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, https://www.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 4.0
EET 113 Electrical Circuits 1 4.0
EET 114 Electrical Circuits II 4.0
EET 131 Active Devices 4.0
EET 212 Industrial Robotics 3.0
EET 234 Principles of Mechatronics 3.0
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   41.0
Total Credit Hours 71.0

 

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 that support continuous improvement in instruction, learning opportunities, support services and management practices.

EET Program Educational Objectives:

The objectives of the Electronic Engineering Technology program is to produce graduates who during their first few years of professional practice will;

  • Work in Electronics Engineering related industry as Electrical Tester, Automated Teller and Office Machine Technicians, Customer Service Technicians, Electronic Technicians, Engineering Technicians, Field Service Technicians, Manufacturing Technicians, etc.
  • Develop a career that includes employment or self-employment in engineering related industry or academia, working as a technician.
  • Pursue higher education if interested in getting a Bachelor’s degree in the field of Electronics or Electrical Engineering Technology.

Program Student Learning Outcomes:

Students completing Electronic Engineering Technology will be able to demonstrate:

  1. An ability to apply knowledge, techniques, skills and modern tools of mathematics, science, engineering, and technology to solve well-defined engineering problems appropriate to the Electronic Engineering Technology discipline.
  2. An ability to design solutions for well-defined technical problems and assist with the engineering design of systems, components, or processes appropriate to the Electronic Engineering Technology discipline.
  3. An ability to apply written, oral, and graphical communication in well-defined technical and non-technical environments and an ability to identify and use appropriate technical literature.
  4. An ability to conduct standard tests, measurements, and experiments and to analyze and interpret the results.
  5. An ability to function effectively as a member of a technical team.
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 instructor, Jason White, if students would like to start program courses any other semester.

Tools will be required for EET 231 and other senior-level courses.

Students will need to purchase a calculator (approximately $75). Please note that EET 241 is only offered during spring semesters. To enroll in EET 113, students must have completed MAT 102, have completed MAT 110, or have test scores indicating readiness for 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. 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.

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.

PLTW High School Course

PTC Course

Principles of Engineering (POE)

EGR 130

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 Lynn Baker 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: 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.

Graduation Plans

2018-2019 Semester-by-Semester Graduation Plans

Electronic Engineering Technology (EET3) - Fall Start
Electronic Engineering Technology (EET3) - Spring Start
Electronic Engineering Technology (EET3) - Summer Start

2019-2020, 2020-2021 Semester-by-Semester Graduation Plans

Electronic Engineering Technology (EET3) - Fall Start
Electronic Engineering Technology (EET3) - Spring Start
Electronic Engineering Technology (EET3) - Summer Start

Contacts

You can find the name of your assigned academic advisor by reviewing Degree Works or your Class Schedule.  To learn more about advising, visit the Advising webpage.

Contact Rusty Denning for more information about Electronic Engineering Technology.

Please e-mail advising@ptc.edu to submit advising information updates and corrections.

Advisement Information updated/reviewed 4/2020