Electronics Engineering Technology
Electronics engineering technologists typically design, build, install, test, troubleshoot, repair, and modify developmental and production electronic components, equipment, and systems such as industrial/computer controls, manufacturing systems, instrumentation systems, communication systems, and power electronic systems. The Central Piedmont Associate in Applied Science degree in Electronics Engineering Technology has been specifically designed to prepare individuals to become technologists or advanced technicians in the workforce.
What You Will Learn
The electronics engineering technology degree program focuses on the knowledge and skills associated with the installation, maintenance, integration, and troubleshooting of instrumentation and control systems. A broad-based core of courses ensures you will develop the skills necessary to perform entry-level tasks. Emphasis is placed on developing your ability to think critically, analyze, and troubleshoot electronic systems. Beginning with electrical fundamentals, coursework progressively introduces:
- Circuit simulation
- Solid-state fundamentals
- Digital concepts
- C++ programming
- Programmable Logic Controllers (PLCs)
- Data acquisition and programming using LabVIEW
Other coursework includes the study of various fields associated with the electrical/electronic industry.
This degree was designed to transfer the most technical credits to a university electrical engineering technology bachelor's degree program while still preparing you for the workforce. If immediate employment is your main goal, however, please explore the Electrical Engineering Technology or Computer Engineering Technology Associate in Applied Science programs.
- Graduates will have the knowledge and skills to perform at a technician level for regional employers.
- Graduates will have the skills to prove they will be employable in a field related to their program. This includes technical skills, ability to communicate technical information in a variety of formats, and team-working skills.
- Employers will be satisfied with the performance and education of graduates and will be willing to employ future graduates.
- Graduates will be able to accept increasing levels of responsibility by learning new skills and adapting to changing technology in the workplace.
- Those graduates choosing to continue their education in a four-year engineering technology program will have the skills to perform satisfactorily in such programs.
- an ability to apply knowledge, techniques, skills, and modern tools of mathematics, science, engineering, and technology to solve well-defined engineering problems appropriate to the discipline
- an ability to design solutions for well-defined technical problems and assist with the engineering design of systems, components, or processes appropriate to the discipline
- an ability to apply written, oral, and graphical communication in well-defined technical and non-technical environments, and an ability to identify and use appropriate technical literature
- an ability to conduct standard tests, measurements, and experiments and to analyze and interpret the results
- an ability to function effectively as a member of a technical team
- ELN a: the application of circuit analysis and design, computer programming, associated software, analog and digital electronics, and microcomputers, and engineering standards to the building, testing, operation, and maintenance of electrical/electronic(s) systems
- ELN b: the application of natural sciences and mathematics at or above the level of algebra and trigonometry to the building, testing, operation, and maintenance of electrical/electronic systems
Why Choose Central Piedmont
The electronics engineering technology program is accredited by the Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission of ABET (abet.org). Our learning environments are home to the industry's latest equipment and software, as well as quality instructors who bring real-world experience into the classroom. This powerful combination of traditional teaching and hands-on learning prepares our students for employment in today's 21st century workforce.
Real World Education
At Central Piedmont, your education goes beyond what you learn in class. We offer numerous opportunities for you to enhance your learning — and to make friends, network, and pursue your passions — through clubs and organizations, sports, events and activities, leadership opportunities, job experience, volunteer experiences, visual and performing arts, and even international experiences.