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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
108.0 - 111.0

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 : equivalent computer experience

The hands-on environment allows students to learn basic word processing (Word), spreadsheet (Excel), database (Access), and presentation graphics (Power Point) applications concepts. 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 directories, renaming files, and deleting, copying and moving files. Computer lab fee required

BUS 169 5.0

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

Increase general knowledge of fiction and non-fiction through overview of concepts and vocabulary needed to interpret, appreciate and respond to a wide range of reading selections. Prereq: See above.

ENGL 097 10.0

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

Elementary algebra topics include operations with signed numbers, linear equations and inequalities, exponents, graphing linear functions, systems of equations, polynomials and applications. Prereq: MATH 081 with a 2.0 or better or placement.

MATH 084 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

  • Resident Cost : $12,533.40 - $12,881.55
  • NonResident Cost : $14,177.16 - $14,570.97
  • International Student Cost : $32,304.96 - $33,202.32

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.

Worker Friendly


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

  • 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.

Worker Friendly


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

  • Evening
  • Courses with a start time of 4:00 PM or later.

Worker Friendly


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

  • Daytime
  • Courses offered between 8:00 AM and 4:00 PM

Coursework

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 Fiber Optic Association Certification (FOA).

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, magnetism, and light. Includes physics concepts applied to industrial-technical fields. Prerequisite: EET 109 or MATH&141.

EET 114 5.0

This course provides an introduction to basic computer hardware and operating systems. The focus is A+ Certification and addresses foundational computer hardware to include system boards, microprocessors, bios, hard drives, CDROMs, as well as the basics of the Windows Operating Systems. Troubleshooting from both a hardware and software approach is introduced. The curriculum is produced by Hewlett Packard for Ciso Systems. Computer Fee.

EET 131 5.0

This course is the second half of IT Essentials. It provides an introduction to Network Operating Systems to include Windows 98, Windows 2000 and Linux. The fundamentals of operating system installation, configuration and maintenance are addressed as well as the basics of the local area network. The course lays the foundation of basic information required for operating system administration or networking administration. Prerequisites: EET 131 or instructor permission. Computer Fee.

EET 132 5.0

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. Computer Lab Fee.

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 end effectors, sensors, and systems. Prerequisite: EET 137 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 equip the learner with the ability 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. The course ends with an introduction to capacitance, transients and AC theory and circuit analysis. Achievement of course goals is supported by the use of computer models and hands-on labs. .Computer fee.

EET 161 5.0

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, transformers. Computer models, as well as labs with the oscilloscope, are used throughout. Prerequisite: EET 161 and EET 109 or MATH& 141 or instructor permission. .

EET 162 5.0

Analysis of characteristics of semiconductor devices and their application 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. Takes student from simple concepts through medium complexity of interface circuits. Consists of lecture and practical application labs and homework. Covers number systems, logic gates, DeMorgan's theorems, Karnaugh mapping, encoders and decoders, multiplexers and demultiplexers, flip-flops, and an introduction to programmable logic controllers (PLCs). Prerequisite: EET 161 or instructor permission.

EET 170 5.0

A continuation of material covered in EET 170 including 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. Corequisite: EET 161.

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
Course Course ID Credits Availability

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

For US Cultures / Global Studies course: View List of Approved Courses

Introduces students to the legal, racial, and cultural aspects of the American workplace. Class activities and group discussions examine diversity, self-exploration as a basis for understanding others, historical overviews of ethnic influences on American business, work force demographics, and cross-cultural communication.

BUS 112 5.0

Course Substitute : MATH & 141 - Pre-Calculus (5 credits) or higher MATH course

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 angle triangles, basic trig functions, vectors and complex numbers. Prerequisite: MAT 081 or equivalent.

EET 109 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: Placement into ENGL&101.

ENGL&101 5.0

Choose from one of the following: BUS 236 - Interpersonal Communications is the preferred course

Course Course ID Credits Availability

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

Interdisciplinary focus on effective intercultural communication, including the role of language and history in creating and sustaining cultures. Emphasis on developing skills to identify cultural patterns and values as well as gaining critical tools to understand cultural diversity. Transfer Class.

HUM 105 5.0

Human interaction, social institutions, social stratification, socialization, deviance, social control, social and cultural change. Course content may vary, depending upon instructor. Transfer class.

SOC& 101 5.0

Any non-required course(s) from the following departments - EEL, EET, HVC, CSC, CHEM, ENGR or course 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. Transf ss.

BUS 210 5.0

Students will work collaboratively in a team environment to complete the planning of a project using the project management tools introduced in BUS118. Students will also learn how to define and sequence project tasks using Microsoft Project software. Additional topics include project team management, stakeholder analysis, and project initiation, and project quality. Prereq: BUS 118 or instructor permission; BUS236 or equivalent.

BUS 229 5.0

Course Substitute : higher IT course

Provides students with a comprehensive introduction to XHTML and Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) for page formating and layout. Students learn to create well formed, valid code; set-up and maintenance of web sites and file; directory structure wil also be emphasized.Cpmputer Fee

IT 111 5.0

Course Substitute : higher MATH course

Preparatory for Business Calculus MATH& 148 (formerly MAT 117). Polynomial, exponential, logarithmic, and rational functions with application to business settings. No trigonometry. A graphing calculator may be required by some instructors, which is available in the Math, Science & Social Division for a $5 non-refundable deposit. Prereq: MATH 098 with a 2.5 or better or placement exam. Transfer class.

MATH 116 5.0