Associate of Applied Science – Concentration in Electronics Technology / Instrumentation

Degree Plan

This program follows a structured schedule, Monday – Friday from 8 AM to 3 PM.
This program provides for a student to receive a  Level One “Basic” Certificate in Electronics Technology / Instrumentation, a Level One “Advanced” Certificate in Electronics Technology / Instrumentation, and a two-year degree: Associate of Applied Science Degree in Electronics Technology / Instrumentation. Both the Certificates and the Degree are very valuable in opening doors to industries requiring training and/or education prior to entering the company in electrical/electronic maintenance.

The Electronics Technology / Instrumentation program is an educational process of providing a student with lecture theory and laboratory time in basic electronics, instrumentation electronics, and control theory. There are “hands-on” labs throughout both programs (certificate and degree). A student will learn proficiency in utilizing a Digital Multi-Meter for electrical/electronic troubleshooting. The classes start with basics in Direct Current circuits, Alternating Current circuits, Digital Fundamentals, and progress through Solid State devices, Programmable Logic Controllers, and eventually include Industrial Processes, Control Theory, and Applications of Industrial Automatic Control.

Freshman Year

First Semester Hours
ELPT 1325
National Electric Code I
CETT 1409
DC-AC Circuits
ELPT 1321
Introduction to Electrical Safety and Tools
DFTG 1329
Electro-Mechanical Drafting
Total 13
Second Semester Hours
LEAD 1100
Workforce Development with Critical Thinking
CETT 1407
Fundamentals of Electronics
RBTC 1401
Programmable Logic Controllers
INTC 1405
Introduction to Instrumentation
Total 13

Sophomore Year

First Semester Hours
INTC 1443
Application of Industrial Automatic Control
INTC 1457
AC/DC Motor Control
ELPT 1457
Industrial Wiring
RBTC 1405
Robotic Fundamentals
Total 16
Second Semester Hours
College-level Math (any core course) 3
SPCH 1315 (core)
Public Speaking
ENGL 1301 (core)
Composition I
Social & Behavioral Science (any core course) 3
Creative Arts (any core course) 3
BCIS 1305 (core)
Business Computer Applications
Electronics Technology / Instrumentation AAS Total

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Thomas Holt
Program Coordinator, Electronics Technology / Instrumentation
Brandon Washington
Dean of Workforce & Continuing Education
(903) 823-3232

Electronics Technology / Instrumentation Course Descriptions

Core Courses

Several courses for this degree can be found in the Academic Core. View the Academic Core

CETT 1329 Solid State Devices

A study of diodes, transistor characteristics and other semiconductor devices, including analysis of static and dynamic characteristics, biasing techniques, and thermal considerations.

CETT 1341 Solid State Circuits

A study of various semiconductor devices incorporated in circuits and their applications. Emphasis on circuit construction, measurements, and analysis.

CETT 1357 Linear Integrated Circuits

A study of characteristics, operations, stabilization, and testing of linear integrated circuits. Applications include instrumentation and active filtering.

CETT 1403 DC Circuits

A study of the fundamentals of direct current including Ohm’s law, Krichhoff’s laws and circuit analysis techniques.

CETT 1405 AC Circuits

A study of the fundamentals of alternating current, including series and parallel AC circuits, phasors, capacitive and inductive networks, transformers, and resonance.

CETT 1425 Digital Fundamentals

An entry level course in digital electronics to include numbering systems, logic gates, Boolean algebra, and combinational logic.

CETT 1449 Digital Systems

A course in electronics covering digital systems. Emphasis on application and troubleshooting digital systems.

INTC 1341 Principles of Automatic Control

Basic measurements, automatic control systems and design, closed loop systems, controllers, feedback, control modes, and control configurations.

INTC 1356 Instrumentation Calibration

Techniques for configuring and calibrating transmitters, controllers, recorders, valves, and valve positioners.

INTC 1357 AC/DC Motor Controls

A study of electric motors and motor control devices common to a modern industrial environment. A presentation of motor characteristics with emphasis on starting, speed control, and stopping systems.

INTC 1443 Application of Industrial Automatic Controls

Automatic process control including measuring devices, analog and digital instrumentation, signal transmitters, recorders, alarms, controllers, control valves, and process and instrument diagrams. Includes connection and troubleshooting of loops.

RBTC 1401 Programmable Logic Controllers

A study in programmable logic controllers (PLC). Topics include processor units, numbering systems, memory organization, relay type devices, timers, counters, data manipulators, and programming.