Electronics Engineering Technology
The AAS degree in Electronics Engineering Technology has been specifically designed to prepare individuals to become technologists or advanced technicians in the workforce.
Electronics Engineering Technologists typically 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 ensures the student will develop the skills necessary to perform entry-level tasks. Emphasis is placed on developing the student’s ability to think critically, analyze, and troubleshoot electronic systems. Beginning with electrical fundamentals, course work progressively introduces electronics, 2D Computer Aided Design (CAD), circuit simulation, solid-state fundamentals, digital concepts, instrumentation, C++ programming, microprocessors, programmable Logic Controllers (PLCs). Coursework includes setup and maintenance of instrumentation devices, PIDs, Programmable Logic Controllers (PLCs), Human Machine Interfaces (HMIs), C++, microprocessors, and process control loop tuning. Other course work includes the study of various fields associated with the electrical/electronic industry.
If you would like to see a typical schedule of classes per semester for this program, please download this course flowchart.
This degree program focuses on the knowledge and skills associated with the installation, maintenance, integration and troubleshooting of instrumentation and control systems. This program is intended for workforce development so that students can go directly to industry with this degree. There are several opportunities for industry certifications built into the program that allow students to add skills to their resume. Graduates should qualify for employment as engineering assistants or electronic technologists 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. Click here for more information on employment opportunities with this degree. Graduates can transfer to a university program to finish a bachelor’s degree, however there will be deficiencies. If you plan to continue to a bachelor's (4-year) degree in engineering technology, please see the Electrical Engineering Technology AAS Degree program which is designed for that purpose.
The Associate in Applied Science Degree - Electronics Engineering Technology is awarded by the College upon completion of the program.
The Electronics Engineering Technology program is accredited by the Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission of ABET, http://www.abet.org
How to Apply:
Visit the CPCC Getting Started page to apply at https://www.cpcc.edu/getstarted
For a printer-friendly version of this information , please download this Electronics Engineering Technology Flyer. You can also download the Electronics Engineering Technology Program Educational Objectives
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If you are in this program or have questions about this program please contact our faculty for advising.