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Associate in Applied Science: Major in Electronic Engineering Technology

The Associate in Applied Science with a Major in Electronic Engineering Technology degree prepares technicians who support electrical/electronics engineers and other technical professionals in the design, development, modification and testing of electronic circuits, devices and systems. This major and emphasis also includes instruction in science, mathematics and the electronics necessary to support learning in practical circuit feasibility, prototype development and testing, systems analysis (including design, selection, installation, calibration, and testing), solid-state and microminiature circuits and the application of technical data to specific problems in the electronics field.

Admission to the Associate in Applied Science with a Major in Electronic Engineering Technology degree is restricted to those who have met the prerequisite requirements and/or have the permission of the department chair.

In order to enter the Electronic Engineering Technology degree, the following courses must be successfully completed with a grade ā€œCā€ or higher: ENG 032; RDG 032; MAT 102.

While completing the above courses, you may enter the Occupational Studies - Emphasis in Electronic Engineering Technology Certificate.

General Education................... 19 Credits

Humanities/Fine Arts 6 credits
ENG 160 Technical Communications - 3 credits

Select Humanities/Fine Arts courses totaling 3 credits from the course list.

Physical Sciences, Natural Sciences and Mathematics 10 credits
MAT 110 College Algebra - 3 credits
MAT 111 College Trigonometry - 3 credits
PHY 201 Physics I - 4 credits

Social/Behavioral Sciences 3 credits
Select Social/Behavioral Sciences courses totaling 3 credits from the course list.

Major Requirements................... 41 Credits EET 113 Electrical Circuits I - 4 credits
EET 114 Electrical Circuits II - 4 credits
EET 130 Network Devices - 3 credits
EET 140 Digital Electronics* - 3 credits
EET 141 Electronic Circuits - 4 credits
EET 227 Electrical Machinery - 3 credits
EET 231 Industrial Electronics - 4 credits
EET 235 Programmable Controllers - 3 credits
EET 241 Electronic Communications - 4 credits
EET 251 Microprocessor Fundamentals - 4 credits
EGR 130 Engineering Technology Applications and Programming* - 3 credits
EGR 255 Engineering Technology Senior Systems Project - 2 credits

Additional Course Requirements... 9 Credits CPT 101 Introduction to Computers - 3 credits
CIM 131 Computer Integrated Manufacturing* - 3 credits
EGT 152 Fundamentals of CAD - 3 credits

Total Credits Required: 69 Credits

* Project Lead the Way classes may apply to course.


Computer Electronics Certificate

Admission to the Computer Electronics Certificate requires the completion of the prerequisites listed below. Graduates of the Certificate in Computer Electronics receive the skills and training in digital electronics, microprocessor interfacing, computer hardware/software and networking. Graduates should qualify for employment opportunities in electronics technology, computer service, computer networks and other areas requiring knowledge of electronics and computer systems.

Admission to the Computer Electronics Certificate is restricted to those who have met the prerequisite requirements and/or have the permission of the department chair. The Certificate in Computer Electronics is designed to enhance skills of those who already have the Associate in Applied Science with a Major in Electronics Engineering Technology degree.

Entry into this program is restricted to those students having met all prerequisites for the following courses.

Major Requirements................... 20 Credits CPT 168 Programming Logic & Design - 3 credits
CPT 209 Computer Systems - 3 credits
CPT 257 Operating Systems - 3 credits
EET 141 Electronic Circuits - 4 credits
EET 251 Microprocessor Fundamentals - 4 credits
IST 201 Cisco Internetworking Concepts - 3 credits

Total Credits Required: 20 Credits


Associate in Applied Science: Major in General Technology - Emphasis in Engineering Graphics

The Associate in Applied Science with a Major in General Technology, Emphasis in Engineering Graphics Technology degree is the combined study of Industrial Drafting, Computer-Aided Drafting and Computer-Aided Manufacturing.

This degree is designed to produce a drafter capable of creating detailed engineering drawings. Emphasis is on computer-generated drawings and programming for Computer-Aided Manufacturing using AutoCAD and MICROSTATION software for computer-aided drafting and FeatureCAM software for computer-aided manufacturing.

Admission to the Associate in Applied Science with a Major in General Technology, Emphasis in Engineering Graphics degree is restricted to those who have met the prerequisite requirements and/or have the permission of the department chair.

In order to enter the Engineering Graphics degree, the following courses must be successfully completed with a grade ā€œCā€ or higher: ENG 032; RDG 032; MAT 032.

While completing these courses, you may enter the Occupational Studies - Emphasis in Engineering Graphics Technology Certificate.

General Education................... 15 Credits

Humanities/Fine Arts 9 credits
ENG 160 Technical Communications - 3 credits
Select Humanities/Fine Arts courses totaling 6 credits from the course list.

Physical Sciences, Natural Sciences and Mathematics 3 credits
MAT 102 Intermediate Algebra - 3 credits
-OR-
MAT 155 Contemporary Mathematics - 3 credits

Social/Behavioral Sciences 3 credits
Select Social/Behavioral Sciences courses totaling 3 credits from the course list.

Major Requirements................... 43 Credits Primary Technical Specialty - 30 credits
EGT 130 Geometric Dimensioning/Tolerancing Applications - 3 credits
EGT 215 Mechanical Drawing Applications - 4 credits
EGT 110 Engineering Graphics I - 4 credits
EGT 150 Basic CAD (AutoCAD) - 2 credits
EGT 152 Fundamentals of CAD* - 3 credits
EGT 220 Structural and Piping Applications - 3 credits
EGT 225 Architectural Drawing Applications - 4 credits
EGT 245 Principles of Parametric CAD - 3 credits
EGT 281 Prototype Modeling - 3 credits
Secondary Technical Specialty - 13 credits
MTT 143 Precision Measurements - 2 credits
MTT 145 Machining of Metals - 3 credits
MTT 250 Principles of CNC - 3 credits
MTT 171 Industrial Quality Control - 2 credits
CIM 131 Computer Integrated Manufacturing* - 3 credits

Additional Requirements................... 7 Credits CPT 101 Intro to Computers - 3 credits
EGR 105 Safety in the Workplace - 1 credits
EGR 130 Engineering Technology Applications and Programming* - 3 credits

Total Credits Required: 65 Credits

* Project Lead the Way classes may apply to course.


Engineering Transfer Certificate

The Engineering Transfer Certificate provides the student with the opportunity to develop the skills necessary for transfer to a four-year engineering program.

Aiken Technical College has an articulation agreement with the University of South Carolina that will allow a student who completes the Engineering Transfer Certificate to transfer all of the credits earned in the Certificate to USC-Columbia.

General Education................... 33 Credits

Humanities/Fine Arts 9 credits
ENG 101 English Composition I - 3 credits
ENG 102 English Composition II - 3 credits
Select ONE course from the following:
HIS 201 American History: Discovery to 1877 - 3 credits
HIS 202 American History: 1877 to Present - 3 credits
MUS 105 Music Appreciation - 3 credits
ART 101 Art History and Appreciation - 3 credits

Physical Sciences, Natural Sciences and Mathematics 24 credits
MAT 140 Analytical Geometry & Calculus I - 4 credits
MAT 141 Analytical Geometry & Calculus II - 4 credits
CHM 110 College Chemistry I - 4 credits
CHM 111 College Chemistry II - 4 credits
PHY 221 University Physics I - 4 credits
PHY 222 University Physics II - 4 credits

Major Requirements................... 9 Credits EGT 152 Fundamentals of CAD (*IED) - 3 credits
EGR 130 Engineering Technology Applications and Programming (*POE) - 3 credits
EET 140 Digital Electronics (*DE) - 3 credits

Total Credits Required: 42 Credits


Computer Aided Design (CAD) Certificate

The Computer Aided Design Certificate provides the person already possessing conventional drafting skills an opportunity to acquire Computer-Aided Drafting skills.

Admission to the Computer Aided Design (CAD) Certificate is restricted to those who have met the prerequisite requirements and/or have the permission of the academic coordinator. The Computer Aided Design (CAD) Certificate is designed to enhance skills of those who already have earned the Basic Engineering Graphics Certificate.

General Education................... 3 Credits

MAT 102 Intermediate Algebra - 3 credits

Major Requirements................... 23 Credits EGR 105 Safety in the Workplace - 1 credits
EGT 110 Engineering Graphics I - 4 credits
EGT 130 Geometric Dimensioning/Tolerancing Applications - 3 credits
EGT 215 Mechanical Drawing Applications - 4 credits
EGT 150 Basic CAD - 2 credits
EGT 152 Fundamentals of CAD - 3 credits
EGT 245 Principles of Parametric CAD - 3 credits
EGT 281 Prototype Modeling - 3 credits

Additional Course Requirements... 3 Credits CPT 101 Introduction to Computers - 3 credits

Total Credits Required: 29 Credits


Pre-Engineering Certificate

This Certificate is designed for students who are interested in pursuing a career or advanced education in a STEM-related field. The Certificate courses were selected based on their transferability to engineering or engineering technology two-year and four-year degree programs. The course sequence is intended to provide students with broad exposure to the various engineering disciplines including electrical, mechanical, industrial, manufacturing, and civil engineering.

General Education................... 14 Credits

MAT 140 Analytical Geometry and Calculus I - 4 credits
MAT 141 Analytical Geometry and Calculus II - 4 credits

Select 6 credits from the following:
ECO 210 Macroeconomics - 3 credits
HIS 201 American History: Discovery to 1877 - 3 credits
HIS 202 American History: 1877 to Present - 3 credits
PSC 201 American Government - 3 credits

Major Requirements................... 12 Credits CIM 131 Computer Integrated Manufacturing* - 3 credits
EET 140 Digital Electronics* - 3 credits
EGR 130 Engineering Technology Applications and Programming* - 3 credits
EGT 152 Fundamentals of CAD* - 3 credits

Total Credits Required: 26 Credits


Physical and Chemical Sciences Certificate

This Physical and Chemical Sciences Certificate prepares graduates for work in the physical and chemical processing industry. The certificate is a blend of math and science disciplines that expose students to a broad spectrum of learning outcomes associated with modern physical and chemical principles and processes.

The certificate will also provide graduates with the strong base of knowledge needed for additional study in physical, nuclear and/or chemical sciences.

General Education................... 3 Credits

ENG 101 English Composition I - 3 credits

Major Requirements................... 24 Credits CHM 110 College Chemistry I - 4 credits
CHM 111 College Chemistry II - 4 credits

-BOTH-
PHY 181 Integrated Physics I - 3 credits
PHY 182 Integrated Physics II - 3 credits
-OR BOTH-
PHY 201 Physics I - 4 credits
PHY 202 Physics II - 4 credits

MAT 110 College Algebra - 3 credits
RPT 103 Radiation Fundamentals - 4 credits
EGR 280 Chemical Process Principles - 3 credits

Total Credits Required: 27 Credits




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