Electronics Engineering Technology

Electronics Engineering Technology

About the Program

The Electronics Engineering Technology program requires a focus specialization in one of the following areas to complete the AAS degree: Biomedical Electronics or Computer Engineering Technology.

AWARD TYPES: Certificate Level 1, Certificate Level 2, Associate of Applied Science

AREA OF STUDY: Science, Technology, Engineering & Math

Degrees and Certificates

Student Outcomes

Upon graduation students will have achieved the following outcomes in support of ABET accreditation.

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1) an ability to apply knowledge, technique, skills and modern tools of mathematics, science, engineering, and technology to solve well-defined engineering problems appropriate to the discipline;

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2) an ability to design solutions for well-defined technical problems and assist with the engineering design of systems, components, or processes appropriate to the discipline;

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3) an ability to apply written, oral, and graphical communication in well-defined technical and non-technical environments; and an ability to identify and use appropriate technical literature

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4) an ability to conduct standard tests, measurements, and experiments and to analyze and interpret the results; and

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5) an ability to function effectively as a member of a technical team.

Program Information

General Requirements

Graduates of this program may secure entry-level employment in positions such as electronics technician, field service representative, technical writer, sales representative, computer technician and network technician.

Areas of employment may include research and development, servicing and maintenance, manufacturing and sales. Job responsibilities may require technicians to install and test newly designed equipment, operate and maintain complex electronic systems, write servicing or operating manuals, as well as represent manufacturers and wholesale/retail establishments.

The AAS in Electronics Engineering Technology is accredited by Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission of ABET, www.abet.org.

All of the Electronics Engineering Technology AAS degrees are approved for Tech Prep. Qualified high school students may earn up to six credit hours toward the AAS degree through Tech Prep or dual credit. See an HCC counselor for information.

Students may transfer credits for the following courses to an Engineering Technology program at a four-year university in Texas: CETT 1403, DC Circuits; CETT 1405, AC Circuits; CETT 1425, Digital Fundamentals; CETT 1429, Solid State Devices; CETT 1357 (formally 1457), Solid State Circuits.

In addition, please note that a student may only earn one Occupational Skills Award (OSA) per academic year.

TSI testing required prior to first enrollment for all AAS degrees and Level II certificates.

 

Information Sessions

Global Energy COE information sessions will take place every second Thursday of each month from 11:00 a.m. - 12 p.m. at HCC Northeast Campus - Science & Technology Building (Room 106) at 555 Community College Drive, Houston, TX 77013.

In the information session, students will be advised for enrollment in Global Energy COE programs and provided information regarding degrees and certificates, career and salary projections, industries hiring HCC students, financial assistance, scholarships, internships as well as food or childcare needs.

For more information, call 713-718-5534 or email the Chair of Global Energy at hosein.tahvilian@hccs.edu

 

 

Mission

Mission statement of the Electronics Engineering Technology Department

The Department of Electronics Engineering Technology is committed to prepare technical careers for a changing technological society. The Mission of the Electronic Engineering Technology Department is to provide educational and training opportunities to individuals so that they may achieve their highest potential for employment in the field of Electronics. This is accomplished by providing a curriculum in Electronics Engineering Technology consistent with the mission of the Houston Community College System in cooperation with business and industry.

 

Program Educational Objectives

The Electronics Engineering Technology Program is committed to teaching and community service in support of the mission of the College. The major goals are to support the mission and to provide the highest quality educational experience and training in Electronics Engineering Technology so individuals will:

  • Be well educated in the basic principles of their discipline, including the ability to analyze systems, interpret data, and present results.
  • Possess the state of the art knowledge in the discipline, including the ability to design and conduct experiments.
  • Demonstrate strong communication skills, able to work in teams, and understand professional and ethical responsibility.
  • Be knowledgeable of current Technologies and recognize the need to engage in a lifelong learning.
  • Be able to integrate mathematics, science, humanities, and social sciences into their primary work.
  • Manage time, and take pride in professional quality of work.

 

Accreditation

The AAS in Electronics Engineering Technology is accredited by the Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission of ABET, www.abet.org

 

Enrollment and Graduation Data

Electronics Engineering Technology Majors 2018

   Electronics Engineering Technology Graduates 2017-2018

292

28

Source: Office of Institutional Research, As of August 28, 2019

Electronics Engineering Technology Majors 2019

   Electronics Engineering Technology Graduates 2018-2019

275

14

Source: Office of Institutional Research, As of August 28, 2019

 

 

Employment

There are 3,874 Electronics Engineering Technicians employed in the Greater Houston Area. This number is expected to increase by 5.4% over the next four years.

  • The estimated annual job openings are 147 jobs a year.
  • Median Wages - $31.22 hourly, $65,000 annually

 

Field of Study Curriculum

Chemical Engineering Field of Study (FOS) Curriculum

Field of Study Coursework:

  • MATH 2413        Calculus I
  • CHEM 1412        General Chemistry II (Lecture & Lab)
  • MATH 2414        Calculus II
  • PHYS 2325        University Physics I (Lecture)
  • PHYS 2125        University Physics I (Lab)
  • MATH 2415        Calculus III
  • CHEM 2323        Organic Chemistry I (Lecture)
  • CHEM 2123        Organic Chemistry I (Lab)
  • PHYS 2326        University Physics II (Lecture)
  • PHYS 2126        University Physics II (Lab)
  • CHEM 2325        Organic Chemistry II (Lecture)
  • CHEM 2125        Organic Chemistry II (Lab)
  • ENGR 2333        Elementary Chemical Engineering

 

Civil Engineering Field of Study (FOS) Curriculum

Field of Study Coursework:

  • MATH 2413        Calculus I
  • CHEM 1412        General Chemistry II (Lecture & Lab)
  • ENGR 1204        Engineering Graphics I
  • MATH 2414        Calculus II
  • PHYS 2325        University Physics I (Lecture)
  • PHYS 2125        University Physics I (Lab)
  • ENGR 2301        Engineering Mechanics-Statics
  • MATH 2415        Calculus III
  • PHYS 2326        University Physics II (Lecture)
  • PHYS 2126        University Physics II (Lab)
  • MATH 2320        Differential Equations
  • ENGR 2302        Engineering Mechanics – Dynamics
  • ENGR 2332        Mechanics of Materials

 

Electrical / Computer Engineering Field of Study (FOS) Curriculum

Field of Study Coursework:

  • MATH 2413        Calculus I
  • MATH 2414        Calculus II
  • PHYS 2325        University Physics I (Lecture)
  • PHYS 2125        University Physics I (Lab)
  • MATH 2415        Calculus III
  • PHYS 2326        University Physics II (Lecture)
  • PHYS 2126        University Physics II (Lab)
  • ENGR 2405        Electrical Circuits I
  • MATH 2320        Differential Equations
  • COSC 1420        C Programming

 

Mechanical Engineering Field of Study (FOS Curriculum)

Field of Study Coursework:

  • MATH 2413        Calculus I
  • CHEM 1412        General Chemistry I (Lecture & Lab)
  • MATH 2414        Calculus II
  • PHYS 2325        University Physics I (Lecture)
  • PHYS 2125        University Physics I (Lab)
  • ENGR 2301        Engineering Mechanics-Statics
  • MATH 2415        Calculus III
  • PHYS 2326        University Physics II (Lecture)
  • PHYS 2126        University Physics II (Lab)
  • ENGR 2405        Electrical Circuits I
  • ENGR 2302        Engineering Mechanics – Dynamics
  • ENGR 2332        Mechanics of Materials

 

Fully Transferable: 

The Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (THECB) has designated the Field of Study Curriculum courses as “fully transferable” to other public colleges and universities in Texas. Students planning on transferring to either private or out-of-state institutions should direct transfer questions to that college or university.  

For more information, refer to the HCC Catalog (https://www.hccs.edu/programs/catalog/ ) and Field of Study Curricula Approved by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board thecb.state.tx.us/institutional-resources-programs/public-universities-health-related-institutions/transfer-resources/field-of-study-curricula/

 

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