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Electronic Engineering Technology

10-605-7 Associate Degree (AAS) 60 Credits Financial Aid Eligible Location*: Appleton

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

This broad-based degree program will prepare you for many in-demand, high-paying career fields like product development, testing, service, maintenance or engineering support. You will develop the skills you need to design, develop, test and manufacture electrical and electronic equipment such as communication equipment, medical monitoring devices, navigational equipment and computers. Your training will also include safety standards and important workplace practices. You’ll learn in a flexible, hands-on environment that features the latest equipment and software.

COURSE LIST

Course list for reference only. Current students please refer to your individualized program plan or see your advisor.
**Outside effort hours are an estimate based on state standards, and may vary from person to person.

Technical Studies (39 Credits)

Course Title
Course
Number
Credits
Instructional
Hours
Outside Effort
Hours**
Prior Learning
Credit Eligibility
Options
Digital 1
10-605-130
1Credit
27
27
27 hours in class and estimate 27 hours outside of class. 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
1Credit
27
27
27 hours in class and estimate 27 hours outside of class. 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.
Coreq: Digital 1 (10605130)
DC Circuits 1
10-660-110
1Credit
27
27
27 hours in class and estimate 27 hours outside of class. 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.
Coreq: College Technical Math 1 (10804115) OR College Technical Math 1A (10804113) OR Industrial Maintenance Math (31804308) OR College Algebra and Trigonometry with Applications (10804197) OR Intermediate Algebra with Applications (10804118)
DC Circuits 2
10-660-111
1Credit
27
27
27 hours in class and estimate 27 hours outside of class. 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.
Coreq: DC Circuits 1 (10660110)
DC Circuits 3
10-660-112
1Credit
27
27
27 hours in class and estimate 27 hours outside of class. 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.
Coreq: DC Circuits 2 (10660111)
AC Circuits 1
10-660-114
1Credit
27
27
27 hours in class and estimate 27 hours outside of class. 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.
Coreq: DC Circuits 3 (10660112) OR enrolled in the Manufacturing Engineering Tech program (106233) and Coreq: DC Circuits 2 (10660111)
Embedded Programming 1
10-660-151
1Credit
27
27
27 hours in class and estimate 27 hours outside of class. 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.
Construction Techniques
10-660-163
1Credit
36
18
36 hours in class and estimate 18 hours outside of class. Introduces the use of common hand tools used by technicians. The safe use and application of hand and power tools is practiced through construction projects. Quality workmanship and craftsmanship are emphasized.
Technical Software Essentials
10-660-181
1Credit
27
27
27 hours in class and estimate 27 hours outside of class. Introduces students to the Microsoft Office family of products. Students will create and edit Word documents, Excel spreadsheets, and Access databases.
Computer Systems
10-660-184
1Credit
27
27
27 hours in class and estimate 27 hours outside of class. Introduces students to Windows operating systems and computer hardware. Students will learn through hands-on lab activities covering operating systems, computer hardware, configurations, and troubleshooting techniques.
DC Circuits 4
10-605-113
1Credit
27
27
27 hours in class and estimate 27 hours outside of class. 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.
Prereq: DC Circuits 3 (10660112); Coreq: College Technical Math 2 (10804116) OR College Algebra and Trigonometry w Apps (10804197)
AC Circuits 3
10-605-116
1Credit
27
27
27 hours in class and estimate 27 hours outside of class. 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.
Coreq: AC Circuits 2-Electronics/EET (10605111) or AC Circuits 2 (10660115)
Semiconductors 3
10-605-125
1Credit
27
27
27 hours in class and estimate 27 hours outside of class. Covers DC and AC analysis of amplifiers. Bypass and coupling capacitor functions, along with circuit limitations due to circuit configuration, are also examined.
Coreq: Semiconductors 2 (10660129)
Embedded Programming 2
10-605-146
1Credit
27
27
27 hours in class and estimate 27 hours outside of class. 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.
Prereq: Embedded Programming 1 (10660151)
Embedded Programming 3
10-605-148
1Credit
27
27
27 hours in class and estimate 27 hours outside of class. 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.
Coreq: Embedded Programming 2 (10605146)
AC Circuits 2
10-660-115
1Credit
27
27
27 hours in class and estimate 27 hours outside of class. 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.
Coreq: AC Circuits 1 (10660114); OR for students active in Electrical Engineering (106621) or Electronic Engineering (106057) AC Circuits 1 (10660114) AND College Tech Math 2 (10804116) OR College Algebra and Trig w Apps (10804197)
Semiconductors 1
10-660-128
1Credit
27
27
27 hours in class and estimate 27 hours outside of class. 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.
Prereq: AC Circuits 1 (10660114); College Technical Math 1 (10804115) OR College Technical Math 1A (10804113) OR Intermediate Algebra with Apps (10804118)
Semiconductors 2
10-660-129
1Credit
27
27
27 hours in class and estimate 27 hours outside of class. Introduces students to transistor operation as a switch, SCR, Triac, and Operational Amplifier operation and application.
Coreq: Semiconductors 1 (10660128)
Solder Rework & Repair-IPC Prep
10-605-106
1Credit
36
18
36 hours in class and estimate 18 hours outside of class. Teaches students how to produce high-quality soldered connections that meet the IPC standard regarding materials, methods and verification.
Prereq: Construction Techniques 10660163
Linear Electronics
10-605-119
3Credit
72
90
72 hours in class and estimate 90 hours outside of class. 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.
Prereq: Semiconductors 3 (10605125) and AC Circuits 3 (10605116)
LabVIEW Graphical Programming
10-605-141
2Credit
54
54
54 hours in class and estimate 54 hours outside of class. Introduces LabVIEW, which is used to write programs using the computer's serial or USB port and computer-based data acquisition cards. Projects introduce features of the acquisition boards and the software package. Students write programs for data acquisition applications involving digital input and output, analog input and output, and serial input and output.
CAD for Electronics
10-605-156
1Credit
54
0
54 hours in class and estimate 0 hours outside of class. Introduces students to computer-aided design (CAD) techniques used in the electronics field. Students learn the basics of the AutoCAD software, including the draw, modify, dimension and plotting sets of commands. Students acquire the skills needed to create an electronics symbols library and to draw electronic schematics.
Prereq: Semiconductors 1 (10660128)
Microcontroller Interfacing
10-605-160
3Credit
72
90
72 hours in class and estimate 90 hours outside of class. 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.
Prereq: Embedded Programming 3 (10605148)
Motors and Drives 2
10-620-142
1Credit
27
27
27 hours in class and estimate 27 hours outside of class. Introduces AC Generators, Three Phase, and Single Phase motors. Starting methods for AC motors, including AC Drives, will be introduced. Control wiring and reversing circuits will also be introduced. Students will wire for Synchronous and Induction motor operation.
Coreq: Motors and Drives 1 (10620148)
Motors and Drives 1
10-620-148
1Credit
27
27
27 hours in class and estimate 27 hours outside of class. Introduces DC motors and generators, along with DC Drives. Students will wire both separately-excited and self-excited DC generators. Counter Electromotive Force (CEMF) will be used to explain the operational principles of DC motors and generators. Various DC motor types will be introduced. Motor types include series, shunt, and compound motors.
Prereq: AC Circuits 1 (10660114)
Computer Systems & Networks
10-660-185
1Credit
27
27
27 hours in class and estimate 27 hours outside of class. Introduces students to advanced Windows Operating System settings and computer hardware while integrating Ethernet networking communications, architectures, protocols, and security. Students will learn through hands-on lab activities covering operating systems, computer hardware, networking configurations, and troubleshooting techniques.
Coreq: Computer Systems (10660184) OR PC Hardware/OS (10660183)
PCB Assembly Systems
10-605-122
1Credit
36
18
36 hours in class and estimate 18 hours outside of class. Trains students to work with surface mount technology (SMT) equipment used in electronic circuit manufacturing, including stencils and foils, pick and place machines, and reflow ovens. They will learn machine setup, calibration, and quality control.
Coreq: Solder Rework & Repair-IPC Prep (10605106)
Product Testing/Systems
10-605-155
1Credit
36
18
36 hours in class and estimate 18 hours outside of class. Addresses programming on Test and Measurement with the graphical programming language LabVIEW. Students create electronic product testing, instrumentation, data acquisition, and data analysis.
Prereq: LabVIEW Graphical Programming (10605141)
PCB Design
10-605-159
1Credit
27
27
27 hours in class and estimate 27 hours outside of class. Teaches students to design a printed circuit board using the OrCAD/Cadence design suite. Provides an overview of the Electronic Design Automation (EDA) tools used in industry today.
Coreq: CAD for Electronics (10605156)
Electronics Final Project
10-605-162
2Credit
72
36
72 hours in class and estimate 36 hours outside of class. A final research and construction project that includes written and oral presentations and is centered on a microprocessor based circuit application. This capstone course will apply much of your previous coursework on an individual or group project as determined by the instructor.
Coreq: PCB Design (10605159)
Electronic Communications 1
10-605-165
1Credit
27
27
27 hours in class and estimate 27 hours outside of class. Covers the basics of electronic communications, to include protocol, wireless transmission, and application. Also covers industrial networks and hardware to include cables and connections.
Prereq: Linear Electronics (10605119)
PLC 1
10-628-151
1Credit
27
27
27 hours in class and estimate 27 hours outside of class. Introduces Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC)s and RSLogix 500 Programming Software. The PLC hardware will consist of Allen Bradley products. Students use the RSLogix 500 programming software to create logical solutions for real world applications. The applications will require students to create, download, and debug programs in RSLogix 500.
Coreq: Ladder Logic and Control Devices (10660170) OR Digital 1 (10605130)
PLC 2
10-628-152
1Credit
27
27
27 hours in class and estimate 27 hours outside of class. Introduces Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC)s and Studio 5000 (formerly RSLogix5000) Programming Software. The PLC hardware will consist of Allen Bradley products. Students will configure Ethernet communications to connect to the Allen Bradley PLC hardware. Students will use Studio 5000 programming software to create logical solutions for real world applications. The applications will require students to create, download, and debug their programs. Students will study industrial sensors and their uses. Students will wire and test sensor operations.
Coreq: Programmable Logic Controllers (10609173) OR PLC 1 (10628151)

General Studies (21 Credits)

Course Title
Course
Number
Credits
Instructional
Hours
Outside Effort
Hours**
Prior Learning
Credit Eligibility
Options
Intermediate Algebra with Applications
10-804-118
4Credit
72
144
72 hours in class and estimate 144 hours outside of class. Offers algebra content with applications. Topics include properties of real numbers, order of operations, algebraic solution for linear equations and inequalities, operations with polynomial and rational expressions, operations with rational exponents and radicals, algebra of inverse, logarithmic and exponential functions.
Prereq: College Technical Math 2 (10804116)
Oral/Interpersonal Comm
10-801-196
3Credit
54
108
54 hours in class and estimate 108 hours outside of class. Focuses on developing various communication skills including speaking and listening. Students practice intrapersonal/interpersonal and nonverbal communication skills through oral presentations, group activities and written projects.
Prereq: HS GPA 2.75+ OR ACPL Read 54+/Sent 83+, Next Gen Read 250+/Sent 237+, ACT Read 18+/Engl 15+ OR Read Prep 10838105/Sent Prep 74851745 OR not pursuing a degree
College Algebra and Trigonometry with Applications
10-804-197
5Credit
90
180
90 hours in class and estimate 180 hours outside of class. This course covers those skills needed for success in Calculus and many application areas on a baccalaureate level. Topics include the real and complex number systems, polynomials, exponents, radicals, solving equations and inequalities (linear and nonlinear), relations and functions, systems of equations and inequalities (linear and nonlinear), matrices, graphing, conic sections, sequences and series, combinatorics, and the binomial theorem.
Prereq: ACPL Alg 85+/Arith 65+, Next Gen Alg 276+/Arith 263+, ACT Math 22+, HS GPA 2.75 Arith Only OR Interm Algebra w Apps 10804118 OR not pursuing a degree
Intro to Sociology
10-809-196
3Credit
54
108
54 hours in class and estimate 108 hours outside of class. 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: HS GPA 2.75+ OR ACPL Read 54+/Sent 83+, Next Gen Read 250+/Sent 237+, ACT Read 18+/Engl 15+ OR Read Prep 10838105/Sent Prep 74851745 OR not pursuing a degree
Written Communication
10-801-195
3Credit
54
108
54 hours in class and estimate 108 hours outside of class. 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: HS GPA 2.75+ OR ACPL Read 54+/Sent 83+, Next Gen Read 250+/Sent 250+, ACT Read 18+/Engl 18+ OR Read Prep 10838105/Sent Prep 10831103 OR Not pursuing a degree
Intro to Psychology
10-809-198
3Credit
54
108
54 hours in class and estimate 108 hours outside of class. Focuses on the theoretical foundation of human functioning and looks at learning, motivation, emotions, personality, deviance and pathology, physiological factors and social influences. Students consider the complexities of human relationships in personal, social and vocational settings.
Prereq: HS GPA 2.75+ OR ACPL Read 54+/Sent 83+, Next Gen Read 250+/Sent 237+, ACT Read 18+/Engl 15+ OR Read Prep 10838105/Sent Prep 74851745 OR not pursuing a degree

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