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Electronic Technology

Electronic Engineering Technology

We are glad to see you are interested in our Electronic Technology programs. A visit with Enrollment Services is a great way to get your questions answered. Attend a Tuesday virtual information session, a Wednesday in-person information session or schedule a one-on-one video chat appointment today.

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Program Information

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

The Anoka Technical College Electronic Engineering Technology (EET) program offers a 32-credit Electronic Technology (ET) diploma. The ET diploma provides students with the technical knowledge necessary to start a career in electronics.

Full-time students may complete an ET diploma in two semesters. Full-time students who continue in the program can obtain an AAS in EET with an additional two semesters.

Students will obtain a solid education in electronic fundamentals, as well as system-level troubleshooting. Students also learn about:
  • Mechatronics
  • Lasers and Optics
  • Robotics
  • Computer Troubleshooting A+
  • Networking
  • Programmable Logic Controllers (PLCs)
  • LabView programming applications

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

 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
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.


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

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  program, the Electronic Technology diploma provides students with the technical knowledge necessary to start their career in electronics and manufacturing support.



Tom Reid

Daniel Truchon

Enrollment Services