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