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Electronic Engineering Technology

10-605-7 Associate Degree (AAS) 64 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.

Technical Studies (37 Credits)

Course Title
Course Number
Credits
Prior Learning Credit
Eligibility Options
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.
Coreq: Digital 1 (10605130)
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.
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)
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.
Coreq: DC Circuits 1 (10660110)
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.
Coreq: DC Circuits 2 (10660111)
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.
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
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.
Construction Techniques
10-660-163
1
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
1
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
1
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.
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.
Prereq: Construction Techniques 10660163
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.
Prereq: DC Circuits 3 (10660112); Corequisite: College Technical Math 2 (10804116)
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.
Coreq: AC Circuits 2-Electronics/EET (10605111) or AC Circuits 2 (10660115)
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.
Coreq: Semiconductors 2 (10660129)
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.
Prereq: Embedded Programming 1 (10660151)
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.
Coreq: Embedded Programming 2 (10605146)
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.
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) are required
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.
Prereq: AC Circuits 1 (10660114); College Technical Math 1 (10804115) or College Technical Math 1A (10804113)
Semiconductors 2
10-660-129
1
Introduces students to transistor operation as a switch, SCR, Triac, and Operational Amplifier operation and application.
Coreq: Semiconductors 1 (10660128)
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.
Prereq: College Technical Math 1 (10804115) or College Technical Math 1A (10804113) or College Algebra and Trigonometry w Apps (10804197)
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.
Prereq: Semiconductors 3 (10605125) and AC Circuits 3 (10605116)
LabVIEW Graphical Programming
10-605-141
2
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
1
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.
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.
Prereq: Embedded Programming 3 (10605148)
Computer Systems & Networks
10-660-185
1
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
1
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
1
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
1
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
2
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)

General Studies (21 Credits)

Course Title
Course Number
Credits
Prior Learning Credit
Eligibility Options
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.
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.
Prereq: College Technical Math 1 (10804115) or College Technical Math 1B (10804114)
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/Engl) >= 18 OR Program Prep OR Not pursuing a degree.
Oral/Interpersonal Comm
10-801-196
3
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: ACCPL Reading >= 54 & Sentence >= 83 OR ACT (Read/Engl) >= 18 OR Program Prep OR Not pursuing a degree.
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/Engl) >= 18 OR Program Prep OR Not pursuing a degree.
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/Engl) >= 18 OR Program Prep OR Not pursuing a degree.

Suggested Electives (6 Credits)

Course Title
Course Number
Credits
Prior Learning Credit
Eligibility Options
Electrical Motors
10-609-171
1
Evaluates the operation of AC motors and DC motors such as the series, shunt and compound motors. Various types of servo motors are also examined. Laboratory activities reinforce the theory. A working knowledge of electronics is recommended.
Prereq: AC Circuits 1 (10660114)
Pneumatics 1
10-620-162
1
Introduces the principles of compressed air and studies various control operations such as speed, force and direction. Laboratory activities are performed to verify the theory.
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)
Programmable Logic Controllers 1
10-609-173
1
Covers PLC I/O configuration, ladder diagram networks, latches, timers, counters, comparing and forcing concepts. Hands-on labs use the Allen Bradley SLC-500 series controllers.
Coreq: Ladder Logic and Control Devices (10609170)
Digital Communications
10-605-170
1
Focuses on communication protocol and bus structures such as RS232, 420, 485, IEEE 488 (GPIB), IEEE 1492 (Firewire) and 12C. PCM, PAM, FSK, time, space and frequency division multiplexing are also covered. Synchronous and asynchronous characteristics and applications, data compression and encryption, and error checking schemes are introduced, and industrial networking topics are discussed.
Lean Six Sigma Fundamentals
10-623-128
1
Explores the fundamental concepts and tools of Lean Six Sigma and their application to the pursuit of organizational excellence through the reduction of variation and waste.

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