Isothermal Community College

Applied Sciences and Technologies

Electronics Engineering Technology

Available Programs

Diploma and Certificate are also available in this curriculum.

Gainful Employment Diploma

Gainful Employment Certificate

Program Description

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, 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 student’s ability to analyze and troubleshoot electronic systems.

Course Checklist

Graduates will be able to:

  • Understand and mathematically demonstrate basic engineering-related laws and theories (e.g. Ohm's Law, Kirchhoff's Laws).
  • Demonstrate competency with field test instruments (e.g. Digital Multimeter, Oscilloscope).
  • Demonstrate competency with semiconductor applications (e.g.. Transistor theory, sensors, I.C.'s).
  • Understand and demonstrate basic digital logic design and troubleshooting (e.g.. Gate logic, digital devices).
  • Demonstrate competency with automation technology (e.g.. PLC programming, Microcontrollers).

Students may also extend their AAS in Electronics Engineering Technology by pursuing a Bachelor of Science Degree in Engineering Technology through a 2+2 university program.  Universities with 2+2 Programs include:

  • UNC Charlotte
  • Western Carolina University

What fields or jobs are available for Electronics Engineering Technology majors?

  • Automation Design and Maintenance
  • Engineering Technician
  • Manufacturing Electronics Technician
  • Medical Electronics Technician

Who employs Electronics Engineering Technology majors?

  • Computer Service Firms
  • Hospitals and Medical Service Companies
  • Manufacturers and Equipment Builders
  • Utilities and Communications Companies

Preparing for a career in Electronics Engineering Technology:

The first thing you need to become an Electronics Technician or Engineer is a genuine interest and enjoyment in technology and electronics. Preparing yourself to pursue a career in the electronics field includes developing basic algebra skills, problem-solving skills, and committing to the effort required to learn electronics and technology.  

Where do I find more information?

  • Electronics Engineering Advisor - 828-395-1521 or 828-395-1627
    • Apply for admission
  • Learning Support and Retention Counselor - 828-395-1436
    • Assess your interest and abilities
  • Applied Sciences Department - 828-395-1441
  • http://et.uncc.edu/ 
  • http://www.wcu.edu/3624.asp 
  • Also, check out related books in the Isothermal library