Electronic Engineering Technology

Electronic Engineering Technology

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

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

The Electronic Engineering Technology (EET) program offers a 72-credit 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.

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

 FIRST YEAR
 
 Fall Semester
 Course Number  Course Title Credits
ETEC 1130
 Introduction to Electronic Engineering Technology
2
ETEC 1102
 Mechatronics 1 DC
3
ETEC 1113
 Mechatronics 2 AC 3
ETEC 1140
 Circuit Analysis
2
ETEC 1151
 Computer Troubleshooting A+
3
ETEC 1250
 Digital 1
3
 TOTAL
16
 
* Spring Semester
ETEC 1113  Mechatronics 2 AC
3
ETEC 1202
 Solid State Electronics
 5
ETEC 1271
 Technical Documentation  3
ETEC 1170
 Programmable Large Controllers
 2
ETEC 1301
 Biomedical Networking
 2
ETEC 1260
 Lasers and Optics
2
ETEC 1281
 Engineering Technology Programming: LabVIEW and C++
2
TOTAL
16
 

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

 Summer Semester
MATH 1550
 Introduction to Statistics
 4
Gen Ed/MnTC
 See list below.
 3
TOTAL   7
 
 
 SECOND YEAR
 
 Fall Semester
ETEC 2138
 LabVIEW and Data Acquisition
4
ETEC 2162  Robotics and Automation Controls
5
ETEC 2143
 Advanced Programmable Logic Controllers (PLCs)
3
ETEC 2276
 Industrial Networking IOT/M2M
4
 
TOTAL
16
 
 
 Spring Semester
ETEC 2011
 Machine-to-Machine Wireless Communication
2
ETEC 2172
 Mechatronics Capstone Project
5
ETEC 2177
 Mechatronics Capstone Design and Documentation
2
GenEd/MnTC
 See list below .
8
 TOTAL
17
 
 General Education/MnTC Requirements
15
Fifteen (15) general education credits of Minnesota Transfer Curriculum (MnTC) are required from three different goal areas. Students are required to take:
MATH 1550  Introduction to Statistics
4
General Education/MnTC courses
 Please see the MnTC goal areas.
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Admissions Requirements

Accuplacer Reading 78 or ATC READ 0900 with a C or better and Accuplacer Math 71 or ATC MATH 0801 with a B or better.

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.

Wage/Outlook/Advancement

Faculty

Tom Reid
763-576-4139

Daniel Truchon
763-576-4185

Enrollment Services
763-576-7710


 

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Fall: August

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Contact

Tom Reid
763-576-4139

Daniel Truchon
763-576-4185

Enrollment Services
763-576-7710