Electronics Engineering Technology

Electronics Engineering Technology with Specializations in:

  • Electronics
  • Laser and Photonics
  • Robotics and Mechatronics
  • Career Path to Valencia's B.S. Degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering Technology

Associate in Science Degree (CIP# 1615030301)

This program is designed to produce highly skilled technicians capable of assisting in the design, production, operation and servicing of electronics, optics, photonics, lasers, robotics and mechatronics systems and equipment. The specializations will provide an up-to-date curriculum in electronics engineering, lasers and photonics, and robotics and mechatronics technology. Valencia is a Center of Electronics Emphasis in Florida and is equipped with special test equipment and advanced laboratories, which provide the latest in hands-on experience.

Students are strongly encouraged to consult a career program advisor in the department office for assistance in determining the best education plan for their career goals.

Although scheduling may not always provide for the following progression of courses, students should use the foundation, intermediate and advanced course sequence as a guide in program planning.

All degree-seeking students must satisfy entry testing requirements and satisfactorily complete all mandatory courses in reading, student success, mathematics, English, and English for Academic Purposes in which the student is placed.

Alternative Ways to Earn Credit toward this Degree

Graduates of specific programs at Orange Technical College and Osceola Technical College, as well as other institutions may be eligible to receive college credit for courses in this program. You may also be eligible to receive credit toward this degree if you have earned one of the approved Gold Standard industry certifications or Career Pathways credit. To learn more about Valencia’s award of credit options, visit valenciacollege.edu/asdegrees/credit_octc.cfm. Eligible students should contact the Career Program Advisor in their academic department for more information about the requirements for the award of credit.

College Credit Technical Certificates

The Electronics Engineering A.S. degree also offers the following college credit certificate programs.  These certificates can put you on the fast-track to reaching your career goals. They are designed to equip you with a specialized skill set for entry-level employment or to upgrade your skills for job advancement. Most can be completed in one year or less, and all of the courses in the certificates are embedded in the A.S. degree. You can earn the certificates as you progress through your A.S. Degree or as a separate, stand-alone credential. Click on the Certificate tab at the top of the page for more information about the certificates that are offered.

  • Laser and Photonics Technician (12 credits) (CIP # 0615030411)
  • Robotics and Simulation Technician (12 credits) (CIP # 0615040514)
  • Basic Electronics Technician (14 credits) (CIP # 0615030310)
  • Advanced Electronics Technician (31 credits) (CIP # 0615030309)

Start Right

Degree-seeking students enrolling at Valencia for the first time will have a limited range of courses from which to choose for their first 18 college-level credits. Within the first 18 college credit hours, you will be required to take ENC1101 (3 credits), and if applicable, SLS 1122 (3 credits) and a mathematics course appropriate to your selected meta-major (3 credits).  The remaining courses will be chosen from the General Education Core Courses in humanities (3 credits), science (3 credits), or social science (3 credits), and/or the introductory courses within the A.S. degree programs. For specific courses see the Foundation Courses on the “Program Requirements” tab. For course sequencing recommendations, see your Career Program Advisor or create an education plan by logging into Atlas, clicking on the LifeMap tab and clicking My Education Plan.

Potential Careers

  • Electronics Technician
  • Field Technician
  • System Technician
  • Electronics Tester
  • Fiber Optics Specialist
  • Instrumentation Technician
  • Robotics and Simulation Technician
  • Laser Specialist

Salary & Earnings Information

For salary and wage information, visit:  www.floridawages.com.

Contacts

Future Students

To learn more about this program, contact Enrollment Services at enrollment@valenciacollege.edu or 407-582-1507 or visit valenciacollege.edu/electronics-engineering-technology/.

Current Students

Contact the Career Program Advisor below for more information.

Radu Bunea, Program Chair, West Campus: 407-582-1360
rbuneal@valenciacollege.edu

Jon Sowell, Career Program Advisor, West Campus: 407-582-1973
jsowell@valenciacollege.edu

Internship and Workforce Services

If you need assistance with job resources or in locating an internship, please visit: valenciacollege.edu/internship.

Career Path in Electronics, Laser and Photonics, or Robotics and Mechatronics Specializations

Program Outcomes

  • Apply basic mathematical and engineering concepts to technical problem solving
  • Accept professional and ethical responsibilities of the engineering technology profession
  • Communicate effectively in technical and non-technical environments

Program Requirements 

Foundation Courses
SLS 1122New Student Experience ~3
ENC 1101FRESHMAN COMPOSITION I +*~3
MTB 1329MATHEMATICS FOR ENGINEERING TECHNOLOGY3
EET 1214CINTRODUCTION TO ENGINEERING TECHNOLOGY3
CET 2112CDIGITAL SYSTEMS I *3
HumanitiesSee Gen. Ed. Core or Institutional Requirements ~3
Social Science See Gen. Ed. Core Requirements ~3
PHY 1020Conceptual Physics ~3
Intermediate Courses
CET 2113CDIGITAL SYSTEMS II *3
CET 2123CFUNDAMENTALS OF MICROPROCESSORS *3
EET 1141CSEMICONDUCTOR DEVICES AND CIRCUITS *3
ETS 1210CINTRODUCTION TO PHOTONICS *3
EET 1015C
EET 1025C
FUNDAMENTALS OF DC CIRCUITS
and FUNDAMENTALS OF AC CIRCUITS *
6
or EET 1036C FUNDAMENTALS OF DC AND AC CIRCUITS
Specialization (See below)26
Total Credit Hours68

Electronics Specialization

Program Outcome

  • Assist in the design, operation, and troubleshooting of electronic systems
EET 2142CINTEGRATED CIRCUITS *3
ETS 2511CELECTROMECHANICAL SYSTEMS *3
EET 2325CRF COMMUNICATION *3
EET 2365CWIRELESS AND DATA COMMUNICATIONS *3
ETS 2542CPROGRAMMABLE LOGIC CONTROLLERS I *3
Electronics Engineering Technology Electives11
Total Credit Hours26

Laser and Photonics Specialization

Program Outcome

  • Assist in the design, operation, and troubleshooting of laser and photonics equipment and systems
ETS 2220CINTRODUCTION TO FIBER OPTICS *3
ETS 2221CINTRODUCTION TO ELECTRO-OPTICAL DEVICES *3
ETS 2230CINTRODUCTION TO LASERS *3
EET 2325CRF COMMUNICATION *3
EET 2365CWIRELESS AND DATA COMMUNICATIONS *3
Electronics Engineering Technology Electives11
Total Credit Hours26

Robotics and Mechatronics Specialization

Program Outcome

  • Assist in the Design, Operation, and Troubleshooting of Robotics and Mechatronics Systems
ETS 1603CFUNDAMENTALS OF ROBOTICS AND SIMULATION *3
ETS 2511CELECTROMECHANICAL SYSTEMS *3
ETS 2542CPROGRAMMABLE LOGIC CONTROLLERS I *3
ETS 2604CROBOTICS APPLICATIONS *3
ETS 2544CPROGRAMMABLE LOGIC CONTROLLERS II3
Electronics Engineering Technology Electives11
Total Credit Hours26
Electronics Engineering Technology Electives
The Electives requirement may be satisfied with any course(s) in the Course Descriptions section of the Valencia catalog with the subject prefix of CET, EET, ETS, ETP.

Notes:

Upon earning the A.S. Degree in Electronics Engineering, students can continue at Valencia to complete the Bachelor's Degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering Technology. Additional education at the bachelor's level can enhance your skills and create more career opportunities. Students who wish to continue their education should consult with their Career Program Advisor to determine the best education plan for their career goals.

Career Path to Valencia's B.S. Degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering Technology

 Program Outcomes

  • Assist in the design, operation, and troubleshooting of electronic systems
  • Apply basic mathematical and engineering concepts to technical problem solving
  • Accept professional and ethical responsibilities of the engineering technology profession
  • Communicate effectively in technical and non-technical environments
Foundation Courses
SLS 1122New Student Experience ~3
ENC 1101FRESHMAN COMPOSITION I +*~3
MTB 1329MATHEMATICS FOR ENGINEERING TECHNOLOGY3
EET 1214CINTRODUCTION TO ENGINEERING TECHNOLOGY3
CET 2112CDIGITAL SYSTEMS I3
Humanities See Gen. Ed. Core Requirements ~3
MAC 1105College Algebra +*~3
Social Science See Gen. Ed. Core Requirements ~3
SPC 1608FUNDAMENTALS OF SPEECH ~3
Intermediate Courses
CET 2113CDIGITAL SYSTEMS II *3
CET 2123CFUNDAMENTALS OF MICROPROCESSORS *3
EET 1141CSEMICONDUCTOR DEVICES AND CIRCUITS *3
ETS 1210CINTRODUCTION TO PHOTONICS *3
EET 1015C
EET 1025C
FUNDAMENTALS OF DC CIRCUITS
and FUNDAMENTALS OF AC CIRCUITS *
6
or EET 1036C FUNDAMENTALS OF DC AND AC CIRCUITS
Advanced Courses
EET 2142CINTEGRATED CIRCUITS *3
ETS 2511CELECTROMECHANICAL SYSTEMS *3
EET 2325CRF COMMUNICATION *3
EET 2365CWIRELESS AND DATA COMMUNICATIONS *3
ETS 2542CPROGRAMMABLE LOGIC CONTROLLERS I *3
Restricted Electives Select from the list below8
Total Credit Hours68
Restricted Electives
MAC 1114College Trigonometry +*~3
MAC 1140Precalculus Algebra +*~3
ETS 2220CINTRODUCTION TO FIBER OPTICS3
ETS 1603CFUNDAMENTALS OF ROBOTICS AND SIMULATION3
ENC 1102Freshman Comp II +*~3
Humanities or Social Science Writing Course +*~ (GR)3

Advanced Electronics Technician

Technical Certificate

This program is designed to prepare individuals for employment as electrical and electronics technicians, electronic testers or in related occupations in electronics. The program offers a sequence of courses that provides coherent and rigorous content aligned with challenging academic standards and relevant technical knowledge and skills needed to prepare for further education and careers in the manufacturing career cluster; provides technical skill proficiency, and includes competency-based applied learning that contributes to the academic knowledge, higher-order reasoning and problem-solving skills, work attitudes, general employability skills, technical skills, and occupation-specific skills, and knowledge of all aspects of the manufacturing career cluster.  The content includes but is not limited to DC circuits, AC circuits, solid-state devices, analog circuits, and
digital circuits. Integrated into this content will be communications skills, leadership skills, human relations skills, employability skills, safe and efficient work practices, use of circuit diagrams and schematics, soldering, laboratory practices and technical recording and reporting. This program focuses on broad, transferable skills and stresses understanding and demonstration of the following elements of the Electronics Engineering industry; planning, management, finance, technical and product skills, underlying principles of technology, labor issues, community issues and health, safety, and environmental issues.
 

Program Outcomes:

  • Assist in the design, operation, and troubleshooting of technical systems
MTB 1329MATHEMATICS FOR ENGINEERING TECHNOLOGY3
EET 1214CINTRODUCTION TO ENGINEERING TECHNOLOGY3
CET 2112CDIGITAL SYSTEMS I *3
CET 2113CDIGITAL SYSTEMS II *3
CET 2123CFUNDAMENTALS OF MICROPROCESSORS *3
EET 1015CFUNDAMENTALS OF DC CIRCUITS *^3
EET 1025CFUNDAMENTALS OF AC CIRCUITS *^3
EET 1141CSEMICONDUCTOR DEVICES AND CIRCUITS *3
EET 2142CINTEGRATED CIRCUITS *3
EET 2325CRF COMMUNICATION *3
Technical Electives EET, ETS, ETP or CET Prefixes only1
Total Credit Hours31

Basic Electronics Technician

Technical Certificate

This program is designed to prepare individuals for employment as electrical and electronics technicians, electronic testers or in related occupations in electronics. This program includes the basic electronics competencies as identified by the electronics industry as prerequisite for all technical programs. This program prepares individuals to assemble, install, operate, maintain, troubleshoot and repair basic electronic equipment used in industry. It also prepares students to enter advanced training and education in specialized electronics-related fields. The content includes, but is not limited to, DC and AC circuits and digital systems. Integrated into this content will be communication, leadership, human relations, and employability skills; safe and efficient work practices; use of circuit diagrams and schematics; soldering; laboratory practices; and technical recording and reporting.

Program Outcomes

  • Assist in the design, operation, and troubleshoot of electronic systems.
  • Demonstrate proficiency in the use of electronic equipment and devices.
  • Solve electronic devices and systems using mathematical concepts.
  • Analyze electronics devices and circuits using computer simulations.
EET 1214CINTRODUCTION TO ENGINEERING TECHNOLOGY3
EET 1025CFUNDAMENTALS OF AC CIRCUITS *3
MTB 1329MATHEMATICS FOR ENGINEERING TECHNOLOGY3
CET 2112CDIGITAL SYSTEMS I *3
TECHNICAL ELECTIVE2
Total Credit Hours14
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This course has a prerequisite; check description in Valencia catalog.

Notes:

All certificate courses are offered on the West campus.

Specialized courses may not be offered every session or on every campus

Laser and Photonics Technician

Technical Certificate

This program is designed to prepare individuals for employment as laser and optics technicians or in related occupations in laser and optics. This program includes the basic competencies as identified by the laser and optics industry. This program prepares individuals to assemble, install, operate, maintain, troubleshoot and repair basic laser and optical devices and equipment used in industry and prepares individuals to enter advanced training and education in specialized laser and optics-related fields. The content includes, but is not limited to, laser circuits, electro-optical devices and circuits, DC and AC circuits. Integrated into this content will be communication, leadership, human relations, employability skills, safe and efficient work practices, use of circuit diagrams and schematics, soldering, laboratory practices, and technical recording and reporting.

Program Outcomes

  • Assist in the design, operation, and troubleshooting of technical systems
ETS 1210CINTRODUCTION TO PHOTONICS *3
ETS 2220CIntroduction to Fiber Optics *3
ETS 2221CINTRODUCTION TO ELECTRO-OPTICAL DEVICES *3
ETS 2230CINTRODUCTION TO LASERS *3
Total Credit Hours12

Note:

All certificate courses are offered on the West Campus.

Specialized courses may not be offered every session or on every campus.

Robotics and Mechatronics Technician

Technical Certificate

This program prepares individuals to install, maintain and troubleshoot general robot systems and simulators. Graduates of this technical program will be prepared to enter advanced training and education in specialized Robotics and Simulation related fields. The content includes, but is not limited to: Robotic Applications, Modeling and Simulation, and Virtual Reality Environment. Integrated into this program will be communications skills, leadership skills, human relations skills, employability skills, safe and efficient work practices, use of circuit diagrams and schematics, laboratory practices, and technical recording and reporting.

Program Outcomes

  • Assist in the design, operation, and troubleshooting of technical systems
ETS 1603CFund of Robotics & Simulation *3
ETS 2542CPROGRAMMABLE LOGIC CONTROLLERS I *3
ETS 2604CRobotics Applications *3
EET 2365CWIRELESS AND DATA COMMUNICATIONS *3
Total Credit Hours12

Notes:

All certificate courses are offered on the West Campus.

Specialized courses may not be offered every session or on every campus.