Electronics Technology and Electronics Engineering

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Electronics Technology

Associate of Applied Science Degree (AAS)

This pathway meets AAS Electronics Technology degree requirements. The program emphasizes a practical, hands-on approach to the field of electronics and prepares students for a career as an electronics technician. Completion of this degree opens doors to a variety of careers in specialties including aerospace, manufacturing, avionics, biomedical, industrial automation and robotics, and telecommunications in the commercial and government sectors.

Students in this pathway learn to analyze and troubleshoot direct current (DC) and alternating current (AC) circuits, solid state and integrated circuit-based analog and digital electronics, programmable logic controllers (PLCs), fluid power systems, robotics, and information technology (IT).

Students have the opportunity to earn FCC licensure and industry certifications in many subjects including A+, fiber optics, robotics, and others.

Estimated Length of Completion

Degree Quarters Credits
Associate of Applied Science Degree (AAS) Full Time: 8
Part Time: 11
109.0 - 111.0

Program lengths are estimates, not guarantees. For the most current program information, please check with the program contact.

To begin program, students must test into the English and Math courses listed below:

Course Course ID Credits Availability

Course Substitute : equivalent computer experience

This Office 2016 for Windows hands-on environment (for PC's not for MAC's) allows students to learn the basics of word processing (Word), spreadsheets (Excel), database (Access), and presentation graphics (PowerPoint). Students will create a variety of business documents and learn editing and formatting techniques. In addition, students will be introduced to file control features such as creating and naming folders; and renaming, deleting, copying, and moving files. Computer Fee.

BUS 169 5.0

Course Substitute : ENGL 098 - College Prep Writing IV (5 credits) or higher ENGL course

This course provides students with opportunities to develop the reading, writing, and critical thinking skills needed to write in academic settings. Topics include reading and writing processes, critical thinking strategies, study skills, and grammar instruction. Upon completion, students should be able to apply those skills toward understanding a variety of academic and career-related texts and composing unified and coherent sentences, paragraphs, and short essays.

ENGL 97 10.0

Course Substitute : higher MATH course or have taken equivalent or higher MATH course

Basic operations with algebraic expressions; solving and graphing linear equations and inequalities; solving absolute value equations; systems of linear equations; applications of linear equations and systems; laws of exponents; operations on polynomials.

MATH 84 5.0
  • 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.

Job tests this program will prepare you for:

  • Fiber Optics CFOT
  • Electronics Technician Certifications
  • Comptia: A+ Certification

For current employment and wage estimates, please visit the following online resources and search for the relevant occupational term:

All costs are estimates and are not guarantees. For the most current program information, check with an adviser by calling 206.934.5391. There are additional costs for books and supplies. Each student is responsible for the purchase of certain supplies and required tools before the instruction begins.

Part Time Cost

Resident Non-Resident International
$13,470.22 - $13,717.38 $15,360.28 - $15,642.12 $34,656.55 - $35,292.45

Hours may vary based on specific program requirements. For the most current program information, check with an adviser by calling 206.934.5391.

Worker Friendly

This program is offered at times and in formats that meet the needs of working adults. This includes:

  • Online: Coursework is generally completed over the internet, within a quarterly timeframe, contact with instructor via email. Some courses may require limited on-campus visits.
  • Hybrid: Hybrid courses provide students with the scheduling flexibility of fewer campus visits while covering the same materials as an equivalent class held entirely on campus. Hybrid classes usually have at least one on-campus meeting per week combined with a "virtual classroom" with online content, lessons and activities.
  • Evening: Courses with a start time of 4:00 PM or later.
  • Daytime: Courses offered between 8:00 AM and 4:00 PM


Course Course ID Credits Availability

Survey disciplines within the field of electronics and technologies related to electronic occupations to give students a knowledge of the standards, practices and skills necessary for employment in electronic-related occupations. Guest speakers, field visits, reading, media or general discussion with class members. Computer Fee.

EET 105 2.0

Beginning electronics support course providing the student with information and skills to safely perform soldering tasks in the field. The student will acquire skills to remove components and replace them without causing damage to either the component or the Printed Circuit Boards (PCB's). The student will learn the techniques to select the proper solder, soldering aids, tools, and other associated test equipment. Prerequisite: EET 160 or EET 161 or instructor permission.

EET 106 1.0

Credit Range; 4-5 credits

Presents an overview of aviation electronics and the instrumentation commonly found in commercial aviation. Includes an introduction to schematic reading, OSHA/FAA/Basic electrical safety, tools and basic connectors, plugs, cables and wiring, shielding. Prerequisite: EET 162 or instructor permission to take EET 162 concurrently during the same quarter.

EET 107 5.0

Introduces fiber optics theory and maintenance as applied to Information Technology, Aerospace, Broadband and generic use. Emphasis on hands on labs using industry standard diagnostic test equipment, safety, routing, installation, cleaning, measurement, and inspection processes. Prepare for FOA certification. Prerequisites: Math 081 or placement into Math 084 or instructor permission. Computer Fee.

EET 108 5.0

Introduction to fluid power systems used in industry. Covers fundamentals of hydraulic and pneumatic systems including fluid power components and schematic diagrams. Includes electrical/electronic control of fluid power systems and information on several electro-hydraulic servo systems. Prereq. EET 109 or MATH& 141 or higher.

EET 112 5.0

Physics for students in a vocational technical field. Covers the basic laws of physics as applied to mechanics, matter and heat, wave motion and sound, electricity and magnetism, light and modern physics. Includes physical concepts as applied to industrial-technical fields. Prereq: EET 109 or MATH& 141.

EET 114 5.0

First of two courses that addresses the body of knowledge required for the current CompTIA A+ Certification. The emphasis is on the fundamentals of installing, maintaining, and configuring computer hardware; operating systems; networks; and security. Course Prerequisite: Ability to use an internet browser and create a document with a word processor. Computer lab fee.

EET 131 5.0

This course is part two of a two-course series that addresses the body of knowledge required for the current CompTIA A+ Certification. Emphasis is placed on the fundamentals of installing, maintaining, and configuring computer hardware, operating systems, networks, and security. Computer lab fee.

EET 132 5.0

**Please Note: This course replaces EET 136**This course introduces foundational concepts in building and programming robots. Students build, program and configure a robot using various electronic devices to enable a wide variety of robotic activity.

EET 137 5.0

An introduction to industrial robotics, including the application, programming, troubleshooting, and servicing of state-of-the-art industrial robots and associated sensors, end effectors, and systems. Prerequisite: Placement into Math 084, or EET 109 or instructor permission.

EET 138 5.0

First in a series of lecture-lab courses designed for an in-depth study of electronics. Performance goals will allow students to analyze series and parallel circuits. Basic concepts of energy, work, power, current and voltage are studied as well as Ohm's and Kirchhoff's laws. Achievement of course goals is supported using computer models and hands-on labs. Prerequisite: MATH 081 or equivalent, or higher

EET 161 5.0

This second course in a series designed for an in-depth study of electronics covers the sinusoidal waveform, its generation and measurement, and basic AC topics including frequency, inductance, capacitance, reactance, resonance, filters, and transformers. Computer models, as well as labs with the oscilloscope, are used throughout.

EET 162 5.0

Analysis of characteristics of analog semiconductor devices and their applications in common electronic circuits. Course begins with construction of simple power supplies and moves to more complex amplifier circuits. Construction and measurement of devices and circuit parameters verify math analysis of circuits explored. Prerequisites: EET 162 or instructor permission.Computer Fee.

EET 163 5.0

Continued analysis of characteristics of semiconductor devices and their applications in common electronic circuits. Explanation and analysis of field-effect transistors (FETs), thyristors, and operational amplifiers, their nomenclature and identification, characteristics, parameters, and basic circuit applications. Explanation and analysis of special-purpose diodes (particularly the zener) and their applications. Prerequisite: EET 163 or instructor permission. Computer Fee.

EET 165 5.0

Fundamentals of digital electronics and interface circuits. Course covers number systems, logic gates, Boolean algebra and logic simplification (including DeMorgan's theorems and Karnaugh maps), encoders and decoders, multiplexers and demultiplexers, and an introduction to flip-flops, and an introduction to programmable logic controllers (PLCs). Prerequisite: EET 161 or instructor permission. Computer fee.

EET 170 5.0

Fundamentals of digital electronics and interface circuits, continued. Course covers flip-flops, shift registers, counters and state machines, multivibrators (including the 555 timer IC), programmable logic, data storage and memory, analog-to-digital and digital-to-analog conversion and interfacing applications, introduction to microprocessors and programmable logic controllers (PLCs). Prerequisite: EET 170 or instructor permission. Computer fee.

EET 171 5.0

This course describes the fundamentals of programmable logic controller (PLC) systems, including how PLCs work and providing practical information and skills about installing, programming, and troubleshooting PLC systems.

EET 203 5.0

This course provides an introduction to the foundational knowledge and skills required for the Certified Calibration Technician Certification administered by the American Society for Quality (ASQ). The ASQ has additional requirements for work experience that candidates must fulfill before they are eligible to take the exam; check with the ASQ for more information. Prereqs: EET 114 and EET 162 or instructor permission.

EET 219 3.0

Total Required Credits for Related Instruction courses: 28-30
( total of all Related Instruction categories listed )

Course Course ID Credits Availability

Course Substitute : MATH & 142 - Pre-Calculus II (5 credits)

This is an overview of basic mathematical applications for electronic circuit analysis. Includes fundamental concepts of operations with numbers, the metric system, fundamental algebraic concepts, graphing, exponential and logarithmic functions, right triangles, basic trigonometric functions, vectors and complex numbers. Prerequisite: MATH 081 or equivalent.

EET 109 5.0

Course Substitute : ENGL& 235 - Technical Writing (5 credits)

English 101 is a college-level writing course that emphasizes academic writing and major strategies of reading and writing analytically. Writing assignments focus on engaging with and responding to a variety of texts. Instruction encourages students to develop, through revision and reflection, as readers, writers, and critical thinkers. Prereq: Eligibility for ENGL&101.

ENGL& 101 5.0
Course Course ID Credits Availability

Course Substitute : any approved Human Relations course

BUS 236 - Interpersonal Communication in the Workplace is preferred course

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This course teaches effective interpersonal communication skills. Students learn communication styles and effective ways to adapt communication to meet business needs. Through individual and group activities, students improve understanding of cultural diversity, non-verbal communication, and individual influences on communication. Techniques for making informal and formal business presentations are also covered. Careful preparation for the employment interview is emphasized.

BUS 236 5.0
Course Course ID Credits Availability

Course Substitute : US Cultures course ( 5 credits ) or Global Studies course ( 5 credits )

BUS 112 - Multicultural Issues in the U.S. Workplace is the preferred course

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This course examines primary and secondary aspects of diversity, including (but not limited to): race and ethnicity, gender and gender expression, sexual orientation, intersectionality, mental challenges, social class, and appearance/weight. Students will study effects these issues of diversity have on the ethical, legal, communication, marketing, and organizational change in the workplace of the United States.

BUS 112 5.0

Select any two (2) non-required course(s) from the following departments - CHEM, CSC, EEL, EET, ENGR or courses listed below:

See Advising Center for assistance.

Course Course ID Credits Availability

The course focuses on the usefulness and limitations of statistics and their use in managerial decision making. The following techniques are addressed: descriptive statistics, probability theory, sampling, hypothesis testing, simple regression, correlation and forecasting. Emphasis is placed on problem formulation, technique selection, and results interpretation. Prerequisites: Math 098 or Math 116. Transfer Class.

BUS 210 5.0

This course will teach the students how to define and sequence project tasks and how to use the most popular planning and control tool, MS Project. Students will complete a project using Project Management elements, including developing a project plan and budget. Students will also work with resource allocations, critical path, dependencies, estimating, risk management, contingency planning, implementation, and evaluation. Prerequisite: IT 101 or BUS 169 and BUS 236

BUS 229 5.0

Course Substitute : higher IT course

Introduction to basic computing concepts and object orient programming using an object oriented language such as Python, C# or Java. Prereq: IT 115 or instructor's permission.

IT 111 5.0

Course Substitute : or higher MATH course

The sequence Math& 141 and Math& 142 covers polynomial, rational, exponential and logarithmic functions; related functional and algebraic topics; topics in analytic geometry; systems of equations; trig and inverse trig functions; right triangle and oblique triangle trig; polar coordinates; vectors; and related trig applications. Fulfills the QSR requirement for A.A. degree.

MATH& 141 5.0