Electronic Engineering Technology AS Major - Historical
Department: Engineering & Technology
Approval: October 2012

The Major in Electronic Engineering Technology offers students training for employment in industries utilizing analog and digital systems, microprocessors and communication electronics. The major is designed to be a two-year course of study in which students work closely with Engineering and Electronics faculty to develop the skills needed for work in the electronics industry. Upon successful completion of the curriculum, students receive the Associate in Science Degree in Electronic Engineering Technology.

Training in the first year is designed to provide students with a sound working knowledge of the theory of direct-and alternating-current circuits (common to both electrical and electronic applications). Students also study the basic principles of amplifiers, solid-state devices, digital techniques, circuits, and systems. In the second year, the student completes courses in advanced electronics; including microprocessors, communication systems (i.e. radios), and non-sinusoidal circuits.

Students who complete the curriculum satisfactorily are qualified for positions as technicians engaged in research and development, manufacturing, testing, installing, and maintaining electronic equipment. Graduates may advance after obtaining experience and further training to become production supervisors, sales engineers, field engineers, and test engineers.

Learning Outcomes
Upon completion of this program, students will be able to:

Students must complete each course with a grade of "C" or higher in order to be awarded the Associate in Science Degree in Electronic Engineering Technology.

Assuming students start this AS with transfer‐level math and English eligibility, the minimum time for completion is 4 semesters. Completion time will vary based on student preparation and number of units completed per semester. 

Courses Required for the Major in Electronic Engineering Technology AS
Course Units
Required courses (recommended to be completed in First Semester):
ENGN 10A - Introduction to Engineering: The Profession 2.00
ET 50 - Technical Mathematics 4.00
ET 104 - Introduction to Engineering Drawing and Manufacturing 2.00
ELEC 101 - Electronics I: Essentials of Electronics - Measurements and Passive Circuits 2.50
PHYC 2A - Introductory Physics 3.00
PHYC 2AL - Introductory Physics Laboratory 1.00
Total: 14.50
Required specialization courses:
PHYC 2B - Introductory Physics 3.00
PHYC 2BL - Introductory Physics Laboratory 1.00
MATH 100A - Short Calculus I 3.00
CMST 12 - Fundamentals of Oral Communication 3.00
ELEC 102A - Electronics II: Active Analog Circuits and Practical Applications 2.50
ELEC 102B - Electronics II: Digital Circuits and Practical Applications 2.50
ELEC 103A - Electronics III: Analog Circuits and Practical Applications 2.50
ELEC 103B - Electronics III: Digital Circuit Interfaces and Programming 2.50
ELEC 104A - Electronics IV: Wireless Analog and Digital Communication Systems 2.50
ELEC 104B - Electronics IV: Microcontroller Interfaces and Programming 2.50
Total: 25.00
Choose 4 units of Technical Electives:
Choose Technical Electives from Engineering (ENGN) and/or Computer Networking and Information Technology (CNIT) courses. Please consult an engineering advisor to ensure your choices match you’re academic goals. You may request to substitute courses not on the above list if you get approval of an engineering advisor. These could include mechanical courses, engineering courses, or courses in other departments 4.00
Total: 4.00
Total: 43.50