Electronics Technology AAS
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AAS: Electronics Technology

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This program provides opportunities for students interested in the operation, maintenance and repair of a wide array of electronics-based equipment. The Electronics Technology AAS degree program provides a broad foundation in electronics training. Instruction emphasizes a hands-on approach, use of sophisticated test equipment, and a solid base of information concerning computer hardware and software for technical applications.

This program offers job training directed toward immediate employment and future advancement with companies specializing in manufacturing or servicing all types of electronic equipment. Our graduates are preferred by industry employers and perform better in advanced training. 

Learning Outcomes
  • • Identify and apply technical concepts and terms used in the field.
  • • Analyze and troubleshoot electronic systems.
  • • Use and configure computer hardware, operating systems and basic networks.
  • • Use word processing and electronic circuit simulation software
  • • Repair, maintain and install electronic and electrical systems.
  • • Locate, evaluate, and apply relevant information from various sources to address workplace problems.

Many classes have prerequisites. Prerequisites are those classes that prove eligibility for entry-level classes by testing or by having satisfied prior course work. Course work earned at other institutions must be unofficially evaluated or approved by a program advisor before registering. Courses in this degree with pre-requisites are marked with an asterisk (*).

  • Placement into ENGL097/ENGL098, or higher
  • Placement into MATH084 or higher, or successful completion of equivalent (or higher) class
  • Either BUS169 or equivalent computer experience

Note: advanced placement testing, work experience, and transfer of credits may result in course waivers, credit transfer, and advanced placement.

Course Number General  Education/Related Instruction  (30 credits) Credits
either BUS112
or Global Studies
or US Cultures
Multi-Cultural Issues in the American Workplace 
any approved Global Studies course 
any approved US Cultures course
Human Relations Elective   5
ENGL&101* English Composition I 5
either EET109* 
or MATH&141*
Mathematical Applications for Circuit Analysis 
Pre-Calculus (or any higher MATH course)
 Technical Electives See Below 10
Course Number Degree Requirements  (84 credits) Credits
EET105 Introduction to Technology 2
EET106 Introduction to Soldering 1
EET107 Introduction to Avionics 5
EET108 Introduction to Fiber Optics 5
EET112 Fluid Power & Alternative Energy Sources 5
EET114 Applied Physics 5
EET131 IT Essentials - A+ Certification 5
EET132* IT Essentials - A+ Certification Advanced 5
EET137* Introduction to Robotics 5
EET138* Robotic Applications 5
EET161 D.C. Principles of Electronics 5
EET162* A.C. Principles of Electronics 5
EET163* Solid State Electronics 5
EET165* Analog Circuits & Devices 5
EET170* Digital Electronics & PLCs I 5
EET171* Digital Electronics & PLCs II 5
EET203 Programmable Logic Controllers 5
EET219 Metrology and Measurement Science 3
Total Credits -- Minimum
Total Credits -- Maximum

This program of study is outlined by quarter, and courses should be taken in the indicated sequence. However, it should not be concluded that students will always proceed through their program of study exactly as prescribed here. The number of quarters listed here is minimal. Not all courses are offered every quarter. Individual student experiences, educational and training background, and personal schedules and demands all may affect the time it takes to finish this program.  Although summer quarter is not considered one of the full-time quarters in the program it would be a good time to take ENGL&101 and any of the courses listed below at, “Any quarter.”

1st quarter: EET 105, EET 161, EET 109 or MATH&141 or higher

2nd quarter: EET 131, EET 162, ENGL&101

3rd quarter: EET 112, EET 132, EET 170, EET 163

4th quarter: EET 171, EET 107, EET 165, EET106, EET 203

5th quarter: EET 114, EET 137, EET 219,

6th quarter: EET 138, Technical Electives, EET 108

Any quarter: BUS 112 or US Cultures or Global Studies, Human Relations

Elective Groups

Technical Electives

Any non-required EEL, EET, TDR, CSC, CHEM, ENGR, MATH 116* or higher, BUS 210*, BUS 229* or IT 111 or higher

Global Studies

These courses are currently approved to fulfill the Global Studies requirement of the AA degree. Please check with your advisor for recommendations and special conditions that may apply.

Human Relations

These courses are currently approved to fulfill the Human Relations requirement for this specific degree. Please check with your advisor for recommendations and special conditions that may apply.

US Cultures

These courses are currently approved to fulfill US Cultures requirement of the AA degree. Please check with your advisor for recommendations and special conditions that may apply.


What Skills do I need to be successful in this field?

What are some potential job titles?

  • Electronics Technician
  • Electronics Engineering Technician
  • Engineering Aide
  • Failure Analysis Technician

Wages, employment trends and pathways

Program Contact:  

Tim Fiegenbaum 
(206) 934-0181,

NSC Advising Office 

(206) 934-3658

Program Website:

Effective beginning: Summer 2019
Electronics Technology
630A / 15.0303

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