Electronic Engineering Technology (A.A.S.)

Division of Mathematics, Engineering Technologies and Computer Sciences — Curriculum Code: 2307

Will Earn Upon Program Completion: Associate in Applied Science (A.A.S.) Degree

Look inside any computer, TV, telephone, medical instrument, or household appliance and you will find electronic components, circuits, and systems. The same is true for traffic control systems, aircraft engines, cameras, automobiles, and other devices. All of these were designed and manufactured by engineers and technicians trained in the principles of electronic technology. This program prepares students to work with engineers in the design, fabrication, installation, operation, maintenance, and repair of electronic and electrical instruments and machinery. The program is accredited by the Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission or ‘ABET’, http://www.abet.org.

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About this A.A.S. in Electronic Engineering Technology degree

Are there any requirements I must satisfy before I start taking courses in my major?

Based on your placement test scores, you may have to take developmental courses in reading, English, and/or mathematics before taking the core curriculum courses in your major.

If I major in Electronic Engineering Technology, can I transfer to an upper-division college or university?

Yes. You may choose to participate in the Dual Admissions program with New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) and have all your credits applied to the first two years of the bachelor’s degree program, or you may choose to transfer your credits to one of the many colleges that will apply most or all of your credits toward a bachelor’s degree in Electronic Engineering Technology.

How long will it take for me to complete this degree?

If you do not need developmental coursework and you register for an average of 16 credits each semester, you can complete the degree in two years. Part time students can complete the program in three or four years.

Upon completion of this program, graduates will be able to:

  • Demonstrate use of basic electronic measurement instruments including multimeters and oscilloscopes to test, verify, and troubleshoot electronic circuits;
  • Demonstrate computer competency in using electronic simulation software to build, analyze, and verify analog/digital electronic circuit behavior;
  • Create, read, and interpret electrical/electronic symbols in schematic diagrams to analyze/verify signal flow; and
  • Demonstrate appropriate oral and written communication skills and professional behaviors, which include being able to effectively work as a member of a team.

Where should I direct specific questions about this program?

Call the Division at (973) 877-4400.

Program Requirements

General Education Requirements (20 credits)

Written & Oral Communication (6 credits)
ENG 101 (3 credits)
ENG 102 or ENG 105 (one 3-credit course)

Scientific Knowledge & Reasoning (4 credits)
PHY 101 (one 4-credit course)

Quantitative Knowledge & Skills (6 credits)
MTH 114 (3 credits)
MTH 213 (3 credits)

Society & Human Behavior (6 credits)
Choose two of the following courses: ANT 101, ANT 105, ECO 101, ECO 102, POL 101, POL 104, PSY 101, PSY 102, PSY 219, SOC 101, SOC 108 or SOC 219 (one 3-credit courses)

Historical Perspective (3 credits)
Choose one of the following history courses: HST 101, HST 102, HST 111, HST 112, HST 121, HST 122, HST 131, HST 132, HST 134, HST 135, HST 136, HST 137, HST 161 or HST 162 (one 3-credit course)

Major Course Requirements

ENR 100 Intro. to Engineering (2 credits)
ELC 115 Electric Circuits: DC and AC (4 credits)
ELC 120 Electronics I: Semiconductor Components (4 credits)
ELC 211 Electric Power (3 credits)
ELC 218 Pulse and Digital Circuits (3 credits)
ELC 221 Electronics II: Amplifiers (4 credits)
ELC 222 Electronics III: Communications Systems (4 credits)
ELC 224 Linear Circuit Analysis (3 credits)
ELC 228 Introduction To Microprocessors (4 credits)

Additional Course Requirements (13 credits)

CSC 112 Computer Programming for Engineering and Technology (3 credits)
ENR 103 Enginering Graphics (2 credits)
PHY 102 College Physics II (4 credits)

Recommended Sequence of Courses

Total Credits Required for Degree: 62

First Semester

ENG 101 College Composition I (3 credits)
ENG 100 Intro to Engineering  (2 credits)
ELC 115 Electric Circuits: DC and AC (4 credits)
MTH 114 Unified Calculus I (3 credits)
PHY 101 College Physics I (4 credits)

Second Semester

ENG 102 College Composition II OR ENG 105 Technical Writing (3 credits)
ENR 103 Engineering Graphics (2 credits)
ELC 120 Electronics I Semiconductor Components (4 credits)
MTH 114 Unified Calculus I (3 credits)
PHY 102 College Physics II (4 credits)

Summer Session

Society & Human Behavior requirement (one 3-credit course)
Historical Perspective requirement (one 3-credit course)

Third Semester

CSC 112 Computer Programming For Engineering and Technology (3 credits)
ELC 211 Electric Power (3 credits)
ELC 218 Pulse and Digital Circuits (3 credits)
ELC 221 Electronics II: Amplifiers (4 credits)

Fourth Semester

ELC 222 Electronics III: Communication Systems (4 credits)
ELC 224 Linear Circuit Analysis (3 credits)
ELC 228 Introduction To Microprocessors (4 credits)
Society & Human Behavior requirement (one 3-credit course)

NOTES: 

(1) The two General Education Integrated Course Goals, Ethical Reasoning & Action and Information Literacy, are both addressed by the required curriculum described above, regardless of specific choices made by the individual student.

(2) This plan assumes the completion of all required developmental courses in Reading, English, and Mathematics as well as other pre-requisites and co-requisites for some of the courses, as listed in the Course Descriptions section.