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Electrical Engineering Technology

10-662-1 Associate Degree (AAS) Part Time, Full Time 70 Credits Financial Aid Eligible Location*: Appleton

*If general education courses are required, they may be available at multiple locations.

Electrical Engineering Technology has numerous subfields with many high-demand career paths. In this program, you’ll collaborate in creating and servicing many modern, everyday technologies, from household appliance motors and consumer electronic circuitry (phones, tablets) to industrial production lines, robotics and automation. This associate degree is designed to provide you with knowledge and skill training in mathematics, fundamentals of electrical and electronic devices, digital electronics, embedded computer systems design, communication and computer networks, and industrial automation. These skills are taught through classroom study and hands-on lab activities. With our [transfer agreements](https://www.fvtc.edu/programs/4-year-credit-transfer) with four-year colleges, you can go on to pursue a bachelor's degree.

COURSE LIST

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Course list for reference only. Current students please refer to your individualized program plan or see your advisor.
**Outside effort hours are an estimate based on state standards, and may vary from person to person.

    Technical Studies (37 Credits)

    Course Title
    Course Number
    Credits
    Instructional Hours
    Outside Effort Hours**
    Prior Learning Credit Eligibility
  • Solder Rework & Repair-IPC Prep
    10-605-106
    1Credit
    36
    18
    N/A

    • Instructional Hours: 36
    • Outside Effort Hours: 18
    • Course Number: 10605106
    • Credits: 1.00

    Teaches students how to produce high-quality soldered connections that meet the IPC standard regarding materials, methods and verification.

    Prereq: Student has completed or is in process of completing ALL of the following:

    • ELECTRNC 10660163 - Construction Techniques

  • AC Circuits 2-Electronics/EET
    10-605-111
    1Credit
    27
    27
    N/A

    • Instructional Hours: 27
    • Outside Effort Hours: 27
    • Course Number: 10605111
    • Credits: 1.00

    Covers the application of basic theory to AC circuits. Topics include sine-wave description, reactance, phase and fundamental AC power concepts. RC, RL and RLC circuits using complex numbers are analyzed. Laboratory and computer analysis activities are performed to enhance the theory.

    Prereq: Student has completed or is in process of completing ALL of the following:

    • ELECTRNC 10660114 - AC Circuits 1

    Coreq: Student has completed or is simultaneously enrolling in ALL of the following:

    • ELECTRNC 10605113 - DC Circuits 4

    • MATH 10804116 - College Technical Math 2 OR MATH 10804197 - College Algebra & Trig w Apps

  • DC Circuits 4
    10-605-113
    1Credit
    27
    27
    N/A

    • Instructional Hours: 27
    • Outside Effort Hours: 27
    • Course Number: 10605113
    • Credits: 1.00

    Examines the theory, application and design of series/parallel circuits including loaded and unloaded voltage dividers. Circuit analysis methods such as superposition, Thevenin, and Norton theorems are introduced. Circuit simulation software is used to aid in the analysis and prediction of circuit operation. Laboratory activities are performed to verify the theory.

    Prereq: Student has completed or is in process of completing ALL of the following:

    • ELECTRNC 10660112 - DC Circuits 3

    Coreq: Student has completed or is simultaneously enrolling in ANY of the following options:

    • MATH 10804116 - College Technical Math 2

    • MATH 10804197 - College Algebra & Trig w Apps

  • AC Circuits 3
    10-605-116
    1Credit
    27
    27
    N/A

    • Instructional Hours: 27
    • Outside Effort Hours: 27
    • Course Number: 10605116
    • Credits: 1.00

    Explores reactive circuits containing resistors, capacitors, and inductors. Passive filter circuits are introduced along with resonant circuits. Circuit simulation is implemented to aid in circuit analysis.

    Coreq: Student has completed or is simultaneously enrolling in ALL of the following:

    • ELECTRNC 10605111 - AC Circuits 2-Electronics/EET

    • ELECTRNC 10605113 - DC Circuits 4

  • Circuit Analysis
    10-605-118
    2Credit
    54
    54
    N/A

    • Instructional Hours: 54
    • Outside Effort Hours: 54
    • Course Number: 10605118
    • Credits: 2.00

    Examines advanced AC circuits, filter applications, and transformers through analysis, computer simulation, and in the lab using the latest test equipment. In-depth coverage utilizing complex numbers, polar & rectangular operators, superposition, Thevenin, Norton, and other circuit analysis methods are implemented.

    Prereq: Student has completed or is in process of completing ALL of the following:

    • ELECTRNC 10605116 - AC Circuits 3

  • Linear Electronics
    10-605-119
    3Credit
    72
    90
    N/A

    • Instructional Hours: 72
    • Outside Effort Hours: 90
    • Course Number: 10605119
    • Credits: 3.00

    Emphasizes modern linear integrated circuits (ICs). Covered in depth are the operational amplifier IC and its circuit applications: amplifying, comparing, summing, wave shaping, regulating, oscillating and filtering. Laboratory time is spent simulating and constructing circuits and evaluating and troubleshooting circuitry.

    Prereq: Student has completed or is in process of completing ALL of the following:

    • ELECTRNC 10605116 - AC Circuits 3

    • ELECTRNC 10605125 - Semiconductors 3

  • Semiconductors 3
    10-605-125
    1Credit
    27
    27
    N/A

    • Instructional Hours: 27
    • Outside Effort Hours: 27
    • Course Number: 10605125
    • Credits: 1.00

    Covers DC and AC analysis of amplifiers. Bypass and coupling capacitor functions, along with circuit limitations due to circuit configuration, are also examined.

    Coreq: Student has completed or is simultaneously enrolling in ALL of the following:

    • ELECTRNC 10660129 - Semiconductors 2

  • Digital 1
    10-605-130
    1Credit
    27
    27
    N/A

    • Instructional Hours: 27
    • Outside Effort Hours: 27
    • Course Number: 10605130
    • Credits: 1.00

    Introduces digital electronics including Boolean, the operation of logic gates, and the theory of combination logic circuits. Laboratory activities are performed to verify the theory.

  • Digital Electronics 2 - Electronics/EET
    10-605-131
    1Credit
    27
    27
    N/A

    • Instructional Hours: 27
    • Outside Effort Hours: 27
    • Course Number: 10605131
    • Credits: 1.00

    Examines data manual usage. This course introduces programmable logic devices and Karnaugh mapping. It also covers encoders, decoders, multiplexers, binary adders and parity circuits. Laboratory activities are performed to verify the theory.

    Coreq: Student has completed or is simultaneously enrolling in ALL of the following:

    • ELECTRNC 10605130 - Digital 1

  • Digital Electronics 3
    10-605-132
    2Credit
    54
    54
    N/A

    • Instructional Hours: 54
    • Outside Effort Hours: 54
    • Course Number: 10605132
    • Credits: 2.00

    Covers circuit reduction techniques such as Boolean Algebra, Karnaugh Mapping, Sum of Products, etc. Laboratory activities are performed to verify the theory.

    Prereq: Student has completed or is in process of completing ALL of the following:

    • ELECTRNC 10605131 - Digital Electronics 2-Elec/EET

  • Embedded Programming 2
    10-605-146
    1Credit
    27
    27
    N/A

    • Instructional Hours: 27
    • Outside Effort Hours: 27
    • Course Number: 10605146
    • Credits: 1.00

    Continues with topics from Embedded Programming 1 and further explores embedded controller systems operation, architecture, and programming. Students will lay the groundwork for future courses and electronic projects while experimenting with programming language concepts and interfacing.

    Prereq: Student has completed or is in process of completing ALL of the following:

    • ELECTRNC 10660151 - Embedded Programming 1

  • Embedded Programming 3
    10-605-148
    1Credit
    27
    27
    N/A

    • Instructional Hours: 27
    • Outside Effort Hours: 27
    • Course Number: 10605148
    • Credits: 1.00

    Continues with topics from Embedded Programming 2 and further explores embedded controller systems operation, architecture and programming. Successful students will exit this course prepared to develop and implement larger projects involving more advanced topics relative to microcontrollers.

    Coreq: Student has completed or is simultaneously enrolling in ALL of the following:

    • ELECTRNC 10605146 - Embedded Programming 2

  • Microcontroller Interfacing
    10-605-160
    3Credit
    72
    90
    N/A

    • Instructional Hours: 72
    • Outside Effort Hours: 90
    • Course Number: 10605160
    • Credits: 3.00

    Explores mid-range microcontroller functionality using C programming to develop embedded applications. Projects will utilize many of the microcontroller features such as USB, Ethernet, scheduled and non-scheduled interrupts, analog to digital conversion, etc.

    Prereq: Student has completed or is in process of completing ALL of the following:

    • ELECTRNC 10605148 - Embedded Programming 3

  • DC Circuits 1
    10-660-110
    1Credit
    27
    27

    • Instructional Hours: 27
    • Outside Effort Hours: 27
    • Course Number: 10660110
    • Credits: 1.00

    Introduces electrical safety and program procedures. The course covers Ohm's Law, power law, series circuits, and voltmeter, ammeter and ohmmeter applications. Number powers, electronic notations, circuit component recognition and diagrams, resistor power ratings, color code, Kirchhoff's voltage law and atomic structure are also included.

    Coreq: Student has completed or is simultaneously enrolling in ANY of the following options:

    • MATH 10804113 - College Technical Math 1A

    • MATH 10804115 - College Technical Math 1

    • MATH 10804118 - Interm Algebra w Apps

    • MATH 10804197 - College Algebra & Trig w Apps

    • MATH 31804308 - Industrial Maintenance Math

  • DC Circuits 2
    10-660-111
    1Credit
    27
    27

    • Instructional Hours: 27
    • Outside Effort Hours: 27
    • Course Number: 10660111
    • Credits: 1.00

    Covers basic parallel and series-parallel circuits and their properties. Examines the theory, application and design of series-parallel circuits, such as loaded and unloaded voltage dividers and the Wheatstone bridge. Laboratory activities are performed to verify the theory.

    Coreq: Student has completed or is simultaneously enrolling in ALL of the following:

    • ELECTRNC 10660110 - DC Circuits 1

  • DC Circuits 3
    10-660-112
    1Credit
    27
    27

    • Instructional Hours: 27
    • Outside Effort Hours: 27
    • Course Number: 10660112
    • Credits: 1.00

    Covers capacitors and inductors including time constants and instantaneous voltage and current values of RC and RL circuits. Applications and various types of capacitors and inductors are discussed. Magnetism, electromagnetism, and devices, such as relays and solenoids, are also presented. Laboratory activities are performed to verify the theory.

    Coreq: Student has completed or is simultaneously enrolling in ALL of the following:

    • ELECTRNC 10660111 - DC Circuits 2​

  • AC Circuits 1
    10-660-114
    1Credit
    27
    27

    • Instructional Hours: 27
    • Outside Effort Hours: 27
    • Course Number: 10660114
    • Credits: 1.00

    Covers AC waveforms and different voltage values including Peak, RMS, Average and Peak to Peak. The operation of transformers is also included. Laboratory activities using the oscilloscope are performed to verify the theory.

    Coreq: Student has completed or is simultaneously enrolling in ALL of the following:

    • ELECTRNC 10660111 - DC Circuits 2

    AND ANY of the following options:

    • ELECTRNC 10660112 - DC Circuits 3​

    • Student is in progress in Manufacturing Engineering Technology (10-623-3) Program of Study

  • Semiconductors 1
    10-660-128
    1Credit
    27
    27
    N/A

    • Instructional Hours: 27
    • Outside Effort Hours: 27
    • Course Number: 10660128
    • Credits: 1.00

    Introduces semiconductor materials, the operation of diodes, Zener diodes and the construction of rectifier and filter circuits. Fundamental transistor construction and operation is also introduced. Laboratory experiments are performed to verify the theory.

    Prereq: Student has completed or is in process of completing ALL of the following:

    • ELECTRNC 10660114 - AC Circuits 1

    AND ANY of the following options:

    • MATH 10804113 - College Technical Math 1A

    • MATH 10804115 - College Technical Math 1

    • MATH 10804118 - Interm Algebra w Apps

  • Semiconductors 2
    10-660-129
    1Credit
    27
    27
    N/A

    • Instructional Hours: 27
    • Outside Effort Hours: 27
    • Course Number: 10660129
    • Credits: 1.00

    Introduces students to transistor operation as a switch, SCR, Triac, and Operational Amplifier operation and application.

    Coreq: Student has completed or is simultaneously enrolling in ALL of the following:

    • ELECTRNC 10660128 - Semiconductors 1​

  • Embedded Programming 1
    10-660-151
    1Credit
    27
    27
    N/A

    • Instructional Hours: 27
    • Outside Effort Hours: 27
    • Course Number: 10660151
    • Credits: 1.00

    Introduces students to embedded computer systems through exploration of microcontroller operation, architecture and programming. Students will lay the groundwork for future courses and electronic projects while experimenting with programming language concepts and basic interfacing.

  • Construction Techniques
    10-660-163
    1Credit
    36
    18

    • Instructional Hours: 36
    • Outside Effort Hours: 18
    • Course Number: 10660163
    • Credits: 1.00

    Introduces the use of common hand tools used by technicians. The safe use and application of hand and power tools is practiced through construction projects. Quality workmanship and craftsmanship are emphasized.

  • Technical Software Essentials
    10-660-181
    1Credit
    27
    27

    • Instructional Hours: 27
    • Outside Effort Hours: 27
    • Course Number: 10660181
    • Credits: 1.00

    Introduces students to the Microsoft Office family of products. Students will create and edit Word documents, Excel spreadsheets, and Access databases.

  • Computer Systems & Networks 1
    10-660-184
    1Credit
    27
    27
    N/A

    • Instructional Hours: 27
    • Outside Effort Hours: 27
    • Course Number: 10660184
    • Credits: 1.00

    Focuses on computer terms, computer hardware, computer functions, security and operating systems. Basic networking concepts are also introduced.

  • Calculus 2
    10-804-181
    4Credit
    90
    126
    N/A

    • Instructional Hours: 90
    • Outside Effort Hours: 126
    • Course Number: 10804181
    • Credits: 4.00

    Designed for students of mathematics, science, and engineering. This course continues the study of analytic geometry and calculus. Topics included in this course are techniques of differentiation and integration of transcendental functions, analysis of infinite sequences and series, an introduction to first-order differential equations, parametric equations and derivatives of parametric curves, polar coordinates in the plane and integrals using polar coordinates, the analytic geometry of the conic sections, and iterated integration.

  • Calculus 1
    10-804-198
    4Credit
    90
    126
    N/A

    • Instructional Hours: 90
    • Outside Effort Hours: 126
    • Course Number: 10804198
    • Credits: 4.00

    Introduction to differential and integral calculus and plane analytic geometry; Limits, derivatives, and graphs of algebraic, trigonometric, exponential, and logarithmic functions; antiderivatives, the definite integral, and the fundamental theorem of calculus, with applications.

    Prereq: Student has completed or is in process of completing ANY of the following options:

    • MATH 10804197 - College Algebra & Trig w Apps

    • Student is not in progress in Associate Degree, Apprenticeship, or Technical Diploma (31 or 32 level)

    OR ALL of the following:

    • MATH 10804115 - College Technical Math 1

    • MATH 10804116 - College Technical Math 2

    • Completion of Calculus entrance exam (scheduled by calling the Math Department Chair)

    General Studies (27 Credits)

    Course Title
    Course Number
    Credits
    Instructional Hours
    Outside Effort Hours**
    Prior Learning Credit Eligibility
  • Written Communication
    10-801-195
    3Credit
    54
    108
    N/A

    • Instructional Hours: 54
    • Outside Effort Hours: 108
    • Course Number: 10801195
    • Credits: 3.00

    Develops writing skills which include prewriting, drafting, revising, and editing. A variety of writing assignments are designed to help the learner analyze audience and purpose, research and organize ideas, and format and design documents based on subject matter and content. Also develops critical reading and thinking skills through the analysis of a variety of written documents.

    Prereq: Student has completed or is in process of completing ALL of the following:

    OR ALL of the following:

    • Student is not in progress in Associate Degree, Apprenticeship, or Technical Diploma (31 or 32 level)

  • Technical Reporting
    10-801-197
    3Credit
    54
    108
    N/A

    • Instructional Hours: 54
    • Outside Effort Hours: 108
    • Course Number: 10801197
    • Credits: 3.00

    Prepare and present written, oral, and visual communication products, including but not limited to instructions, proposals, informal and formal reports. Produce clear, usable communication by incorporating information design principles, arranging content to satisfy diverse audience needs, and presenting visuals for various contexts. Designed to develop collaborative communication practices, information literacy skills, and ethically responsible professional communication strategies.

    Prereq: Student has completed or is in process of completing ANY of the following options:

    • COMMUNIC 10801136 - English Composition 1 (Grade of C or better required)

    • COMMUNIC 10801195 - Written Communication (Grade of C or better required)

    AND ANY of the following options:

    • Student must have completed 24 Semester Units at the Post Secondary Level. Catalog Number must begin with 10, 20, 30, 31 or 32

    • Student is in progress in General Studies Transfer (UW-Oshkosh) (20-890-4) Program of Study

  • Intermediate Algebra with Applications
    10-804-118
    4Credit
    72
    144

    • Instructional Hours: 72
    • Outside Effort Hours: 144
    • Course Number: 10804118
    • Credits: 4.00

    This course offers algebra content with applications and an introduction to functions and complex numbers. Content builds upon the arithmetic of real numbers by using variable equations to solve problems. Topics include graphing and finding algebraic solutions for linear equations and inequalities, quadratic, exponential, polynomial, radical, and rational equations.

    Prereq: Student has completed or is in process of completing ANY of the following options:

    • Accuplacer Algebra 250+ OR HS GPA 2.75+ OR ACT Math 18+ OR Algebra Level 1 Coursework

    • Student is not in progress in Associate Degree, Apprenticeship, or Technical Diploma (31 or 32 level)

  • College Algebra and Trigonometry with Applications
    10-804-197
    5Credit
    90
    180

    • Instructional Hours: 90
    • Outside Effort Hours: 180
    • Course Number: 10804197
    • Credits: 5.00

    This course covers skills needed for success in Calculus and many application areas at the baccalaureate level. Algebra topics include the real and complex number systems, polynomials, exponents, radicals, solving equations and inequalities, relations and functions, systems of equations and inequalities, graphing, and conic sections. Trigonometry topics include the unit circle, trigonometric functions, graphs, identities, equations, inverse functions, solutions of triangles, complex numbers, polar coordinates, and vectors.

    Prereq: Student has completed or is in process of completing ANY of the following options:

    • Accuplacer Algebra 276+ OR ACT Math 22+ OR MATH 10804118 - Interm Algebra w Apps OR Algebra Level 2 Coursework

    • Student is not in progress in Associate Degree, Apprenticeship, or Technical Diploma (31 or 32 level)

  • College Physics 1
    10-806-143
    3Credit
    72
    90
    N/A

    • Instructional Hours: 72
    • Outside Effort Hours: 90
    • Course Number: 10806143
    • Credits: 3.00

    Presents the applications and theory of basic physics principles. This course emphasizes problem solving, laboratory investigation and applications. Topics include laboratory safety, unit conversions and analysis, kinematics, dynamics, work, energy, power, temperature and heat.

  • Economics
    10-809-195
    3Credit
    54
    108

    • Instructional Hours: 54
    • Outside Effort Hours: 108
    • Course Number: 10809195
    • Credits: 3.00

    This course is designed to give an overview of microeconomics, macroeconomics, and international economics. Concepts include scarcity, resources, alternative economic systems, growth, supply and demand, monetary and fiscal policy, inflation, unemployment and global economic issues.

    Prereq: Student has completed or is in process of completing ALL of the following:

    OR ALL of the following:

    • Student is not in progress in Associate Degree, Apprenticeship, or Technical Diploma (31 or 32 level)

  • Intro to Sociology
    10-809-196
    3Credit
    54
    108
    N/A

    • Instructional Hours: 54
    • Outside Effort Hours: 108
    • Course Number: 10809196
    • Credits: 3.00

    Introduces students to the fundamental sociological concepts, including sociological perspectives, research methods, the significance of culture in society, and the socialization process. Other topics include deviance, the impact of groups on behavior, societal inequities, global changes, the role of social institutions, and social stratification.

    Prereq: Student has completed or is in process of completing ALL of the following:

    OR ALL of the following:

    • Student is not in progress in Associate Degree, Apprenticeship, or Technical Diploma (31 or 32 level)

  • Psychology of Human Relations
    10-809-199
    3Credit
    54
    108
    N/A

    • Instructional Hours: 54
    • Outside Effort Hours: 108
    • Course Number: 10809199
    • Credits: 3.00

    Explores the relationship between the general principles of psychology and our everyday lives. Students are given the opportunity to achieve a deepened sense of awareness of themselves and others. This understanding enables students to improve their relationships with others at work, in the family, and in society.

    Prereq: Student has completed or is in process of completing ALL of the following:

    OR ALL of the following:

    • Student is not in progress in Associate Degree, Apprenticeship, or Technical Diploma (31 or 32 level)

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