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Engineering Technology: Concentration Electronics Engineering Technology

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Why study Electronics Engineering Technology

We are unique in that we offer the entire degree program in the evening at the Army Education Center at Fort Campbell. People who are working in regional industries and have to be at work during the day can come to us and take courses at night, along with active duty military personnel. Courses at Fort Campbell run on an accelerated, eight-week term schedule. For the more traditional college student, we offer some first-year courses during the daytime on the Clarksville campus following the traditional sixteen-week term schedule as well. With courses in the evenings, students are free to look for internships and even full-time employment during the day. This is ideal, as most employers expect interns to work during regular business hours.

The engineering technology degree offered by APSU is ideal for students who are interested in engineering and technology and who want to focus more on the practical aspects and on being a “doer.” This degree works well for people with industrial and/or military experience who are a bit older than the average college student and are seeking a degree as a path to new career opportunities. With our electronics engineering technology concentration, graduates are well-prepared for careers in this area. An engineering technology degree offers a path to employment in the field of engineering and technology. For the student with practical skills and interests but may not have been the top math student in their class, this degree can be the perfect fit. With its focus on applications and more limited requirements in mathematics, it is a very good fit to the person who has been in the workplace and now needs a degree for advancement.

An engineering technology degree puts more emphasis on applications and less on mathematics and theory. The focus of an engineering technology degree is to prepare a graduate to be a “doer” – to implement a plan, to work out the details, solve the problems, and make something work. When compared to a electronics engineering degree program, the math requirements are not as high, and the classes focus more on applications. The AAS in Engineering Technology with a concentration in Electronics Engineering Technology will prepare for employment in the electronic industry at the level of a Junior Engineering Technologist / Technician. With an AAS degree in the Electronics concentration, you will be specialized in the knowledge on
analog and digital circuit analysis, testing and implementation, and the job prospects for this type of skill set are strong. Virtually every modern industry utilizes electronics systems and structures, and these companies need employees to assist in the service and setup of sophisticated equipment. With small class sizes and hands-on learning instruction, APSU offers a rounded preparation for your career in Electronics. It prepares the students to develop their communication skills, critical thinking abilities, and become a lifelong learner. The region around APSU is home to many industrial employers, and these employers need people for their design and manufacturing teams with qualifications in the electronics field. Our graduates can be found working for industrial employers throughout the region and beyond. Our degree programs have helped many people find a better career and given them the basis for career advancement.

The faculty teaching the courses have a range of backgrounds and experience. The department has a mix of senior, experienced faculty as well as new faculty coming on board. All have either Masters or Ph.D. degrees. The department also brings in engineers from industry as adjunct faculty to teach classes.

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Sample Course Plan and General Education Requirements

Engineering Technology: Electronics Concentration Sample Course Plan

General Education Requirements



The Associate of Applied Science in Engineering Technology with concentration in Electronics Engineering Technology is "accredited by the Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission of ABET, http://www.abet.org."