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.

Program 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.

Career Opportunities

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 information is available from the Minnesota Department of Education and the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development.

Course Prerequisites

Some courses in this program may require a prerequisite. Please see course descriptions for more details.

Program Sequence

 MnTC General Education Requirements
 This program requires completion of the following fifteen credits of general education from at least three goal areas of the Minnesota Transfer Curriculum (MnTC). Refer to the MnTC course list for elective courses:
 MATH 1550
 Introduction to Statistics (Goal 4) 4
 MnTC Electives
 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 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 Electives

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

Students must earn a cumulative 2.0 GPA or higher to be eligible for graduation from this program.


Tom Reid

Daniel Truchon

Enrollment Services