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Graduates of the Electronic Engineering Technology (EET) Program have the necessary skills to use electronic test equipment to make measurements, understand electrical schematics and blueprints, analyze electronic circuits and understand fundamental design concepts, relate the principles of electrical circuits to hydraulic circuits and pneumatics. The graduates are ready to support manufacturing, design test equipment, produce and test products, and to assist in product development.
Successful graduates secure positions as test equipment designers, quality assurance and reliability specialists, sales and service professionals, control system technicians, medical equipment experts, or as part of a manufacturing support team.
Most EET classes include a hands-on laboratory component taught by instructors with industrial experience. You will learn how to use electronic test equipment like oscilloscopes, function generators, and digital multimeters.
Graduates have the option to pursue a baccalaureate from Northern Illinois University and other select universities. Students are advised to contact the institution to which they plan to transfer to ensure course transfer credit availability. Students should also consult with an academic advisor, or the Dean or Academic Chair of the Electronic Engineering Technology program.
|EET-125||Electronics Fabrication Skills||(2)|
|EET-141||DC/AC Circuits and Electronics I||(4)|
|EET-142||DC/AC Circuits and Electronics II||(4)|
|EET-240||DC/AC Circuits and Electronics III||(4)|
|EET-251||Microcontrollers and Interfacing||(4)|
|EET-254||Robotics and Automated Systems||(3)|
|EET-282||EET Capstone Project||(3)|
|MET-133||Graphics/SolidWorks CAD I||(3)|
|MET-100||Introductory CAD and Print Reading||(3)|
|MET-146||Hydraulics, Pneumatics and PLCs||(3)|
|EET-105||Introduction to Sustainable Energy||(3)|
|EET-168||Electronic Engineering Tech Intern||(1)|
|EET-219||Fundamentals of Electric Motors & Contro||(3)|
|EET-239||Programmable Logic Controllers (PLCs)||(3)|
|EET-242||Sensors, Transducers, & Signal Cond||(3)|
|EET-285||Intro to Digital Signal Processing||(3)|
|EET-299||Special Topics in Electrical Engr Tech||(1)|
Required General Education (9 credits):
General Education Electives (7 credits):
Science Electives (4):
Select 4 credits from the following list of courses (4 credits):
|PHY-201||Mechanics and Heat||(5)|
|CHM-105||Foundations Chemistry-NonScience Majors||(4)|
|CHM-120||General Chemistry I||(4)|
|BIO-103||Introductory Life Science||(3)|
|BIO-104||Introductory Life Science Laboratory||(1)|
|BIO-107||Environmental Science Laboratory||(1)|
Liberal Arts Elective (3):
The course requirements for the EET and SES Degree Programs are very similar. Consequently, obtaining a second degree is an attractive option to many graduates. Specifically, a graduate of the EET Program may desire to obtain a second degree in SES. Conversely, a graduate of the SES Program may desire to obtain a second degree in EET.
Fundamentally, a minimum of 15 additional credits must be taken.
(This means an EET graduate must take between 15 to 18 credits additionally to receive a second degree in SES.)
|*||EET-105||Introduction to Sustainable Energy||(3)|
|CHM-105||Foundations Chemistry-NonScience Majors, or|
|*||CHM-120||General Chemistry I||(4)|
|EET-107||Introduction to Codes and Standards||(3)|
|EET-168||Electronic Engineering Tech Intern||(1)|
|EET-190||Sustainable Electrical Energy Generation||(3)|
|EET-277||Geothermal, Solar Heating & Lighting||(3)|
* could have been used as an EET science elective previously