Columbus State’s associate degree program in Electronic Engineering Technology prepares
students to assemble, troubleshoot, and repair electronic systems; to read and interpret
complex instructions, technical literature, and engineering and schematic drawings;
and to solve a variety of problems.
Students will learn to use the language of electronics to communicate clearly with
engineers, scientists, and other technicians. 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. Students may qualify for work-study
cooperative experiences with local industry, when available.
Electronic engineering technologists are in demand in a variety of fields ranging
from biomedicine to automated manufacturing. They also are involved in an impressive
array of activities—from computer repair to telecommunications, and from fiber optics
to robotics. Graduates become eligible for a well-paying, satisfying job which provides
products and/or services that improve others’ quality of life.
Columbus State's Electronic Engineering Technology program is accredited by the Engineering
Technology Accreditation Commission of ABET, http://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’s degree completion program
offered via distance learning entirely on Columbus State’s campus.