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Robotic & Electronic Engineering Technology

Electronic Engineering Technology

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Program Information

Comprehensive, hands-on, career-oriented curriculum, designed by electronic engineering industry leaders!

The Anoka Technical College Robotic and Electronic Engineering Technology program offers an Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degree. 

The Electronic Engineering Technology (EET) program offers a 72-credit Robotic and Electronic Engineering Technology Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degree that prepares students to work with mechatronics, robotics, automation and controls, computer servicing/networking, biomedical equipment.

Students gain a thorough understanding of how computers and machines communicate as well as system level troubleshooting, and a solid education in electronic engineering technology fundamentals. 

Students also learn about:

  • Mechatronics
  • Lasers and Optics
  • Robotics
  • Computer Troubleshooting A+
  • Networking
  • Programmable Logic Controllers (PLCs)
  • LabVIEW programming applications
  • Motor control
  • Microcontrollers
  • Advanced troubleshooting
  • Project management
  • Soft skills – customer service, team work

Designed by electronic engineering industry leaders, the program provides a comprehensive, hands-on, career-oriented curriculum. Students obtain a solid education in electronic engineering fundamentals, mechatronics, robotics, automation and controls, computer servicing/networking and Biomedical Equipment Technician (BMET).

Full-time students can obtain an Electronic Technician diploma in two semesters, and an Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degree in four semesters.

Financial assistance is available for those who qualify and there are several EET program-specific scholarships available.

Course Prerequisites

Some courses may require appropriate test score or completion of basic math, basic English and/or reading courses with a 'C' or better.

MATH 1550 Introduction to Statistics Prerequisites MATH 0900 or MATH 0950 or MATH 1080 or MATH 1400 or appropriate test score.

Program Learning Outcomes

By completing this program, students will achieve the following learning outcomes. 

  1. Interpersonal and employability skills: Communicate with peers and customers using professional, ethical and appropriate verbal and nonverbal communication skills; by accepting constructive feedback and displaying appropriate behavior; participating as a member of a team, exhibiting leadership and lifelong learning skills.
  2. Electronic Theory:Demonstrate a solid understanding of electronics; by interpreting electronic schematics and diagrams; research, organize and interpret information from various technical sources; identifying components; electronic test equipment used by technician in industry.
  3. Mechatronic Systems: Convey the understanding of complex relationships between sections of specialized equipment through written, verbal, and/or demonstrative methods.
  4. Troubleshooting: Demonstrate principles of troubleshooting and logical diagnosis by using critical thinking skills to define, analyze, and implement a solution.
  5. Mechatronic Applications:Evaluate and determine that all mechatronic equipment is in proper working condition, ensuring a safe, reliable manufacturing environment.
  6. Safety Compliance: Participate in class in a professional manner, by acting in compliance with documented safety procedures and appropriate industry standards.

Program Sequence

 Fall Semester 16
ETEC 1102
 Mechatronics 1 DC
ETEC 1113
 Mechatronics 2 AC 3
ETEC 1141
 Circuit Analysis
ETEC 1151
 Computer Troubleshooting A+
ETEC 1250
 Digital 1
* Spring Semester 16
BMET 1301   Biomedical Networking
ETEC 1170  Programmable Large Controllers (PLCs)
ETEC 1202
 Solid State Electronics
ETEC 1271
 Technical Documentation 3
ETEC 1260
 Lasers and Optics
ETEC 1281
 Engineering Technology Programming: LabVIEW and C++

*Students starting in spring semester will have limited technical courses.

 Summer Semester 7
MATH 1550
 Introduction to Statistics
MnTC General Education Elective
 Fall Semester 16
ETEC 2138
 LabVIEW and Data Acquisition
ETEC 2162  Robotics and Automation Controls
ETEC 2143
 Advanced Programmable Logic Controllers (PLCs)
ETEC 2276  Industrial Networking IOT/M2M 4
 Spring Semester 17
ETEC 2011
 Machine-to-Machine Wireless Communication
ETEC 2172
 Mechatronics Capstone Project
ETEC 2177
 Mechatronics Capstone Design and Documentation
MnTC General Education Elective

Part-Time Options

Students can choose to complete this program part-time. Part-time students will take longer to complete their program than students who follow the full-time sequence listed on the official program guide (see the program guide PDF under the LINKS section to the right). Because every course may not be offered each semester, it is important for part-time students to reach out to their faculty advisors for help in planning their long-term, part-time course sequence. Refer to the below PDF document for first semester part-time course options and further information.

PDF Part-time Options


Graduation Requirements

All Anoka Technical College students seeking an Associate in Applied Science (AAS), diploma, or certificate must meet the cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 2.0 or higher.

Transfer Opportunities

For students who want to continue their education and obtain their four-year degree, the Electronic Engineering Technology (EET) program, has articulation agreements with Minnesota State University (Mankato), Minnesota State University (Moorhead), Bemidji State University and the University of Minnesota Crookston. Students can complete most of these four-year degrees through online courses. 

To see how this may transfer into other Anoka Technical College program or into another college, visit:

Industry Information

As part of the Electronic Engineering Technology (EET) program, the Electronic Controls Technician Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degree provides students with the technical knowledge and practical experience necessary for an exciting career in electronics, automation and controls, computer servicing/networking, Biomedical Equipment Technician (BMET) and engineering support.



Tom Reid

Daniel Truchon

Enrollment Services