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Electrical Engineering Technology Program Code 106621

Associate Degree

Offered at the Green Bay campus. For information: (920) 498-5444. Toll-free: (888) 385-6982.

This program is fully eligible for financial aid.

Electrical Engineering Technology (EET) prepares students to test, maintain, and troubleshoot electrical and electronic devices as found in machinery, computers, and communications. The program consists of two tracks: a transfer track, which includes calculus, for those students planning to transfer to a four-year EET program, and a general track, for those students not planning to transfer. The EET transfer track graduate will be able to transfer to a four-year bachelor’s degree program in Electrical Engineering Technology or Electrical Engineering.

Employment Potential

A graduate of this program will have the potential for employment in the following areas:

Electrical/Electronic Development Technician: assists engineers in the design and development of experimental and prototype equipment and products.

Electrical/Electronic Maintenance Technician: services and programs in-plant automatic control equipment, computers, robots, and other equipment.

Electrical Test Technician: tests, troubleshoots, and inspects electrical/electronic products (quality control testing).

Electrical/Electronics Technician: maintains equipment including motor controllers, cables, communication equipment, computers, security systems, CNC equipment, programmable controllers, robots, and automatic production equipment; works with engineers in building breadboard and prototype devices; and evaluates and tests electronic devices and systems.

Field Service Technician: services and overhauls equipment in the customer’s facility; works with sales personnel; and demonstrates new equipment to potential customers.

With additional education and/or work experience, graduates may find other opportunities for employment.

. Computer Field Service Supervisor
. Electrical/Electronics Production Superintendent
. Electrical/Electronics Maintenance Supervisor
. Field Service Engineer
. Electrical Engineer

Program Outcomes

. Practice workplace safety standards.
. Communicate using common technical terminology and graphic symbology both orally and in writing.
. Write technical documents.
. Develop an industry acceptable team centered work ethic.
. Use Office Suite software package tools.
. Apply mathematics to the field of electricity and electronics.
. Measure electrical parameters in DC and wideband AC circuits.
. Apply circuit theorems to AC/DC RLC circuits.
. Apply Boolean theorems to basic digital circuits.
. Develop and describe transfer characteristics of frequency sensitive linear circuits.
. Predict operation of circuits containing active components.
. Describe the various digital modulation techniques.
. Identify characteristics of power electrical devices and circuits.
. Implement project using embedded computer systems.
. Describe wireless communication techniques.
. Analyze automatic electrical machine control circuits.
. Use tools for electrical/electronic test and assembly tasks.
. Apply transistor models to analyze frequency dependent circuits.
. Apply programmable logic controller functions to accomplish basic digital operations.

Requirements for Program Entry

. Completed application.
. High school transcript or equivalent. (For a list of equivalents, go to www.nwtc.edu/gettingstarted.)
. As a requirement for program entry, an Academic Skills Assessment (Accuplacer) with appropriate benchmark scores is necessary. Program Benchmarks are: Reading Comprehension: 80; Sentence Skills: 75; College Level Math: 63. Students not meeting these benchmarks or the equivalent will be granted pre-program status and will be required to establish an individualized academic plan. Upon completion of the plan students will be eligible for all program courses. However, higher test scores will lead to greater success in core program courses. To learn more about these assessments and program benchmarks scores, please contact a counselor at (920) 498-5444 or (888) 385-6982.

Curriculum

Students following the study plan below will complete the Electrical Engineering Technology associate degree in the number of semesters shown.

ALL STUDENTS COMPLETE FIRST SEMESTER

10-620-140 Machine Wiring and Safety
1
10-660-101 Digital 1: Logic
1
10-660-102 Digital 2: Sequential
1
10-660-103 Digital 3: Registers
1
10-660-104 DC 1: Introduction
1
10-660-105 DC 2: Circuits
1
10-660-106 DC 3: Circuit Theorems
1
* 10-801-136 English Composition 1
3
10-804-196 Trigonometry w Apps
3
10-809-199 Psychology Of Human Relations
3
* 10-890-101 College 101
1

TOTAL CREDITS
17
ALL STUDENTS COMPLETE SECOND SEMESTER

10-660-107 AC 1: Properties
1
10-660-108 AC 2: Reactance
1
10-660-109 AC 3: RLC Circuits
1
10-660-110 Electronics 1: Diodes-Basic
1
10-660-111 Electronics 2: Trans-Basic
1
10-660-112 Electronics 3: Op-Amps-Basic
1
10-660-113 Digital 4: ALU
1
10-660-114 Digital 5: Characteristics
1
10-801-197 Technical Reporting
3
10-804-195 College Algebra w Apps
3

TOTAL CREDITS
14
GENERAL TRACK SECOND SEMESTER

Elective
3

TOTAL CREDITS
3
TRANSFER TRACK SECOND SEMESTER

10-806-143 College Physics 1
3

TOTAL CREDITS
3
ALL STUDENTS COMPLETE THIRD SEMESTER

10-605-160 Linear Electronics 1: BJT Amps
1
10-605-161 Linear Electronics 2: JFET Amp
1
10-605-162 Linear Electronics 3: Filters
1
10-605-163 Micro 1: Introduction
1
10-605-164 Micro 2: Technique
1
10-605-165 Micro 3: Interfaces
1
10-605-170 Datacomm 1: Introduction
1
10-605-171 Datacomm 2: Pulse Code Mod
1
10-605-172 Datacomm 3: Delta Modulation
1
10-662-112 DC/AC 3
3
10-809-172 Intro to Diversity Studies
3

TOTAL CREDITS
15
GENERAL TRACK THIRD SEMESTER

10-806-143 College Physics 1
3
Elective
1

TOTAL CREDITS
4
TRANSFER TRACK THIRD SEMESTER

10-804-198 Calculus 1
4

TOTAL CREDITS
4
ALL STUDENTS COMPLETE FOURTH SEMESTER

10-605-169 Electronics Design Integration
3
10-605-180 Analog Comm 1: Noise Effects
1
10-605-181 Analog Comm 2: AM/SSB
1
10-605-182 Analog Comm 3: FM Systems
1
10-620-161 Power Electricity 1: Motors
1
10-620-162 Power Electricity 2: Motors
1
10-662-124 Electronic Circuit Analysis
3
10-809-195 Economics
3

TOTAL CREDITS
14
GENERAL TRACK FOURTH SEMESTER

10-605-158 Power Electronics 2: Drives
1
10-620-170 Robotics - Introduction to
1
Elective
2

TOTAL CREDITS
4
TRANSFER TRACK FOURTH SEMESTER

10-804-181 Calculus 2
4

TOTAL CREDITS
4

Curriculum Note
* Students must earn a grade of "C" or better in 10-801-136, English Composition to enroll in 10-801-197, Technical Reporting.
**The credit for 10-890-101, College 101, is an Institutional Requirement for graduation. Consequently, it is not part of the program credit requirements.

Suggested Electives
Machine Tool Processes 1, 10-420-171
Machine Tool Processes 2, 10-420-172
Machine Fabrication 1, 10-442-150
Machine Fabrication 2, 10-442-151
Mechanics 1: Basic, 10-620-121
Mechanics 2: Intermediate, 10-620-122
Mechanics 3: Systems, 10-620-123
Fluids 1: Basic Pneumatics, 10-620-100
Fluids 2: Basic Hydraulics, 10-620-101
Fluids 3: Intermediate Hy, 10-620-165
Rigging Systems 1, 10-620-105

COURSE DESCRIPTIONS

These courses provide an opportunity for students to develop the knowledge, skills, and understanding required for employment in this field.

10-605-158 POWER ELECTRONICS 2: DRIVES ...power circuitry of AC and DC drives and basic setup and application of an industrial DC and AC drives to DC and AC motors.

10-605-160 LINEAR ELECTRONICS 1: BJT AMPLIFIERS ...review the characteristics of the bipolar junction transistor and Class A, Class AB and Class B bipolar junction transistor amplifiers. (Prerequisites: 10-660-109, AC 3: RLC Circuits; 10-660-112, Electronics 3: Op-Amps-Basic)

10-605-161 LINEAR ELECTRONICS 2: JFET AMPLIFIERS ...characteristics of the junction field-effect (JFET) transistor amplifier and types of commonly used field effect transistor amplifiers. (Corequisite: 10-605-160, Linear Electronics 1: BJT Amplifiers)

10-605-162 LINEAR ELECTRONICS 3: PASSIVE/ACTIVE FILTERS ...review the characteristics of the passive RL, RC, RLC active filters, introduction to all types of commonly used passive and active filters. (Prerequisite: 10-605-161, Linear Electronics 2: JFET Amps)

10-605-163 MICROPROCESSORS 1: INTRODUCTION ...use of simulation software, fundamentals of C language programming, basic logic and control, analog and digital inputs, flowcharting, motor control, objects, and PWM techniques.

10-605-164 MICROPROCESSORS 2: TECHNIQUE ...bitwise operations, pseudo-ops, more C programming techniques, LCD display, control logic, and continued use of simulation software. (Prerequisite: 10-605-163, Micro 1: Intro)

10-605-165 MICROPROCESSORS 3: INTERFACES ...more C language programming for arrays, logic and control, scaling, input and output, software standards, and continued use of simulation software. (Prerequisite: 10-605-164, Micro 2: Technique)

10-605-169 ELECTRONICS DESIGN INTEGRATION ...design, coordinate, and apply electrical, electronics, and/or microprocessor skills into an integrated final project. (Prerequisites: 10-605-165, Micro 3: Interfaces; 10-605-162, Linear Electronics 2:Filters; 10-605-172, Datacomm 3: Delta Modulation)

10-605-170 DATACOMM 1: INTRODUCTION ...introduction to pulse amplitude modulation, pulse amplitude modulation principles, sampling, signal reconstruction, and and pulse code modulation. (Prerequisite: 10-660-103, Digital 3: Registers)

10-605-171 DATACOMM 2: PULSE CODE MODULATION ...introduction to time division multiplexing pertaining to pulse amplitude modulation and pulse code modulation, sampling and signal reconstruction, analog to digital conversation, digital to analog conversion, amplitude shift keying, and error detection techniques. (Prerequisite: 10-605-170, Data Comm 1: Introduction)

10-605-172 DATACOMM 3: DELTA MODULATION ...introduction to delta modulation, delta modulation principles, sampling and signal reconstruction, frequency shift keying, phase shift keying, and pseudo code generation. (Prerequisite: 10-605-171, Data Comm 2: Pulse Code)

10-605-180 ANALOG COMMUNICATIONS 1: NOISE EFFECTS ...characteristics of noise in communications systems and analyze amplitude modulation. (Prerequisite: 10-605-162, Linear Electronics 3: Filters)

10-605-181 ANALOG COMMUNICATIONS 2: AM/SSB ...characteristics of single sideboard transmission and receiving systems. (Prerequisite: 10-605-180, Analog Comm 1: Noise Effects)

10-605-182 ANALOG COMMUNICATIONS 3: FM SYSTEMS ...characteristics of frequency modulation transmission and receiving systems. (Prerequisite: 10-605-181, Analog Comm 2: AM/SSB)

10-620-140 MACHINE WIRING AND SAFETY ...introduction to machine wiring, including basic documentation, labeling, and wiring practices; an overview of NFPA 70 machinery, safety and installation standards.

10-620-161 POWER ELECTRICITY 1: MOTORS ...DC motors and generator configuration, shunt, compound, and permanent magnet DC motor performance and characteristics.

10-620-162 POWER ELECTRICITY 2: MOTORS ...single and 3-phase AC Induction motors, specialty motor performance and characteristics, and three-phase power systems. (Corequisite: 10-620-161, Power Electricity 1: Motors)

10-620-170 ROBOTICS - INTRODUCTION TO ...introductory study of the application, operation, programming and troubleshooting of industrial robots.

10-660-101 DIGITAL 1: LOGIC ...AND, OR, NOT, NAND, NOR, logic operation using switch logic, ladder logic, and gate logic. Simplification methods using Boolean theorems and Karnaugh Maps, and timing diagram analysis.

10-660-102 DIGITAL 2: SEQUENTIAL ...operation and connection of latches, RS flip-flops, JK flip-flops, and D flip-flops using timing diagram analysis, and some simple applications are studied. (Corequisite: 10-660-101, Digital 1: Logic)

10-660-103 DIGITAL 3: REGISTERS ...analyze and design asynchronous up counters, down counters, presettable counters, ring counters, and Johnson counters, and analyze synchronous counters. Analyze and design various types of shift registers. (Prerequisite: 10-660-102, Digital 2: Sequential)

10-660-104 DC 1: INTRODUCTION ...introduction to the concepts of DC electricity and simple series circuits. Voltage, current, resistance, Ohm's Law, power and Kirchoff's Voltage Law are defined.

10-660-105 DC 2: CIRCUITS ...analysis of parallel and series-parallel circuits. Application of Kirchoff's Current Law to parallel circuit combinations. Introduction of current sources and source conversions. (Corequisites: 10-804-118, Interim Algebra w Apps OR equivalent; 10-660-104, DC 1: Intro)

10-660-106 DC 3: CIRCUIT THEOREMS ...analysis of circuits using various advanced methods. Branch, loop and node methods are studied. Eight network theorems are presented for the solution of circuit voltages and circuits. (Corequisite: 10-660-105, DC 2: Circuits)

10-660-107 AC 1: PROPERTIES ...introduction to the properties of capacitors and inductors including types and behavior in switching circuits. Inductor basics include a study of magnetic fields. (Prerequisite: 10-660-105, DC 2: Circuits; Corequisite: 10-804-196, Trigonometry w Apps)

10-660-108 AC 2: REACTANCE ...study of the way inductive, capacitive and resistive components behave in a circuit excited by a sine waveform. Effective and average values of the sinewave are derived. (Corequisite: 10-660-107, AC 1: Properties)

10-660-109 AC 3: RLC CIRCUITS ...power flow in complex AC circuits based on resistive and reactive components. Description of the power triangle and power factor. Calculation of voltages and currents in complex AC circuits. (Corequisite: 10-660-108, AC 2: Reactance)

10-660-110 ELECTRONICS 1: DIODES-BASIC ...introduction to the characteristics and usage of semiconductor diodes in rectifiers and linear power supplies. Special diodes and diode circuits are also considered. (Prerequisite: 10-660-105, DC 2: Circuits; Corequisite: 10-660-107, AC 1: Properties)

10-660-111 ELECTRONICS 2: TRANSISTOR-BASIC ...introduction to the characteristics, bias and usage of semiconductor transistors in amplifying circuitry. BJTs, JFETs, MOSFETs and general amplifier characteristics are studied. (Corequisite: 10-660-110, Electronics 1: Diodes-Basic)

10-660-112 ELECTRONICS 3: OP-AMPS-BASIC ...introduction to the circuit characteristics of integrated operational amplifiers. The various connections, inverting, non-inverting and comparator will be studied as well as specialized applications such as summers and filters. (Corequisite: 10-660-111, Electronics 2: Transistor-Basic)

10-660-113 DIGITAL 4: ALU ...unsigned and signed arithmetic using binary numbers, the construction of adder circuits and subtraction circuits, and the analysis of a computer ALU is studied. (Prerequisite: 10-660-103, Digital 3: Registers)

10-660-114 DIGITAL 5: CHARACTERISTICS ...propagation delay, rise time, fall time, setup and hold time, asynchronous timing considerations, Schmitt trigger devices, one-shots and astable multivibrators, and synchronous counter design are studied. (Corequisite: 10-660-113, Digital 4: ALU)

10-662-112 DC/AC 3 ...apply Thevenin's and Norton's Theorems in practical problems involving complex AC circuits. Solve complex AC circuits using Mesh and Nodal techniques and describe power flow in complex AC circuits. (Prerequisite: 10-660-109, AC 3: RLC Circuits)

10-662-124 ELECTRONIC CIRCUIT ANALYSIS... develop equations for and analyze transistor amplifier circuits for bias, small signal gain, and transfer function including frequency response using Bode plot graphs of first order functions. (Prerequisite: 10-605-162, Linear Electronics 3: Filters)

10-804-181 CALCULUS 2 ...continuation of Calculus I covering integration techniques, indeterminate forms, improper integrals, techniques of integration, applications to the physical sciences, first order linear differential equations, Infinite series including Maclaurin, Taylor, and Fourier. (Prerequisite: 10-804-198, Calculus I with a "C" or better)

10-801-136 ENGLISH COMPOSITION 1 ...learners develop knowledge/skills in planning, organizing, writing, editing. Students will also analyze audience/purpose, use elements of research, format documents using standard guidelines, and develop critical reading skills. (Prerequisite: Accuplacer-Sentence Skills =75 AND Accuplacer-Reading =55 OR ACT-English =16 AND ACT Reading =15 OR 10-831-103, Intro to College Writing or 10-838-105, Intro to Reading and Study Skills with "C" or better OR equivalent) 3 cr.

10-804-196 TRIGONOMETRY WITH APPLICATIONS ...topics include circular functions, graphing of trigonometry functions, identities, equations, trigonometric functions of angles, inverse functions, solutions of triangles complex numbers, DeMoivre's Theorem, polar coordinates, and vectors. (Prerequisites: Accuplacer-CM=63 or ACT-Math 24 or 10-804-118, Intermediate Alg w/ Apps with "C" or better AND Accuplacer Reading=55 or ACT Reading=15 or 10-838-105, Introduction to Reading & Study Skills with "C" or better OR equivalent) 3 cr.

10-809-199 PSYCHOLOGY OF HUMAN RELATIONS ...decision making, motivation, conflict resolution, learning strategies, growth and adjustment, diversity, psychological theories, relationships, psychological disorders, stress, career analysis, social psychology, and lifespan development. (Prerequisite: Accuplacer-Sentence Skills= 60 AND Accuplacer-Reading =55 OR ACT-English =16 AND ACT Reading =15 OR 10-838-105, Intro to Reading & Study Skills or 10-831-103, Intro to College Writing w/ a "C" or better OR equivalent) 3 cr.

10-890-101 COLLEGE 101 ...develops tools and strategies that support success in college. Focuses on study skills, college resources, goal setting, time management, and learning styles. Introduces concepts for self assessing learning and completing an Exit Assessment that provides evidence that learning took place. Students should take this course prior to or during the first semester of their programs. 1 cr.

10-801-197 TECHNICAL REPORTING ...principles of report writing and correspondence, proposals, feasibility reports, progress reports, investigation reports, evaluation reports, meeting reports, memos, and correspondence. (Prerequisite: 10-801-136, English Composition I OR 10-801-195, Written Communication with “C” or better) 3 cr.

10-804-195 COLLEGE ALGEBRA WITH APPLICATIONS ...skills needed for success in Calculus and many application areas on a baccalaureate level. Topics include the real and complex number systems, polynomials, exponents, radicals, solving equations and inequalities (linear and nonlinear), relations and functions, systems of equations and inequalities (linear and nonlinear), matrices, graphing, conic sections, sequences and series, combinatories, and the binomial theorem. (Prerequisites: Accuplacer-CM=63 or ACT-Math 24 or 10-804-118, Intermediate Alg w/ Apps with "C" or better AND Accuplacer Reading=55 or ACT Reading=15 or 10-838-105, Introduction to Reading & Study Skills with "C" or better OR equivalent) 3 cr.

10-806-143 COLLEGE PHYSICS 1 ...presents the applications and theory of basic physics principles. This course emphasizes problem solving, laboratory investigation and applications. Topics include laboratory safety, unit conversions and analysis, kinematics, dynamics, work, energy, power, temperature, and heat. (Prerequisites: Accuplacer-Reading = 80 OR ACT-Reading = 17 OR 10-838-105, Intro to Reading and Study Skills AND Accuplacer Arithmetic=65 OR ACT Math=15 OR 10-834-109, Pre-Algebra w “C” or better or equivalent) 3 cr.

10-809-172 INTRO TO DIVERSITY STUDIES...basic American values of justice and equality by teaching vocabulary, history of immigration/conquest, transcultural communication, legal liability, multicultural majority/minority relations, ageism, sexism, gender, sexual orientation, the disabled/ADA. (Prerequisite: Accuplacer-Sentence Skills= 60 AND Accuplacer-Reading =55 OR ACT-English =16 AND ACT Reading =15 OR 10-838-105, Intro to Reading & Study Skills or 10-831-103, Intro to College Writing w/ a "C" or better OR equivalent) 3 cr.

10-804-198 CALCULUS 1 ...analyze and graph algebraic expressions, especially conic sections. Develop an intuitive understanding of limits, derivatives and integrals. Apply the derivative and the integral to certain physical problems. (Prerequisites: Accuplacer-CM=103 and Accuplacer Reading=55 OR ACT-Math 28 and ACT Reading=15 OR 10-804-195, College Algebra with Apps AND 10-804-196, Trigonometry with Apps with "C" or better OR 10-804-197, College Algebra & Trig w/ Apps with "C" or better) 4 cr.

10-809-195 ECONOMICS ...scarcity, resources, alternative economic systems, growth, supply and demand, monetary and fiscal policy, inflation, unemployment, and global economic issues. (Prerequisite: Accuplacer-Sentence Skills= 60 AND Accuplacer-Reading =55 OR ACT-English =16 AND ACT Reading =15 OR 10-838-105, Intro to Reading & Study Skills or 10-831-103, Intro to College Writing w/ a "C" or better OR equivalent) 3 cr.

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