Electronics Engineering Technology

What it's about

The Electronics Engineering Technology curriculum prepares the students to apply basic engineering principles and technical skills to become technicians who design, build, install, test, troubleshoot, repair, and modify developmental and production electronic components, equipment, and systems such as industrial/computer controls, manufacturing systems, communication systems, and power electronic systems.

This curriculum prepares students through the study and application of principles from mathematics, natural sciences, and technology and applied processes based on these subjects.

Jobs available

  • Electronics Engineering Technician
  • Refurbish Technician
  • Engineering Aide
  • Electrical Technician
  • Failure Analysis Technician
  • Electronics Technician
  • Electronics Test Technician
  • Field Engineer
  • Engineering Technician

Courses you'll take

Includes instruction in mathematics, natural sciences, engineering sciences and technology, basic electricity, solid-state fundamentals, digital concepts, and microprocessors or programmable logic controllers.

What you'll gain

Graduates should qualify for employment as electronics engineering technician, field service technician, instrumentation technician, maintenance technician, electronic tester, electronic systems integrator, bench technician, and production control technician.

Contact: spmedlin@davidsonccc.edu

Competencies: 

Upon successful completion of this program, the student should be able to:

  1. Demonstrate the personal and interpersonal skills needed to perform successfully as an entry-level electronic technician.
  2. Use basic test equipment and measuring instruments, including power supplies, multimeters, function generators, oscilloscopes, and logic analyzers.
  3. Use basic theorems of DC and AC network analysis to design, analyze, and troubleshoot electronic systems.
  4. Demonstrate understanding and use of basic electronic components, including semiconductor devices, operational amplifiers, and linear integrated circuits in power supplies, amplifiers, and control circuits.
  5. Design, build, and analyze combinational and sequential logic circuits.
  6. Program and interface a microcontroller to perform control operations in C and assembly language.
  7. Incorporate RAM and EPROM memory, input and output ports, and specialized interfacing components into a microprocessor system.
  8. Configure and program a programmable logic controller (PLC) to operate automated equipment.
  9. Design, implement, and troubleshoot pneumatic and/or hydraulic systems.
  10. Demonstrate understanding of electric machines and their operating parameters.
  11. Access and utilize technical information sources such as data, books, the Internet, and other people.
  12. Capture, organize, and effectively document laboratory experiences in oral, written, and graphical form.