Engineering Technology - Electrical Associate in Applied Science

This program has been discontinued. Currently enrolled students may complete their program of study, but new students will not be admitted.

Program Info

Year Established
Program Code
Degree Type
Associate in Applied Science
Office Contact
School of Business, Entrepreneurship, and Professional Development: 313-845-9645,, Technology Bldg, Room: E-211
Faculty Contact
Mark Siedlik: 313-845-6353,, Technology Bldg, Room: E-115E

Program Description


Provides hands-on technical skills required in workplaces through computer- and laboratory-based practice, and a core of related courses such as physics, mathematical applications, and introduction to engineering. Students will study the basic principles of electricity and will progress to the concepts of electrical components. Student may take more advanced electrical courses to see how these fundamental principles are applied to machine control, computers, power supplies, amplifiers, oscillators, industrial control, and instrumentation systems. Henry Ford College's electrical technology facilities are state-of-the-art offering the high-tech training and equipment necessary to prepare students for job success in today’s economy. Working conditions are simulated in five fully-equipped laboratories where students put electrical-electronics theory to practice. Along with laboratory experience setting up circuits, trouble shooting, and calibrating systems, computer-simulated circuit analysis is used in most of the electronics courses. The math and chemistry sequence required in this program eases the transfer of students to a 4-year institute for completion of a Bachelor of Engineering Technology.

Program Learning Outcomes

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

  1. Describe the theories and principles of physics in the areas of mechanics.
  2. Apply standard methods of mathematical analysis including Trigonometry or Statistics, Intermediate Algebra, and College Algebra.
  3. Demonstrate the ability to work in a team environment in order to successfully follow an engineering design process and/or build a prototype.
  4. Develop knowledge of career opportunities and demonstrate the technical skills required by industry.
  5. Demonstrate professional ethics appropriate to the field of engineering and technology.
  6. Describe fundamentals of electricity (including the knowledge of circuits).
  7. Demonstrate the ability to design, construct, analyze, and measure electric circuits.
  8. Perform electrical assembly/disassembly, repair, troubleshoot, and calibration of components and devices.
  9. Apply various problem-solving skills to solving electro-mechanical problem.
Career Opportunities
  • Electrical Engineering Technician
  • Controls Technician
  • Electronics/Electrical Technician
  • Electrical Test Technician

General Education

Category 1: English Composition
Complete any one.
Category 2: English Composition or Communications
Complete any one.
Credit Hours

See General Education Requirements for details.

Degree-Specific Requirements

Computer Technology: Complete any one
Credit Hours

Program Requirements

Required Core Courses
Course name Credit Hours

Automotive, Drafting, Machine Tool, Welding: Complete three (3) additional credits of 100-level, or higher, from Automotive (AUTO), Drafting (DRAF), Machine Tool (MTT), or Welding (CIMWD) courses.

ELEC-103: Basic Electricity 4.00

Electrical: Complete eighteen (18) additional 100-level, or higher, credits from the electrical (ELEC) course list.

Credit Hours: 43

Associate in Applied Science (AAS) degrees require a minimum of 60 credits for graduation. Complete additional 100-level, or higher, courses to complete the requirements for this degree.

Elective Hours
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.