Electronic technologists are needed by organizations that develop, manufacture and service electronic and electrical equipment and systems. Graduates may work on communications equipment, radar and sonar units, industrial and medical monitoring and control devices, navigation equipment and computer systems. The degree programs emphasize understanding electronics principles and troubleshooting concepts rather than how to repair specific equipment. With this background, students should be able to repair, modify and design a wide variety of electronic equipment. Depending upon their eventual career goals, students can choose among two degree program options and a certificate. Students who wish to continue their studies toward a four-year Bachelor of Science in Electronic Engineering Technology (BSEET) degree should take the Electronic Engineering Technology A.A.S. Graduates of the Electronic Engineering Technology Option typically transfer to Capitol College, Old Dominion University or the University of Maryland Eastern Shore. Additionally, graduates of this technology program can transfer into the engineering program at Capitol College with minimal loss of credits by carefully choosing mathematics and science courses. Students who wish to work directly after graduation should pursue the Electronic Service Technology Option of the Electronic Engineering Technology A.A.S. degree program, which has fewer mathematics requirements and more hands-on courses. Students interested in this program also should consider the Computer Engineering Technology A.A.S. program described elsewhere in this chapter. The certificate program is composed of technical courses without the general education courses required for a degree and leads into the degrees without loss of credits.
Learning Foundations Overall Requirements
- All students must read English at an acceptable level in order to begin college-level courses. The college assesses two levels of reading proficiency as shown below. Both must be satisfied in order to enroll in college-level classes.
- Meet a basic reading standard by placement exam score by taking DVR-0051 or ESL-0105, or by exemption due to prior college coursework.
- Meet college-level reading standards by placement exam score, by taking DVR-0061 DVR-0071 or ESL-0106, or by exemption as a result of prior college coursework.
- The college assesses English writing proficiency at three levels as a prerequisite to enrollment in EGL-1010, the first college-level writing course. Those three levels are outlined below.
- Meet the minimum English proficiency requirement by placement exam score, by completing DVE-0009 or ESL-0102 or by exemption as a result of prior coursework.
- Meet intermediate level English proficiency requirements by placement exam score, by completing DVE-0011 or ESL-0201, or by exemption as a result of prior coursework.
- Meet pre-college level English requirements by placement exam score, by completing EGL-0100 or ESL-0202, or by exemption as a result of prior coursework.
- All students must satisfy the college's requirement for a solid foundation in mathematics. Students can document this foundation either with satisfactory placement test scores, with an exemption posted as a result of courses taken elsewhere, or with satisfactory performance in one or more developmental mathematics courses. In addition, all students must complete either PAS-1010 or PAS-1030 along with their first developmental math course.
- Meet the most basic arithmetic requirement by completing DLS-0011 or a satisfactory score on the placement test.
- Meet prealgebra requirements by completing DVM-0031 or with a satisfactory placement test score.
- Meet elementary algebra requirements by completing DVM-0071 or achieving a satisfactory placement score.
- Meet intermediate algebra requirements by completing MAT-0104 or by achieving a satisfactory placment test score.
- Complete either PAS-1010 or PAS-1030 in the same semester you take DVM-0031.
General Education - English Composition
General Education - Speech
General Education - Mathematics
General Education - Science
General Education - Social Sciences (A.A.S.)
- Complete 1 Social Science course from the following list: ANT-1010, 1030; ECN-1010, 1030, 1040; GEO-1000, 1010; HST-1310, 1320, 1370, 1410, 1430, 1510, 1530, 2160, 2230, 2470; POS-1000, 1010, 1020; PSY-1010, 2010, 2030, 2040, 2070, 2080, 2160, 2190; SOC-1010, 2010; WMS-1010.
Electronic Service Technology Option (A.A.S.)