Electrical Engineering Technology - Associate Degree
As an Electrical Engineering Technology (EET) graduate, you're skilled in testing, maintaining, and troubleshooting electrical and electronic devices found in machinery, computers, and communication. Typical careers for program grads include electrical/electronic development technician, electrical/electronic maintenance technician, electrical test technician, electrical/electronics technician, and field service technician.
Complete lab activities for this program at the Engineering Technology Center – whenever it’s convenient for you. The lab is open days, evenings, and Saturdays. View center hours and take a virtual tour!
How do I get started in this program?
Requirements for Program Entry
- Apply at www.nwtc.edu/apply.
- Submit the following to firstname.lastname@example.org: • High school transcript (or GED/HSED transcript). • College transcript.
- If your cumulative GPA is below 2.6, complete or submit a placement evaluation. Tip! Our admission advisors will assist you through every step. Have questions? Connect with NWTC Admissions at email@example.com or 920-498-5444.
- When applying to this associate degree, students should submit the application directly to the General Track or the Transfer Track. The first semester is identical for each track. Students will have the opportunity to change their track prior to the second semester, where track-specific courses are introduced.
What are my courses?
Students following the study plan below will complete the Electrical Engineering Technology associate degree in the number of semesters shown.
- 10890101 - College 101 1
- 10660101 - Digital 1: Logic 1
- 10660102 - Digital 2: Sequential 1
- 10660116 - Introduction to AC/DC 2
- 10664102 - Automation 3: PLC 1
- 10620140 - Machine Wiring and Safety 1
- 10660103 - Digital 3: Registers 1
- 10660106 - DC 3: Circuit Theorems 1
- 10801136 - English Composition 1 3
- 10804197 - College Algebra & Trig w Apps 5
- 10660108 - AC 2: Reactance 1
- 10660110 - Electronics 1: Diodes-Basic 1
- 10660111 - Electronics 2: Trans-Basic 1
- 10660113 - Digital 4: ALU 1
- 10806154 - General Physics 1 4
- 10664103 - Automation 4: PLC 1
- 10664104 - Automation 5: PLC 1
- 10660109 - AC 3: RLC Circuits 1
- 10660112 - Electronics 3: Op-Amps-Basic 1
- 10605163 - Micro 1: Introduction 1
- Elective 3
Summer Before Third Semester
- 10605160 - Linear Electronics 1: BJT Amps 1
- 10605161 - Linear Electronics 2: JFET Amp 1
- 10605164 - Micro 2: Technique 1
- 10605170 - Datacomm 1: Introduction 1
- 10605171 - Datacomm 2: Basic Networking 1
- 10809198 - Intro to Psychology 3
- 10664105 - Automation 6: PLC 1
- 10605162 - Linear Electronics 3: Filters 1
- 10605165 - Micro 3: Interfaces 1
- 10605172 - Datacomm 3: Network Protocols 1
- 10662105 - Advanced Circuits 3
- 10605169 - Electronics Design Integration 3
- 10620161 - Power Electricity 1: Motors 1
- 10620162 - Power Electricity 2: Motors 1
- 10662106 - Advanced Electronics 3
- 10620170 - Robotics - Introduction to 1
- 10605157 - Power Electronics 1: Drives 1
- 10605166 - Micro 4: Advanced Interfacing 1
- 10801197 - Technical Reporting 3
- 10620172 - Robotic Vision Systems 1
- 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 requirements, but must be passed with a "C' or better.
- 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 Mechanical Systems 1, 10-620-121 Mechanical Systems 2, 10-620-122 Fluids 1: Basic Pneumatics, 10-620-100 Fluids 2: Basic Hydraulics, 10-620-101 Fluids 3: Intermediate Hydraulics, 10-620-165 Rigging Systems 1, 10-620-105
- Apply electronic theory to practice.
- Operate test equipment.
- Build electronic circuits and systems.
- Evaluate the operation of electronic circuits or systems.
- Communicate technical information.
What careers are in my future?
with 100% in field
Source: NWTC 2019 Grad Outcome Survey
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.
Employment opportunities with additional education
- Computer Field Service Supervisor
- Electrical/Electronics Production Superintendent
- Electrical/Electronics Maintenance Supervisor
- Field Service Engineer
- Electrical Engineer
What's next after graduation?
Start here. Finish at a four-year.
NWTC transfer programs are offered through collaborative agreements with our four-year college and university partners. See where your associate degree credits will transfer.
What else do I need to know about the program?
Study Abroad Opportunities
The International Programs staff continually seeks opportunities for students to travel abroad for educational experiences that may be offered in association with program courses. To find out more about which of your program courses may offer an opportunity during this academic year, contact your academic advisor or visit nwtc.edu/studyabroad.
Classes wherever you have an internet connection.
- An in-person career experience, such as an internship, practicum, or credit for prior learning, may be required.
- Some online courses may be held at specific dates/times.
- Classes between the hours of 6:00 a.m. and 5:30 p.m.
- Classes between the hours of 5:30 p.m. and 10:30 p.m.
- A combination of online classes and Saturday and/or Sunday classes.
- 12 or more credits per term.
- Fewer than 12 credits per term.