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Electronics Engineering Technology

Curriculum Description

The Electronics Engineering Technology curriculum prepares students to apply basic engineering principles and technical skills 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. Includes instruction in mathematics, basic electricity, solid-state fundamentals, digital concepts, and microprocessors or programmable logic controllers. Graduates should qualify for employment as electronics engineering technician, field service technician, instrumentation technician, maintenance technician, electronic tester, electronic systems integrator, bench technician, and production control technician.

Graduates will be able to:

  • Mathematically demonstrate basic engineering-related laws and theory (eg. Ohm’s law, Kirchoff’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)
  • Demonstrate basic digital logic principles, design and troubleshooting concepts (eg. Gate logic, digital devices)
  • Demonstrate competency with automation technology (e.g.. PLC programming, Microcontrollers)

After Graduation

What jobs are available for graduates?

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

Potential employers for graduates:

  • 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 skill, and committing to the effort required to learn electronics and technology.

Contact for information

Applied Sciences and Technology
Applied Sciences
Office: 828-395-1441
Fax: 828-286-4014
Department Directory

Office hours

8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Subject to change depending on availability.

Steve Hollifield
Lead Electronic/Computer Engineering Technology Instructor