Electronics Engineering Technology

Program Pathways

Electronics Installer Certificate

Program Details

Award Certificate
Credits 35
Program Start Fall
Number of Terms 2
Time to Complete 9 months
Admissions Application Select Academic Program:
Electronics Engineering Technology – AAS
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Suggested Sequence of Study and Cost

Program Courses

Term 1
  • AC Electricity
  • Basic Mechanical Systems
  • DC Electricity
  • Electronics Math I
  • Industrial Safety Mechanical Systems
  • Principles of Engineering -OR-
    PLTW - Principles of Engineering
Term 2
  • Applied Computer Programming
  • Electronics Devices
  • Electronics Drafting -OR-
    Technical Drawing and CAD
  • Electronics Math II
  • Operational Amplifiers

See the Suggested Sequence of Study for the full list of courses, cost, and additional course details.

Next step: Continue to term 3* of the Electronics Technician diploma or graduate and enter the workforce.

* Students continuing to term 3 of the Electronics Technician diploma will also need to take SPC-101 Fundamentals of Oral Communication.

Electronics Technician Diploma

Program Details

Award Diploma
Credits 46
Program Start Fall
Number of Terms 3
Time to Complete 1 year
Admissions Application Select Academic Program:
Electronics Engineering Technology – AAS
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Suggested Sequence of Study and Cost

Program Courses

Term 1
  • AC Electricity
  • Basic Mechanical Systems
  • DC Electricity
  • Electronics Math I
  • Industrial Safety Mechanical Systems
  • Principles of Engineering -OR-
    PLTW - Principles of Engineering
Term 2
  • Applied Computer Programming
  • Electronics Devices
  • Electronics Drafting -OR-
    Technical Drawing and CAD
  • Electronics Math II
  • Operational Amplifiers
Term 3 — Summer
  • Digital Circuits and Systems -OR-
    PLTW - Digital Electronics

See the Suggested Sequence of Study for the full list of courses, cost, and additional course details.

Next step: Continue to terms 4 and 5 of the Electronics Engineering Technology Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degree or graduate and enter the workforce.

Electronics Engineering Technology Associate of Applied Science (AAS) Degree

Program Details

Award Associate of Applied Science (AAS)
Credits 85
Program Start Fall
Number of Terms 5
Time to Complete 2 years
Admissions Application Select Academic Program:
Electronics Engineering Technology – AAS
See Program Admission

Suggested Sequence of Study and Cost

Program Courses

Term 1
  • AC Electricity
  • Basic Mechanical Systems
  • DC Electricity
  • Electronics Math I
  • Industrial Safety Mechanical Systems
  • Principles of Engineering -OR-
    PLTW - Principles of Engineering
Term 2
  • Applied Computer Programming
  • Electronics Devices
  • Electronics Drafting -OR-
    Technical Drawing and CAD
  • Electronics Math II
  • Operational Amplifiers
Term 3 — Summer
  • Digital Circuits and Systems -OR-
    PLTW - Digital Electronics
Term 4
  • Applied Physics
  • Communication Circuits I
  • Computer Systems
  • Data Acquisition Systems
  • Electronics Design Project I
  • Visual Basic
Term 5
  • Communication Circuits II
  • Electronics Design Project II
  • Embedded Processors
  • Industrial Electronics
  • Introduction to Networking

See the Suggested Sequence of Study for the full list of courses, cost, and additional course details.

You have completed the Electronics Engineering Technology Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degree program.

Careers

Positions

Graduates generally find employment at manufacturing, technology, and engineering companies. Positions include but are not limited to:

  • Medical electronics technician
  • Electronics communication technician
  • Manufacturing test technician
  • Engineering technician
  • Computer repair technician
  • Computer software technician
  • Business machine service technician
  • Computer network technician
  • Industrial maintenance technician
  • Quality assurance technicians

Example Careers and Average Wages

Entry Average Experienced
Electrical and Electronics Engineering Technicians $52,000 $71,000 $80,600
Electrical and Electronics Repairers for Commercial and Industrial Equipment $50,600 $61,200 $66,500

Source: 2021 Iowa Wage Report, Iowa Workforce Development

Employers

The following is a partial list of employers who have hired graduates from this program:

Business Location
Collins Aerospace Cedar Rapids, IA
ConAgra Foods, Inc. Waterloo, IA
GARMIN Olathe, KS
John Deere Waterloo, IA
MercyOne Waterloo, IA
Nestlé USA Waverly, IA
Randstad Technologies Cedar Rapids, IA
Skyworks Solutions, Inc. Cedar Rapids, IA
Target Distribution Center Cedar Falls, IA

Program Admission

Step #1: Apply at Hawkeye

  1. Apply for admission at Hawkeye.

  2. Send official transcripts to Admissions.

Step #2: Basic Skill Competencies

In order to be eligible for the Electronics Engineering Technology program, all students must meet minimum score requirements and/or successfully complete the required college success courses in English, reading, and math with a "C" grade or higher at Hawkeye Community College or comparable courses at another accredited college. For appropriate college success course placement, work with your program advisor.

Minimum score requirements
ACCUPLACER COMPASS ACT ACCUPLACER Next Generation GPA
Math 85 Elementary Algebra 42 Algebra 19 259 Quantitative Reasoning, Algebra, and Statistics 2.80
Reading 58 69 16 239 2.50
Writing 64 Sentence Skills 41 16 240 2.50

Step #3: Program Acceptance

Applicants meeting the Basic Skill Competencies are eligible for acceptance.

Applicants not meeting the Basic Skill Competencies will be accepted to a pre-program. As a pre-program student, you will begin with general education and prerequisite classes. An advisor will help you create an academic plan to meet your program admission requirements. Once you have completed your pre-program coursework contact Admissions.

Equal Opportunity Statement

Program Contacts

Admissions
Email Admissions 319-296-4000 Hawkeye Center 114
Academic/College Success Advisor
Natasha Ceaser Email Natasha Ceaser 319-296-4014 ext.1062 Buchanan Hall 126
Faculty Advisor
Steven Novak Email Steven Novak 319-296-2329 ext.1308 Bremer Hall 143
Administrative Assistant
Connie Smith Email Connie Smith 319-296-4009 Butler Hall 131
Dean
David Grunklee Email David Grunklee 319-296-4042 Butler Hall 131A

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