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Electronics Engineering Technology

Associate of Applied Science - Transfer Degree (AAS-T)

This pathway meets AAS-T Electronics Engineering Technology degree requirements. The pathway prepares students for admission to a Bachelor of Science (BS) degree program in Electronics Engineering Technology at Central Washington University (CWU) as well as for the workplace. Students in this pathway meet the minimum requirements for employment as an electronic technician, engineering aide, or failure analysis technician and is popular with employers because graduates are skilled in practical engineering applications. Learn to repair, maintain, analyze and troubleshoot electronic systems using standard laboratory equipment and simulation software.

Students intending to complete the BS at CWU should contact the Faculty Coordinator for details prior to starting the program.

Estimated Length of Completion

Degree Quarters Credits
Associate of Applied Science - Transfer Degree (AAS-T) Full Time: 7
Part Time: 11
110.0 - 112.0

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

For Placement testing, contact Testing Center, 527-3674

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

Course Course ID Credits Availability

Course Substitute : IT 101 - Software Applications (5 credits) - or - 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

or 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

or 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

Students are strongly encouraged to meet with an advisor to discuss specific career goals and recommended coursework.


Job tests this program will prepare you for:

  • Fiber Optics CFOT

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

  • Resident Cost : $13,104.30 - $13,342.56
  • NonResident Cost : $14,854.40 - $15,124.48
  • International Student Cost : $33,761.20 - $34,375.04

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

Coursework

Course Course ID Credits Availability

Course Substitute : any higher CSC course

General principles of modern programming, including how to design, implement, document, test and debug computer programs, using the Java programming language. Topics include objects, messages, expressions, statements, methods, classes, conditionals, iteration, arrays, and collections. Computer fee. Transfer class.

CSC 142 5.0

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

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

Further study of common analog devices, circuits and subsystems in the fields of communication and industrial controls. Prereq: EET 165 or equivalent.

EET 166 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

Covers fundamentals of microcontroller and embedded systems. Review of digital fundamentals, microcomputer system organization, assembly programming, I/O devices and interfacing. Prereq: EET 127 or EET 170 or permission.

EET 251 5.0

Covers assembly language, I/O devices, constructing, programming, and troubleshooting microprocessor-based applications. Prereq: EET 251 or permission.

EET 252 5.0

Team project course serving as a capstone experience in the electronics technology and related specialty programs. Plan, design, implement, and present an electronics-oriented project of suitable complexity. Prereq: EET 171 and 166

EET 285 3.0

Development of the basic principles of classical mechanics--kinematics, Newton's laws and the conservation laws using calculus. Lab included.

PHYS& 221 5.0

Covers Maxwell's classical laws of electricity and magnetism which developed from the study of the Laws of Coulomb, Ampere, Gauss and Faraday. Lab included.

PHYS& 222 5.0

Introduction to waves and oscillations and the study of sound, geometric and physical optics. Covers the dualistic particle-wave nature of microscopic phenomena as an intro to modern physics. Lab included.

PHYS& 223 5.0

— See Advising Center for list of designated courses for above requirements.

Course Course ID Credits Availability

Covers principles and processes of human communication, including observations and applications, personal and cultural contexts, nonverbal and verbal interactions, multiple intelligence, perception, models and definitions.

CMST& 210 5.0

While students must test into ENGL 097 to start the degree, they must complete ENGL& 101 to finish

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

Presents formats and mechanics of writing needed in occupational areas related to engineering technologies. Emphasis on project types, layout and design, use of illustrations, schematics and mathematics, writing for specific audiences, research and documentation, and résumé writing. Prereq: ENGL& 101.

ENGL& 230 3.0

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& 142 5.0

The sequence MATH&151, &152 and &163 covers limits, differential calculus and its applications, integral calculus and its applications, intro to differential equations, series including Taylor series, vector geometry in three dimensions, multivariable calculus, partial differentiation, double integrals in Cartesian and polar coordinates and applications. Fulfills QSR requirement for A.A. degree.

MATH& 151 5.0

The sequence MATH&151, &152 and &163 covers limits, differential calculus and its applications, integral calculus and its applications, intro to differential equations, series including Taylor series, vector geometry in three dimensions, multivariable calculus, partial differentiation, double integrals in Cartesian and polar coordinates and applications. Fulfills QSR requirement for A.A. degree.

MATH& 152 5.0

Course Substitute : US Cultures credits

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Z999_005 5.0

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Z999_020 5.0
Course Course ID Credits Availability

Select five credits from approved list. See Advising Center.

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Z999_012 5.0