Graduates are prepared to work as electrical or electronic technicians with power companies, manufacturing, the computer industry and the service industry.
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Electronics Engineering Technology (EET) students will learn to
- Develop, troubleshoot, maintain, program, test, calibrate, document, design, construct, and install electronic systems in a professional manner.
- Utilize computers to analyze electrical and electronic circuits, search for and secure specifications for electrical devices from the internet, draw schematics, manipulate lab data, program logic controllers, develop interface boards, and execute other engineering applications.
- Perform electronics measurements with instruments to install, test, calibrate, and troubleshoot electronic equipment.
- Comprehend analog, digital, and microprocessor circuits.
- Use oral and written communication skills to prepare effective technical communications and follow procedures to relay critical information.
- Interpret schematic diagrams, select components, and build electronic circuits.
- Apply general safety rules in the laboratory/working environment
The associate degree offered through the Electronics Engineering Technology program at Greenville Technical College is accredited by the Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission of ABET, http://www.abet.org. This accreditation gives associate degree programs quality certification and recognition on a national basis. In order to achieve accreditation, the programs must have established a continuous quality improvement process that is documented and must be working to make the programs better for each of the stakeholders involved. For the Engineering Technology programs, the stakeholders are prospective students, current students, faculty, graduates, employers, and college administration. Each one of these parties has a keen interest in promoting the improved quality and outcomes of the program.
Greenville Technical College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award associate degrees, diplomas and certificates. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call (404) 679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of Greenville Technical College.
Electronics Engineering Technology
Associate in Applied Science
This program educates students to work with engineers in designing or evaluating new products as well as troubleshooting and repairing electronics equipment, including computer equipment.
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Graduates may continue their education at a college offering BSEET degree or go to institutions offering Bachelor of Engineering Technology programs, such as the Bachelor of Science in Engineering Management at USC Upstate or the Bachelor of Electrical Engineering Technology at SC State University (available at the University Center of Greenville).
Students interested in transferring should take University Transfer courses and meet with an advisor for assistance.
EET Mission Statement
The mission of the Electronics Engineering Technology program at Greenville Technical College is committed to preparing students to be an electronics engineering technician who can troubleshoot, maintain, program, test, calibrate, document, design, construct and install electronic and electrical systems in a professional manner.
EET Program Objectives
- Graduates of the EET program at Greenville Technical College will achieve employment in their field of study or continue their education.
- EET graduates will be competent practitioners of their profession such that they can meet or exceed the performance expectations of their employers.
- EET graduates will be equipped to adapt to updates in Electronic s and Electrical technology by a commitment to both professional ethics and life-long learning.
EET Student Learning Outcomes
- TROUBLESHOOTING: While recognizing safety hazards and following company procedures, students will be able to determine the root cause of the system malfunction and repair the problem in between electrical, mechanical, and pneumatic systems.
- COMPUTER SKILLS: Students will be able to demonstrate an ability to utilize computer in basic CAD design, system programming, circuit simulation, and PLC hardware as well as software.
- CONSTRUCTION CIRCUIT BOARDS: Students will be able to apply proper analytical procedures and the use of appropriate techniques to make measurements, operate testing instruments, examine test results, and assemble electronic systems.
- RESEARCHING, DESIGNING, AND DEVELOPING: Students will be able to perform mathematical simulations and produce a prototype of the working model for evaluation.
- MAINTAINING SYSTEM FUNCTIONAL OPERATION: Students will be able to perform predictive and preventative maintenance procedures and calibrate instruments according to the operation manual.
- DOCUMENTATION: Students will be able to perform the needed actions to accurately analyze procedures, create a list of needed material and produce precise schematic diagram.
- COMMUNICATE PROFESSIONALLY: Students will be able to demonstrate an ability to communicate and function effectively with members of multi-disciplinary teams from a variety of backgrounds.