer Environment

ID: EGR-110

Credit Hours: 3

This course provides an overview of computer hardware, available software, operating systems, and applications. This course also includes fundamental techniques of programming in one or more languages used in engineering technology.

3
Semester 4
(8 Credit Hours)
EET-210 Digital Integrated Circuits

Digital Integrated Circuits

ID: EET-210

Credit Hours: 4

This course is a study of digital integrated circuits, including multiplexers, demultiplexers, buffers, decoders, encoders, converters, memory devices, and programmable logic devices. Circuits are modeled, constructed, and tested.

4
EET-113 Electrical Circuits I

Electrical Circuits I

ID: EET-113

Credit Hours: 4

This course is a study of direct and alternating currents, covering resistance and impedance in series, parallel, and series-parallel circuits using Ohm's Law, kirchhoff's laws, and basic circuit theorems. Circuits are analyzed using mathematics and verified using electrical instruments.

4
Semester 5
(8 Credit Hours)
EET-114 Electrical Circuits II

Electrical Circuits II

ID: EET-114

Credit Hours: 4

This course is a continuation in electrical circuits, including advanced network theorems. Circuits are analyzed using mathematics and verified using electrical instruments.

4
EET-141 Electronic Circuits

Electronic Circuits

ID: EET-141

Credit Hours: 4

This course is a study of electronic circuits using discrete and integrated devices, including analysis, construction, testing and troubleshooting.

4
Semester 6
(7 Credit Hours)
AET-202 History of Architecture

History of Architecture

ID: AET-202

Credit Hours: 3

This course is a study of the origins, influences and aesthetics that underlie the various styles of architecture from prehistoric times to the present.

3
EET-251 Microprocessor Fundamentals

Microprocessor Fundamentals

ID: EET-251

Credit Hours: 4

This course is a study of binary numbers; micro-processor operation, architecture, instruction sets, and interfacing with operating systems; and applications in control, data acquisition, and data reduction and analysis. Programs are written and tested.

4
Semester 7
(6 Credit Hours)
EET-220 Analog Integrated Circuits

Analog Integrated Circuits

ID: EET-220

Credit Hours: 3

This course includes analysis, application, and experiments involving such integrated circuits as op-amps, timers and ic regulators. Circuits are modeled, constructed, and tested.

3
EET-227 Electrical Machinery

Electrical Machinery

ID: EET-227

Credit Hours: 3

This course is a study of AC and DC electro-mechanical energy conversion devices, theory applications and control. Devices are tested and verified using electrical instruments.

3
Semester 8
(7 Credit Hours)
PHY-201 Physics I

Physics I

ID: PHY-201

Credit Hours: 4

This is the first in a sequence of physics courses. Topics include mechanics, wave motion, sound, heat, electromagnetism, optics, and modern physics.

4
EET-255 Advanced Microprocessors

Advanced Microprocessors

ID: EET-255

Credit Hours: 3

This course is a study of advanced microprocessor, controllers, and hardware/software interfacing techniques for controlling external devices, hardware is designed and constructed, and control programs are written and tested.

3
Semester 9
(4 Credit Hours)
EET-235 Programmable Controllers

Programmable Controllers

ID: EET-235

Credit Hours: 3

This course is a study of relay logic, ladder diagrams, theory of operation, and applications. Loading ladder diagrams, debugging, and trouble-shooting techniques are applied to programmable controllers.

3
EET-273 Electronics Senior Project

Electronics Senior Project

ID: EET-273

Credit Hours: 1

This course includes the construction and testing of an instructor- approved project.

1
  Total Credit Hours 63
  Estimated Cost
Financial Aid
$11,214.00
Not including fees and equipment

Careers

Electronics Engineering Technician

Electronics engineering technicians assist and support professional engineers in designing and developing new products.

Projected Job Growth

+8.5%

Average Annual Salary

$67,849
According to EMSI data as of 2018

Where Can I Work?

  • Electronic Equipment Manufacturers
  • Electric Companies
  • Energy Companies

Careers

Manufacturing Technician

Building and maintaining automated systems.

Projected Job Growth

+21.9%

Average Annual Salary

$69,742
According to EMSI data as of 2018

Where Can I Work?

  • Tire Manufacturers
  • Steel and Industrial Industries
  • Fuel Management Component Manufacturers

Careers

Repair Technicians

Skilled workers that work with complex systems or perform highly technical mechanical or diagnostic tests.

Projected Job Growth

+21.9%

Average Annual Salary

$69,742
According to EMSI data as of 2018

Where Can I Work?

  • Electric Companies
  • Energy Companies
  • Tire Manufacturers
  • Hospitals

What’s next after I complete this program?

Earn A Four-Year Degree

After completing the program at MTC, students could transfer to a four-year school that offers a BS degree in Electronics Engineering Technology (EET Core classes are algebra-based, so they can transfer only to a four-year school that offers a degree that is algebra-based).  

Enter the Workforce

After completing the program at MTC, students can join the workforce as technicians in any electronic field related and as sales reps for electronic companies.