Upon successful completion of all program requirements, graduates will be able to:
Program Educational Objectives:
- Apply mathematical principles and scientific laws and theorems to electrical circuit applications.
- Use general test equipment to test and measure circuit characteristics.
- Be proficient in the use state-of-the-art software as applicable tools in the development process of new circuit or system designs.
- Effectively communicate findings of research or laboratory experiments using written, oral and computer skills.
- Work as a member of a team to accomplish assigned tasks on time in a laboratory setting.
- Be expected to act consistent with accepted standards of ethical and professional conduct of an electronic engineering technician.
- Possess the educational background and technical skills needed to:
- obtain employment as an electronic technician, and
- continue studies toward a B.S. degree in electrical engineering as well as other engineering programs.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Use PSPICE modeling circuit simulation software as a design tool to draw, simulate and test behavior of both analog and digital circuits.
- Create an electronic project using an Electronic Design Automation software to design printed circuit board(s), build the project, and ensure its proper operation.
- Use a high level programming language to program a microcontroller or solve a technical problem.
- 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.
- Communicate findings of laboratory experiments in the form of laboratory reports in a professional manner using appropriate word processor, spreadsheet, and schematic drawing software.
- Present results of experiments or research orally to a group.
- 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
- 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.