Electronic Engineering Technology

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.

 

Required Courses

GENERAL EDUCATION COURSES  
Courses Credit Hours
ENG 101 English Composition I
or ENG 165 Professional Communications
3.0
MAT 110 College Algebra 3.0
MAT 111 College Trigonometry 3.0
PSY 103 Human Relations
or PSY 201 General Psychology
3.0
  Elective Humanities/Fine Arts 3.0
     
Subtotal   15.0
   
REQUIRED CORE SUBJECT AREAS  
EET 141 Electronic Circuits 4.0
EET 145 Digital Circuits 4.0
EET 231 Industrial Electronics 4.0
EET 235 Programmable Controllers 3.0
     
Subtotal   15.0
   
OTHER COURSES REQUIRED FOR GRADUATION  
EET 111 D.C. Circuits 4.0
EET 112 A.C. Circuits 4.0
EET 131 Active Devices 4.0
EET 212 Industrial Robotics 3.0
EET 233 Control Systems 4.0
EET 241 Electronic Communications 4.0
EET 251 Microprocessor Fundamentals 4.0
EET 273 Electronics Senior Project 1.0
EGR 130 Engineering Technology Applications & Programming 3.0
EGT 151 Introduction to CAD 3.0
PHY 201 Physics I 4.0
PHY 202 Physics II 4.0
     
Subtotal   42.0
Total Credit Hours 72.0

Updated 4/3/2017

 

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

Program notes

  • Courses for this program are offered day and evening, and/or online as available.
     
  • Starting program courses in the fall semester is preferred.  Contact the Electronic Engineering Technology instructors, Doug Massey or Jason White, if students would like to start program courses any other semester.
  • If a student is not ready to take college-level courses, he or she should enroll in the appropriate developmental or transitional coursework.  Students who need MAT, ENG or RDG 032 courses as prerequisites should not enroll in EET, EGR, or EGT courses.
  • 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.  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

 

Notes about individual classes

  • The English required for this program is ENG 165.  Students will follow this progression, with their starting point being determined by their placement test scores:  ENG 032/012 and/or RDG 032/012 (or RWR 032/012) > ENG 100 and/or RDG 100 (or RWR 100) > ENG 165 or ENG 101. If students are planning to transfer to a four-year school, they should choose to take ENG 101 instead of ENG 165.
  • The first math course required for this program is MAT 110.  Students will follow this progression, with their starting point being determined by their placement test scores:  MAT 032/012 > MAT 152 or MAT 101 > MAT 102 > MAT 110.
  • 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.
  • To enroll in EET 111, students must be taking MAT 102, have completed MAT 102, or have test scores indicating readiness for MAT 110.
  • Please note that EET 231 and EET 233 are only offered during fall semesters.  EET 251, EET 241, and EET 235 are only offered during spring semesters.
  • Tools will be required for EET 231 and other senior-level courses.
     
  • Students will need to purchase a calculator (approximately $75).
     

Semester-by-semester graduation plan

Contacts

  • You can find the name of your assigned academic advisor by reviewing Degree Works, your Class Schedule, or by visiting the Advising webpage.
     
  • Contact Doug Massey for more information about Electronic Engineering Technology.
  • You may also contact Sandy Warner for information about this program.
  • Please e-mail advising@ptc.edu to submit advising information updates and corrections.

 

Advisement Information updated/reviewed 3/2018.