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    Sep 30, 2022  
2022-2023 Catalog

Electrical Electronics (AAS)


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CIP 15.0303
Degree: Associate of Applied Science (AAS)
Program Code: 941 - 02
Program Length: 2 Years - 4 Semesters
Minimum Credits: 68
Distance Learning Option Available

Program Advisor
Christopher Godsey
276.964.7276
Davis Hall Room 208

Purpose: The Electrical/Electronics Engineering Technology program provides industry with personnel trained in state-of-the-art electrical/electronics equipment and systems. The program is designed to prepare technicians for full-time employment. Also, many of the credits required by the program are transferable to an appropriate Bachelor of Engineering Technology Program.

Occupational Objectives: Engineering Technician, Electrical Maintenance Technician, Electronics Operation/Service Technician, Field Service Analyst, Field Service Technician, Installation Technician, Maintenance Technician, Technical Sales Specialist

Admission Requirements: In addition to the admission requirements established for the college, entry into the Electrical/Electronics Engineering Technology program requires proficiency in high school English, Mathematics, and Science. Students will be required to take English and Math placement test and complete pre-requisite developmental courses before being allowed to enter the program.

Program Requirements: The Electrical/Electronics Engineering Technology Degree is a two-year (four semesters) program with courses and training including circuit analysis, semiconductor devices, electrical drafting, digital electronics, electrical machinery, programmable logic controllers, control systems, and technical mathematics. In addition to acquiring broad knowledge of electrical components, students in the program will learn how to design and analyze electrical circuits; install, test and maintain electrical/electronic systems; operate and troubleshoot modern industrial controllers; and relate their knowledge to real-world applications. They will also acquire the communications, problem solving and teamwork skills necessary to succeed in their chosen career.

Note: A number of four-year institutions are offering Bachelor’s Degree programs in Engineering Technology which build on this AAS degree. Students interested in such programs should consult with their program advisers early in their program.

Semester Total


  • Lecture Hours: 16
  • Lab Hours: 6
  • Course Credits: 18

Semester Total


  • Lecture Hours: 15
  • Lab Hours: 3
  • Course Credits: 16

Semester Total


  • Lecture Hours: 13
  • Lab Hours: 15
  • Course Credits: 18

Fourth Semester


Semester Total


  • Lecture Hours: 11
  • Lab Hours: 12
  • Course Credits: 17

Total Minimum Credits: 69


*Students planning to transfer should take MTH 161   andMTH 162  

**Students not planning to transfer may take ENG 100   or  ENG 101  

*** Social Science Elective approved courses: ECO 120 , ECO 201 , ECO 202 , GEO 200  , HIS 102  , HIS 102  , HIS 121  , HIS 269  , PLS 211 , PLS 212 , PSY 200 , PSY 230 , PSY 231 , PSY 232 , and SOC 200 .

****Humanities/Fine Arts approved course:  See course options at hhtps://www.transfervirginia.org/content/passport-policy-and-courses.com. Any course listed in the VCCS Passport Course Roster Block II (Humanities/Arts). can be used. 

Students planning to transfer should be refer to hhtps://www.transfervirginia.org/content/passport-policy-and-courses.com. Any course listed in the VCCS Passport Course Roster Block III (Social and Behavioral Sciences) or Block VI (History) can be used. 

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