Electronic Engineering Technology

Charles Butcher, DM, Chair
Phone: (419) 995- 8372
Email: butcher.c1@RhodesState.edu
Office: 131 JJC

Electronic Engineering Technology encompasses the study of electronic engineering technologies. Students desiring a broad-based education or who desire to possibly pursue a Bachelor's degree in Electronic Engineering Technology should consider enrolling in the Electronic Engineering Technology program.

Electronic engineering technicians use state-of-the-art measuring and diagnostic equipment. While engineering principles, mathematics, and physics provide a theoretical base, practical (hands-on) experience is also important. Technicians will learn to design, build, and troubleshoot electronic circuits of their own. Students begin by analyzing basic series and parallel DC and AC circuits and progress through amplifiers and integrated circuits. The electronics program also includes digital logic, microprocessor studies, and programmable logic controllers. These devices monitor and control various processes automatically. The aim of the curriculum is to teach hardware and software programming design and implementation of this equipment, as well as the development of software needed for programming it.

Technical Standards

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Tech Prep Partner

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Electronic Engineering Technology Major

Associate of Applied Science Degree

Structured Course Sequence (4 Semester Plan)

First Year
First SemesterHours
COM 1110 English Composition 3
EET 1110Circuit Analysis I 3
EET 1330 Digital Circuits 4
MET 1000Engineering Graphics with AutoCAD 4
MTH 1370College Algebra 4
SDE 1010 First Year Experience 1
 Term Hours19
Second Semester
CPT 1120Introduction to VB Programming 3
EET 1120Circuit Analysis II 3
EET 1130Electronics 4
MTH 1430Trigonometry 3
PSY 1010 
   or SOC 1010
General Psychology
   or Sociology
 Term Hours16
Second Year
First Semester
COM 2110Public Speaking 3
EET 2030Motor Controls 3
EET 2320C# Programming 3
EET 2910Programmable Controllers 3
EET 2991Field Experience 1
PHY 1120Physics I 4
 Term Hours17
Second Semester
COM 1140Technical Writing 3
EET 2310 Microcontroller Fundamentals 4
EET 2530   Electronic Engineering Technology Capstone 1
PHY 1130Physics II 4
 Term Hours12
 Total Hours 64

See here for Portfolio and Capstone information.

Please consult an advisor or the course description section of this catalog.

Students should check course prerequisites before registering.



EET 1110 — Circuit Analysis I
3 Credit hours  

Covers the analysis of networks with resistive loads, the transient response to capacitive and inductive networks and an introduction to instruments. Laboratory activity will include verification of circuit analysis methods by circuit construction and electrical measurement. Lab report writing is emphasized. There is an introduction to MULTISIM, a computer simulated circuit analysis.
Transfer: TAG.
Corequisites: MTH 0904.

EET 1120 — Circuit Analysis II
3 Credit hours  

Covers the analysis of networks with a combination of resistive, capacitive, and inductive loads. Topics include methods of analysis, network theorems and power. Laboratory activity will include verification of circuit analysis methods by circuit construction and electrical measurement. Course offers additional work with MULTISIM.
Transfer: TAG.
Prerequisites: EET 1110.

EET 1130 — Electronics
4 Credit hours  

Introduces students to transistor operations and small signal parameters. The D.C. and A.C. analysis of single and multistage transistor circuits will be analyzed with respect to biasing, input and output impedance, gains, power and voltage controlled devices. Laboratory activities will be used to verify many of the principles and applications of the transistor. Introduction to the fabrication and characteristics of integrated circuits. The following characteristics will be covered: the use of the operational amplifier as a circuit element; the determination and electrical characteristics of the operational amplifier; the use of the operational amplifier in linear circuits such as summers, constant voltage, constant current, integrators, differentiator circuits; the limitations of the operational amplifier with respect to the frequency response, voltages, current and slew rate limits. Laboratory activity will include the verification of these characteristics.
Transfer: TAG.

EET 1330 — Digital Circuits
4 Credit hours  

Introduces students to computer based number systems, symbolic logic concepts, Boolean Algebra, logic devices, and basic logic circuits. Logic circuits are analyzed using truth tables and timing diagrams. Laboratory work will demonstrate and verify the principles studied in the classroom.
Transfer: TAG.

EET 1990 — Independent Study in EET
1-5 Credit hours  

Provides the student with the opportunity for in-depth work on a special topic within the field of Electronic Engineering Technology, which the student was not able to pursue in-depth during the regular course offerings. During the first week of the semester, the student is required to describe in writing the proposed course of study he/she wishes to pursue. Such proposal must be submitted to the division dean for approval and student assignment to an Electronic Engineering Technology area faculty member for overseeing the project. This course of independent study may be substituted for an Electronic Engineering technical course if it is applicable. No more than five (5) credit hours will count toward graduation.

EET 2030 — Motor Controls
3 Credit hours  

Introduces motor control devices and the circuits they are designed to be used in. Electronic components used as controlling and sensing devices are reviewed. Magnetic relays, motor starters, timers, forward and reversing starters and other motor control devices are introduced. Different types of motors are also discussed. These may include direct current motors, three-phase and single-phase alternating current motors and stepping motors. Different methods for starting, accelerating, stopping, and reversing motors will be discussed. Laboratory activity will be used to wire up control circuits and analyze important characteristics of these circuits.
Prerequisite: EET 1110.

EET 2200 — Panel Wiring and Arc Flash Safety
3 Credit hours  

Provides students with the ability to read industrial electrical prints. Students will learn to wire industrial electrical panels and use soldered and crimped-on connectors. Students will learn to properly layout wires in an industrial panel using the correct size and colors of wires according to applicable codes and standards. Students will also learn to safely open live high voltage electrical panels following the latest Arc Flash safety standards and use the appropriate protective equipment.

EET 2310 — Microcontroller Fundamentals
4 Credit hours  

Covers the fundamentals of microcomputers. Since the introduction of the 8-bit microprocessors in 1973, the marketplace for the microprocessor has advanced into all areas of industrial and consumer goods. The microcontroller incorporates a microprocessor and additional I/O and can be customized for specific application. In order to use the microcontroller, users must know how to instruct it, get information into and out of the circuits and communicate with the system in language the machine understands-this means software and programming. Hence, this course will give the student a good knowledge of the basic instructions of a microcontroller (Motorola 68HC12) and use these instructions to control the device and peripheral devices.
Transfer: TAG.
Prerequisites: EET 2320.

EET 2320 — C# Programming
3 Credit hours  

Covers more advanced programming concepts using the Visual C# programming language. Students will create Windows applications using methods, classes, structures, arrays, writing to and reading from files and error trapping.
Prerequisites: CPT 1120.

EET 2530 — Electronic Engineering Technology Capstone
1 Credit hour  

Allows students to demonstrate their proficiency by integrating technical knowledge with core skills and abilities. This course will emphasize the evaluation of the total system requirements in designing systems for specific industrial applications. A laboratory project (or projects) will provide students with an opportunity to develop and solve a typical control problem using the programmable controller, or other industrial circuits. The course will include an e-portfolio assignment and an exit evaluation of critical thinking and writing.
Prerequisites: EET 2910, COM 1110.
Corequisites: EET 2310.

EET 2900 — Electric Codes and Application
2 Credit hours  

Provides combined classroom-laboratory study of the National Electrical Code and its application to wiring installations. Particular attention will be devoted to the electrical principles that dictate the various provisions of the code. The laboratory work will concur with the classroom studies. Actual wiring installations will be examined for adequacy and compliance with the code.

EET 2910 — Programmable Controllers
3 Credit hours  

Introduces the field of programmable logic controllers (PLC). The student will use relay logic and ladder diagrams to control circuits with programmable controllers. The special aspects of the PLC, such as sequencers and timers, will also be utilized.
Prerequisites: EET 1330.

EET 2920 — Advanced Programmable Controllers
3 Credit hours  

Provides advanced experience in the application of programmable logic controllers (PLC). The students will gain experience in interfacing and networking PLC's to other PLC's and to industrial automation equipment.

EET 2991 — Field Experience
1 Credit hour  

Enables work activity which relates to an individual student's occupational objectives. With permission of a faculty advisor, the field experience replaces elective or required courses in a student's associate degree program. The experience is coordinated by a faculty member of the college who assist the student in planning the experience, visits the site of the experience for a conference with the student and his/her supervisor at least once during the semester and assigns the course grade to the student after appropriate consultation with the employer/supervisor.
Prerequisites: Completion of 1st semester and faculty advisor approval. This course is graded S/U.

Derek Busboom, DM, MBA, BSME, Six Sigman, Ohio PE
Phone: 419-995-8421
Office: JJC 121
Email: busboom.d@rhodesstate.edu

Charles Butcher, DM, MBA, BS
Chair and Assistant Professor
Phone: 419-995-8139
Office: JJC131
Email: butcher.c1@rhodesstate.edu

Mark Quesenberry, MS, BS, AAS, CompTIA-A+
Phone: 419-995-8370
Office: JJC 128
Email: quesenberry.m@rhodesstate.edu

The Rhodes State College Electronic Engineering Technology (EET) program is accredited by the:

Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission of ABET
415 North Charles Street, Baltimore, MD 21202-4012
(410) 347-7700
website: http://www.abet.org


Applications for the certificates listed below can be obtained in the Division of Business, Technology & Public Service Office. Please do not apply for a certificate until you have completed all required courses with a grade of “C” or better.

Prerequisites may be required for courses listed for each certificate. Please consult the course description section of this college catalog or see your advisor.

One Year Maintenance Certificate

Math Elective
Minimum 3 Credits
IMT 1921Technical Math II3
MTH 1210Mathematics I3
MTH 1370College Algebra4
Drafting Elective
Minimum 2 Credits
AMT 1040Blueprint Reading and Schematics2
IMT 1010Mechanical and Electrical Print Reading2
MET 1000Engineering Graphics with AutoCAD4
MET 1010Blueprint Reading and Sketching3
MET 1050CAD for Electronics2
Electrical Elective
Minimum 2 Credits
AMT 1070Basic Electricity and Electronics3
EET 1110Circuit Analysis I3
IMT 2080Introduction to Electricity3
IMT 2170Industrial Motor Drives2
IMT 2260Industrial Electronic Controls3
Fluid Power Elective
Minimum 2 Credits
AMT 2010Electrohydraulics and Pneumatics4
MET 2310Fluid Power3
Mechanical Elective
Minimum 2 Credits
AMT 1080Mechanical Drive Systems3
AMT 1100Welding and Fabrication3
AMT 1180Tool and Gage Design2
AMT 1200Machine Tool Operations3
IMT 2810Millwright Tools and Equipment2
IMT 2820Mechanical Power Transmission Systems2
MET 1020Material Science3
MET 1110 Manufacturing Processes3
Technical Elective
Minimum 18 Credits
AMT 1020Preventive Maintenance2
AMT 2030Programmable Logic Controllers3
AMT 2050Robot Maintenance3
AMT 2060Controls and Instrumentation3
AMT 2550Fundamentals of Plumbing and Pipefitting2
AMT 2970   Troubleshooting Capstone3
EET 1120Circuit Analysis II3
EET 1130Electronics4
EET 1330 Digital Circuits4
EET 2030Motor Controls3
EET 2310 Microcontroller Fundamentals4
EET 2900Electric Codes and Application2
EET 2910Programmable Controllers3
FMS 2110Basic Robotics and Mechatronics3
FMS 2130 Industrial Mechatronics and Robotics3
FMS 2210CAM/CNC Machining I3
FMS 2220CAM/CNC Machining II3
FMS 2320Manual Machining I2
FMS 2340Numerical Control Concepts2
IMT 2740Advanced Refrigeration and HVAC3
IMT 2750Wastewater Treatment and Operation2
IMT 2850Power Plant Equipment3
Field Experience
Minimum 1 Credit
MET 2991Field Experience1
Total Hours30

Microcontrollers Certificate

EET 1110Circuit Analysis I3
EET 1330 Digital Circuits4
EET 2310 Microcontroller Fundamentals4
EET 2320C# Programming3
EET 2530   Electronic Engineering Technology Capstone1
MTH 1370College Algebra4
Total Hours19

Programmable Controllers Certificate

EET 1110Circuit Analysis I3
EET 1330 Digital Circuits4
EET 2910Programmable Controllers3
FMS 2110Basic Robotics and Mechatronics3
IMT 1911Technical Math I3
MTH 1210Mathematics I3
or MET 2310 Fluid Power
Total Hours19

Troubleshooting Certificate

CPT 1120Introduction to VB Programming3
EET 1110Circuit Analysis I3
EET 1120Circuit Analysis II3
EET 1130Electronics4
EET 1330 Digital Circuits4
EET 2310 Microcontroller Fundamentals4
MTH 1370College Algebra4
MTH 1430Trigonometry3
EET 2320C# Programming3
Total Hours31



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