Bachelor of Science Degree

Electronics and Communications Engineering Technology

The purpose of this program is to help graduates prepare for career opportunities in a variety of entry-level positions in various fields involving electronics engineering technology, including communication systems. Courses in this program offer an expansive foundation in electronic circuitry and communications engineering technology through the study of subjects such as circuit analysis, circuit design, data and network communications, digital communications in the presence of noise, calculus and additional general education coursework.

Graduates of this program may begin to pursue career opportunities in a variety of entry-level positions, such as electronics engineering technologist, electronics engineering assistant, engineering sales/service representative, computer systems technologist, industrial systems technologist, technical consultant, telecommunications technician, communication systems installer, field service representative, engineering technician or research technician. Among the types of work environments that may use the services of graduates with the skills addressed in this program are: data and telecommunications service providers, TV and satellite services organizations, computer network sales and services organizations, entertainment industries, transportation companies, communications R&D facilities, product development departments, research and development groups, quality engineering departments, field service offices and maintenance departments.

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

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

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.

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.

The Bachelor of Science degree in Electronics and Communications Engineering Technology requires the completion of 180 credit hours within the following five areas of study:

Technical Basic CoursesTotal Credit Hours8
Required Core CoursesTotal Credit Hours92
Elective CoursesTotal Credit Hours16
Required General Education CoursesTotal Credit Hours48
Elective General Education CoursesTotal Credit Hours16
Program Total180

Course Number Course Credit Hours
8 hours of Technical Basic Courses 4
TB133
Strategies for the Technical Professional
4
TB143
Introduction to Personal Computers
4
24 hours of Required Core Courses 4
ET115
DC Electronics
4
ET145
AC Electronics
4
ET156
Introduction to C Programming
4
ET215
Electronic Devices I
4
IT220
Network Standards and Protocols
4
ET245
Electronics Devices II
4
16 hours of Required General Education Courses 4
GE117
Composition I
4
GE127
College Mathematics I
4
GE184
Problem Solving
4
GE192
College Mathematics II
4
Subtotal 4
Course Number Course Credit Hours
28 hours of Required Core Courses 4
ET255
Digital Electronics I
4
ET275
Electronic Communications Systems I
4
ET285
Digital Electronics II
4
ET315
Electronic Communications Systems II
4
ET355
Microprocessors
4
ET376
C/C++ Programming
4
TM420
Technical Calculus
4
20 hours of Required General Education Courses 4
EG360
Introductory Calculus
4
EG371
Research Methods
4
EG372
Written Analysis
4
GE217
Composition II
4
GE347
Group Dynamics
4
Subtotal 48
Course Number Course Credit Hours
24 hours of Required Core Courses 4
ET3850
Data and Network Communications
4
ET4150
Process Control
4
ET4450
Advanced Circuit Analysis I
4
ET4460
Advanced Circuit Analysis II
4
ET4550
Digital Communication Systems I
4
ET4560
Digital Communication Systems II
4
12 hours of Required General Education Courses 4
EG4620
Contemporary World Culture
4
EG4680
Ethics
4
EG4810
Environmental Issues+
4
8 hours of Elective Courses 4
4 hours of Elective General Education Courses 4
Subtotal 8
Course Number Course Credit Hours
16 hours of Required Core Courses 4
ET475
Electronic Circuit Design I
4
ET476
Electronic Circuit Design II
4
ET485
Capstone Project
4
TM380
Advanced Topics in Technical Mathematics
4
8 hours of Elective Courses 8
12 hours of Elective General Education Courses 12
Subtotal 36

To satisfy the elective portion of the core requirements, students must complete 20 quarter credit hours. Students may choose four courses from any of the core courses listed below or transfer comparable credit from another institution as approved by the school in its discretion.

Course Number Course Credit Hours
IT107
Instructional Design
4
IT109
Microsoft Desktop Operating System
4
CD111
Introduction to Design and Drafting
4
IT116
Intermediate Programming
4
CD121
Drafting/CAD Methods
4
CD140
Rapid Visualization
4
IT201
Web Site Design
4
IT203
Database Development
4
IT204
Scripting and Web Authoring I
4
IT209
3D Modeling
4
CD220
Materials and Processes
4
IT255
Introduction to Information Systems Security
4
ET345
Control Systems
4
TB332
Profesional Procedures and portfolio Development
4
ET365
Computer and Electronics Capstone Project
4
ET390
Embedded Systems
4
Subtotal 4

To satisfy the elective portion of the general education requirements, students must complete 16 quarter credit hours. Students may choose four courses from any of the general education courses listed below or transfer comparable credit from another institution as approved by the school in its discretion.

Course Number Course Credit Hours
Humanities 4
EG465
Modern and Contemporary Art
4
GE364
Art Appreciation
4
Mathematics and Science 4
EG381
Statistics
4
GE150
Survey of the Sciences
4
GE253
Physics
4
EG421
Numerical Methods
4
Social Science 4
GE175
American Government
4
GE273
Microeconomics
4
GE274
Macroeconomics
4
EG351
Social Psychology
4
GE375
Psychology
4
Subtotal 4

Notes

This course is eligible for the President's Scholarship. Refer to the Institutional Scholarships section of this catalog for further information.

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.