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2016-2017 Course Catalog 
    
2016-2017 Course Catalog [ARCHIVED 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.

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 English COMPASS 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.

Option 1 - Select 1


Semester 4


Semester 5


Total Credits Required to Complete this AAS Degree - 73


Fixed Costs


Tuition……………………………………………………………………………………..$147.00 per credit

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

Varied 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: $12,521*

* 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 Policy


Des Moines Area Community College shall not engage in nor allow discrimination covered by law against any person, group or organization. This includes in employment, hiring practices or the provision of services, and harassment or discrimination based on race, color, national origin, creed, religion, sex (including pregnancy and marital status), sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability and genetic information. 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. For information about the ADA, the Section 504/ADA Coordinator may be contacted at 515-964-6857.  For Title IX questions and concerns contact 515-964-6850. (2016)

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