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Electrical Engineering Technology

10-662-1 Associate Degree (AAS) 70 Credits Financial Aid Eligible Location*: Appleton

*Some general education courses may be available at multiple locations.

Employers want well-prepared electrical engineering technologists willing and able to take on more responsibility, which allows engineers to function at higher levels and engineering teams to work more efficiently. In this program, you will gain the knowledge and skills to contribute to the team. Your training will include work on electronic circuits that are stand-alone building blocks, as well as embedded controls in products, machines or processes. You will have a variety of potential career paths including product development, manufacturing, testing, quality control, installation, sales, distribution, field service, maintenance and research.

COURSE LIST

Technical Studies (43 Credits)

Course Title
Course Number
Credits
Digital 1
10-605-130
1
Introduces digital electronics including Boolean, the operation of logic gates, and the theory of combination logic circuits. Laboratory activities are performed to verify the theory.
Digital Electronics 2
10-605-131
1
Examines data manual usage. This course introduces programmable logic devices and Karnaugh mapping. It also covers encoders, decoders, multiplexers, binary adders and parity circuits. Laboratory activities are performed to verify the theory.
Corequisite: Digital 1 (10-605-130)
DC Circuits 1
10-660-110
1
Introduces electrical safety and program procedures. The course covers Ohm's Law, power law, series circuits, and voltmeter, ammeter and ohmmeter applications. Number powers, electronic notations, circuit component recognition and diagrams, resistor power ratings, color code, Kirchhoff's voltage law and atomic structure are also included.
Corequisite: College Technical Math 1 (10-804-115) or College Technical Math 1A (10-804-113) or Industrial Maintenance Math (31-804-308)
DC Circuits 2
10-660-111
1
Covers basic parallel and series-parallel circuits and their properties. Examines the theory, application and design of series-parallel circuits, such as loaded and unloaded voltage dividers and the Wheatstone bridge. Laboratory activities are performed to verify the theory.
Corequisite: DC Circuits 1 (10-660-110)
AC Circuits 1
10-660-114
1
Covers AC waveforms and different voltage values including Peak, RMS, Average and Peak to Peak. The operation of transformers is also included. Laboratory activities using the oscilloscope are performed to verify the theory.
Corequisite: DC Circuits 2 (10-660-111)
DC Circuits 3
10-660-112
1
Covers capacitors and inductors including time constants and instantaneous voltage and current values of RC and RL circuits. Applications and various types of capacitors and inductors are discussed. Magnetism, electromagnetism, and devices, such as relays and solenoids, are also presented. Laboratory activities are performed to verify the theory.
Corequisite: DC Circuits 2 (10-660-111)
PC Hardware/Operating Systems
10-605-129
1
Trains students to work with a critical tool for technicians and become familiar with computer repair (A+ Prep). Students will experience all through hands-on laboratory activities. They will also learn to understand fundamental computer hardware/software concepts, configuration and troubleshooting.
Embedded Programming 1
10-605-145
1
Introduces students to embedded computer systems through exploration of microcontroller operation, architecture and programming. Students will lay the groundwork for future courses and electronic projects while experimenting with programming language concepts and basic interfacing.
Electronic Construction Techniques
10-605-163
1
Introduces the use of common tools for constructing electronic devices. The safe use and application of hand and power tools is practiced through construction projects. Soldering techniques, both through-hole and surface mount, are studied in detail.
Technical Software Essentials
10-660-181
1
Introduces students to the Microsoft Office family of products. Students will create and edit Word documents, Excel spreadsheets, and Access databases.
AC Circuits 2
10-660-115
1
Covers reactive properties of series and parallel RC, RL and RLC circuits. Topics include reactance, phase angle and fundamental AC power concepts such as power triangle and power factor. Circuit quantities are determined using triangular analysis. Laboratory activities are performed to verify the theory.
Corequisite: AC Circuits 1 (10-660-114)
AC Circuits 3
10-605-116
1
Explores reactive circuits containing resistors, capacitors, and inductors. Passive filter circuits are introduced along with resonant circuits. Circuit simulation is implemented to aid in circuit analysis.
Corequisite: AC Circuits 2-Electronics/EET (10-605-111) or AC Circuits 2 (10-660-115)
DC Circuits 4
10-605-113
1
Examines the theory, application and design of series/parallel circuits including loaded and unloaded voltage dividers. Circuit analysis methods such as superposition, Thevenin, and Norton theorems are introduced. Circuit simulation software is used to aid in the analysis and prediction of circuit operation. Laboratory activities are performed to verify the theory.
Prerequisite: DC Circuits 3 (10-660-112)
Semiconductors 1
10-660-128
1
Introduces semiconductor materials, the operation of diodes, Zener diodes and the construction of rectifier and filter circuits. Fundamental transistor construction and operation is also introduced. Laboratory experiments are performed to verify the theory.
Prerequisite: AC Circuits 1 (10-660-114)
Semiconductors 2
10-660-129
1
Introduces students to transistor operation as a switch, SCR, Triac, and Operational Amplifier operation and application.
Corequisite: Semiconductors 1 (10-660-128)
Semiconductors 3
10-605-125
1
Covers DC and AC analysis of amplifiers. Bypass and coupling capacitor functions, along with circuit limitations due to circuit configuration, are also examined.
Corequisite: Semiconductors 2 (10-660-129)
Embedded Programming 2
10-605-146
1
Continues with topics from Embedded Programming 1 and further explores embedded controller systems operation, architecture, and programming. Students will lay the groundwork for future courses and electronic projects while experimenting with programming language concepts and interfacing.
Prerequisite: Embedded Programming 1 (10-605-145)
Embedded Programming 3
10-605-148
1
Continues with topics from Embedded Programming 2 and further explores embedded controller systems operation, architecture and programming. Successful students will exit this course prepared to develop and implement larger projects involving more advanced topics relative to microcontrollers.
Corequisite: Embedded Programming 2 (10-605-146)
Solder Rework & Repair-IPC Prep
10-605-106
1
Teaches students how to produce high-quality soldered connections that meet the IPC standard regarding materials, methods and verification.
Circuit Analysis
10-605-118
2
Examines advanced AC circuits, filter applications, and transformers through analysis, computer simulation, and in the lab using the latest test equipment. In-depth coverage utilizing complex numbers, polar & rectangular operators, superposition, Thevenin, Norton, and other circuit analysis methods are implemented.
Prerequisite: AC Circuits 3 (10-605-116)
Linear Electronics
10-605-119
3
Emphasizes modern linear integrated circuits (ICs). Covered in depth are the operational amplifier IC and its circuit applications: amplifying, comparing, summing, wave shaping, regulating, oscillating and filtering. Laboratory time is spent simulating and constructing circuits and evaluating and troubleshooting circuitry.
Prerequisite: Semiconductors 3 (10-605-125)
Microcontroller Interfacing
10-605-160
3
Explores mid-range microcontroller functionality using C programming to develop embedded applications. Projects will utilize many of the microcontroller features such as USB, Ethernet, scheduled and non-scheduled interrupts, analog to digital conversion, etc.
Prerequisite: Embedded Programming 3 (10-605-148)
Advanced Circuit Analysis 1
10-662-112
3
Explores ideal transformers, mesh and nodal analysis, Thevenin's and Norton's theorems, power transfer and delta-wye. Laboratory experiments illustrate the principles presented and computer software is used in report preparation.
Corequisite: Circuit Analysis (10-605-118)
Technical Calculus 1
10-804-118
4
This course is an introduction to differential and integral calculus with analytic geometry, with an emphasis on applications. Topics to be covered include: techniques for curve sketching, conic sections and the general second degree equation, differentiation of algebraic functions, applications of the derivative, integration of algebraic functions, and applications of the integral.
Prerequisite: College Technical Math 2 (10-804-116)
Digital Electronics 3
10-605-132
2
Covers circuit reduction techniques such as Boolean Algebra, Karnaugh Mapping, Sum of Products, etc. Laboratory activities are performed to verify the theory.
Prerequisite: Digital Electronics 2 (10-605-131)
Advanced Circuit Analysis 2
10-662-124
3
Focuses on circuit analysis with frequency as a variable, Bode plots of circuit responses, resonant circuits, semiconductors, various pn junction diodes and diode circuit applications. Laboratory activities are performed to verify the theory.
Prerequisite: Advanced Circuit Analysis 1 (10-662-112)
Technical Calculus 2
10-804-119
4
Develop techniques for differentiation and integration of transcendental functions. Use the derivative and the integral to solve certain applied problems. Extend calculus techniques to curves in polar coordinates and three-dimensional surfaces. Form basic understanding of infinite series and associated applications.

General Studies (27 Credits)

Course Title
Course Number
Credits
College Technical Math 1
10-804-115
5
Includes solving linear, quadratic, and rational equations; graphing; formula rearrangement; solving systems of equations; percents; proportions; measurement systems; computational geometry; right and oblique triangle trigonometry; trigonometric functions on the unit circle; and operations on polynomials. Emphasis will be on the application of skills to technical problems. This course is the equivalent of successful completion of College Technical Math 1A and College Technical Math 1B.
Prereq: ACCPL Arithmetic >= 65 OR ACT Math >= 18 OR Program Prep OR not pursuing a degree. Personal/prof dev students who have not taken ACCUPLACER or ACT must consult with instructor at the first class.
Written Communication
10-801-195
3
Teaches the writing process which includes prewriting, drafting and revising. Through writing assignments, students analyze audience and purpose, research and organize ideas, and format and design documents based on subject matter and content. Class sessions and assignments involve giving oral presentations and using computers.
Prereq: ACCPL Reading >= 54 & Sentence >= 83 OR ACT (Read/Sent) >= 18 OR Program Prep OR Not pursuing a degree. Personal/prof dev students who have not taken ACCUPLACER or ACT must consult with instructor.
College Technical Math 2
10-804-116
4
Included topics are vectors; trigonometric functions and their graphs; identities; exponential and logarithmic functions and equations; radical equations; equations with rational exponents; dimension of a circle; velocity; sine and cosine graphs; complex numbers in polar and rectangular form; trigonometric equations; conic sections; and analysis of statistical data. Emphasis will be on the application of skills to technical problems.
Prerequisite: College Technical Math 1 (10-804-115) or College Technical Math 1B (10-804-114)
College Physics 1
10-806-143
3
Presents the applications and theory of basic physics principles. This course emphasizes problem solving, laboratory investigation and applications. Topics include laboratory safety, unit conversion and analysis, kinematics, dynamics, work, energy, power, temperature and heat.
Prerequisite: College Technical Math 1 (10-804-115) or College Technical Math 1A (10-804-113) or concurrent enrollment
Intro to Sociology
10-809-196
3
Focuses on the basic concepts of the intercultural discipline of sociology. Emphasis is placed on culture, socialization and social stratification. The course also looks at five institutions: family, politics, economics, religion and education. Additional topics include demography, deviance, technology, environmental social issues, and social change and organization.
Prereq: ACCPL Reading >= 54 & Sentence >= 83 OR ACT (Read/Sent) >= 18 OR Program Prep OR Not pursuing a degree. Personal/prof dev students who have not taken ACCUPLACER or ACT must consult with instructor.
Technical Reporting
10-801-197
3
Focuses on the preparation and presentation of a variety of oral and written technical reports. This course is designed as an advanced communication course for students who have completed at least the prerequisite writing course and a minimum of two semesters of relevant program course work.
Prereq: Written Communication or English Composition 1 with a grade of C or better and a minimum of 24 college credits or enrollment in UW-O Certificate or consent of instructor. Students should take this course in second semester of program courses.
Psychology of Human Relations
10-809-199
3
Explores the relationship between the general principles of psychology and people's everyday lives. Students seek a deepened sense of awareness of themselves and others, and to improve their relationships at work, in the family and in society.
Prereq: ACCPL Reading >= 54 & Sentence >= 83 OR ACT (Read/Sent) >= 18 OR Program Prep OR Not pursuing a degree. Personal/prof dev students who have not taken ACCUPLACER or ACT must consult with instructor.
Economics
10-809-195
3
Provides a foundation of economic concepts and institutions so that students can apply economic thinking to their own decisions as consumers, employees and citizens in a market-oriented economic system. Topics include supply and demand, employment, prices and production, fiscal policy, monetary policy, market structures, and international trade and finance.
Prereq: ACCPL Reading >= 54 & Sentence >= 83 OR ACT (Read/Sent) >= 18 OR Program Prep OR Not pursuing a degree. Personal/prof dev students who have not taken ACCUPLACER or ACT must consult with instructor.

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