Associate in Applied Science in Electronics Technology

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Field of Interest

Field of Interest: Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics

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 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.

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Field of Interest
Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics
Type
Associate Degree
Academic Plan
Electronics Technology (DEG)
Academic Plan Code
3220
Total Credits Required
67-73
Catalog Year
2021-2022
Program Notes

Students must earn a grade of C or better for all courses required 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.
  9. Design and construct an electronic circuit board and enclosure.
  10. Practice safe work habits according to industry standards.
  11. Utilize effective written and oral communication skills in accordance with the professional conventions within the field of electronics technology.
  12. Critically assess problems using the theoretical foundations and analytical tools of 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 Arizona-based annual median wages* for this program. 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.

Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technologists and Technicians

$60,250

* Wage information sourced from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Employment Statistics Program. Updated May 2019.

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.

Full-time Sequence

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

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
ELE131 Digital Logic and Circuits 3
ELE181 Computer Programming for Technology 3
MAT12+ Intermediate Algebra OR Equivalent or higher level mathematics course in the Mathematical Applications [MA] area 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

Term 2

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 2
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
ELE112 Circuit Analysis II 4
ELE121 Solid-State Devices And Circuits I 4
ELE241 Microprocessor Concepts 4
GTC/MIT/OSH106 Industrial Safety 2

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

Term 4

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during 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
ELE173 Fabrication Techniques 3
ELE222 Solid-State Devices and Circuits II 4
ELE/ELT243 Microprocessor Applications 3
ELE261 Communication Systems 4

Term 5

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during 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
ELE251 Electronic Measurements 3
ELE263 Digital Data Communications 4
SB Social & Behavioral Sciences SB 3
CRE101 College Critical Reading and Critical Thinking OR Equivalent as indicated by Assessment L 0–3
SG or
SQ
Natural Sciences General or Natural Sciences Quantitative SG or SQ 4

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
MAT12+ Intermediate Algebra OR Equivalent or higher level mathematics course in the Mathematical Applications [MA] area 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

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
GTC/MIT/OSH106 Industrial Safety 2

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
SB Social & Behavioral Sciences SB 3

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
ELE241 Microprocessor Concepts 4

Term 5

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 5
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
ELE173 Fabrication Techniques 3
ELE222 Solid-State Devices and Circuits II 4
ELE/ELT243 Microprocessor Applications 3

Term 6

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 6
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
ENG101 or
ENG107
First-Year Composition or First-Year Composition for ESL FYC 3
SG or
SQ
Natural Sciences General or Natural Sciences Quantitative SG or SQ 4

Term 7

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 7
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
ENG102 or
ENG108 or
ENG111
First-Year Composition or First-Year Composition for ESL or Technical and Professional Writing FYC or L 3

Term 8

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 8
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
ELE261 Communication Systems 4
ELE251 Electronic Measurements 3
CRE101 College Critical Reading and Critical Thinking OR Equivalent as indicated by Assessment L 0–3

Term 9

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 9
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
HU Humanities, Fine Arts & Design HU 3
ELE263 Digital Data Communications 4

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Disclaimer

Students must earn a grade of C or better for each course listed in the Required Courses area.

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 Technology (http://aztransmac2.asu.edu/cgi-bin/WebObjects/MCCCD.woa/wa/freeForm3?id=147846).

Other Versions

The pathway map presented above is for the current catalog year and is the intended pathway map for new students. Other versions of this pathway map from different catalog years are available below:

A list of the current and previous versions of the pathway map for the Electronics Technology program
Catalog Year Effective Dates
2021-2022 (Current)    5/25/2021 – 5/23/2022
2020-2021 5/26/2020 – 5/24/2021