Electronics Engineering Technology (ELTT), AAS

At Dunwoody College of Technology, the Electronics Engineering Technology program provides students with the entry-level skills and theoretical knowledge needed to design and troubleshoot circuits utilizing the latest semiconductor devices; biomedical devices; microprocessors; microcontrollers; circuit design and fabrication equipment; and data acquisition devices.

Graduates from this program are prepared to enter the industry as electronics technicians, electronic assemblers, programmers, calibration technicians, and field service technicians.

The course of study includes: basic electricity and electronics; digital electronics; microprocessors and micro-controllers; computer programming; programmable logic controllers (PLCs); communication systems; and circuit engineering.

Arts & Sciences curriculum supports the technical coursework by enhancing the students' communication, mathematics, and critical thinking skills.

Credential Earned: AAS
Length of Program: 2 years (4 semesters)
Classes Offered: Day
Available Starts: Fall Semester; Spring Semester
Bachelor's Completion Option(s): Automation Controls Engineering Technology (AENT), Bachelor of Science | Industrial Engineering Technology (IENG), Bachelor of Science
  • Apply the concepts of basic electricity. 
  • Demonstrate required industry safety standards. 
  • Explain the operation of electronic devices. 
  • Troubleshoot circuits and systems using industry standard test equipment. 
  • Analyze electrical schematics and mechanical prints. 
  • Employ fundamental concepts of industrial electronics and process control. 
  • Apply concepts of analog and digital communication systems. 
  • Analyze the operation of microprocessors, micro-controllers, and computers. 
  • Perform duties on an industry-related internship or capstone project. 
General Requirements
MATH1000Algebra & Trigonometry3
MATH1300Boolean Algebra & Number Systems2
Communications6
Humanities3
Social Sciences3
General Electives3
Technical Requirements
ELTT1110Basic Electricity & Electronics Lab5
ELTT1120Basic Electricity & Electronics Theory8
ELTT1210Digital & Microprocessors Lab3
ELTT1220Digital & Microprocessors Theory8
ELTT1230PCB & Circuit Development1
ELTT1240Programming Fundamentals1
ASRO2110Industrial Controls & PLCs Lab5
ASRO2120Industrial Controls & PLCs Theory8
ELTT2211Advanced Electronics Lab2
ELTT2221Advanced Electronics Theory5
ASRO2291Industrial Internship/Practicum6
Total Credits72

The following sample academic plan demonstrates how a student's schedule might look on a semester-by-semester basis, including elective courses. Your actual degree plan may differ from this sequence, depending on whether you start in the fall or spring semester, what transfer credits you may have (if any), and which Arts & Sciences courses and electives you take and when you take them.

The sample academic plan is for informational purposes only. To determine your academic plan, please meet with an academic advisor.

Plan of Study Grid
First Year
FallCredits
ELTT1110 Basic Electricity & Electronics Lab 5
ELTT1120 Basic Electricity & Electronics Theory 8
MATH1000 Algebra & Trigonometry 3
MATH1300 Boolean Algebra & Number Systems 2
 Credits18
 Total Credits18
Plan of Study Grid
First Year
SpringCredits
ELTT1210 Digital & Microprocessors Lab 3
ELTT1220 Digital & Microprocessors Theory 8
ELTT1230 PCB & Circuit Development 1
ELTT1240 Programming Fundamentals 1
Humanities 3
Communications 3
 Credits19
 Total Credits19
Plan of Study Grid
Second Year
FallCredits
ASRO2110 Industrial Controls & PLCs Lab 5
ASRO2120 Industrial Controls & PLCs Theory 8
Communications 3
Social Sciences 3
 Credits19
 Total Credits19
Plan of Study Grid
Second Year
SpringCredits
ELTT2211 Advanced Electronics Lab 2
ELTT2221 Advanced Electronics Theory 5
ASRO2291 Industrial Internship/Practicum 6
General Electives 3
 Credits16
 Total Credits16

Descriptions

ELTT1110 | Basic Electricity & Electronics Lab | Laboratory (5 Credits)

Analyze, design and build series, parallel and combination AC and DC circuits. Semiconductor circuits, power supplies, transistor circuits are built and tested using protoboards and various test equipment.

Corequisite(s): ELTT1120

ELTT1120 | Basic Electricity & Electronics Theory | Lecture (8 Credits)

Identification, recognition and calculations associated with basic electricity, including Ohm's Law, resistance, capacitance, inductance in AC and DC circuits, as well as solid state principles of diodes, power supplies and transistors.

Corequisite(s): ELTT1100 ELTT1110

ELTT1210 | Digital & Microprocessors Lab | Laboratory (3 Credits)

Design, build, and troubleshoot digital circuits. Debug and program microprocessors and microcontrollers for various operations and interface to external devices. Analyze digital and microprocessor circuits using industry standard test equipment.

Prerequisite(s): ELTT1110

ELTT1220 | Digital & Microprocessors Theory | Lecture (8 Credits)

Identification, recognition and calculations associated with combinational and sequential logic circuits as well as internal architecture of microprocessors and microcontrollers, programming, logic operations, memory mapping, addressing, data transfer, and system control.

Prerequisite(s): ELTT1120

ELTT1230 | PCB & Circuit Development | Laboratory (1 Credit)

Electronic circuit prototyping using various industry standards, hardware, and software. Utilize circuit manufacturing techniques to create surface mount and through hole circuit boards.

Prerequisite(s): ELTT1110

ELTT1240 | Programming Fundamentals | Laboratory (1 Credit)

Use algorithms and flowcharts to develop logic, execution control, data types, loops, and control structures for computer executable software. Utilizes National Instrument's LabVIEW.

Prerequisite(s): ELTT1110

ASRO2110 | Industrial Controls & PLCs Lab | Laboratory (5 Credits)

Installation, wiring, programming, operation, testing and troubleshooting programmable logic controllers. Interfacing programmable logic controllers with switches, sensors, motors, pneumatics, and other I/O devices. Set-up, configuration and troubleshooting inductive and capacitive proximity, photo-electric, temperature and other industrial sensors.

Corequisite(s): ASRO2120

ASRO2120 | Industrial Controls & PLCs Theory | Lecture (8 Credits)

Wiring and programming fundamentals associated with programmable logic controllers. Identification, recognition and calculations associated with inductive and capacitive proximity, photo-electric, temperature and other industrial sensors.

Corequisite(s): ASRO2100 ASRO2110

ELTT2211 | Advanced Electronics Lab | Laboratory (2 Credits)

Design and build single and multistage transistor amplifiers, operation amplifier control circuits, thyristors, motors, radio frequency circuits; other advanced electronics topics.

Prerequisite(s): ELTT1210

ELTT2221 | Advanced Electronics Theory | Lecture (5 Credits)

Identification, recognition and calculations associated with single and multistage transistor amplifiers, operation amplifier control circuits, thyristors, motors, radio frequency circuits; other advanced electronics topics.

Prerequisite(s): ELTT1220

Corequisite(s): ELTT2210

ASRO2291 | Industrial Internship/Practicum | Internship (6 Credits)

Internship or practicum option on various manufacturing topics: automation, electronics, robotics, mechanical systems, assembly, troubleshooting, research and/or field service.

MATH1000 | Algebra & Trigonometry | Lecture (3 Credits)

Real numbers and polynomials, exponents and radicals, fractional equations; proportions and linear equations; trigonometric functions, solutions of triangles, radians, trig functions graphs, vectors, and basic identities.

General Education: Mathematics

MATH1300 | Boolean Algebra & Number Systems | Lecture (2 Credits)

Binary, octal and hexadecimal number systems. Boolean algebra and mapping.

General Education: Mathematics