School of Electronics Technology
School of Electronics Technology

Electrical Engineering and Communications Technology: A 14-Quarter Bachelor of Science Degree
Arlington, TX Campus

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This program exposes students to fundamental knowledge and skills utilized in entry-level positions in electrical engineering and communications technology. Students will be exposed to a variety of basic electronics and computer principles and technical skills in both theory and practical application in a laboratory environment. Students explore various topics in electrical circuitry, testing, systems analysis and testing, systems maintenance and report preparation.

Career Opportunities

This program offers graduates an opportunity to develop knowledge and skills that can help them pursue careers in a variety of entry-level electronics and computer technology fields.

Graduates who have difficulty distinguishing colors may not be able to perform the essential functions of various positions involving electronics and communications engineering technology.

Admission Requirements

Refer to the Admission section of this catalog for information relating to Admission Requirements and Procedures for this program.

School Equipment

Students will have the opportunity to use the following school equipment as required throughout the program: standard electronics test equipment such as multimeters, oscilloscopes, power supplies, signal generators and spectrum analyzers, cabling tools and test instruments and circuit and system simulation software. Refer to Student Equipment in the Online Course Information section of this catalog for information relating to the student equipment requirements for the distance education courses that are taught online over the Internet.

Class Size

Classes generally range in size from 15 to 30 students. Depending on the course subject matter, certain classes may contain a greater or lesser number of students.

Program Outline

To view a list of the course descriptions, please click here.

Course Number Course Quarter
Credit Hours
Units of
Course Time
of Classes
Minimum required credit hours for the Baccalaureate Degree (Grand total) 180.0
Scheduled Units of Course Time of Classes in the Program 2524
General Education Courses*
Unspecified General Education courses 27.0 337
EN3220T Written Analysis 4.5 54
HU4640T Ethics 4.5 54
MA3310T Calculus I 4.5 67
MA3410T Calculus II 4.5 67
SC4730T Environmental Science 4.5 67
SS3150T Research Methods 4.5 54
Subtotal 54.0 700
Core Courses
Unspecified Core courses** 45.0 677
ET3110T Networking and Communications 4.5 67
ET3150T Automatic Industrial Control 4.5 67
ET3220T Mobile Wireless Technology 4.5 67
ET3280T Electrical Machines and Energy Conversion 4.5 54
ET3330T Telecommunications Systems and Technology 4.5 67
ET3380T Power Electronics 4.5 67
ET3430T Fiber Optic Communications 4.5 54
ET3480T Power Systems 4.5 54
ET4560T C++ Programming 4.5 67
ET4580T Green Energy Technology 4.5 54
ET4640T Embedded Systems 4.5 67
ET4671T Electronic Circuit Analysis 4.5 67
ET4771T Electronic Circuit Design 4.5 67
ET4799T Electrical Engineering and Communications Technology Capstone Project 4.5 72
Subtotal 108.0 1568
Elective Courses
Unspecified Elective courses 18.0 256

*General Education courses include courses in the humanities, composition, mathematics, the sciences and the social sciences. The Unspecified General Education courses must include at least one course in each of the following categories: the humanities, composition, mathematics and the social sciences. Refer to the Course Descriptions section of this catalog for the general education category pertaining to each general education course.

**Examples of the subject matter included in the Unspecified Core courses are as follows: basic electronics and devices; digital electronics, computer technology; and electronic systems. Courses offered at this school that may satisfy the Unspecified Core course requirement are ET1210, ET1220, ET1310, ET1410, ET2530, ET2560, ET2640, ET2750 and NT1110. The course descriptions for these courses are in the Course Descriptions section of this catalog.

NOTE: The course descriptions for the courses in this program are in the Course Descriptions section of this catalog. The school may, at any time in its discretion, vary the offering and/or sequence of courses in this program, revise the curriculum content of the program or any course in the program and change the number of credit hours in the program or in any program course.

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