Engineering and Electronics Technology

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What is Engineering and Electronics Technology?

The Engineering/Electronics Technology Program provides course work, competencies and experiences to prepare you for success in the areas of electronics, computer maintenance, mechanical, industrial, computer aided design, robotics and automation, communications, instrumentation and telephony.

What are my career choices?

Engineering/Electronics Technology majors can work as electronic repair technicians, computer help desk technicians, communications technicians, chemical plant operators, network administrators, industrial maintenance, electronics technicians, instrumentation technicians, telephone LAN-WAN, network specialists, product support specialists, medical equipment specialists and much more.

Some of the average salaries for Engineering/Electronics Technology graduates are: Chemical Plant and System Operators $49,199; Electronic Engineering Technicians $43,731; Telecommunications Equipment Installers and Repairers $43,065; and Computer Support Specialists $37,256. (Source: Kentucky Education Cabinet, Department for Workforce Investment, Office of Employment and Training, Research and Statistics Branch).

What are my degree, diploma, or certificate options?

Degrees and Transfers

Associate in Applied Science (AAS) Degree Tracks

  • MAT 150 College Algebra OR MAT 126 Technical Algebra and Trigonometry
  • PHY 151 Introductory Physics I OR Other science
  • ENG 101 Writing I
  • Social and Behavioral Science
  • Oral Communication
  • Heritage/Humanities
  • ELT 110 Circuits I
  • ELT 114 Circuits II
  • ELT 210 Devices I
  • ELT 120 Digital I
  • CAD 103 CAD Fundamentals OR CAD 100 Introduction to Computer Aided Design
  • ELT 289 Engineering and Electronics Technology Capstone Course
  • ELT 214 Devices II
  • ELT 220 Digital II
  • ELT 240 Communications Electronics
  • Technical Electives
  • MAT 126 Technical Algebra and Trigonometry OR MAT 150 College Algebra OR higher level math
  • PHY 151 Introductory Physics I OR Other science
  • ENG 101 Writing I
  • Social and Behavioral Sciences
  • Oral Communications
  • Heritage/Humanities
  • ELT 110 Circuits I
  • ELT 114 Circuits II
  • ELT 210 Devices I
  • ELT 120 Digital I
  • CAD 103 CAD Fundamentals OR CAD 100 Introduction to Computer Aided Design
  • Digital Literacy
  • ELT 289 Engineering and Electronics Technology Capstone Course
  • CIT 111 Computer Hardware and Software OR ELT 232 Computer Software Maintenance AND ELT 234 Computer Hardware Maintenance
  • ELT 220 Digital II
  • CIT 160 Data Communications and Networking OR CIT 161 Networking Fundamentals
  • Technical Electives
  • MAT 150 College Algebra OR MAT 126 Technical Algebra and Trigonometry
  • PHY 171 Applied Physics I OR Other science
  • ENG 101 Writing I
  • Social and Behavioral Science
  • Oral Communication
  • Heritage/Humanities
  • ELT 110 Circuits I
  • ELT 114 Circuits II
  • ELT 210 Devices I
  • ELT 120 Digital I
  • CAD 103 CAD Fundamentals OR CAD 100 Introduction to Computer Aided Design
  • ELT 289 Engineering and Electronics Technology Capstone Course
  • ELT 214 Devices II
  • ELT 220 Digital II
  • Technical Electives
  • MAT 150 College Algebra OR MAT 126 Technical Algebra and Trigonometry
  • PHY 151 Introductory Physics I OR Other science
  • ENG 101 Writing I
  • Social and Behavioral Science
  • Oral Communication
  • Heritage/Humanities
  • ELT 110 Circuits I
  • ELT 114 Circuits II
  • ELT 210 Devices I
  • ELT 120 Digital I
  • CAD 103 CAD Fundamentals OR CAD 100 Introduction to Computer Aided Design
  • ELT 289 Engineering and Electronics Technology Capstone Course
  • ELT 220 Digital II
  • ISM 102 Fundamentals of Instrumentation
  • ISM 210 Fundamentals of Process Control
  • Technical Electives
  • MAT 150 College Algebra OR MAT 126 Technical Algebra and Trigonometry
  • PHY 151 Introductory Physics I OR Other science
  • ENG 101 Writing I
  • Social and Behavioral Science
  • Oral Communication
  • Heritage/Humanities
  • ELT 110 Circuits I
  • ELT 114 Circuits II
  • ELT 210 Devices I
  • ELT 120 Digital I
  • CAD 103 CAD Fundamentals OR CAD 100 Introduction to Computer Aided Design
  • ELT 289 Engineering and Electronics Technology Capstone Course
  • FPX 100 Fluid Power AND FPX 101 Fluid Power Lab OR ELT 265 Applied Fluid Power
  • IMT 200 Industrial Robotics and Robotics Maintenance OR ELT 260 Robotics and Industrial Automation
  • EET 270 Electrical Motor Controls I AND EET 271 Electrical Motor Controls I Lab OR EET 276 Programmable Logic Controllers AND EET 277 Programmable Logic Controllers Lab OR ELT 244 Electrical Machinery and Controls OR ELT 250 Programmable Logic Controllers

Transfer Options

If you want to get a bachelor's degree, Western Kentucky University has a completer degree with courses offered either online or in Hardin County.

Additionally, Northwood University, with a campus in Louisville, offers a transfer bachelor's degree in applied management.

Diploma Options

  • Written Communication or Oral Communications
  • MAT 150 College Algebra OR MAT 126 Technical Algebra and Trigonometry
  • ELT 110 Circuits I
  • ELT 114 Circuits II
  • ELT 210 Devices I
  • ELT 120 Digital I
  • CAD 103 CAD Fundamentals OR CAD 100 Introduction to Computer Aided Design
  • ELT 289 Engineering and Electronics Technology Capstone Course
  • COED 198 Practicum OR COE 199 Cooperative Education OR Equivalent course
  • ELT 214 Devices II
  • ELT 220 Digital II
  • ELT 240 Communications Electronics
  • Technical Electives

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  • Written Communication or Oral Communications
  • MAT 150 College Algebra OR MAT 126 Technical Algebra and Trigonometry
  • ELT 110 Circuits I
  • ELT 114 Circuits II
  • ELT 210 Devices I
  • ELT 120 Digital I
  • CAD 103 CAD Fundamentals OR CAD 100 Introduction to Computer Aided Design
  • ELT 289 Engineering and Electronics Technology Capstone Course
  • COED 198 Practicum OR COE 199 Cooperative Education OR Equivalent course
  • ELT 234 Computer Hardware Maintenance OR CIT 111 Computer Hardware and Software OR ELT 105 Computer Maintenance Essentials
  • ELT 232 Computer Software Maintenance OR ELT 205 Advanced Computer Maintenance
  • ELT 220 Digital II
  • NIS 160 Networking Core Technologies OR IT 120 Cisco Internetworking I OR CIT 160 Data Communications and Networking
  • Technical Electives

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  • Written Communication or Oral Communications
  • MAT 150 College Algebra OR MAT 126 Technical Algebra and Trigonometry
  • ELT 110 Circuits I
  • ELT 114 Circuits II
  • ELT 210 Devices I
  • ELT 120 Digital I
  • CAD 100 Introduction to Computer Aided Design OR Equivalent course
  • Digital Literacy
  • ELT 289 Engineering and Electronics Technology Capstone Course
  • COED 198 Practicum OR COE 199 Cooperative Education OR Equivalent course
  • ELT 214 Devices II
  • ELT 220 Digital II
  • Technical Electives

Gainful Employment Disclosure Information

  • Written Communication or Oral Communications
  • MAT 150 College Algebra OR MAT 126 Technical Algebra and Trigonometry
  • ELT 110 Circuits I
  • ELT 114 Circuits II
  • ELT 210 Devices I
  • ELT 120 Digital I
  • CAD 103 CAD Fundamentals OR CAD 100 Introduction to Computer Aided Design
  • ELT 289 Engineering and Electronics Technology Capstone Course
  • COED 198 Practicum OR COE 199 Cooperative Education OR Equivalent course
  • ELT 220 Digital II
  • ISM 102 Fundamentals of Instrumentation
  • ISM 210 Fundamentals of Process Control
  • Technical Electives

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Certificate Options

  • ELT 110 Circuits I
  • ELT 114 Circuits II
  • ELT 210 Devices I
  • ELT 214 Devices II
  • ELT 120 Digital I
  • ELT 240 Comunications Electronics

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  • ELT 110 Circuits I
  • ELT 120 Digital I
  • Computer LIteracy
  • ELT 234 Computer Hardware Maintenance OR IT 105 Compter Maintenance Essentials OR ELT 105 Computer Maintenance Essentials
  • ELT 232 Computer Software Maintenance OR IT 205 Advanced Computer Maintenance OR ELT 205 Advanced Computer Maintenance

Gainful Employment Disclosure Information

  • ELT 110 Circuits I
  • ELT 114 Circuits II
  • ELT 210 Devices I
  • ELT 214 Devices II
  • ELT 120 Digital I
  • ELT 220 Digital II

Gainful Employment Disclosure Information

  • ELT 110 Circuits I
  • ELT 114 Circuits II
  • ELT 120 Digital I
  • ELT 110 Circuits I
  • ELT 114 Circuits II
  • ELT 120 Digital I
  • ELT 250 Programmable Logic Controllers OR EET 276 Programmable Logic Controllers AND EET 277 Programmable Logic Controllers Lab

Gainful Employment Disclosure Information

  • ELT 110 Circuits I
  • ELT 114 Circuits II
  • ISM 102 Fundamentals of Instrumentation
  • ISM 210 Fundamentals of Process Control

Gainful Employment Disclosure Information

  •  CAD 100 Introduction to Computer Aided Design OR Equivalent course
  • ELT 110 Circuits I
  • ELT 114 Circuits II
  • ELT 265 Applied Fluid Power
  • ELT 244 Electrical Machinery and Controls OR EET 270 Electrical Motor Controls I AND EET 271 Electrical Motor Controls I Lab
  • ELT 250 Programmable Logic Controllers OR EET 276 Programmable Logic Controllers AND EET 277 Programmable Logic Controllers Lab 

Gainful Employment Disclosure Information

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Length of Program

You can earn an associate in applied science degree in two years if you maintain full-time status.

This information should not be considered a substitute for the KCTCS Catalog. You should always choose classes in cooperation with your faculty advisor to ensure that you meet all degree requirements.

Program Contact

Sandra Cameron
Engineering and Electronics Technology
Associate Professor
270.706.8803
sandra.cameron@kctcs.edu