Electronics Engineering Technology

The Associate in Applied Science degree in Electronics Engineering Technology has been specifically designed to prepare individuals to become technologists or advanced technicians in the workforce.

Electronics Engineering Technologists typically design, build, install, test, troubleshoot, repair, and modify developmental and production electronic components, equipment, and systems such as industrial/computer controls, manufacturing systems, instrumentation systems, communication systems, and power electronic systems.

 A broad-based core of courses ensures that students develop the skills necessary to perform entry-level tasks. Emphasis is placed on developing the ability to think critically, analyze, and troubleshoot electronic systems. Beginning with electrical fundamentals, course work progressively introduces electronics, 2D Computer Aided Design (CAD), circuit simulation, solid-state fundamentals, digital concepts, instrumentation, C++ programming, microprocessors, programmable Logic Controllers (PLCs). Course work includes setup and maintenance of instrumentation devices, PIDs, Programmable Logic Controllers (PLCs), Human Machine Interfaces (HMIs), C++, microprocessors, and process control loop tuning. Other course work includes the study of various fields associated with the electrical/electronic industry.

Complete details, including a flowchart showing a typical schedule of classes per semester for this program, is found on the Electronics Engineering Technology website at cpcc.edu/et/academic-programs/Electronics-engineering-technology

This degree program focuses on the knowledge and skills associated with the installation, maintenance, integration and troubleshooting of instrumentation and control systems. It is intended for workforce development to permit students to go directly into industry with this degree. There are several opportunities for industry certifications built into the program which allow students to add skills to their resume. Graduates should qualify for employment as engineering assistants or electronic technologists with job titles such as electronics engineering technician, field service technician, maintenance technician, communications technician, electronic tester, electronic systems integrator, electronics and instrumentation technician, control technician, bench technician, and production control technician. Graduates can transfer to a university program to finish a bachelor’s degree, however there will be deficiencies. The Electrical Engineering Technology AAS Degree program is designed for students planning to continue to a four-year bachelor's degree in engineering technology.

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Electronics Engineering Technology (A40200)

Degree Awarded

The Associate in Applied Science degree - Electronics Engineering Technology is awarded by the College upon completion of the program.

Program Accreditation

The Electronics Engineering Technology program at CPCC is accredited by the Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission of the Accreditation Board of Engineering and Technology (TAC of ABET), abet.org.

How to Apply

Visit the CPCC Getting Started page to apply at cpcc.edu/getstarted

More Information

For a printer-friendly version of this information, download the Electronics Engineering Technology Flyer or the Electronics Engineering Technology Program Educational Objectives found under More Information on the program website at cpcc.edu/et/academic-programs/Electronics-engineering-technology/.

Current departmental news is available at CEEET, the online Computer, Electrical and Electronics Engineering Technology Newsletter

If you are in this program or have questions about this program please contact our faculty for advising.

The Electronics Engineering Technology program is in the Engineering Technology Division. For additional information, visit the Engineering Technologies website at cpcc.edu/et or call the Engineering Technology Division at 704.330.6860.

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General Education Requirements
ENG 111Writing and Inquiry3.0
Select one of the following courses:3.0
Writing and Research in the Disciplines
Literature-Based Research
Professional Research & Reporting
Select one of the following courses:3.0
Introduction to Communication
Public Speaking
Select 3 credits of the following:3.0
Art Appreciation
Art History Survey I
Art History Survey II
Cultural Studies
Myth in Human Culture
Music Appreciation
Introduction to Jazz
Philosophical Issues
Introduction to Ethics
World Religions
Select 3 credits of the following:3.0
Principles of Microeconomics
Principles of Macroeconomics
World Civilizations I
World Civilizations II
American History I
American History II
American Government
General Psychology
Introduction to Sociology
Select 3 credits of the following:3.0
Algebra/Trigonometry I
Or UNCC Transfer 2+2, take
Precalculus Algebra
Or UNCC Transfer 2+2, take
Calculus I
Major Requirements
ELN 131Analog Electronics I4.0
ELN 133Digital Electronics4.0
ELN 260Prog Logic Controllers4.0
ELN 232Introduction to Microprocessors4.0
ELN 150Computer-Aided Drafting for Electronics2.0
ELC 133Circuit Analysis II4.0
Take 1 of two groups:4.0
Circuit Analysis I
DC Circuit Analysis
and AC Circuit Analysis
Other Major Requirements:
PCI 173Programmable Systems4.0
MAT 223Applied Calculus3.0
CSC 134C++ Programming3.0
ELC 213Instrumentation4.0
ELN 132Analog Electronics II4.0
Take one of the following:1.0
Advanced Motors and Controls
Work-Based Learning I
Physics:
Take 4 credits:4.0
Physics-Mechanics
College Physics I
General Physics I
Algebra II/Trigonometry:
Take 3 credits:3.0
Algebra/Trigonometry II
or UNCC Transfer 2+2, take
Precalculus Trigonometry
Total Credits70

No diplomas offered.

No certificates offered.

Courses

ELN 131. Analog Electronics I. 4.0 Credits. Class-3.0. Clinical-0.0. Lab-3.0. Work-0.0

This course introduces the characteristics and applications of semiconductor devices and circuits. Emphasis is placed on analysis, selection, biasing, and applications. Upon completion, students should be able to construct, analyze, verify, and troubleshoot analog circuits using appropriate techniques and test equipment.

Prerequisites: Take ELC 131 Minimum grade C

ELN 132. Analog Electronics II. 4.0 Credits. Class-3.0. Clinical-0.0. Lab-3.0. Work-0.0

This course covers additional applications of analog electronic circuits with an emphasis on analog and mixed signal integrated circuits (IC). Topics include amplification, filtering, oscillation, voltage regulation, and other analog circuits. Upon completion, students should be able to construct, analyze, verify, and troubleshoot analog electronic circuits using appropriate techniques and test equipment.

ELN 133. Digital Electronics. 4.0 Credits. Class-3.0. Clinical-0.0. Lab-3.0. Work-0.0

This course covers combinational and sequential logic circuits. Topics include number systems, Boolean algebra, logic families, medium scale integration (MSI) and large scale integration (LSI) circuits, analog to digital (AD) and digital to analog (DA) conversion, and other related topics. Upon completion, students should be able to construct, analyze, verify, and troubleshoot digital circuits using appropriate techniques and test equipment.

ELN 150. Computer-Aided Drafting for Electronics. 2.0 Credits. Class-1.0. Clinical-0.0. Lab-3.0. Work-0.0

This course introduces computer-aided drafting (CAD) with an emphasis on applications in the electronics field. Topics include electronics industry standards (symbols, schematic diagrams, layouts); drawing electronic circuit diagrams; and specialized electronic drafting practices and components such as resistors, capacitors, and ICs. Upon completion, students should be able to prepare electronic drawings with CAD software.

ELN 193. Selected Topics in Electronics. 3.0 Credits. Class-2.0. Clinical-0.0. Lab-3.0. Work-0.0

ELN 232. Introduction to Microprocessors. 4.0 Credits. Class-3.0. Clinical-0.0. Lab-3.0. Work-0.0

This course introduces microprocessor architecture and microcomputer systems including memory and input/output interfacing. Topics include low-level language programming, bus architecture, I/O systems, memory systems, interrupts, and other related topics. Upon completion, students should be able to interpret, analyze, verify, and troubleshoot fundamental microprocessor circuits and programs using appropriate techniques and test equipment.

Prerequisites: Take ELN 133E Minimum grade C

ELN 233. Microprocessor Systems. 4.0 Credits. Class-3.0. Clinical-0.0. Lab-3.0. Work-0.0

This course covers the application and design of microprocessor control systems. Topics include control and interfacing of systems using AD/DA, serial/parallel I/O, communication protocols, and other related applications. Upon completion, students should be able to design, construct, program, verify, analyze, and troubleshoot fundamental microprocessor interface and control circuits using related equipment.

Prerequisites: Take ELN 232

ELN 237. Local Area Networks. 3.0 Credits. Class-2.0. Clinical-0.0. Lab-3.0. Work-0.0

This course introduces the fundamentals of local area networks and their operation. Topics include the characteristics of network topologies, system hardware, system configuration, installation and operation of the LAN. Upon completion, students should be able to install and maintain a local area network.

Prerequisites: Take ELN 133E

ELN 260. Prog Logic Controllers. 4.0 Credits. Class-3.0. Clinical-0.0. Lab-3.0. Work-0.0

This course provides a detailed study of PLC applications, with a focus on design of industrial controls using the PLC. Topics include PLC components, memory organization, math instructions, documentation, input/output devices, and applying PLCs in industrial control systems. Upon completion, students should be able to select and program a PLC system to perform a wide variety of industrial control functions.

Prerequisites: Take ELC 213 or ELN 133 with a minimum grade C