Electronics Degrees

MCC Electronics Degrees

We offer two different Associates degrees: the "ET" degree, and the "EET" degree. These take two years to complete if you are attending full-time. We also offer an Electronics Certification that can be completed in only one year. If you do not want to pursue a degree or certificate, you can take individual courses.

If you do not desire to pursue a full two-year Associates Degree, or if you would prefer to take only technical courses, you can pursue a Certificate of Completion (“CCL”). The CCL is comprised of the first year of courses listed in the ET associates degree. Some ET students apply for this certificate when they are halfway through the ET degree in order to show progress for their employers.

We meet annually with an industrial advisory committee made up of representatives from numerous local electronics employers, both large and small, to assure that the topics covered in these degrees remain up to date, and relevant to the needs of our local industry.

  Electronics Technology   Electronic Engineering Technology
Purpose: If you are interested solely in maximizing your knowledge of electronics, the ET degree may be for you. We minimized the amount of mathematics and physics that are in the traditional EET degree to make room for the additional electronics courses in this degree. Only algebra and trigonometry is required. There is no calculus in this degree. As a result, we could include a second semester of Microprocessors, and two semesters of Electronic Communications.   The EET degree is the traditional degree for students who desire to become Engineering Technicians. It is the standard degree that is offered by many electronics programs around the country, and was developed in response to industry needs beginning in the early 1960's. We have offered this degree here at MCC since 1969. Although this is an occupational degree, some of the credits (such as Physics and Calculus) are likely to transfer to four-year schools and provide a solid foundation upon which to pursue a 4-year degree.
Program Prerequisites

ELE101 Beginning Algebra for Technology, OR

MAT090 Developmental Algebra (5 cr), OR

MAT091 Introductory Algebra (4 cr), OR

MAT092 Introductory Algebra (3 cr), OR

MAT093 Introductory Algebra/Math Anxiety Reduction (5 cr).

This course can be waived with a score of 16 or higher on the Technical Algebra placement exam.  

MAT120 Intermediate Algebra (5 cr), OR

MAT121 Intermediate Algebra (4 cr) OR

MAT122 Intermediate Algebra, (3 cr) or equiv.

This course can be waived with a score of 42 or higher on the College Algebra placement exam.

FIRST SEMESTER (Fall)

ELE105 Algebra/Trig for Technology  

MAT150 College Algebra/Functions, OR

MAT151 College Algebra/Functions, OR

MAT152 College Algebra/Functions

ELE111 Circuit Analysis I ELE111 Circuit Analysis I
ELE131 Digital Logic & Circuits ELE131 Digital Logic & Circuits
ELE181 Computer Programming for Tech ELE181 Computer Programming for Tech
SECOND SEMESTER (Spring) ELE112 Circuit Analysis II   ELE112 Circuit Analysis II
ELE121 Solid-State Dev. & Circuits I ELE121 Solid-State Dev. & Circuits I
ELE241 Microprocessor Concepts ELE241 Microprocessor Concepts
GTC106 Industrial Safety MAT182 Plane Trigonometry
GTC185 Electro-Mechanical Devices
SUMMER ENG101 First Year Composition   ENG101 First Year Composition
CRE101 Critical & Evaluative Reading I CRE101 Critical & Evaluative Reading I
SOCxxx (any 3 cr. social science) SOCxxx (any 3 cr. social science course)
HUMxxx (any 2+ cr. humanities ) HUMxxx (any 2+ cr. humanities course)
THIRD SEMESTER (Fall) COM100 Intro to Human Communication  

COM100 Intro to Human Communication, OR

COM110 Interpersonal Communication, OR

COM230 Small Group Communication

ELE222 Solid-State Dev. & Circuits II ELE222 Solid-State Dev. & Circuits II
ELE243 Microprocessor Applications ECE102 Engineering Analysis Tools
ELE261 Communication Systems I MAT220 Analytic Geometry & Calculus I
ELE173 Fabrication Techniques PHY111 General Physics I
FOURTH SEMESTER (Spring) ENG102 First Year Composition   ENG111 Technical & Professional Writing
ELE251 Electronic Measurements ECE103 Engineering Problem Solving
ELE263 Communication Systems II MAT231 Calculus with Analytic Geom. II

PHY112 General Physics II, OR

CHM130 and CHM130LL

IMPORTANT NOTE: for the General Education classes, it is essential that you meet with an MCC campus advisor, as only they can give you definitive advice on the General Education courses that satisfy MCC's requirements. The above General Education courses are suggestions only.

The sequence of the courses shown here are suggestions only. You can take the courses in any order as long as the prerequisites for each course are met.

The two Associates degrees and the Certificate all share a common core of electronics courses. The core courses that are in all three of these Electronics programs are: ELE111, ELE131, ELE181, ELE112, ELE121, and ELE241.