Associate in Applied Science in Electronics Engineering Technology

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Field of Interest

Field of Interest: Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics

The Associate in Applied Science (AAS) in Electronics Engineering Technology is designed to give students a foundation of experience important in engineering assistants, field engineers, prototype designers, specification writers, technical representatives, and in other positions in organizations that specialize in electronic design, manufacturing, service, and development. Students with this degree may work in industries that include, but are not limited to, aerospace, biotechnology, communications, entertainment, industrial, medical, power, semiconductor, and transportation. The Electronics Engineering Technology program is designed to enable industry employment while still providing transfer credits to a four year engineering program.

Details

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Field of Interest
Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics
Type
Associate Degree
Academic Plan
Electronics Engineering Technology (DEG)
Academic Plan Code
3224
Total Credits Required
61-65
Catalog Year
2021-2022
Effective Term
Fall 2020
Program Notes

Students must earn a grade of C or better for all courses within the program.

What You’ll Learn

This pathway map will help you gain the expertise needed to:

  1. Solve problems in analog electronics using basic mathematical functions, Ohm's and Kirchoff's laws, and phasors.
  2. Analyze bipolar and Field Effect Transistor (FET) circuits, along with operational amplifier circuits.
  3. Apply the concepts of Boolean algebra to digital logic circuits.
  4. Interface keyboards, displays, stopper motors, and other peripheral devices to a microprocessor system.
  5. Program a microprocessor using low and high level programming languages.
  6. Construct, operate, and measure circuits that use various forms of analog and digital radio communication.
  7. Demonstrate proficiency using standard electronic test equipment.
  8. Use contemporary operating systems and application software to solve problems in electronics, and use computer modeling to analyze electronic systems.
  9. Utilize effective written and oral communication skills in accordance with the professional conventions within the field of electronics engineering technology.
  10. Apply the fundamentals of the design process and problem solving skills in a team environment to solve problems.
  11. Apply calculus techniques to solve technical problems.
  12. Apply fundamental concepts of chemistry or physics to problems involving electronics technology.

Career Opportunities

Successful completion of this degree may lead to employment in a variety of different occupations and industries. Below are examples of related occupations with associated Maricopa County-based annual median wages* for this degree. Education requirements vary for the occupations listed below, so you may need further education or degrees in order to qualify for some of these jobs and earn the related salaries. Please visit with an academic advisor and/or program director for additional information. You can click on any occupation to view the detail regarding education level, wages, and employment information.

There are additional career opportunities associated with this degree that do not have occupational data available for Arizona at this time. These occupations are listed below, with links to salary information for the United States as a whole (if available):
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technicians
* Career and wage information provided by Emsi using data, reports, and forecasts which are generated using government data sources and Emsi’s proprietary analytical processes. Emsi’s data covers multiple classes of workers including QCEW, non-QCEW, and those who are self-employed. Disclaimer

Course Sequence by Term

The following is the suggested course sequence by term. Please keep in mind:

  • Students should meet with an academic advisor to develop an individual education plan that meets their academic and career goals. Use the Pathway Planner tool in your Student Center to manage your plan.
  • The course sequence is laid out by suggested term and may be affected when students enter the program at different times of the year.
  • Initial course placement is determined by current district placement measures and/or completion of 100-200 level course and/or program requirements.
  • Degree and transfer seeking students may be required to successfully complete a MCCCD First Year Experience Course (FYE) within the first two semesters at a MCCCD College. Courses include AAA/CPD150, AAA/CPD150AC, CPD104, and AAA115/CPD115. Course offerings will vary by college. See an academic, program, or faculty advisor for details.
  • Consult with your faculty mentor or academic advisor to determine educational requirements, including possible university transfer options, for your chosen career field.

When to Start Taking Classes

It is suggested that you begin taking the courses found in this course sequence starting in a Fall Semester.

Full-time Sequence

Full-time status is 12 credits to 18 credits per semester.

Fall Semester (Term 1)

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Fall Semester (Term 1)
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
ELE111 Circuit Analysis I Critical course Gateway course 4
ELE131 Digital Logic and Circuits 3
MAT15+ or
MAT187 or
Elective
College Algebra/Functions or Precalculus or Elective MA 3–6
AAA/CPD115 or
AAA/CPD150 or
AAA/CPD150AC or
CPD104
Creating College Success or Strategies for College Success or Educational and Career Planning or Career and Personal Development 0–3
ELE181 Computer Programming for Technology 3

Spring Semester (Term 2)

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Spring Semester (Term 2)
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
ELE112 Circuit Analysis II 4
ELE241 Microprocessor Concepts 4
MAT182 Plane Trigonometry May be met by taking MAT187, that combines MAT15+ and MAT182. RC 0–3
ELE121 Solid-State Devices And Circuits I 4

Summer Semester (Term 3)

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Summer Semester (Term 3)
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
ENG101 or
ENG107
First-Year Composition or First-Year Composition for ESL FYC 3
HU Humanities, Fine Arts & Design HU 3
SB Social & Behavioral Sciences SB 3

Fall Semester (Term 4)

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Fall Semester (Term 4)
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
COM100 or
COM110 or
COM225 or
COM230
Introduction to Human Communication or Interpersonal Communication or Public Speaking or Small Group Communication SB or L 3
ECE102 Engineering Analysis Tools and Techniques 2
ELE222 Solid-State Devices and Circuits II 4
MAT220 or
MAT221
Calculus with Analytic Geometry I or Calculus with Analytic Geometry I Critical course MA 4–5
PHY111 General Physics I Course also meets the General Education Natural Sciences area SQ 4

Spring Semester (Term 5)

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Spring Semester (Term 5)
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
ENG102 or
ENG108 or
ENG111
First-Year Composition or First-Year Composition for ESL or Technical and Professional Writing FYC or L 3
ECE103 Engineering Problem Solving and Design 2
MAT231 Calculus with Analytic Geometry II MA 4
PHY112 or
(CHM130 and
CHM130LL)
General Physics II or (Fundamental Chemistry and Fundamental Chemistry Laboratory) SQ 4
CRE101 College Critical Reading and Critical Thinking L 0–3

Part-time Sequence

Part-time status is 11 credit hours or less.

Term 1

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 1
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
ELE111 Circuit Analysis I Critical course Gateway course 4
AAA/CPD115 or
AAA/CPD150 or
AAA/CPD150AC or
CPD104
Creating College Success or Strategies for College Success or Educational and Career Planning or Career and Personal Development 3
MAT15+ or
MAT187 or
Elective
College Algebra/Functions or Precalculus or Elective MA 3–6

Term 2

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 2
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
ELE131 Digital Logic and Circuits 3
ELE181 Computer Programming for Technology 3
MAT182 Plane Trigonometry May be met by taking MAT187, that combines MAT15+ and MAT182. RC 0–3

Term 3

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 3
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
ELE112 Circuit Analysis II 4
MAT220 or
MAT221
Calculus with Analytic Geometry I or Calculus with Analytic Geometry I Critical course MA 4–5

Term 4

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 4
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
ELE121 Solid-State Devices And Circuits I 4
MAT231 Calculus with Analytic Geometry II RC 4–5

Term 5

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 5
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
ELE222 Solid-State Devices and Circuits II 4
ECE102 Engineering Analysis Tools and Techniques 2
ENG101 or
ENG107
First-Year Composition or First-Year Composition for ESL FYC 3

Term 6

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 6
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
ELE241 Microprocessor Concepts 4
ENG102 or
ENG108 or
ENG111
First-Year Composition or First-Year Composition for ESL or Technical and Professional Writing FYC or L 3

Term 7

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 7
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
ECE103 Engineering Problem Solving and Design 2
PHY111 General Physics I Course also meets the General Education Natural Sciences area SQ 4

Term 8

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 8
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
SB Social & Behavioral Sciences SB 3
HU Humanities, Fine Arts & Design HU 2–3

Term 9

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 9
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
PHY112 or
(CHM130 and
CHM130LL)
General Physics II or (Fundamental Chemistry and Fundamental Chemistry Laboratory) SQ 4
CRE101 College Critical Reading and Critical Thinking L 0–3
COM100 or
COM110 or
COM225 or
COM230
Introduction to Human Communication or Interpersonal Communication or Public Speaking or Small Group Communication SB or L 3

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Disclaimer

Students must earn a grade of C or better for all courses required within the program.

Course Sequence total credits may differ from the program information located on the MCCCD curriculum website due to program and system design.

At Maricopa, we strive to provide you with accurate and current information about our degree and certificate offerings. Due to the dynamic nature of the curriculum process, course and program information is subject to change. As a result, the course list associated with this degree or certificate on this site does not represent a contract, nor does it guarantee course availability. If you are interested in pursuing this degree or certificate, we encourage you to meet with an academic advisor to discuss the requirements at your college for the appropriate catalog year.

View MCCCD’s curriculum website for the Associate in Applied Science in Electronics Engineering Technology (https://aztransmac2.asu.edu/cgi-bin/WebObjects/MCCCD.woa/wa/freeForm3?id=147868).

Previous Catalog Years

The pathway map presented above is for the current catalog year and is the intended pathway map for new students. All previous catalog years for this pathway map are available at the link below.

Previous catalog years for Associate in Applied Science (AAS) in Electronics Engineering Technology