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  Sep 23, 2017
 
 
    
2017-2018 Course Catalog

Electronics Engineering Technology, AAS


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The Electronics Engineering Technology program prepares the student for a career as a technician for installing, maintaining, troubleshooting and repairing electronic systems. Upon completion of this program, students should be able to diagnose and repair electronic equipment, including computers, communication systems, business machines and medical electronics.

The curriculum includes the fundamental technologies, systems applications and the option of an internship. Upon program completion, graduates may seek employment with local and regional electronic systems servicing companies.

For more information about the Electronics Engineering Technology program, please visit our website at www.dmacc.edu/programs/esst.

Program Details


Location: Ankeny


Students start Fall semester


Program Entry Requirements


  1. Complete an application for admission.
  2. Attend any required information/registration session.
  3. Satisfy the required assessment by taking the reading and sentence skills Accuplacer test or equivalent.
  4. Minimum ALEKS placement score of 30, or minimum ACT math score of 19, or completion of MAT 063  with a grade of “C” or higher.
  5. Successful completion of CSC 110 - Intro to Computers  or equivalent or approval of the program counselor.

Graduation Requirements


To earn an Electronics Engineering Technology AAS degree, a student must complete all coursework as prescribed and maintain a 2.0 grade point average.

Semester 2


Option 1 - Select 1


Semester 4


Option 2 Courses


Be advised that taking a course plus its prerequisite may increase your program credit total.

Semester 5


Total Credits Required to Complete this AAS Degree - 72*


*Total credits are calculated using the least number of credits need to satisfy the option requirements.

Fixed Costs


Tuition……………………………………………………………………………………..$151.00 per credit

The costs for each program are estimates and subject to change.

Varied Costs


Costs Semester 1 Semester 2 Semester 3 Semester 4 Semester 5
Books (approximate) 500 300 350 500 350
Supplies   90        

Approximate total for the program: $12,962**

**Program entry requirements are not included in the total approximate cost.

What Kind of Work Will You Do?


  • Install, diagnose and repair electronic equipment including medical equipment, business equipment, communications equipment, consumer equipment, audio-visual equipment, circuit-board repair and network and computer equipment.
  • Perform preventive maintenance, calibrations and upgrades on existing equipment.
  • Maintain service records.
  • Interact with members of the work force who have various levels of knowledge and experience with electronic equipment.

What Skills and Abilities Will You Need?


  • Demonstrate knowledge of basic principles of electronics, physics, mathematics and industrial equipment.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of test equipment used for testing, calibrating and maintaining electronic equipment.
  • Apply knowledge to problems with the operation, installation, maintenance, and repair of electronic equipment.
  • Demonstrate ability to understand technical manuals and reference material to upgrade existing skills and learn new skills.
  • Communicate with managers and staff regarding the safe operation, Installation and modification of electronic systems.

What Else Should I Consider about this Program or Career Choice?


  • Demonstrate the ability to be a “self-starter.”
  • Possess a strong personal commitment to succeed as a technician.
  • Anticipated average starting salary $36,000.

Nondiscrimination Statement


DMACC offers career and technical programs in the following areas of study:

Agriculture, National & Environmental Services /Architecture, Engineering, and Construction/Arts, Design, and Visual communications/Business, Management, and Marketing/Education, Public, and Human Services/Health Science/Hospitality and Culinary/Information Technology/Manufacturing/Transportation & Logistics

Des Moines Area Community College shall not engage in nor allow discrimination covered by law against any person, group or organization. This includes in its programs, activities, employment practices, hiring practices or the provision of services, and harassment or discrimination based on race, color, national origin, creed, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, gender identity, age (in employment), disability, genetic information (in employment) and actual or potential parental, family or marital status of a person. Veteran status in educational programs, activities, employment practices, or admission procedures is also included to the extent covered by law.

Individuals who believe they have been discriminated against may file a complaint through the College Discrimination Complaint Procedure. Complaint forms may be obtained from the Campus Provost’s office, the Academic Deans’ office, the Judicial Officer, or the EEO/AA Officer, Human Resources. ADA questions and concerns may be directed to the Section 504/ADA Coordinator at 2006 S. Ankeny Blvd, Bldg 6, Ankeny, IA  50023, phone 515/964-6857, sgbittner@dmacc.edu.  Title IX questions and concerns may be directed to the Title IX Coordinator at 2006 S. Ankeny Blvd, Bldg 6, Ankeny, IA  50023, phone 515/964-6574, dkmckittrick@dmacc.edu.  Question or complaints about this policy may be directed to the Director of the Office for Civil Rights, U.S. Department of Education, Citigroup Center, 500 W. Madison, Suite 1475, Chicago, IL 60661, phone 312/730-1560, tax 312/730-1576..

Legal references: Iowa Code §§ 216.6 and 216.9, Titles VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (42 U.S. C. §§ 2000d and 2000e), the Equal Pay Act of 1973 (29 U.S.C. § 206, et seq.), Title IX (Educational Amendments, 20 U.S. C. §§ 1681-1688), Section 504 (Rehabilitation Act of 1973, 29 U.S. C. § 794), and Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act (42 U.S.C. § 12101, et seq.).(2017)

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