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Electrical Engineering Technology Associate Degree

Program Code: 106621

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. You may also choose to further your education by pursuing a four-year degree. The EET program consists of two tracks: a transfer track and a general track - the transfer track graduate can transfer to a four-year bachelor's degree programs in electrical engineering or electrical engineering technology.

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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

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Requirements for Program Entry

• Completed application.
• High school transcript or equivalent. (For a list of equivalents, go to www.nwtc.edu/gettingstarted.)
• To be admitted to this program, learners must achieve a prior cumulative high school or college grade point average of 2.6 or higher OR a satisfactory academic skills assessment score. College grade point average must be based on 15 credits or more. To learn more about starting this program, please contact an academic advisor at (920) 498-5444 or (888) 385-6982.
• 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.

Program Availability

FULL TIME Spring 2019 Summer 2019 Fall 2019
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Marinette
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Sturgeon Bay
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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
10-890-101 COLLEGE 101 ...Students will utilize digital tools and resources to assess, explore, practice, apply, and evaluate both employability and learning skills. By establishing NWTC cultural values as hallmarks of success in academic, career, and personal settings the course encourages reflective, personalized development of a growth mindset and emphasizes the importance of making wise choices. To maximize the return on investment, students should take this course in their first semester as it identifies key expectations (hidden rules) of higher learning and professional employment.
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.
10-660-101 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 10-804-113, College Tech Math 1A; 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)
10-801-136 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: Placement value of 1500; OR Accuplacer Rdg score greater/equal to 55 AND Sentence Skills greater/equal to 75; OR ACT Rdg score greater/equal to 16 AND Eng greater/equal to 18; OR preparatory courses-contact academic advisor at 920-498-5444)
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. (Prerequisite: Placement value of 2700; OR Accuplacer Coll Level Math greater/equal to 63 AND Rdg greater/equal to 55; OR ACT Math score greater/equal to 24 AND ACT Rdg greater/equal to 16; OR C or better in Inter Alg-contact academic advisor 920-498-5444)
10-809-198 INTRODUCTION TO PSYCHOLOGY ...survey of theoretical foundations of human behavior such as sensation and perception, motivation, emotions, learning, personality, psychological disorders, therapy, stress, and human diversity in personal, social and vocational settings. (Prerequisite: Cumulative GPA of 2.6 or greater OR satisfactory reading and writing assessment scores OR 10-831-107, College Reading and Writing 1 with "B" or better OR Corequisite: 10-831-102, English Comp Prep)
SEMESTER TOTAL
17
ALL STUDENTS COMPLETE SECOND SEMESTER
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 OR 10-804-114, College Tech Math 1B)
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 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)
10-605-163 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.
10-801-197 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)
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 (Prerequisite: Placement value of 2700; OR Accuplacer College Level Math greater/equal to 63 AND Reading greater/equal to 55; OR ACT Math score greater/equal to 24 AND ACT Reading greater/equal to 16; OR C or better in Inter Algebra-contact an academic advisor 920-498-5444)
GENERAL TRACK SECOND SEMESTER
Elective 3
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TRANSFER TRACK SECOND SEMESTER
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. (Prereq: 2.6 GPA & Alg 2 or equiv w/C or better; OR placement value of 3400; OR Accuplacer Reading greater/equal to 80, Arith greater/equal to 65, & Elem Alg greater/equal to 61; OR ACT Reading greater/equal to 17 & Math greater/equal to 21; OR Coll Tech Math 1A OR Int Alg w/C or better)
SEMESTER TOTAL
17
ALL STUDENTS COMPLETE SUMMER BEFORE THIRD SEMESTER
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: A placement value of 6200; OR Accuplacer Rdg score greater/equal to 55 AND Sentence Skills greater/equal to 60; OR ACT Rdg score greater/equal to 16 AND English greater/equal to 15; OR prep courses-contact academic advisor at 920-498-5444)
10-809-195 ECONOMICS ...scarcity, resources, alternative economic systems, growth, supply and demand, monetary and fiscal policy, inflation, unemployment, and global economic issues. (Prerequisite: A placement value of 6200; OR Accuplacer Rdg score greater/equal to 55 AND Sentence Skills greater/equal to 60; OR ACT Rdg score greater/equal to 16 AND English greater/equal to 15; OR prep courses-contact academic advisor at 920-498-5444)
SEMESTER TOTAL
6
ALL STUDENTS COMPLETE THIRD SEMESTER
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)
10-605-164 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)
10-605-170 DATACOMM 1: INTRODUCTION ...introduction to fundamental communication concepts, including physical transmission media, data rate, frequency, bandwidth, sampling, quantization, modulation techniques, multiplexing, and more. (Prerequisite: 10-660-103, Digital 3: Registers)
10-605-171 DATACOMM 2: BASIC NETWORKING... introduction to basic networking, the OS Model and TC/IP layers, local area networks, wireless networks, cellular communications, and the data link layer. (Prerequisite: 10-605-170, Data Comm 1: Introduction)
10-605-172 DATACOMM 3: NETWORK PROTOCOLS ...details and inner-working of network, transport, and application layers. In-depth study of protocols and services associated with each layer (Corequisite: 10-605-171, Data Comm 2: Basic Networking)
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)
GENERAL TRACK THIRD SEMESTER
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. (Prereq: 2.6 GPA & Alg 2 or equiv w/C or better; OR placement value of 3400; OR Accuplacer Reading greater/equal to 80, Arith greater/equal to 65, & Elem Alg greater/equal to 61; OR ACT Reading greater/equal to 17 & Math greater/equal to 21; OR Coll Tech Math 1A OR Int Alg w/C or better)
Elective 1
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TRANSFER TRACK THIRD SEMESTER
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. (Prereq: Placement value of 2800; OR Accuplacer Coll Lev Math greater/equal to 103 AND Reading greater/equal to 55; OR ACT Math greater/equal to 28 AND Reading greater/equal to 16; OR C or better in Coll Alg & Trig OR Interm Alg & Trig-contact an academic advisor 920-498-5444)
SEMESTER TOTAL
15
ALL STUDENTS COMPLETE FOURTH SEMESTER
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 3: Filters; 10-605-172, Datacomm 3: Network Protocols)
10-620-161 POWER ELECTRICITY 1: MOTORS ...This course provides the opportunity for the student to develop the knowledge, skills, process and understanding of: Causes and results of magnetism and magnetic fields, laws of magnetic/electric interactions, DC Series, Permanent Magnet, Shunt, and Compound motor performance and operating characteristics.
10-620-162 POWER ELECTRICITY 2: MOTORS ...This course provides the opportunity for the student to develop the knowledge, skills, process and understanding of Single and 3-Phase AC Induction motor performance and operating characteristics, and Three-phase Power Systems.
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. (Prerequisites: 10-605-162, Linear Electronics 3: Filters; 10-662-112, DC/AC 3)
10-664-102 AUTOMATION 3: PLC ...basic programmable logic controller programming and troubleshooting.
10-664-103 AUTOMATION 4: PLC ...troubleshooting a PLC system, applying Event Sequencing, developing PLC applications, applying timer instructions and counter instructions. (Corequisite: 10-664-102, Automation 3: PLC)
10-664-104 AUTOMATION 5: PLC ...application, troubleshooting, and implementation of program control, math and data move instructions, analog I/O modules, and producing a PLC program from specification. (Corequisite: 10-664-103, Automation 4: PLC)
10-605-166 MICROPROCESSORS 4: ADVANCED INTERFACING ...writing rituals for switches, LEDs, LCDs, ADCs, keypads, stepper motors, DC motors, and infrared LEDs and the continued use of simulation software. (Prerequisite: 10-605-165, Micro 3: Interfaces)
GENERAL TRACK FOURTH SEMESTER
10-620-170 ROBOTICS - INTRODUCTION TO ...introductory study of the application, operation, programming and troubleshooting of industrial robots.
10-605-157 POWER ELECTRONICS 1: DRIVES ...This course provides the opportunity for the student to develop the knowledge, skills, process, and understanding of the power and control circuitry of AC drives and application and troubleshooting of these industrial AC drives (VFD's) to AC induction motors. This course concentrates on the AB PowerFlex 525 Variable Speed Drive.
Elective 2
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TRANSFER TRACK FOURTH SEMESTER
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)
SEMESTER TOTAL
16
TOTAL PROGRAM CREDITS 71
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
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

Program Outcomes

• Apply electronic theory to practice.
• Operate test equipment.
• Build electronic circuits and systems.
• Evaluate the operation of electronic circuits or systems.
• Communicate technical information.

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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.

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