Electrical Engineering Technology Associate in Applied Science (Associate in Applied Science, 2020-2021)

Program Info

Year Established
Program Code
Degree Type
Associate in Applied Science

Program Description


Introduces the basic principles of electricity and proceeds to the concepts of solid state components such as diodes, transistors, integrated circuits, and microprocessor systems. Advanced courses show how these fundamental principles are applied to machine control, computers, power supplies, amplifiers, oscillators, industrial control, and instrumentation systems. Courses simulate actual working conditions in five fully-equipped laboratories where students put electrical-electronics theory into practice. Along with laboratory experiences setting up circuits, troubleshooting, and calibrating systems, computer-simulated circuit analysis is used in the majority of the courses.

Program Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this program, students should be able to:

  1. Apply laws to the design, construction, analysis, and measurement of electric, hydraulic, and pneumatic circuits.
  2. Interpret and develop technical drawings, schematics, and diagrams.
  3. Create documents based on technical information using descriptive writing, diagrams, mathematical expression, computation, and graphs.
  4. Perform electrical/mechanical assembly/disassembly, repair, troubleshoot, and calibration of components and devices.
  5. Apply electrical/mechanical laws to the operation and control of machines.
  6. Apply critical thinking skills to solving electro-mechanical problem.
  7. Communicate and perform effectively within a team environment.
  8. Develop PLC, HMI, and robot programs for the control of electro-mechanical systems.
  9. Analyze a set of specifications and create a LabView virtual instrument.
  10. Apply electro-mechanical laws to the application of specific industrial sensors/transducers.
  11. Evaluate sensor/transducer output based on computer generated data for the purpose of creating a lab report using Microsoft Office products.
Career Opportunities
  • Computer Service
  • Instrumentation Set-up
  • Machine Service
  • Quality Control
  • Research and Development
  • Machine Controls
  • Instrumentation Repair
  • Microprocessor Systems
  • Product Evaluation
  • Sales

Articulation Agreements: 3+1 Articulation with Eastern Michigan University, Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering Technology. 3+1 Articulation with Ferris State, Bachelor in Applied Science in Industrial Technology & Management.

General Education

Category 1: English Composition
Complete any one.
Category 3: Mathematics
Complete any one
Category 4: Social Sciences
Complete any one.
Credit Hours

See General Education Requirements for details.

Program Requirements

Required Support Courses
Course name Credit Hours
CIS-100: Introduction to Information Technology 3.00

Electrical Technology Support: Complete 10 additional credits from:

  • Automotive (AUTO), Computer Information Systems (CIS), Computer Networking (CNT), Electrical/Electronics (ELEC), Engineering (ENGR), Industrial Drafting (DRAF), Machine Tool Technology (MTT), Welding (CIMWD)
Credit Hours: 16
Minimum Total Credit Hours
Requirements are subject to change. The information represented here is effective starting Fall 2020 and applies to the current catalog year. If you were admitted prior to this year, please check your requirements under the My Progress section of HFC Self Service.