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Electronic Technology Associate Degree from Baker College

Electronic TechnologyAssociate of Applied Science

Electronics drive the devices people use every day.

Prepare for new opportunities.

Electronic technicians assist engineers—helping them identify and solve technical problems, and design and develop the complex electronics used to operate and control a wide range of equipment and technologies. They work on computers, communications equipment, medical monitoring devices, navigational equipment, and other electrical and electronic equipment. It’s challenging work that requires good problem-solving and deductive reasoning skills.

Discover Your Future Electronic Technology Career

Career Facts

$57,850

Median salary for Electrical and Electronics Engineering Technicians

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Estimated employment increase by 2022

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Overview

When you study electronic technology at Baker, you learn how to work closely with engineers, applying electronics principles and theory to identify and solve technical problems and to design systems, components, and processes. 

Your coursework includes studies in the principles of digital and analog circuits, microprocessor systems, programmable logic controllers (PLC's), fiber optics and lasers, and robotics. Through classroom studies, hands-on labs, and internship experience, you learn how to design, manufacture, install, maintain, diagnose, and repair electronic devices, from simple circuits to complex microprocessors, using the full range of tools available to an electronics technician. 

When you complete the program, you’ll be ready for an entry-level position in the field, and prepared to sit for qualifying examinations from internationally recognized organizations, such as the International Society of Certified Electronics Technicians (ISCET) or the Electronic Technicians Association International (ETA International).

Course Information
Electronics Major77 Hours
Course NumberCourse TitleCredit Hours
EET 111A
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4 Quarter Hours

Introduces electrical fundamentals, including nomenclature, symbols, SI units, and schematic diagrams. Covers conductors, voltage, current, resistance, and power. Uses Ohm's Law, Watt's Law, and Kirchhoff's Voltage Law to analyze series circuits and voltage dividers. Emphasizes hands-on lab experiments in building and measuring circuits using a breadboard, multimeter, and power supply.

Prerequisite(s):
MTH 091 or satisfies developmental essential math concepts or placement exam.
Corequisite(s):
MTH 099E or satisfies developmental pre-algebra or placement exam.
Electrical Technology4
EET 115D
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4 Quarter Hours

Focuses on the study of electrical circuits using Ohm's, Watt's, and Kirchoff's Laws to analyze parallel, series-parallel, and ladder networks. Covers the Thevenin, Norton, and Superposition Theorems, and the loop current method of circuit analysis. Emphasizes hands-on lab experiments, the use of test and measurement equipment, and technical report writing. 30 hours of lecture and 20 hours of lab are required.

Prerequisite(s):
EET 111A, MTH 099E or satisfies developmental essential math concepts or placement exam.
Corequisite(s):
MTH 111.
DC Circuits4
EET 121
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4 Quarter Hours

Introduces CAD software for electronic system design and development. Topics include developing and producing schematics, documentation and prints, using software to convert schematics to board layouts, including flexible circuits, single, double and multi-layer boards. 20 hours of lecture and 40 hours of lab are required.

Prerequisite(s):
EGR 111 or any INF course, MTH 091 or satisfies developmental essential math concepts or placement exam.
Corequisite(s):
EET 111A.
Computer Aided Schematic Design4
EET 125B
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4 Quarter Hours

Focuses on the study of electrical circuits with alternating current and reactive circuit elements. Topics include electromagnetism, capacitance, inductance, phasors, and complex impedance. Introduces frequency response, decibels, Bode plots, filter circuits, and resonance. Emphasizes lab experiments and technical report writing. 30 hours of lecture and 20 hours of lab are required.

Prerequisite(s):
EET 115D, MTH 111.
Corequisite(s):
MTH 112.
AC Circuits4
EET 131
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4 Quarter Hours

Covers the electrical control of machinery, the programmable logic controller (PLC), relay schematics, ladder logic programming and logic operation. Students learn the design and basic operation of the control circuitry of the PLC. Topics include control circuit components, counters, timers, sequencers, motor starters, motor control circuits, pneumonic programming.

Prerequisite(s):
EET 136.
Industrial Controls4
EET 136
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4 Quarter Hours

Introduces digital logic, circuits, and systems. Addresses number bases (binary, octal, decimal, hexadecimal), codes (2's complement, floating point), integer arithmetic, and logic functions. Presents the use of Boolean Algebra, DeMorgan's Laws, and Karnaugh maps to minimize logic functions. Surveys digital circuit parameters, and adders, comparators, encoders, decoders, multiplexers, demultiplexers, and parity generators.

Prerequisite(s):
EET 115D, MTH 111.
Digital Circuits I4
EET 211
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4 Quarter Hours

Introduces semiconductors and electronic circuits using diodes and the bipolar junction transistor (BJT). Topics include semiconductor theory, approximations, diode circuits, transistor biasing, load-lines, Q-point, and single- and multi-stage BJT amplifier circuits.

Prerequisite(s):
EET 125B.
Solid State Devices I4
EET 212
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4 Quarter Hours

Continues the study of semiconductors and electronic circuits. Devices covered include junction field-effect transistors (JFET's), metal-oxide semiconductor FET's (MOSFET's), thyristors, and operational amplifiers (op-amps). Circuits covered include buffers, amplifiers, summers, and filters.

Prerequisite(s):
EET 211.
Solid State Devices II4
EET 216
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4 Quarter Hours

Continues the study of digital systems with sequential logic components. Covers S-R and D latches, D and J-K flip-flops, and memory structures. Surveys counters, frequency dividers, timers, one-shots, shift registers, Flash memory, static RAM, dynamic RAM, and interfacing. Emphasizes hands-on activities and includes one design project.

Prerequisite(s):
EET 136.
Digital Circuits II4
EET 221
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4 Quarter Hours

Introduces students to fiber optics system components including optical fibers, optical sources, amplifiers, couplers, light detectors, and the principles of optical fiber communication systems. Hands-on experiments will provide students experience with fiber splicing, coupling, termination, and loss testing. 30 hours of lecture and 20 hours of lab are required.

Prerequisite(s):
EET 211.
Fiberoptics and Data Communications4
EET 226A
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4 Quarter Hours

Introduces embedded programming and systems with the PIC18 family of microcontrollers. Covers the PIC18 architecture: (registers, addressing modes, memory organization, and instruction set), software control structures, hardware/software interfacing, timing, and peripheral control. Includes programming exercises in assembly and C language, using the MPLAB integrated development environment.

Prerequisite(s):
EET 216.
Microprocessor/Microcontroller Fundamentals4
EET 251
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4 Quarter Hours

Introduces the fundamentals of light, optics, and lasers. Covers the nature and properties of light (such as energy, amplitude, wavelength, frequency, period, phase, propagation). Addresses geometrical optics (reflection, diffraction, imaging, thin lens formula, lens maker's equation), wave optics (interference, diffraction, polarization), and the basic principles and practical applications of lasers. 30 hours of lecture and 20 hours of lab are required.

Prerequisite(s):
MTH 112.
Corequisite(s):
EET 211.
Introduction to Photonics and Laser Technologies4
EET 261
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4 Quarter Hours

Provides an overview of industrial robots, mobile robots, control, actuators, and sensors. Basic robotic mechanics and operations are introduced. Students gain experience with robot programming for a variety of tasks through simulations and hardware/software interfacing. 30 hours of lecture and 20 hours of lab are required.

Prerequisite(s):
EET 226A.
Introduction to Robotics4
EET 271
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4 Quarter Hours

Provides a capstone experience for the Electronics Technology program. Students complete a design, procure parts, then build, program, troubleshoot, document, and demonstrate the project to the class. Projects may use electronic, photonic, and mechanical components, such as PLC's, microcontrollers, photo-sensors, displays, motors, pneumatic and hydraulic systems, vehicles, or robots. Emphasizes fabrication, troubleshooting, and problem-solving skills. 20 hours of lecture and 40 hours of lab are required.

Corequisite(s):
EET 131, EET 212.
Capstone Project4
EGR 111
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4 Quarter Hours

Prepares students to communicate technical information in written, digital and oral forms in an effective manner to a variety of audiences. Use of supporting computer software is emphasized.

Prerequisite(s):
C or better in ENG 101 or placement exam and approved writing sample.
Technical Communications for Engineering Sciences4
MTH 112
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4 Quarter Hours

Examines more advanced elements of algebra including rational functions, quadratic equations, radical expressions, complex numbers, exponential functions, and logarithmic functions.

Prerequisite(s):
C or better in MTH 111.
Intermediate Algebra4
MTH 124
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4 Quarter Hours

Analyzes trigonometric functions, their properties, solution of right and oblique triangles, radian measure, graphs, trigonometric equations, and applications.

Prerequisite(s):
C or better in MTH 112.
Trigonometry4
SCI 215
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4 Quarter Hours

Introduces the principles of physics. Concepts explored include mechanical, fluid, electromagnetic, and thermal systems.

Prerequisite(s):
MTH 124.
Integrated Physics4
WRK 291B
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1 Quarter Hours

Covers all phases of securing employment in a required seminar. Major topics include resume preparation, interview strategy, job application, job search action planning, personal appearance, and coordination of the graduate's employment search activity with the College Career Services Office. Students in degree programs may complete the seminar requirement any time during their final two quarters. Certificate students should attend in their last quarter.

Prerequisite(s):
Sophomore status.
Professional Career Strategies1
WRKTC 201
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4 Quarter Hours

Provides a 120-hour minimum learning experience in an appropriate work environment structured to allow students to develop skills and gain training in their major field.

Prerequisite(s):
ENG 102 (Associate Degrees), ENG 101 (Certificates), minimum GPA 2.00.
Work Experience4
General Education Requirements24 Hours
Course NumberCourse TitleCredit Hours
ENG 101
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4 Quarter Hours

Emphasizes academic writing by reading and thinking critically to strengthen essential communication skills through the use of the writing process. Various assignments focus on summary and response, analysis, and informative writing. Research practices and research writing in APA style are essential to the course.

Prerequisite(s):
ENG 091 or satisfies developmental writing or placement exam, ENG 098B or satisfies developmental reading or placement exam.
Composition I4
ENG 102
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4 Quarter Hours

Continues developing students' critical thinking and writing skills through reading and argumentative writing. Emphasizes academic writing to articulate the relationships among language, knowledge, and power. Various assignments focus on position, argument analysis, and argumentative proposal. Research practices and research writing in APA style are essential to the course.

Prerequisite(s):
C or better in ENG 101 or placement exam and approved writing sample.
Composition II4
MTH 111
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4 Quarter Hours

Introduces elements of algebra including real numbers, linear graphing, variable expressions, linear equations, polynomial operations and factoring, systems of equations, quadratic equations, and rational functions.

Prerequisite(s):
MTH 099E or satisfies developmental pre-algebra or placement exam.
Introductory Algebra4
PSY 101
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4 Quarter Hours

Provides a foundation for understanding human relations with applications to both personal and professional growth. Focus is on examining the basic dynamics of human relations, how social influences shape thought and behavior, effective ways to develop skills of human relations, and the importance of multicultural competency within human relations.

Human Relations4
SPK 201
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4 Quarter Hours

Develops confidence and skill in many facets of oral communication. Students explore diverse topics and formats, using both organization and research to support themselves during oral presentations.

Oral Communication4
WRI 115
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4 Quarter Hours

Addresses professional standards of communication with a focus on 21st century technology. Continues  developing students' critical thinking and writing skills to prepare them to be effective communicators in the workplace. Students evaluate the audience before choosing and applying the appropriate communication medium and style. Required elements include an employment portfolio, a group project/presentation, and an exploration of communication in the student's individual career field.

Prerequisite(s):
ENG 102.
Workplace Communication4

Quarter Hours Required for Graduation: 101

Program Description

This program prepares graduates for a career as an electronic technician who will apply specific electronic principles in the maintenance, repair, and manufacture of electronic products. Students will learn the principles of digital and analog circuits, microprocessor systems, programmable logic controllers (PLC's), fiber optics and lasers, robotics, and how to apply these principles to solve problems. Completing the program will help prepare individuals to sit for qualifying examinations to become a certified electronic technician which are available from a number of internationally recognized organizations such as the International Society of Certified Electronics Technicians (ISCET) or the Electronic Technicians Association International (ETA International).

Program Educational Outcomes

The educational objectives of the Electronic Technology program are to prepare graduates who:

  • Function as an electronic technician capable of working with the designing, installation, manufacturing, operation, and maintenance of electronics systems.
  • Demonstrate critical thinking skills by applying the basic principles of electronics technology to solve technical problems.
  • Demonstrate competence in written and oral communication. 
  • Work effectively as an individual and as a member of a team while recognizing the importance and value of diversity.
  • Demonstrate awareness of ethical, social, and professional responsibilities in a multicultural workplace.
  • Continue their professional training and adapt to changes in the workplace through additional formal and informal education.
Student Outcomes

Graduates will demonstrate:

  1. appropriate master of knowledge, techniques, skills, and modern tools of the electronic technology field.
  2. an ability to apply current knowledge and adapt to emerging applications of mathematics, science, engineering, and technology.
  3. an ability to conduct, analyze, and interpret experiments and apply experimental results to improve processes.
  4. an ability to apply creativity in the design of systems, components, or processes appropriate to program objectives.
  5. an ability to function effectively in teams.
  6. an ability to identify, analyze, and solve technical problems.
  7. an ability to communicate technical information effectively to technical and non-technical individuals.
  8. recognition of the need for and an ability to engage in lifelong learning.
  9. knowledge of professional, ethical, and social responsibilities.
  10. a respect for diversity and knowledge of contemporary professional, societal, and global issues pertaining to the electronic technology field.
  11. a commitment to quality, timeliness, and continuous improvement.
  12. the application of circuit analysis and design, computer programming, associated software, analog and digital electronics, and microcomputers to the building, testing, operating, and maintenance of electrical/electronic(s) systems.
  13. the application of physics to electrical/electronic(s) circuits in a rigorous mathematical environment at or above the level of algebra and trigonometry.
Annual Enrollment and Graduate Information

During the most recent academic reporting year, 2012 - 2013, there were 39 students enrolled in the Associate of Applied Science in Electronic Technology program and four graduates during that same period.

Accreditation

Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABETThis program is accredited by the Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission of ABET, 111 Market Place, Suite 1050, Baltimore, MD 21202-4012; phone: (410) 347-7700. Web address: www.abet.org. This program is accredited on the following campus: Flint.

 

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  • How can I send a copy of my official transcripts to another organization?

    To access your transcripts, log into the SOLAR System, select the Star System and select the Academic Office. Once there, click on the transcripts link.

  • Is Baker accredited?

    Yes. Baker College is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission / 230 South LaSalle St., Suite 7-500, Chicago, IL 60604-1411 / 800-621-7440 / www.ncahlc.org.

    Baker College is an Academic Quality Improvement Program (AQIP) participant.

    Additional Accreditations

    Baker has also earned specialized accreditations for programs and degrees in: 

    • Business Administration
    • Early Childhood Learning
    • Engineering and Technology
    • Health Sciences
    • School of Nursing

    For details about these specialized accreditations, see the individual Programs and Degrees pages. 

  • Does Baker provide any help in my job search?


    As a graduate of Baker College, you are eligible for our Lifetime Employment Services, which include:

    • Job searching techniques
    • Resume and cover letter assistance
    • Job interview questions
    • Job postings
    • Relocation tips

     

  • Is Baker College Online accredited?

    Baker Online is part of Baker College, a private, non-profit, accredited, degree granting, higher educational institution with locations throughout Michigan.

    As an accredited college, Baker College has been granted legal authority by the state of Michigan to operate as a nonprofit educational corporation and is empowered to grant certificates, associate, bachelor, master, and doctoral degrees. It is approved for veterans’ benefits. Baker College is recognized as an institution of higher education by the U.S. Secretary of Education, U.S. Department of Education.

    All Baker Online undergraduate and graduate programs are accredited by The Higher Learning Commission / 230 South LaSalle St., Suite 7-500, Chicago, IL 60604-1411 / 800-621-7440 / www.ncahlc.org

    Baker College is an Academic Quality Improvement Program (AQIP) participant.

    Some Baker Online graduate programs have additional accreditation:

  • How do online classes work?


    After you enroll, and are accepted to your online program, you sign-up, or "register" for your first courses. Like all Baker Online students, you will begin your online experience with a three-week online class designed to orient you to the Baker Online classroom, and review the expectations and requirements of Baker Online students. When you have completed this course successfully, you can move on to additional online courses.

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