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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

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 (37 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.
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
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)
Circuit Analysis
10-605-118
2Credit
54
54
54 hours in class and estimate 54 hours outside of class. 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.
Prereq: AC Circuits 3 (10605116)
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)
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)
Technical Calculus 1
10-804-120
4Credit
90
126
90 hours in class and estimate 126 hours outside of class. 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.
Prereqs: College Technical Math 2 (10804116) or College Algebra and Trig with Applications (10804197)
Digital Electronics 3
10-605-132
2Credit
54
54
54 hours in class and estimate 54 hours outside of class. Covers circuit reduction techniques such as Boolean Algebra, Karnaugh Mapping, Sum of Products, etc. Laboratory activities are performed to verify the theory.
Prereq: Digital Electronics 2 (10605131)
Technical Calculus 2
10-804-119
4Credit
90
126
90 hours in class and estimate 126 hours outside of class. 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.
Prereq: Technical Calculus 1 (10804120)

General Studies (27 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)
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: ACCPL Reading >= 54 & Sentence >= 83 OR ACT (Read/Engl) >= 18 OR Program Prep 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: ACCPL Algebra >= 85 and ACCPL Arithmetic >= 65 OR ACT(Math) >=22 OR Intermediate Algebra with Apps 10804118 OR not pursuing a degree.
College Physics 1
10-806-143
3Credit
72
90
72 hours in class and estimate 90 hours outside of class. 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)
Technical Reporting
10-801-197
3Credit
54
108
54 hours in class and estimate 108 hours outside of class. 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 Comm or English Comp 1 with a C or better and a minimum of 24 college credits OR active in UW-O Cert. AODA students have additional coreq of Assessment & Diagnosis of Substance Abuse. OTA students have prereq of Intro to OT.
Economics
10-809-195
3Credit
54
108
54 hours in class and estimate 108 hours outside of class. 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.
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: 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
3Credit
54
108
54 hours in class and estimate 108 hours outside of class. 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
Instructional
Hours
Outside Effort
Hours**
Prior Learning
Credit Eligibility
Options
Advanced Circuit Analysis 1
10-662-112
3Credit
72
90
72 hours in class and estimate 90 hours outside of class. 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.
Coreq: Circuit Analysis (10605118)
Advanced Circuit Analysis 2
10-662-124
3Credit
72
90
72 hours in class and estimate 90 hours outside of class. 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.
Prereq: Advanced Circuit Analysis 1 (10662112)

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