Electronic Engineering Technology: Associate in Science (AS) (4580)
The need for user-friendly, affordable and efficient electronic devices are in high demand. This means the electronic engineering technicians who build and test these new devices are also in demand!
Are you interested in working on a design team that focuses on the next generation of electronic gadgets? Do you enjoy taking things apart to see how they work and working on electronic devices and computers? If so, then you may be the perfect applicant to enroll in our Electronic Engineering Technology Program.
What can I do with this in the workforce?
Your associate degree prepares you to enter the electrical or electronic field to work as an electronic or electro-mechanical high-level service technician working with:
- Electrical or electronic systems, wiring and signal integrity testing
- Electrical high voltage transfer facilities
- Digital systems, microcontrollers and programmable logic controllers
- Computer equipment troubleshooting and installation
- Engineers in design, prototyping and lab testing of new electronic devices
This program and career may be perfect if you:
- Are an analytical thinker with strong problem-solving skills
- Consider yourself a team player who can communicate effectively
- Have solid math and computer skills
- Enjoy the details and being organized
- Like do-it-yourself projects and electronics
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What is HACC’s program like?
Over the two years, our professors will teach you the skills to help you apply your knowledge and abilities to work in areas like circuit design and analysis, testing and prototyping, digital electronics, microcontrollers, computers and programmable logic devices, communications and electronic troubleshooting. You will be able to complete the design and construction of many different electronic circuits as part of their laboratory work in each of the electronics courses. Also, you are able to work on projects in robotics, personal computer rebuilding and various circuit designs as on-going projects over the course of several semesters.
When you graduate with your Associate in Applied Science in electronic engineering technology, you will have the skills you need to:
- Assist in the design and development of new devices
- Install, operate, service and maintain complex electrical and electronic equipment
- Prepare reports, specifications and manuals under the direction of scientists and engineers
- Identify global and ethical engineering issues
What classes will I take?
- Browse our advising checksheet (pdf), which is also an excellent tool to help you personalize your course load each term and manage your overall advancement through our programs.
- View summaries of every course at HACC by browsing our class schedules database.
- Review our program guide (pdf) to view a list of required courses, recommended course sequencing and program competencies.
Can I transfer my credits to a four-year college or university?
Yes! Although our program is designed to lead directly to employment, there are opportunities for transfer. Our two-year degree programs are designed to be flexible enough to transfer to a wide variety of four-year colleges and universities with no loss of credit. However, each individual college has its own unique program. Therefore, we encourage you to select a four-year school as soon as possible. This will allow you to learn the transfer college’s program requirements so that you can take the proper classes at HACC.
Browse our various transfer options:
|Bloomsburg University of PA:||Bachelor of Applied Science Technical Leadership (ONLINE & campus) (pdf)
|Penn State Harrisburg:||Electronic Engineering Technology (pdf)
|Shippensburg University of PA:||Bachelor of Science in Professional Studies (pdf)
Where can I complete this program?
Our entire program is available at our Harrisburg Campus.
Does HACC offer scholarships?
Yes! Through the HACC Foundation, there are scholarships available. Please visit hacc.edu/scholarships for details and deadlines.
When can I apply?
You can enroll in our courses in the spring, summer and fall. Submit your application online anytime! When you apply, please include program code 4580 with your application to ensure you apply for the correct program.
How can I learn more?
If you want to turn YOUR passion for building electronic circuits and computers and troubleshooting electronic devices into a rewarding career, we are here to help. To learn more about this promising career path, contact an admissions counselor or department chair Kelley Engle, today! You may also request more information online.