Electrical Engineering Technology - Electronics

Get the skills you need for a career in electrical technology.

In Monroe Community College’s electrical engineering technology associate degree program, you’ll get hands-on training for a career in electronics design, manufacturing, sales, or service.

In recognition of the program’s excellence, our electrical technology degree is accredited by the ETAC-ABET (Accreditation Commission of ABET, http://www.abet.org) — the same organization that accredits electrical engineering programs at four-year schools. You’ll spend many hours in the electronics lab, getting practical experience with industrial-grade equipment.

In MCC’s electrical technology associate degree program, you’ll work with all types of electrical technology, including:

  • Computers
  • Smartphones
  • Touchscreens
  • Audiovisual systems
  • Manufacturing and construction instrumentation
  • Industrial hardware

Build Your Career with Monroe Community College’s Electrical Engineering Technology Degree

The electrical technology associate degree program at Monroe Community College is led by outstanding faculty who’ve spent years in the electronics industry. You’ll get a broad background that prepares you for a wide range of careers in electrical technology, while taking courses in:

  • Circuit analysis
  • Computer applications
  • Digital electronics
  • Microprocessors
  • Applied physics
  • Technical writing

After completing MCC’s two-year degree in electrical technology, you’ll be well prepared to transfer to a four-year school for a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering. Or you can go straight into the work force, with strong credentials for entry-level positions in electronics. MCC graduates have a strong track record of job placement and career success.

To learn more about the outstanding opportunities you can develop with our electrical engineering technology associate degree, contact Monroe Community College’s admissions office at (585) 292-2200 or admissions@monroecc.edu.

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A.A.S. Degree - Career Program

Department:Engineering Technologies

School(s): Applied Sciences & Technologies

CIP Code: 15.0303
MCC Program Code: ET01
NYSED Code (BRI): 77436

This program's design is based on: Traditional MCC General Education

Program Objectives: The Electrical Engineering Technology – Electronics program offers our diverse community with a high quality-learning environment and many training opportunities. After successfully completing the requirements of this program, the graduate will be capable of:

1. Functioning as a technically qualified electrical/electronics technician, fully capable of working with electrical, electronic, instrumentation, communication, control, and computer hardware and software based applications. Such activities may include the collection and analysis of data, the troubleshooting and repair of defective equipment and circuitry, the translation of engineering designs into projects and test procedures, and the preparation of technical reports for an engineering or sales team.

2. Successfully transferring to a four or five year baccalaureate program in electrical, computer, or telecommunications engineering technology. This allows the graduate to continue to participate in life-long learning if she/he desires.

3. Displaying employability in a qualified technical environment with a variety of constituencies such as clients, co-workers, supervisors, customers utilizing skills acquired in the program. Such skills include professional oral and written communication, critical-thinking and team working skills.

4. Engaging in professional development activities and building upon on her/his initial technical background and achieved degree.

Monroe Community College's Electrical Engineering Technology – Electronics program is accredited by the ETAC-ABET (Accreditation Commission of ABET, http://www.abet.org). For further information regarding accreditation, contact: ABET, 415 North Charles Street, Baltimore, MD 21201.

Phone: 410-347-7700, Email: etac@abet.org, Website: http://www.abet.org

(Housed in the Engineering Technologies Department)

Program Learning Outcomes
1) Collect and analyze data associated with an electrical engineering technology project.
2) Troubleshoot and repair defective equipment and circuitry.
3) Translate engineering designs into projects and test procedures.
4) Prepare technical reports for an engineering or sales team.
5) Apply knowledge of electrical engineering technology principles and standards (hardware and software) to the construction or functioning of electrical/electronics systems (ETAC-ABET Outcome A).
6) Apply principles of physics or chemistry with mathematical rigor (at or above the level of algebra and trigonometry) to problems associated with electronics (ETAC-ABET Outcome B).
7) Conduct and interpret standard tests and measurements associated with electronics experiments (ETAC-ABET Outcome C).
8) Conduct experiments applying electronic principles (ETAC-ABET Outcome C).
9) Analyze experimental data using electronic principles (ETAC-ABET Outcome C).
10) Function effectively as a member of a technical team (ETAC-ABET Outcome D).
11) Identify analyze and solve electrical engineering problems (ETAC-ABET Outcome E).
12) Communicate effectively regarding narrowly-defined electrical engineering technology activities (ETAC-ABET Outcome F).
13) Identify and discuss issues related to professional development and continuing education and training within the field of electrical engineering technology (ETAC-ABET Outcome G).
14) Discuss issues associated with electrical engineering professions including those related to diversity and ethics (ETAC-ABET Outcome H).
15) Demonstrate professional behaviors which may include timeliness dedication to quality or continuous improvement (ETAC-ABET Outcome I).

Employment Potential
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Requirements for Program Entrance
Intermediate Algebra with Trigonometry (or Math 104 at MCC).

Distribution Requirements

Credit Hours
ENG 101 College Composition OR
ENG 200 Advanced Composition
ELT 101 Electric Circuit Analysis I OR
ELT 121 AC/DC Circuit Analysis***
ELT 111 Introduction to Digital Electronics
TEK 101 Computer Applications for Technicians**
First Semester Total:
ELT 102 Electric Circuit Analysis II***#
ELT 112 Linear Circuits
PHY 145 College Physics I
Second Semester Total:
ELT 201 Linear Systems
ELT 202 Pulse and Digital Circuits
PHL 105 Technology and Values
Third Semester Total:
ELT 204 Industrial Electronics and Control4
ELT 205 Communications Systems5
ELT 206 Digital Systems and Microprocessors5
Fourth Semester Total:
* MATHEMATICS ELECTIVES should be selected with guidance from faculty advisors. Those who are not considering transfer to an upper division program will probably take the MTH 140/141/175 technical math sequence. Those contemplating transfer (and having a good math background) can fulfill their math requirement with the MTH 165/175/210 transfer math sequence. Students who are not proficient in algebra and trigonometry should consult a math advisor about taking MTH 135, MTH 098, MTH 104 and/or MTH 164 in preparation for the required technical math or transfer math sequence.

*** A specific calculator is required for ELT courses. Certain math courses recommend or require a specific calculator. Contact the department for details.
# ELT 101 or ELT 121 may serve as the prerequisite.

NOTE: Students in "2+2" Agreements should meet with their faculty advisor to make certain the courses they have selected meet the requirements of the college to which they plan to transfer.

NOTE: Electronics courses are normally offered only one semester per year, and have as a prerequisite certain lower numbered ELT courses. Failure to complete ELT courses in a properly planned sequence may result in a delay of graduation. Most other courses in this program are available Fall, Spring and Summer sessions.

NOTE: Students with less academic preparation will need three years to complete the Electronics program. The first year, the student could select from among MTH 098, MTH 104, MTH 135 and/or MTH 164; PHY 100; TEK 100, 101, 190; ELT 130; OFT 100, REA 100; TEK courses; ENG 101; PE; social science electives, etc. Contact an ELT advisor for details, and to explore the advisability of taking ELT 121 and ELT 102.
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