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2023-2024 Course Catalog 
2023-2024 Course Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]


Electronics Engineering Technology, AAS

Location(s): Ankeny

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.

Program Details

Pathway: Engineering & Manufacturing

More information on this Pathway.

Students start Fall semester

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 3-5

Semester 4

Option 3 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 - 70*

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

Fixed Costs

Tuition……………………………………………………………………………………..$185.00 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) 685 300 250 450 350
Supplies 110 100      

Approximate total for the program: $15,195**

**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 Degree program?

  • Demonstrate the ability to be a “self-starter.”
  • Possess a strong personal commitment to succeed as a technician.
  • 2020 Annual Median Pay: $67,550 ($32.48/hour) bls.gov.

Program Competencies

  1. Demonstrate knowledge of basic principles of electronics, physics, mathematics and industrial equipment
  2. Appraise problems surrounding the operation, installation, maintenance, repair and troubleshooting of electronic systems
  3. Communicate with managers and staff regarding the safe operation, installation and modification of electronic systems
  4. Demonstrate ability to understand technical manuals and other literature to upgrade existing skills and learn new skills
  5. Employ logic, critical thinking, and problem-solving skills in the troubleshooting of electronic systems and components

Nondiscrimination Statement

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, or hiring practices, and harassment or discrimination based on race, color, national origin, creed, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability, genetic information (in employment) and actual or potential parental, family or marital status. Veteran status in educational programs, activities, employment practices, or admission procedures is also included to the extent covered by law.

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Entrance requirements for specific programs can be found at https://www.dmacc.edu/pathways/.(2021)