Engineering Technology - Electrical

Program Info

Effective Term
Fall 2017
Year Established
Program Code
Degree Type
Associate in Applied Science
Office Contact
School of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM): 313-845-9632,, Health Careers Education Ctr, Room: G-122
Faculty Contact
Hassan Mohseni Nameghi: 313-317-1746,, Science Bldg, Room: G-103A

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 solid state components such as diodes, transistors, integrated circuits, and microprocessor systems. More advanced courses show 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 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 course, student should be able to:

  1. Describe the theories and principles of engineering physics in the areas of mechanics, heat, and sound.
  2. Apply standard methods of mathematical analysis including Trigonometry, 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.
  6. Apply laws to the design, construction, analysis, and measurement of electric, hydraulic and pneumatic circuits.
  7. Interpret and develop technical drawing, schematics and diagrams.
  8. Create documents based on technical information using descriptive writing, diagrams, mathematical expression, computation, and graphs.
  9. Perform electrical/mechanical assembly/disassembly, repair, troubleshoot, and calibration of components and devices. Break out into mechanical and electrical.
  10. Apply electrical/mechanical laws to the operation and control of machines.
  11. Apply critical thinking skills to solving electro-mechanical problem.
  12. Develop PLC, HMI, Robot programs for the control of electro-/mechanical systems.
  13. Analyze a set of specifications and create a LabView virtual instrument.
  14. Apply electro-/mechanical laws to the application of specific industrial sensors/transducers.
  15. Evaluate sensor/transducer output based on computer generated data for the purpose of creating a lab report.

General Education

See General Education Requirements for details.

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Program Requirements

Required Core Courses
Course name Credit Hours
Credit Hours: 7
Minimum Total Credit Hours