Special Electronics Technician

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 Electronic Engineering Technology (EET) program offers a Special Electronics Technician  Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degree.

See your program advisor for more information.

The Anoka Technical Electronic Engineering Technology (EET) program includes a 72-credit Special Electronics Technician Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degree emphasis program that prepares students in core electronic engineering technology skills, as well as a broad background in computer support and networking.  

The program is individualized and requires pre-approval from the Electronic Engineering Department chairperson.

See your program advisor for more information.

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 Special Electronics 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.

Admissions Requirements

Instructor Approval

Course Prerequisites

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

Program Sequence

 Fall Semester 16
ETEC 1102  Mechatronics 1 DC 3
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 1260
 Lasers and Optics
ETEC 1271
 Technical Documentation 3
ETEC 1281
 Engineering Technology Programming: LabVIEW and C++ 2

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

 Summer Semester 7
MATH 1550
 Introduction to Statistics
MnTC General Education Elective
 Fifteen (15) credits of general education credits from the Minnesota Transfer Curriculum (MnTC) are required. MnTC credits must be from three different goal areas and can be completed separate from or together with the technical credit requirements. Note: Some of the MnTC credits are not listed in your program sequence plan. Please see your faculty advisor or enrollment services for help in planning when to complete your MnTC credits.
See Advisor for Additional Credits
Special Electronics Technician Electives
**The Anoka Technical College AAS degree in Special Electronic Technical emphasis is an individualized degree program that requires pre-approval from the Electronic Engineering Technology Department chairperson. See your program advisory for more information.

Graduation Requirements

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


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