Electronic Engineering Technology

Associates of Science

The EET program emphasizes the fundamentals of electric and electronic circuit theory and analysis as well as the role of computers, computer software, CAD systems, microprocessors, robotics, digital systems, programmable logic controllers (PLC’s), various laboratory instruments, data acquisition and control systems. Students also gain practical “ hands-on” experience in electronic fabrication techniques and the design of printed circuit boards.

The typical starting salary for an Electronic Technician is $38,000 - $45,000.

Our graduates have gone on to work in many different industries, including but not limited to:

Electronic Engineering Technology - Degree Requirements


The suggested sequence for full-time students is shown below. Note: To complete the degree in two years, students are advised to complete the courses in the sequence listed beginning in the fall semester.

Competency or
Program Requirement
Course Number and Title Required
Continuing Learning/Information Literacy EET*H104 Electrical CAD and Fabrication 1
Critical Analysis and Logical Thinking/Written Communication ENG*H101 Composition 3
Ethical Dimensions EET*H110 Electric Circuits 1 4
Quantitative Reasoning MAT*H172 College Algebra 3
Scientific Reasoning PHY*H121 General Physics I 4
Program Requirement EET*H126 Labview 2
Oral Communication Choose any Oral Communication listed 3
Scientific Knowledge PHY*H122 General Physics II 4
Program Requirement MAT*H185 Trigonometric Functions 3
Program Requirement EET*H114 Electric Circuits II 4
Program Requirement EET*H136 Electronics I 4
Written Communication ENG*H102 Literature and Composition or ENG*H200 Advanced Composition or ENG*H202 Technical Writing 3
Program Requirement EET*H232 Electronics II 4
Program Requirement MAT*H254 Calculus I
or EET*H208 Applied Circuit Analysis
Program Requirement EET*H251 Electronic Instrumentation 3
Program Requirement EET*H252 Digital Electronics 4
Continuing Learning /Information Literacy EET*H294 Projects 2
Social Phenomena Choose any Social Phenomena listed 3
Program Requirement Directed Technical Elective (Choose from list below) 3
Program Requirement Directed Technical Elective (Choose from list below) 3
Program Requirement EET*H256 Microprocessors 4
Total Credits: 67-68


Any given course may only be used to satisfy one of the competency areas even if it is listed under more than one.

Directed Electives: EET268 Control Systems, EET253 Advanced Digital Electronics, EET208 (if MAT254 also taken), or EET242 Fiber Optics

Electronic Engineering Technology - Program Educational Objectives & Student Outcomes

Upon successful completion of all program requirements, graduates will be able to:

Program Educational Objectives:

  1. Apply mathematical principles and scientific laws and theorems to electrical circuit applications.
  2. Use general test equipment to test and measure circuit characteristics.
  3. Be proficient in the use state-of-the-art software as applicable tools in the development process of new circuit or system designs.
  4. Effectively communicate findings of research or laboratory experiments using written, oral and computer skills.
  5. Work as a member of a team to accomplish assigned tasks on time in a laboratory setting.
  6. Be expected to act consistent with accepted standards of ethical and professional conduct of an electronic engineering technician.
  7. Possess the educational background and technical skills needed to:
    1. obtain employment as an electronic technician, and
    2. continue studies toward a B.S. degree in electrical engineering as well as other engineering programs.

 Student Outcomes:

  1. Use mathematical formulas based on scientific laws and theorems as they relate to electricity, to analyze circuit problems, formulate solutions, and predict circuit behavior of both analog and digital circuits.
  2. Possess the knowledge and skills to create a digital logic circuit design as a solution to a given problem statement. Build, troubleshoot, and verify designed circuit operation. Provide full documentation on design.
  3. Build analog or digital circuits from a schematic drawing. Verify operation using test equipment such as ohmmeters, digital and analog voltmeters, ammeters, oscilloscopes, power supplies, function generators, and logic probes.
  4. Use PSPICE modeling circuit simulation software as a design tool to draw, simulate and test behavior of both analog and digital circuits.
  5. Create an electronic project using an Electronic Design Automation software to design printed circuit board(s), build the project, and ensure its proper operation.
  6. Use a high level programming language to program a microcontroller or solve a technical problem.
  7. Design a LabVIEW program to serve as a system including virtual instruments to display / store / evaluate or plot data. Create a LabVIEW program as a solution to a problem, recognize the need for continuous improvement, and demonstrate the ability to apply to design.
  8. Communicate findings of laboratory experiments in the form of laboratory reports in a professional manner using appropriate word processor, spreadsheet, and schematic drawing software.
  9. Present results of experiments or research orally to a group.
  10. Demonstrate a respect for diversity and actively participate on multicultural teams in a laboratory setting to achieve final solutions to a given task within the time allotted
  11. Realize the responsibility of the individual technician to work in a safe and ethical manner as it relates to the electronic technician profession and demonstrate the ability recognize ethical issues and utilize the IEEE code of ethics as a guide to determine appropriate course of action in response to these issues.

What is Electronic Engineering Technology?

Electronic Engineering Technology is the study of electronic circuits. 

Students learn both theory of circuit applications and gain "hands-on" experience by using electronic instruments, microprocessors and computers.  Areas of study include:

  • digital systems
  • programmable logic controllers
  • data acquisition
  • control systems.

Program Enrollment and Graduation Data

Electronic Engineering Technology

Academic Year Enrollment Year Total Degrees Awarded
1st 2nd Undergrad
Full Time 15 6 21 N/A
Part Time 21 18 39
Full Time 14 10 24 14
Part Time 25 17 42
Full Time 13 8 21 14
Part Time 25 23 48

Program Coordinator
Kristen L Dagan McGee
203-596-8748 (p)
Room: T613

This degree program is accredited by the Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission of ABET, http://www.abet.org.