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Bachelor of Science in Electronic Engineering Technology 3+1 agreement with Eastern Michigan University

Electrical Technology

Program Info

Year Established
2004
Program Code
ELECT.AAS
Degree Type
Associate in Applied Science
Office Contact
Industrial Technology Division: 313-845-9656, technology@hfcc.edu, Technology Bldg, Room: E-112
Faculty Contact
Mark Siedlik: 313-845-6353, msiedlik@hfcc.edu, Technology Bldg, Room: E-115E

Program Description

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
  • Apply laws to the design, construction, analysis, and measurement of electric, hydraulic, and pneumatic circuits.
  • Interpret and develop technical drawings, schematics, and diagrams.
  • Create documents based on technical information using descriptive writing, diagrams, mathematical expression, computation, and graphs.
  • Perform electrical/mechanical assembly/disassembly, repair, troubleshoot, and calibration of components and devices.
  • Apply electrical/mechanical laws to the operation and control of machines.
  • Apply critical thinking skills to solving electro-mechanical problem.
  • Communicate and perform effectively within a team environment.
  • Develop PLC, HMI, and robot programs for the control of electro-mechanical systems.
  • Analyze a set of specifications and create a LabView virtual instrument.
  • Apply electro-mechanical laws to the application of specific industrial sensors/transducers.
  • 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.

Transfer Colleges
Davenport University
Eastern Michigan University
Ferris State University
Lawrence Technological University
Siena Heights University
University of Michigan - Dearborn
Wayne State University

General Education

Category 1: English Composition
Complete any one.
Category 3: Mathematics
Complete any one
Category 4: Social Sciences
Complete any one.
Credit Hours
9.00

Degree-Specific Requirements

Program Requirements

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

Electrical Technology Support: Complete 10 credits from:

  • Automotive (AUTO)
  • Center for Innovative Manufacturing Electricity/Electronics (CIMEL)
  • Center for Innovative Manufacturing Hydraulics/Pneumatics (CIMHP)
  • Center for Innovative Manufacturing Machine Tool (CIMMT)
  • Center for Innovative Manufacturing Drafting/CAD (CIMPR)
  • Center for Innovative Manufacturing Trade & Apprentice (CIMTA)
  • Center for Innovative Manufacturing Welding (CIMWD)
  • Computer Information Systems (CIS)
  • Computer Networking (CNT)
  • Electrical/Electronics (ELEC)
  • Engineering Technology (ENGT)
  • Energy Technology (ENT)
  • Industrial Drafting (DRAF)
  • Machine Tool Technology (MTT)
  • Trade and Apprentice Developmental (TADV)
  • Trade and Apprentice Electrical (TAEL)
  • Trade and Apprentice Foundation (TAFD)
  • Trade and Apprentice Fluid Power (TAFP)
  • Trade and Apprentice Graphic Design (TAGD)
  • Trade and Apprentice Industrial Materials (TAIM)
  • Trade and Apprentice Mathematics (TAMA)
  • Trade and Apprentice Material Joining (TAMJ)
  • Trade and Apprentice Maintenance Technology (TAMT)
  • Trade and Apprentice Process Instrumentation (TAPI)
  • Trade and Apprentice Process Tech. Practices (TAPT)
10.00
Credit Hours: 16
Minimum Total Credit Hours
65.00