BSAST Degree in Electronics Engineering Technology

The Bachelor of Science in Applied Science and Technology (BSAST) degree in Electronics Engineering Technology is designed for technologists employed in various phases of the electronics industry, including computer hardware, avionics and communications. The BSAST degree in Electronics Engineering is a 124-credit program.

Subject Area/Category Credits
I. General Education Requirements 60
A. Intellectual and Practical Skills 15
  • English Composition I (ENC-101)
(3)
  • English Composition II (ENC-102)
(3)
  • Calculus I (MAT-231)
(3)
  • Calculus II
(3)
  • Computer Programming Requirement or Programmable Logic Controller (CTR-212)
(3)
B. Human Cultures and the Physical and Natural World 21
  • Psychology or Sociology
(3)
  • Statistics (STA-201)
(3)
  • Technical Writing (ENG-201)
(3)
  • Physics I with lab
(4)
  • Physics II with lab
(4)
  • Chemistry with lab
(4)
C. Personal and Social Responsibility 9
  • Diversity/Global Literacy
(3)
  • Responsible Ethical Leadership
(3)
  • Ethics or Diversity Elective
(3)
D. General Education Electives 15
II. Area of Study: Electronics Engineering Technology 49
A. Electric Circuits
  • Direct Current (DC) Circuits
  • Alternating (AC) Circuits
6
B. Electrical Devices
  • Solid State Theory/ Semiconductor Devices
  • Integrated Circuits/ Electronic Circuits
6
C. Digital Electronics 3
D. Microprocessors 3
E. Communications Electronics
  • Electronic Communication Systems
3
F. Electronics Instrumentation & Control 3
G. Electronic Engineering Technology Electives
Military/INPO Discipline Specific Training including Laboratory/Practicum (1 to 9 credits) or
  • Industrial Electronics
  • Advanced Microprocessors
  • Programmable Logic Controllers
  • Network Technology
9
H. Occupational Health & Safety 3
I. Applied Quality Management 3
J. Project Management 3
K. Electronics Assessment/Career Planning 3
L. Electronic Engineering Technology Capstone 4
IV. Free Electives 15
Total 124

*Must include at least two subject areas.

  • Required Courses: DC Circuits, AC Circuits, Digital Electronics, Microprocessors, Control Systems, Electronic Devices, Communications Electronics, Current Trends and Applications
  • Corollary Requirements: Physics I and II, Calculus I and II, Computer Requirement, Statistics
  • How Students Earn Credit in the Area of Study: Most of the credits in the area of study may be completed by independent study and distance education course from other universities. Many students use Prior Learning Assessment (PLA). Some examinations are also available.

Note: Courses listed in the Area of Study are offered as a guide. Other courses may also be considered appropriate for the program. The inclusion of similar courses must be reviewed by the Evaluation team. Students must submit their program plan for review to ensure that course selection is appropriate for the degree.
 

Policy for Required Advisement for BSAST in Electronics Engineering Technology

Effective July 1, 2012, each BSAST in Electronics Engineering Technology program learners are required to schedule and complete a program planning session with a School of Business and Technology advisor. The scheduled program planning session should be after the learner receives formal evaluation of transferred credits and prior to starting courses. The session shall encompass the following:

  • Each BSAST in Electronics Engineering Technology learner is required to meet with an Technology advisor;
    • After receiving evaluation of transferred credits and prior to starting courses to ensure course sequencing as indicated below
    • Required to verify completion of pre-requisite courses prior to enrollment in Electronics Assessment/Career Planning (ELT-490) and Electronics Engineering Technology Capstone (ELT-495)
    • Required to verify completion of all courses before Graduation
  • Required Sequence of courses for the BSAST in Electronics Engineering Technology is the following:
    • Required general education courses or equivalent transfer courses prerequisites:
      • English Composition I (ENC-101) and English Composition II (ENC-102), prior to Technical Report Writing (ENG-201)
      • Calculus I (MAT-231) prior to Calculus II (MAT-232)
      • Physics I (PHY-111) prior to Physics II (PHY-112) and prior to Solid State Devices & Circuits (ELT-306) or Linear Integrated Circuits (ELT-307)
      Note: Other General Education, Free Electives and Electronics Elective courses can be taken as determined by the learner and approved by advisement.
  • Required the BSAST in Electronics Engineering Technology area of study courses or equivalent transfer courses prerequisites:
    • DC Circuits (ELE-211), AC Circuits (ELE-212), prior to Electronics Devices courses of Solid State Devices & Circuits (ELT-306) and Linear Integrated Circuits (ELT-307)
    • Solid State Devices & Circuits (ELT-306) and Linear Integrated Circuits (ELT-307) prior to Digital Electronics (ELD-302), Microprocessor (ELD-302); Electronic Communications Systems (ELC-201); and Electronic Instrumentation & Control (CTR-211) courses
    • Occupational Health & Safety (APS-400); Applied Quality Management (APS-402); Project Management (MAN-435) and elective courses can be taken at any time.
  • Required completion of general educations courses: English Composition I (ENC-101), English Composition II (ENC-102), and Technical Report Writing (ENG-201), Calculus I (MAT-231), Calculus II (MAT-232), Physics I (PHY-111), Physics II (PHY-112), General Chemistry (CHE-111), prior to Electronics Assessment /Career Planning (ELT-490)
  • Required completion of BSAST in Electronics Engineering Technology area of study courses or equivalent transfers prior to Electronics Assessment /Career Planning (ELT-490)
  • Require completion of Electronics Assessment /Career Planning (ELT-490) prior to Electronics Engineering Technology Capstone (ELT-495)
  • Prior Learning Assessment options will not be available for Electronics Assessment /Career Planning (ELT-490 or Electronics Engineering Technology Capstone (ELT-495)

The School of Business and Technology advisors shall record the program planning session results in the learners’ STRK file of Datatel.


Program Educational Objectives

The program educational objectives (PEOs) are broad statements describing the career and professional accomplishments that the Electronics Engineering Technology program is preparing graduates to achieve. The BSAST in Electronics Engineering Technology strives to produce qualified and competent applied technology engineering professionals who can immediately make substantial contributions to their employers.

The PEOs are to:

  1. demonstrate a desire and commitment to remain technically current through formal training, self-improvement, and continuing education, while applying skills that involve both practical and acquired knowledge
  2. demonstrate a commitment to increased levels of leadership and responsibilities in the electronics field
  3. function effectively in a professional/industrial environment while maintaining independent thought, a focus on safety and efficiency, and adherence to ethical standards
  4. demonstrate ongoing commitment to professionalism through teamwork as a leader or influential team member in the solution of technical challenges/issues
  5. advocate for the industry through membership/involvement with professional/communal/educational societies, committees, and panels.

Student Outcomes for the BSAST-EET Program

  1. Demonstrate a fundamental mastery of the knowledge, techniques, skills, and modern tools required for the electronics and/or related fields.
  2. Demonstrate an ability to understand and apply current concepts in the areas of mathematics, science, engineering, and technology to problems / issues encountered, using proper application of principles and applied procedures or methodologies.
  3. Demonstrate the ability to conduct standard tests and measurements in the lab or in the field; similarly, to conduct, analyze, and interpret experiments, and apply results to resolve technical challenges and /or improve processes.
  4. Demonstrate an ability to design or re-design systems, components, or processes appropriate to the challenges encountered.
  5. Demonstrate effective leadership and participation as a member of a technical team.
  6. Demonstrate a capability to solve technical problems through proper identification, research, and systematic analysis of the issue.
  7. Demonstrate proficiency in oral, written, and graphical communications in a technical and non-technical setting utilizing Standard English.
  8. Demonstrate an ability to identify and use appropriate technical literature, documents, and procedures.
  9. Demonstrate the need for and commitment to engage in self-directed continuing professional development and lifelong learning in one’s discipline.
  10. Demonstrate professional, ethical, and social responsibilities within the electronics field, while recognizing differences due to culture and diversity.
  11. Demonstrate recognition of the impacts of electronics technology solutions in an expanding societal and global context.
  12. Demonstrate a commitment to quality, timeliness, and continuous improvement in professional activities.

Leverage Your Training

Have you earned a professional license or certification, or acquired college-level technical expertise on the job? If so, it may be worth college credit. The College also offers a variety of other ways to earn credit, including transferring previous college credits, all designed around the needs of adult learners, like you.

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