Electrical Technology Associate in Applied Science

Program Information

Program Status
2 [Active]
Program Code
Program Name
Electrical Technology
Degree Type
Associate in Applied Science
Academic Level
Business, Entrepreneurship, and Professional Development
Electrical Engineering Technol

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.

General Education Requirements

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.

Required Courses

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

Other Information

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.

Program Eligible for Financial Aid
Year Established

Program Dates

Effective Term
Fall 2020
Deactivation Date
ILT Approval Date
AALC Approval Date
Curriculum Committee Approval Date