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A.A.S., Major in Electronic Engineering Technology

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With electronic and computer circuits now being used in everything from the most complex industrial equipment to the simplest of household appliances, the engineering technician in this field is prepared to work in an extremely wide variety of businesses and industries.

Skilled in the operation, troubleshooting, calibration and repair of electronic instruments and systems found in process control, communications, computers, manufacturing, programmable logic controllers and microprocessors, the graduate is not limited to one specific area of employment. Practical, hands-on experience on sophisticated electronic equipment provides the student with the skills necessary to assist in the basic design, construction, analysis, modification, inspection and calibration of electronic circuits and systems.

This program offers a comprehensive introduction both to the theoretical principles governing electronic systems and the practical application of those principles.

The Electronic Engineering Technology program is accredited by the Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission of ABET, http://ww.abet.org.

Program Location: Greenwood

Scheduling Options: Day or Evening

Contact Information: Farhad Mohajer

Also of Interest:

Students who complete their Associate Degree in EET can transfer their courses directly into South Carolina State's Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering Technology. The degree program is completed at the PTC Greenwood campus.

For the Electrical Engineering Technology Transfer, contact Farhad Mohajer.

 

Required Courses

Additional Program Information

 

Day Program

FIRST SEMESTER Credit Hours
EET 111 D.C. Circuits 4.0
EGR 130 Engineering Technology Applications & Programming 3.0
ENG 101 English Composition I 3.0
EGT 151 Introduction to CAD 3.0
MAT 110 College Algebra 3.0
   
SECOND SEMESTER Credit Hours
EET 112 A.C. Circuits 4.0
ENG 102 English Composition II 3.0
  or ENG 165 Professional Communications  
MAT 111 College Trigonometry 3.0
PHY 201 Physics I
or for transfer PHY 221 University Physics I
(if prerequisite MAT 140 has been completed)
4.0
PSY 103 Human Relations 3.0
  or PSY 201 General Psychology  
   
SUMMER TERM Credit Hours
EET 131 Active Devices 4.0
PHY 202 Physics II
or for transfer PHY 222 University Physics II
4.0
EET 145 Digital Circuits 4.0
   
THIRD SEMESTER Credit Hours
EET 141 Electronic Circuits 4.0
EET 231 Industrial Electronics 4.0
EET 233 Control Systems 4.0
MAT 130 Elementary Calculus 3.0
  or MAT 140 Analytical Geometry & Calculus I 4.0
   
FOURTH SEMESTER Credit Hours
EET 235 Programmable Controllers 3.0
EET 243 Data Communications 3.0
EET 251 Microprocessor Fundamentals 4.0
EET 273 Electronics Senior Project 1.0
  Elective Humanities/Fine Arts 3.0
Total Credit Hours: 74.0/75.0
     
Evening Program  
FIRST SEMESTER Credit Hours
EET 111 D.C. Circuits 4.0
EGT 151 Introduction to CAD 3.0
MAT 110 College Algebra 3.0
     
SECOND SEMESTER Credit Hours
EET 112 A.C. Circuits 4.0
ENG 101 English Composition I 3.0
MAT 111 College Trigonometry 3.0
     
SUMMER TERM Credit Hours
EET 145 Digital Circuits 4.0
ENG 102 English Composition II 3.0
  or ENG 165 Professional Communications  
     
THIRD SEMESTER Credit Hours
EET 131 Active Devices 4.0
PHY 201 Physics I
or for transfer PHY 221 University Physics I
(if prerequisite MAT 140 has been completed)
4.0
  Elective Humanities/Fine Arts 3.0
     
FOURTH SEMESTER Credit Hours
EET 141 Electronic Circuits 4.0
EGR 130 Engineering Technology Applications & Programming 3.0
PHY 202 Physics II
or for transfer PHY 222 University Physics II
4.0
     
SUMMER TERM Credit Hours
EET 231 Industrial Electronics 4.0
EET 233 Control Systems 4.0
     
FIFTH SEMESTER Credit Hours
EET 243 Data Communications 3.0
EET 251 Microprocessor Fundamentals 4.0
MAT 130 Elementary Calculus 3.0
  or MAT 140 Analytical Geometry & Calculus I 4.0
     
SIXTH SEMESTER Credit Hours
EET 235 Programmable Controllers 3.0
EET 273 Electronics Senior Project 1.0
PSY 103 Human Relations 3.0
  or PSY 201 General Psychology  
Total Credit Hours: 74.0/75.0
 

Updated 4/18/2012

 

Program Enrollment and Degree Data
 

Program Educational Learning Outcomes

Purpose Statement – The mission of the Electronic Engineering Department is to provide an accessible, affordable and quality education that prepares students for the highly skilled and technological workplace in engineering. The department utilizes on-going assessment strategies and teaching methods the support continuous improvement in instruction, learning opportunities, support services and management practices.

EET Program Objectives:

To produce graduates who, during the first few years of professional practice, will:

  1. Demonstrate broad knowledge of electrical and electronics engineering technology practices to support design, application, installation, manufacturing, operation, and maintenance as required by their employer,

  2. Apply basic mathematical and scientific principles for technical problem solving in areas which may include circuit analysis of both analog and digital electronics, microprocessors, programmable logic controls, and electrical machines,

  3. Utilize computers and software in a technical environment,

  4. Demonstrate competence in written and oral communication,

  5. Work effectively as an individual and as a member of a multidisciplinary team,

  6. Show awareness of social concerns and professional responsibilities in the workplace, and

  7. Continue their professional training and adapt to changes in the workplace through additional formal or informal education.

Program Student Learning Outcomes:

  1. An ability to apply the knowledge, techniques, skills, and modern tools to electrical engineering technology activities.

  2. An ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, engineering, and technology to Electrical engineering technology problems that require limited application of principles but extensive practical knowledge.

  3. An ability to conduct standard tests and measurements, and to conduct, analyzes, and interprets experiments.

  4. An ability to function effectively as a member of a technical team.

  5. An ability to identify, analyze, and solve narrowly defined Electrical engineering technology problems

  6. An ability to apply written, oral, and graphical communication in both technical and non-technical environments; and an ability to identify and use appropriate technical literature

  7. An understanding of the need for and an ability to engage in self-directed continuing professional development;

  8. An understanding of and a commitment to address professional and ethical responsibilities, including a respect for diversity

  9. A commitment to quality, timeliness, and continuous improvement.

 

Advisement Information

  • Recent high school graduates should be asked if they have participated in Project Lead the Way.  If so, high school transcripts should be forwarded to Sandy Warner for possible exemption credit.

  • EGR 101 is designed for students who are enrolled in MAT 152 or MAT 101 and not yet able to begin engineering couresework requiring higher math.  It is a one credit hour (one contact hour) course for all engineering majors.

  • Students taking MAT 102 or higher may enroll in EET 111.

  • Students who need MAT, ENG or RDG 032 courses as prerequisites should not enroll in EET, EGR, or EGT courses.

  • To enroll in EGR 130, students must have completed MAT 152 or MAT 101 or have placement scores indicating readiness for MAT 102.  Completion of MAT 102 is preferred, but student may take MAT 102 along with EGR 130.

  • The English sequence is either ENG 165 & ENG 101, or for students planning transfer, ENG 101 & 102. Advise for prerequisite math, reading, and English courses as indicated by placement scores.

  • When students enter this program with Project Lead the Way course credit in high school, they may receive the following credit:

    PLTW High School Course = PTC Course

    Principles of Engineering (POE) = EGR 130

Advisement information updated 6/27/2014