Associate in Applied Science in Electronics Technology

Degree Information

Academic Plan

AAS Electronics Technology

Academic Plan Code




MCCCD Program Detail

Field of Interest

Field of Interest: Applied Technology


Students must earn a grade of "C" or better for all courses within the Required Courses area.

The Associate in Applied Science (AAS) in Electronics Technology program is designed to give students a foundation of experience important in electronics technicians, manufacturing supervisors, test equipment specialists, prototype fabricators, and in other positions in firms that specialize in electronic design, manufacturing, service, and development. The program provides a broad algebra-based background and emphasizes current needs and trends in the electronics industry. The AAS program combines coursework in electronics technology with a General Education curriculum.

What You’ll Learn

This program will help you gain the expertise needed to:

  1. Demonstrate an ability to solve linear algebraic equation.
  2. Use algebraic and trigonometric functions to solve electronic problems.
  3. Apply Ohm's and Kirchhoff's laws to the solution of DC circuits and networks.
  4. Apply Kirchhoff's laws in conjunction with phasor concepts to solve AC circuits and networks.
  5. Apply small signal analysis to bipolar and field-effect transistor circuits, and multistage amplifiers.
  6. Apply the concept of Boolean algebra to the generation and reduction of logic circuits.
  7. Demonstrate the ability to design and construct an electronic circuit board and enclosure.
  8. Use the operational amplifier as a linear functional block.
  9. Use assembly language to program a microprocessor.
  10. Analyze and discuss input/output techniques necessary for interfacing keyboards, displays, and stopper motors to a microprocessor.
  11. Properly use standard electronic test equipment in the laboratory environment.
  12. Describe sideband and bandwidth characteristics of FM and AM transmitted waveforms.
  13. Describe the operation and salient characteristics of asynchronous and synchronous, modems.
  14. Develop an appreciation of safe work habits.
  15. Describe the operation and application of various electromechanical devices.
  16. Use computer programs to solve technology related problems.

Program Prerequisites

Program prerequisites
Course #Course TitleCredits
ELE101Beginning Algebra for Technology (3) OR
MAT090Introductory Algebra (5) OR
MAT091Introductory Algebra (4) OR
MAT092Introductory Algebra (3) OR
MAT093Introductory Algebra/Math Anxiety Reduction (5) OR
Permission of Instructor0-5

Required Courses

Required courses
Course #Course TitleCredits
ELE105Algebra-Trigonometry for Technology5
ELE111Circuit Analysis I4
ELE112Circuit Analysis II4
ELE121Solid-State Devices and Circuits I4
ELE131Digital Logic and Circuits3
ELE173Fabrication Techniques2
ELE181Computer Programming for Technology3
ELE222Solid State Devices and Circuits II4
ELE241Microprocessor Concepts4
ELE/ELT243Microprocessor Applications3
ELE251Electronic Measurements3
ELE261Communication Systems4
ELE263Digital Data Communications4
GTC106AAIndustrial Safety2
GTC185Electro-Mechanical Devices4

General Education Requirements

General education requirements
General Education RequirementCredits: 14-18
General Education CoreCredits: 9-12
First-Year CompositionCredits: 6
Any approved general education course from the First Year Composition area.
Oral CommunicationCredits: 3
Any approved general education course from the Oral Communication area.
Critical ReadingCredits: 0-3
Any approved general education course from the Critical Reading area OR Equivalent as indicated by assessment.
MathematicsCredits: 0
Met by ELE105 in the Required Courses area.
General Education DistributionCredits: 5-6
Humanities and Fine ArtsCredits: 2-3
Any approved general education course from the Humanities and Fine Arts area.
Social and Behavioral SciencesCredits: 3
Any approved general education course from the Social and Behavioral Sciences area.
Natural SciencesCredits: 0
Met by ELE111, ELE112, ELE121, ELE131 in the Required Courses area.

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Major: 3220
First Term: 2012 Fall
Final Term: 2020 Summer
Award: AAS
Total Credits: 67-71
CIPS code: 15.0303
SOC codes: 17-3023.00
Initiating College:
Program Availability: - MC
Occupational Area: Manufacturing
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Last Updated: 02/25/2020