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Electronic engineering technologists are in demand in a variety of fields ranging from biomedicine to automated manufacturing. Any, indeed all, of these fields provide products or services that improve the lives of others in significant ways. Electronic engineering technology can provide a challenging, rewarding, and satisfying profession for qualified practitioners.
Graduates of Columbus State’s Electronic Engineering Technology program support the design, installation, testing, operation, troubleshooting, maintenance, and repair of analog and digital electrical/electronic and embedded microcontroller systems.
The program will produce graduates who:
- Possess the knowledge, skills and abilities necessary to be a productive employee in the field of electrical/electronic engineering technology
- Apply professional ethics in the workplace
- Function well in a globally diverse society
- Pursue continuous lifelong learning.
Columbus State’s six-quarter associate degree program in Electronic Engineering Technology prepares students to:
1) Assemble, troubleshoot, and repair electronic systems;
2) Read and interpret complex instructions, technical literature, and engineering and schematic drawings; and
3) Solve a variety of problems.
Coursework includes basic electronic and digital systems, advanced programmable digital systems, electronic switching systems, data acquisition systems, instrumentation and control systems, human/machine interface systems, distributed control systems, and embedded microcontroller systems. Each topic is enhanced with corresponding hands-on labs.
Columbus State’s Electronic Engineering Technology program is accredited by the Technology Accreditation Commission of ABET, 111 Market Place, Suite 1050, Baltimore, MD 21202-4012, (410) 347-7700. For additional information, visit www.abet.org .
Graduates who wish to continue their education may transfer associate degree credits to a number of four-year institutions which offer baccalaureate degrees in Engineering Technology. These include Miami University’s Bachelor of Science degree completion program offered via online/distance learning entirely on Columbus State’s campus.
Electronic Engineering Technology shares related coursework with the Electro-Mechanical Engineering Technology degree. For information, refer to that section of the catalog.
NOTE: The degree formerly known as Computer Electronics Major – Technology Systems Technician Track has been renamed Information Technology Support Technician Major and is now listed under the Electro-Mechanical Engineering Technology degree.
Columbus State Electronic Engineering Technology graduates will have developed:
- An appropriate mastery of the knowledge, techniques, skills, and modern tools of their disciplines
- The ability to apply current knowledge and adapt to emerging applications of mathematics, science, engineering, and technology
- The ability to conduct, analyze and interpret experiments, and to apply experimental results to improve processes
- A creative proficiency in the design of systems, components, or processes appropriate to program educational objectives
- The ability to function effectively on teams
- The ability to identify, analyze and solve technical problems
- Effective communication skills
- An appreciation for, and the capacity to engage in, lifelong learning
- An understanding of professional, ethical and social responsibilities
- A respect for diversity and a knowledge of contemporary professional, societal and global issues
- A commitment to quality, timeliness, and continuous improvement.
Additionally graduates will demonstrate knowledge, skills and hands-on competence in:
- The application of circuit analysis and design, computer programming, associated software, analog and digital electronics, and microcontrollers to the building, testing, operation, and maintenance of electrical/electronic(s) systems.
- The applications of physics or chemistry to electrical/electronic(s) circuits in a rigorous mathematical environment at or above the level of algebra and trigonometry.
Electronic Engineering Technology Associate Degree
|EET 105||Basic Electronic Systems||5|
|EET 110||Electronic Engineering Technology Graphics||3|
|ENGL 101||Beginning Composition||3|
|ENGT 100||Introduction to Engineering Technology||4|
|TOTAL CREDIT HOURS||.||15|
|EET 115||Basic Digital Systems||5|
|ITST 123||PC Tech Essentials I||4|
|MECH 112||Computer Applications in Manufacturing||3|
|MATH 111||Tech Math I||4|
|MATH 148*||College Algebra||5|
|ENGL 102||Essay and Research||3|
|TOTAL CREDIT HOURS||.||19 – 20|
|EET 125||Electronic Switching Systems||5|
|ITST 146||Computer Network Communications||3|
|EET 215||Advanced Digital Systems (FPGA) Programming||5|
|MATH 112||Tech Math II||4|
|TOTAL CREDIT HOURS||.||17 – 18|
|EET 154||Electronic Fabrication||3|
|EET 225||Data Acquisition Systems||5|
|PHYS 117||College Physics (Mechanics and Heat)||5|
|COMM 110||Conference and Group Discussion||3|
|TOTAL CREDIT HOURS||.||16|
|EET 235||Embedded Microcontroller Systems||5|
|EET 255||Instrumentation and Process Control||4|
|COMM 204||Technical Writing||3|
|PHYS 118||College Physics (Electricity, Magnetism and Light)||5|
|TOTAL CREDIT HOURS||.||17|
|HUM xxx||Humanities 111,112,113,151, 152 (or) 224||5|
|EET 260||Capstone Experience EET||4|
|SSCI XXX||Social Science 100, 101, 102, SOC 239 (or) GEOG 240||5|
|TOTAL CREDIT HOURS||.||14|
|TOTAL DEGREE CREDIT HOURS||.||98 – 100|
*Students interested in pursuing the Miami University Bachelor of Science degree completion program should opt for MATH 148 and MATH 150.