Electronics engineering technicians assist in the design, development, testing, and maintenance of advanced control systems used in automated production facilities. These technicians work in power plants, chemical production facilities, automotive and tire manufacturing, food processing plants, and environmental control agencies, as well as many other automated control applications. Engineering Technology is applied to a wide variety of systems in the area of process control that require specialized programming to ensure that these control systems operate efficiently and automatically.

The specialization in Engineering Technology Programming prepares technicians to install, program, operate, maintain, service, and diagnose control system operational problems encountered on a routine basis as well as prepare for new installations and system upgrades.

Engineering technicians primarily use the principles and theories of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) to solve technical problems and develop programming solutions; therefore, prospective engineering technicians should take as many high school science and math courses as possible to prepare for this postsecondary associate degree program. Laboratory work in this program complements the theory taught in the classroom. Most students complete the program in four semesters and one summer session. Good communication skills and the ability to work well with others are also important since engineering technicians are often part of an engineering team.

Employment opportunities in the area of automated process control and engineering technology programming are expected to continue to grow. Increasing demand for more sophisticated electrical and computer controlled systems will continue as industrial and manufacturing processes are designed, constructed, and upgraded.

Mission Statement
The mission of the Electronics Engineering Technology Department is to provide the student with a quality well-rounded education. This, in turn, will enhance the student’s economic and social well-being and provide industry with a highly skilled work force.

Program Educational Objectives
Our mission statement leads to the following program objectives that are also consistent with our industry identified program outcomes. Graduates of the OCtech Electronics Engineering Technology program will:

  • Identify and solve problems in electronics engineering technology industry across a wide range of application areas. (Technical Expertise)
  • Emerge as successful and professional workers who work and communicate successfully in industry teams across the service area and beyond. (Professionalism, Teamwork, and Leadership)
  • Enhance the economic well-being of the community through technical expertise, critical thinking, and teamwork. (Economic Impact)
  • Adapt to new and emerging technologies to keep current with electronics engineering technology practice. (Continuing Education)

Accrediting Agency:
Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission of ABET http://www.abet.org

Associate Degree in Applied Science
80 semester hours

Fall I

Course Code
Course Title
Class Hours
Lab Hours
Credit Hours

MAT-110

3

0

3

Spring I

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Course Title
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PHY-201

3

3

4

Summer

Course Code
Course Title
Class Hours
Lab Hours
Credit Hours

PHY-202

3

3

4

Fall II

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Course Title
Class Hours
Lab Hours
Credit Hours

Spring II

Course Code
Course Title
Class Hours
Lab Hours
Credit Hours

SPC-205

3

0

3

Note(s): EET 140 and EET 143 can be taken in place of EET 145