Electronics Technology (IELT), AAS

At Dunwoody College of Technology, the Electronics Technology program provides evening 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; fabrication equipment; and data acquisition devices.

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

The course of study includes: basic electricity and electronics; digital electronics; microprocessors and microcontrollers; 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.

A shorter certificate option is also available.

Credential Earned: AAS
Length of Program: 2 years (4 semesters)
Classes Offered: Evening
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. 
General Requirements
MATH1000Algebra & Trigonometry3
MATH1300Boolean Algebra & Number Systems2
Communications3
Humanities3
Social Sciences3
General Electives6
Technical Requirements
ELTT1100Basic Electricity & Electronics Lab2
ELTT1120Basic Electricity & Electronics Theory8
ELTT1200Digital & Microprocessors Lab2
ELTT1220Digital & Microprocessors Theory8
ASRO2100Industrial Controls & PLCs Lab2
ASRO2120Industrial Controls & PLCs Theory8
ELTT2200Advanced Electronics Lab2
ELTT2230Advanced Electronics Theory8
Total Credits60

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
ELTT1100 Basic Electricity & Electronics Lab 2
ELTT1120 Basic Electricity & Electronics Theory 8
MATH1000 Algebra & Trigonometry 3
 Credits13
 Total Credits13
Plan of Study Grid
First Year
SpringCredits
ELTT1200 Digital & Microprocessors Lab 2
ELTT1220 Digital & Microprocessors Theory 8
MATH1300 Boolean Algebra & Number Systems 2
General Electives 3
 Credits15
 Total Credits15
Plan of Study Grid
Second Year
FallCredits
ASRO2100 Industrial Controls & PLCs Lab 2
ASRO2120 Industrial Controls & PLCs Theory 8
Communications 3
Social Sciences 3
 Credits16
 Total Credits16
Plan of Study Grid
Second Year
SpringCredits
ELTT2200 Advanced Electronics Lab 2
ELTT2230 Advanced Electronics Theory 8
Humanities 3
General Electives 3
 Credits16
 Total Credits16

Descriptions

ELTT1100 | Basic Electricity & Electronics Lab | Laboratory (2 Credits)

Analyze, design, and build series, parallel and combination AC and DC circuits. Build and test semiconductor circuits, power supplies, transistor circuits 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

ELTT1200 | Digital & Microprocessors Lab | Laboratory (2 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): ELTT1100

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

ASRO2100 | Industrial Controls & PLCs Lab | Laboratory (2 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.

Prerequisite(s): ELTT1100 Or ELTT1110

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

ELTT2200 | 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.

Corequisite(s): ELTT2220 ELTT2230

ELTT2230 | Advanced Electronics Theory | Lecture (8 Credits)

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

Prerequisite(s): ELTT1220

Corequisite(s): ELTT2200

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