Electronics Engineering Technology - Automation & Control

Contact(s): Gary Hatley

The Electronics Engineering Technology curriculum prepares individuals to become technicians who design, build, install, test, troubleshoot, repair, and modify development and production electronic components, equipment, and systems such as industrial/computer controls, manufacturing systems, communication systems, and power electronic systems.

A broad-based core of courses including basic electricity, solid-state fundamentals, digital concepts, and microprocessors ensures the student will develop the skills necessary to perform entry-level tasks. Emphasis is placed on developing the student’s ability to analyze and troubleshoot electronic systems.

Special emphasis is placed on computer literacy, computer-aided design (CAD), data communications, electronic communications systems (telecommunications), as well as industrial controls (Programmable Logic Controller), microprocessor systems, and industrial control transducers. Online (Internet) experience is also an integral part of the EET program as much of the coursework provides hands-on laboratory experiments that often include accessing the web.

Graduates should qualify for employment as engineering assistants or electronic technicians with job titles such as electronics engineering technician, field service technician, maintenance technician, electronic tester, electronic systems integrator, bench technician, or production control technician.

Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this program, students will be able to:

  • Analyze and evaluate a broad variety of electronic technologies.
  • Exhibit industry standard electronics skills and competencies.
  • Analyze and evaluate a wide variety of electronics industry standard technologies.


Electronics Engineering Technology – Automation and Control Associate in Applied Science – A40200

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Plan of Study Grid
First Year
FallCredit Hours
ACA 111 College Student Success 1
CIS 110 Introduction to Computers 3
DFT 151 CAD I ** 3
ELC 131 Circuit Analysis I 4
ELC 131A Circuit Analysis I Lab 1
MAT 171 Precalculus Algebra 4
 Credit Hours16
ENG 111 Writing and Inquiry 3
ELN 131 Analog Electronics I 4
ELN 133 Digital Electronics 4
HYD 110 Hydraulics/Pneumatics I ** 3
ISC 112 Industrial Safety ** 2
 Credit Hours16
MEC 130 Mechanisms ** 3
Social Science Elective * 3
 Credit Hours6
Second Year
ENG 112
Writing and Research in the Disciplines
or Professional Research & Reporting
ELN 132 Analog Electronics II 4
ELN 260 Prog Logic Controllers 4
ATR 212 Industrial Robots ** 3
Humanities Elective * 3
 Credit Hours17
ATR 214 Advanced PLCs 4
CTS 120 Hardware/Software Support ** 3
ELC 117 Motors and Controls 4
ELN 234 Communication Systems 4
 Credit Hours15
 Total Credit Hours70

*Please see the Suggested Humanities and Social/Behavioral Science Elective List for AAS Majors webpage.

**Students planning to transfer to UNCC’s Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering Technology, should take MAT 172, MAT 271, PHY 151, CSC 134, and ELN 232 instead of the courses marked with **.  Contact the program head or your success coach for more details.


Electronics Engineering Technology – Mechatronics Certificate Option – C40200M

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Plan of Study Grid
FallCredit Hours
ELC 131 Circuit Analysis I 4
ELC 131A Circuit Analysis I Lab 1
ELN 260 Prog Logic Controllers 4
 Credit Hours9
ELC 117 Motors and Controls 4
HYD 110 Hydraulics/Pneumatics I 3
ISC 112 Industrial Safety 2
 Credit Hours9
 Total Credit Hours18

Electronics Engineering Technology - CCP

Tuition-waived program for Career & College Promise (high school students)

ACA 111College Student Success1
ELC 131Circuit Analysis I4
ELC 131ACircuit Analysis I Lab1
ELN 131Analog Electronics I4
ELN 133Digital Electronics4
ELN 260Prog Logic Controllers4
Total Credit Hours18