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Electronics Engineering Technology

Do you enjoy tinkering with electronics? Are you interested in the Internet of Things, lasers, or microprocessors? If you are curious about how electronics work, then the Electronics Engineering Technician degree is a perfect fit for you.

In this program, you will learn to build, evaluate, test, troubleshoot, service, and repair electronic devices, from the component level to the system level. Prior experience is not necessary.

As part of your training, you will work in the electronics laboratory on experiments and projects using electronic and optical breadboards, PCB printing, and single-board computers like the Raspberry Pi® and Arduino®. You can earn an industry recognized soldering certification.

The program offers four pathways: Applications, Avionics, Mechatronics and Biomedical Equipment. Graduates of this program qualify as an Electronics Engineering Technician in product development, manufacturing, lasers and photonics, automated factories, service and repair, and hospitals.

  1. State the characteristics of electronic components and circuits.
  2. Calculate circuit parameters.
  3. Demonstrate proper safety procedures.
  4. Construct electronic parameters.
  5. Use electronic test equipment to evaluate and troubleshoot electronic circuits.
  6. Explain career related regulatory requirements.

Automation, servo-mechanics, sensing, and control systems have become an integral and constantly changing part of our world. An Electronics Engineering Technology-Mechatronics degree is a multidisciplinary field that combines the skill sets needed in the advanced automated manufacturing industry. An intersection of mechanics, electronics, and computing, Mechatronics is an essential foundation for the expected growth in automation and manufacturing.

This lab intensive program provides practical, hands–on experience with a variety of equipment used in the industry. Classes are designed to develop the skills necessary to help engineers develop new electronic products and to evaluate, test, troubleshoot, and repair existing products. Graduates find employment with a wide variety of companies including electronic equipment manufacturers, medical equipment manufacturers, service companies, and hospitals.

To qualify for an associate in applied science degree, students must successfully complete six quarters of study. Once the AAS is complete, students have the option to continue their education and complete a seventh quarter in hydraulics and pneumatics.

Successful completion will be determined by meeting the following criteria:

  • A student must achieve an overall grade point average of 2.0 in all the required electronics courses, student–selected advanced electronics options, and required specific related courses.
  • A student must pass each of the classes during the first three quarters of the program with a minimum grade of 1.7.
  • A student must pass each of the classes during the fourth through seventh sixth quarters with a minimum grade of 2.0.
Note: upon review, the department chairperson and/or Technical Education Dean may waive any or all the previous criteria when extenuating circumstances arise.

Breaking Ground on Your Pathway


Placement

Math placement is not required for this program.
English placement is not required for this program.

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Total Program Credits: 111


Program Courses

First Quarter

Course ID
Course Title
Credits
ELECT133
Computer Systems  
4
ELECT134
Computer Systems Lab  
2
ELECT225
Internet of Things   1
4
ELECT226
Internet of Things Lab  
4
Total Credits
 
14

Second Quarter

Course ID
Course Title
Credits
APLED121
Applied Written Communication   2
4
ELECT111
Circuit Theory 1  
5
ELECT112
Circuit Theory I Lab  
4
ELECT113
Electronics Math I   3
5
Total Credits
 
18

Third Quarter

Course ID
Course Title
Credits
ELECT121
Circuit Theory II  
5
ELECT122
Circuit Theory II Lab  
3
ELECT123
Electronics Math II   3
5
Total Credits
 
13

Fourth Quarter

Course ID
Course Title
Credits
ELECT131
Solid State Devices  
5
ELECT132
Solid State Devices Lab  
3
ELECT211
Digital Concepts  
5
ELECT212
Digital Concepts Lab  
3
Total Credits
 
16

Fifth Quarter

Course ID
Course Title
Credits
APLED125
Employment Preparation   1
3
ELECT215
Linear Devices  
4
ELECT216
Linear Devices Lab  
3
ELECT221
RF Communications  
4
ELECT222
RF Communications Lab  
3
Total Credits
 
17

Sixth Quarter

Course ID
Course Title
Credits
ELECT233
Microcontrollers & Embedded Systems  
4
ELECT234
Microcontrollers & Embedded Systems Lab  
3
ELMT 243
Introduction to Programmable Controllers  
4
 
ELMT Elective Courses (Choose One)  
4
Total Credits
 
15
ELMT Elective Courses (Choose One): Choose 4 credits ELMT Elective Courses (Choose One): Choose 4 credits  
ELMT 132
DC Generators and Motors  
4
ELMT 133
AC Motors and Alternators  
4
ELMT 244
Solid State Motor Controls  
4

Seventh Quarter

Course ID
Course Title
Credits
FLPT 271
Pneumatic Theory  
5
FLPT 272
Pneumatic Math and Symbols  
4
FLPT 273
Hydraulic Theory  
5
FLPT 274
Applied Hydraulics  
4
Total Credits
 
18
1 APLED 125 and one credit of imbedded Humanities instruction (globalization of electronics) in ELECT 225 Internet of Things are structured to meet Humanities requirement.
2 APLED 121 may be substituted by any course or combination of courses approved by the instructional dean. APLED 121 meets the WA State Communications Requirement.
3 ELECT 113 and ELECT 123 meet the WA State Computational requirement.

Estimated costs for completing this program

 
WA Resident
Non-Resident
International
Military Tuition Assistance Program
Tuition
$ 11,152
$ 13,529
$ 25,084
$ 8,717
Books
$ 150
$ 150
$ 150
$ 150
Course Fees
$ 1,728
$ 1,728
$ 1,728
$ 1,728
Institutional Fees
$ 784
$ 784
$ 784
$ 784
Total Costs
$ 13,814
$ 16,191
$ 27,746
$ 11,378

Costs for completing a degree or certificate can vary. For more information about costs, visit our How Much Does it Cost? page.

  • Melody Fyre
    Melody Fyre
    Electronics Eng Technician
    B.S., Evergreen State College
    Melody.Fyre@scc.spokane.edu
    509-533-7133
  • Douglas Stewart
    Douglas Stewart
    Electronics Eng Technician
    Vocational, Spokane Community College; B.S., University of Washington
    Douglas.Stewart@scc.spokane.edu
    509-533-7131
  • Susan Williams
    Susan Williams
    Electronics Eng Technician
    A.A.S., Spokane Community College; B.S., M.Ed., Eastern Washington University
    Susan.Williams@scc.spokane.edu
    509-533-7136

From smart phones to autonomous cars, electronic technology is an integral and constantly changing part of our world. An Electronics Engineering Technology degree provides the foundation necessary to pursue a career in the exciting field of electronics.

This lab intensive program provides practical, hands–on experience with a variety of equipment used in the industry. Classes are designed to develop the necessary skills a technician needs to help engineers develop new electronic products and to evaluate, test, troubleshoot, and repair existing products. Graduates find employment with a wide variety of companies including electronic equipment manufacturers, original equipment manufacturers, service companies, and hospitals.

To qualify for an associate in applied science degree, students must successfully complete six quarters of study. Once the AAS is complete, students have the option to continue their education and complete a certificate in one or more of the following areas: Photonics, Mechatronics, and Avionics.  

Detailed Information

  • A student must pass each of the electronics classes during the first three quarters of the program with a minimum grade of 1.7
  • A student must pass each of the electronics classes during the fourth through seventh quarters with a minimum grade of 2.0
  • A student must pass each required related course with a minimum grade of 2.0

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Phone: 509-533-7136
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