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B.S. Electronic Technology

Curriculum

Major Code BS.ELT Electronics Technology

Program Goals

The Electronics Technology program embraces the following goals: Attract and retain outstanding students. Prepare graduates for entry level technology, management and applied engineering positions related to Electronics Technology. Continually improve the cultural, educational and lifelong learning environment for students. Maintain a strong focus on student learning. Nurture and maintain program accreditation. Provide excellent facilities and equipment for developing students' abilities to solve problems and use technological methods.

Program Outcomes

The Electronics Technology program provides for student achievement of the following outcomes:

  • Graduates will be able to demonstrate professional communication skills and the ability to work effectively as part of a team in a technological environment.
  • Graduates will be able to demonstrate knowledge of electronics theory, principles, and software tools as the basis for problem solving in designing, building, simulating, troubleshooting, and decision-making for digital logic and analog circuits.
  • Graduates will have ability to demonstrate entry level proficiency in applying circuit design software in designing and testing circuits.
  • Graduates will have the ability to integrate knowledge of science, mathematics, and electronics applications appropriate to workplace functions/responsibilities and employer expectations.
  • Graduates will be able to integrate knowledge of project management, communication skills, and tools for technological, Electronic Technology practice.
  • Graduates will have ability to employ global technologies to address social, economic and environmental issues.

Program Competencies

Students completing the Electronics Technology program will master the following competencies:

  • 1.1 Demonstrate the ability to write and present technical documents using appropriate visual materials.
  • 1.2 Prepare a professional presentation for a senior project.
  • 2.1 Use and interpret semiconductor data sheets to design, build and troubleshoot various digital logic circuits.
  • 2.2 Use data sheets to obtain information about various integrated circuit devices and design, build and, troubleshoot simple dc, ac and semiconductor circuits.
  • 2.3 Explain various analog and digital signal conditioning methods used in process control and demonstrate knowledge of typical analog and digital communications systems.
  • 3.1 Use C++ programming language syntax and semantics in transforming algorithms into code.
  • 3.2 Demonstrate general purpose test equipment using standard testing procedures and demonstrate computer control of instruments through Lab View.
  • 3.3 Design microprocessors programs to control devices.
  • 4.1 Demonstrate scientific reasoning, quantitative thinking and critical thinking in solving technical problems.
  • 4.2 Demonstrate competency in applying CAD software.
  • 5.1 Demonstrate effective project team work in planning, organizing, creating, executing, monitoring and controlling activities through final project completion via software and Gantt charts.
  • 5.2 Prepare a formal proposal against criteria for a project.
  • 6.1 Demonstrate an awareness of professional growth and commitment in addressing social, economic and environmental issues.
  • 6.2 Demonstrate ethical behavior and responsibility.
  • 6.3 Identify workplace safety issues, reporting requirements and problem solutions relating to people, materials, equipment, methods, and environment.

Program Assessment Measures

The methods used to assess student learning and advance students through the Electronics Technology program include, but are not limited to, the following: Senior Capstone project evaluations Capstone exams Pre-post tests Portfolios Co-op & Internship evaluations Embedded examinations

Student Performance

This program requires 120 credit hours to complete matriculation. The student retention rate for Fall 2013 through Fall 2014 is 70% Average Salary Students graduating from the Electronics Technology Program report a starting salary range from $42–$70k in annual pay. Graduates average salary was $62k. Some graduates from this program enrolled into a Master of Science Electronic Engineering Technology or related degree program. Employed students assumed positions as Power Grid Managers, Design Engineers, Testing Engineer, and System Engineers.

Program First-Time Freshman Electronics Technology

Fall 2011 Fall 2012 Fall 2013 Fall 2014
5 13 6 0

 

Program Six-Year Graduation Rate by Entering Major 2008
First-Time, Full-Time, Bachelor's Degree Seeking Freshman Electronics Technology Graduated in Six Years

Enrolled in Fall 2008 N %
9 6 66.7%

 

Program Transfer Students Electronics Technology

Fall 2011 Fall 2012 Fall 2013 Fall 2014
1 1 1 2

 

Average Semesters/Years to Graduation 5.1 Years - The data represents the average 'time to degree', for December 2013 and May 2014 Electronic Technology graduates.