2017-18 AcademicCatalog - 50
Electronic Engineering Technology provides the opportunity
to acquire the skills needed to gain employment as an
engineering technician in manufacturing and industry.
Skills are developed by theoretical analysis and by the use
of manipulative practice in the laboratory. The program
gives students a broad theoretical and practical background
in analog and digital electronic circuits. Graduates of the
Electronic Engineering Technology program are prepared to
find employment as technicians with the ability to prototype,
to test, to program, to integrate, to install, to maintain, and to
repair electronic systems. Because of the use of electronics
in most industries, many employment opportunities in
varied environments exist. High school prerequisites for this
program are Algebra I and II, and a GPA of at least 2.5.
50 * Thaddeus Stevens College of Technology
A graduate of this program will be able to do the following:
* Demonstrate a working knowledge of DC and AC
components and circuits.
* Demonstrate a basic knowledge of solid state devices
* Analyze, design, construct, and integrate components
and circuits of various types.
* Demonstrate a basic knowledge of digital electronics,
logic circuits, microprocessors, and programmable
logic controls (PLCs).
* Solve math problems related to circuit analysis, digital
electronics, and other systems.
* Operate standard test equipment to analyze electronic
* Design and troubleshoot simple microprocessor-based
systems and interface peripheral devices.
* Work with robotics and motion control systems at a
* Understand pneumatics at a basic level.
* Network PLCs and other data acquisition and control
* Interface sensors and control elements to PLCs.