Engineering Technology - Electrical

Program Info

Effective Term
Fall 2018
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: J-106B

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

See General Education Requirements for details.

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

Degree-Specific Requirements

Computer Technology: Complete any one
Credit Hours

Program Requirements

Required Core Courses
Course name Credit Hours
ELEC-103: Basic Electricity 4.00

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

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