Associate - Electronics Engineering Technology

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Would you like an opportunity to learn to install and repair electronic equipment? You could do so by enrolling in a degree program such as ECPI University's Associate of Applied Science in Electronics Engineering Technology program. Continue reading for pertinent information and requirements.

Frequently Asked Questions

What Kind of Program Is It?

ECPI University's Associate of Applied Science in Electronics Engineering Technology program encompasses the study of engineering, mathematics, science, and technology. The program is designed to teach you how to assist engineers in the design, installation, and maintenance of telecommunications components and other electronic equipment. You will have opportunities to learn the inner workings of electrical gadgetry, such as wireless phones, control systems, and circuit boards. While not required it is recommended that, following graduation, you pursue one or more certifications in order to enhance your professional stature. Possible certifications include the Fiber Optics Installer (FOI), the A+ Certification, and the Network + Certification. This program is offered online and at select ECPI University campuses.

What Are the Prerequisites?

Prior to enrolling in the Associate of Applied Science in Electronics Engineering Technology program at ECPI University, you must have a high school diploma or GED. You should be proficient in subjects such as mathematics and science, and you should enjoy the prospect of working as part of a team.

What Are the Course Requirements?

You must earn 76 semester credits in this program, which spans approximately 18 months. The required courses are as follows:

Core Curriculum Courses

Course Code Course Title
CIS 106 Introduction to Operating Systems
CIS 150 Networking I
EET 110 Electric Circuits I
EET 111 Electric Circuits II
EET 111L Electric Circuits LAB
EET 120 Semiconductor Devices
EET 121 Electronic Systems Applications
EET 130 Digital Systems I
EET 230 Digital Systems II
IST 120 Computer Applications
Choose one of the following:
CIS 121 Logic & Design OR
CIS 151 Networking II

Arts & Sciences Courses

Course Code Course Title
COM 110 Principles of Speech
ENG 110 English Composition
ENG 120 Advanced Composition
HUM 205 Culture & Diversity
MTH 131 College Algebra
PHY 120 Physics
PHY 120L Physics LAB
PSY 105 Introduction to Psychology

Self-Integration & Computer Literacy Courses

Course Code Course Title
COR 090 Career Orientation Seminar
FOR 110 Essentials for Success

Electronics Engineering Technology Concentration Courses

Course Code Course Title
EET 250 Computer Configuration I
EET 251 Computer Configuration II
EET 251L Computer Configuration II LAB
EET 252 Data Communications & Networking
EET 282 Wireless Security
Various Electives You must complete seven credits of electives courses

Elective Course Options

Course Code Course Title
BUS 102 Fundamentals of Customer Service
BUS 122 Principles of Business & Management
CIS 121 Logic & Design
CIS 151 Networking II
CIS 202 Introduction to Routing & Switching
CIS 204 Intermediate Routing & Switching
CIS 207 Network Routing & Switching LAB
CIS 212 Network Security Concepts
CIS 214 Object-Oriented Programming Using C#
CIS 215 Programming II
EET 200 Externship
EET 203 EET Externship III
EET 204 EET Externship IV
EET 220 Industrial Applications
EET 230L Digital Systems LAB
EET 231 Programmable Controllers & Robotics
EET 272 Fiber Optics Communication
EET 272L Fiber Optics Communication LAB
EET 280 Introduction to Communication Systems
EET 281 Wireless Technologies
EET 282 Wireless Security
EET 285 CWNA Certification Seminar
EET 285L CWNA Certification LAB

What Could I Do After I Graduate?

Career Opportunities

With the requisite education, you might pursue employment in industries such as aerospace, automotive, manufacturing, public utilities, and medical. Opportunities could also be available with the government or the military. Specific positions for which you might apply include:

  • Engineering Technician
  • Electronics Technician
  • Medical Equipment Repairer & Installer
  • Fiber Optics Specialist
  • Computer Support Specialist
  • Biomedical Support Technician
  • Telecommunications Technician
  • Field Technician

Advanced Degrees

There are numerous educational programs available to you if you who would like to continue the study of electronics engineering technology at the bachelor's degree level. Such a program could provide opportunities for you to take part in an internship, and you could study such topics as analog and digital circuitry, motors and generators, robot programming, and microcomputer systems. Relevant bachelor's degree programs include but are not limited to the following:

  • Bachelor of Science in Electronics Engineering Technology
  • Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering Technology