Electronics Engineering Technology

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Overview
The Electronics Engineering Technology curriculum prepares individuals 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, instrumentation systems, communication systems, and power electronic systems.

A broad-based core of courses, including basic electricity, solid-state fundamentals, digital concepts, and microprocessors, ensures the student will develop the skills necessary to perform entry-level tasks. Emphasis is placed on developing the students ability to analyze and troubleshoot electronic systems.

In the second year, students have the option to choose one of two tracks: Instrumentation & Control or Communications. The tracks are designed to guide students to curriculum paths that cover the appropriate knowledge and skills.

Electronics Engineering Technology Educational Objectives

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Instrumental & Control
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This track focuses on the knowledge and skills associated with the installation, maintenance, integration and troubleshooting of instrumentation and control systems. Coursework includes setup and maintenance of instrumentation devices, P&IDs, PLCs, PACs, networking, Visual Basic Programming, HMIs, DCS configuration, process control loop tuning and data acquisition using LabView.

Communications
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This track focuses on the knowledge and skills associated with microprocessors, communication systems, networking, C++ programming, laser and fiber optics, system troubleshooting, and data acquisition using LabView.

The AAS degree in Electronics Engineering Technology is accepted at some colleges and universities as the first two years of a 2+2 bachelor’s-level engineering technology program. These students are advised to complete a second Physics class (PHY132 or PHY152) to ensure they are not considered deficient with credit hours in Physics.

For additional information, contact the Program Chair Dave Ross  704.330.6215.

Graduates should qualify for employment as engineering assistants or electronic technicians with job titles such as electronics engineering technician, field service technician, maintenance technician, communications technician, electronic tester, electronic systems integrator, electronics and instrumentation technician, control technician, bench technician, and production control technician.

Degree Awarded
The Associate in Applied Science Degree - Electronics Engineering Technology is awarded by the College upon completion of the program.

A diploma in Instrumentation & Control or Communications is also awarded by the College upon completion of the respective track.

The AAS degree in Electronics Engineering Technology is accepted at some colleges and universities as the first two years of a 2+2 bachelor’s-level engineering technology program. These students are advised to complete a second Physics class (PHY132 or PHY152) to ensure they are not considered deficient with credit hours in Physics.

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

Earning Additional Degrees
Students in the Electronics Engineering Technology (A40200) program desiring to earn an additional degree in Computer Engineering Technology (A40160), or Electrical Engineering Technology (A40180), or an additional track under Electronics Engineering Technology (A40200) must meet the specified course requirements.

Get Started:
https://www.cpcc.edu/getstarted