Electronics and Computer Engineering Technology (Associate of Science)

Why choose between an electronic technology degree online and a computer engineering online degree program? Get the best of both with Grantham’s Associate of Science in Electronics and Computer Engineering Technology degree and get a head start on a bright career in electronics and engineering technology.

What will I learn in this online electronics and computer engineering technology program?

This program will give you a basic introduction to electrical and electronics design. You will cover specific courses in DC/AC circuit principles and design, digital electronics and analog electronics, as well as computer programming. And it satisfies the first two years of the Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering Technology or the Bachelor of Science in Electronics Engineering Technology if you decide to continue your education.

What careers can I pursue with this electronics and computer engineering degree?

Upon completion, you will be prepared for a number of entry-level and technician positions related to electronics and electrical engineering1.

How long is this electronics and computer engineering degree online program?

At 65 credit hours, this electronic technology degree program is designed to be completed in 24 months. It could take less time depending on how much transfer credit you receive and how many classes you take every term.

Are there any program-specific requirements for this online degree program?

To satisfy residency requirements, you'll need to take a minimum of 21 credit hours of upper-level program core courses and program elective courses designated ET or CT.

How much will it cost?

The undergraduate rate is $265 per credit hour – lower if you’re a member of the military, a veteran or part of a military family. Grantham also offers scholarships and financial aid for those who qualify.

When can I start?

Courses begin monthly, so we’re ready when you are.

Call us at (888) 947-2684 to learn more about our accredited degree programs, financial assistance opportunities or enrollment process.

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Electronics and Computer Engineering Technology (Associate of Science)

Electronics and Computer Engineering Technology Outcomes

After successfully completing the computer and electronics engineering technology courses in this program, you will be able to:

  • Apply knowledge, techniques, skills and modern tools to narrowly defined engineering technology activities.
  • Apply a knowledge of mathematics, science, electronics engineering and technology to engineering technology problems.
  • Conduct, analyze and interpret experiments.
  • Identify, analyze and solve narrowly defined technical problems.
  • Function effectively on teams.
  • Apply written, oral and graphical communication.
  • Address professional, ethical and social responsibilities.
  • Demonstrate a commitment to quality, timeliness and continuous improvement.

Elective courses are available in communications, power and control systems.

University Professional Outcomes

Grantham University prepares graduates to succeed in a variety of professional and civic settings by incorporating these five critical life skills into the curriculum:

  • Communication – competence in effective written and oral communication
  • Critical Thinking – ability to analyze problems, reflectively process information and formulate solutions
  • Respect for Diversity – awareness of and appreciation for varieties of human experiences and social structures
  • Professional, Ethical and Social Responsibilities – responsibility to the greater societal good and an applied ethical framework in decision making
  • Lifelong Learning – definition for and acquisition of a continuing pursuit of educational needs throughout their professional lives

Electronics and Computer Engineering Technology (Associate of Science)

The skills you’ll learn by earning a computer and electronics engineering technology degree online will prepare you for entry-level electrical technician positions1.

Potential career paths and positions include:

  • Electronics Engineering Technician
  • Digital Tech
  • Electronics Technician
  • Refurbish Technician
  • Engineering Technician
  • Relay Tester
  • Results Technician
  • Test Specialist

Employers can include:

  • Professional firms
  • Multi-national corporations
  • Healthcare services
  • Local businesses
  • Retailers, manufacturers, services, etc.
  • Government – local, state and federal

Electronics and Computer Engineering Technology (Associate of Science)

Grantham University’s 100% online and professionally relevant coursework is designed to help you prepare for your next career.

PROGRAM SNAPSHOT:
Program Core Credits: 31
General Education Core Credits: 28
Electives Credits: 6
Total Credit Hours: 65
Accreditation(s): DEAC
Program Core: 31
Course: Title: Credits:
Course: CS192 Title: Programming Essentials Credits: 3
  This course introduces problem-solving concepts needed for programming. It covers fundamental control structure such as the sequential structure, the selection structure and the repetition structure. The use of logic in designing programs has general application.
Course: CS265 Title: Programming in C++ Credits: 4
  This course is an introduction to C++ programming. Topics include control structures, arrays, pointers, classes, overloading, inheritance, file processing and data structures.
Course: CT212 Title: Digital Electronics (Lab included) Credits: 4
  This is an introductory course to the fundamentals of digital electronics. Topics include number systems and codes, logic gates, Boolean algebra, combinational circuits and PLCs. Sequential circuits are introduced. Circuits are implemented using circuit simulation software and also using a hardware description language.
Course: CT262 Title: Microprocessor Systems Engineering (Lab Included) Credits: 4
  This course provides a systems-level understanding of microprocessors. Students write practical programs and learn to plan, write and test software solutions for real applications. A solid understanding of the role of the various types of memory on the modern microcomputer system is covered. The included safety module must be passed in order to progress in and pass this course.
Course: ET105 Title: Fundamental Properties of DC Circuits and Lab Credits: 4
  This is a comprehensive course on the properties of Direct Current (DC) circuits. Topics include electrical components, electrical quantities and units; voltage, current, and resistance; Ohm's Law, energy and power; series and parallel circuits; series-parallel circuits; magnetism and electromagnetism. This innovative laboratory course is based on computer-simulated experiments for electric circuits using Electronics Workbench (Multisim). Circuits are modified easily with on-screen editing, and analysis results provide faster feedback than a series of experiments using hardwired circuits. The experiments are designed to help reinforce the theory learned in the circuit analysis course. A series of troubleshooting problems help students develop troubleshooting skills. Topics include voltage and current in DC circuits, Ohm's Law, series and parallel circuits, and voltage and current divider rules.
Course: ET115 Title: Fundamental Properties of AC Circuits and Lab Credits: 4
  This course is a continuation of EE102. The student is introduced to the concepts and laws which describe the behavior of AC circuits. After an introduction to capacitive and inductive circuits, the behavior of RL, RC, and RLC circuits will be analyzed using circuit theories. Topics include using the oscilloscope, Ohm's Law in AC circuits, capacitors, inductors, capacitive reactance, inductive reactance, RC circuits, RL circuits, RLC circuits, and transformers. An emphasis is placed on troubleshooting AC circuits. Transformer theory will also be covered in the course.
Course: ET212 Title: Electronics I and Lab Credits: 4
  This foundational course in analog electronics introduces the student to the fundamentals of diode and transistor circuit analysis and design. Topics include semiconductors, diode theory and circuits, bipolar transistors, transistor biasing, AC models, and voltage amplifiers. Electronics Workbench software will assist students to analyze and design basic diode and transistor circuits. In addition to the technical component, audio/visual and oral presentation skills are emphasized and integrated.
Course: ET222 Title: Electronics II and Lab Credits: 4
  This course is the second in a two-part sequence on electronic devices. This course provides a foundation for analyzing and designing advanced analog electronic circuits. Topics covered include power amplifiers, emitter followers, JFETs, MOSFETs, frequency response of transistors, differential amplifiers and operational amplifiers. The course concludes with advanced circuits such as oscillators, phase-locked loops, and power supplies. Principles of teams and team dynamics are integrated with group design projects. Besides the design component, analytical labs, demonstrating the fundamental principles of the theory, are performed using Electronics Workbench software.
General Education: 28
Course: Title: Credits:
Course: GU101 Title: Student Success Credits: 3
  This course provides students with the foundation of knowledge and skills needed for today's online college environment. Students will explore their own preparedness for online learning through examination and analysis of their own skills, traits, and behaviors. In addition, students will acclimate to the online college environment through specifically-designed activities which provide opportunities to acquire necessary skills, behaviors, and understandings which are essential for academic success.
Course: CO101 Title: Introduction to Public Speaking Credits: 3
  This course provides students with a broad overview of public speaking, including such topics as audience analysis, idea generation and development, speech organization and speech delivery. Topics include how to outline speeches, create effective introductions and conclusions, use appropriate language and control nervousness. In addition, students examine guidelines for and practice delivering informative and persuasive speeches. Students will record themselves delivering speeches, thus they will need to know how to use a webcam and how to upload video files from their devices into the assignment dropbox in the Learning Management System.
Course: EN101 Title: English Composition I Credits: 3
  This course develops written communication skills with emphasis on understanding the writing process, analyzing readings and practicing writing for personal and professional applications.
Course: EN361 Title: Technical Writing Credits: 3
  This course teaches the skills needed to produce such forms as memos, informal reports, proposals, and letters of applications. The course starts with theory and proceeds to skills and applications. Some of the topics studied include the Technical Writing Process, Research, Summarizing, Outlining, and Formatting of various reports. Your knowledge of the subject matter will be evaluated through objective tests, and your writing skills will be evaluated by your performance on writing assignments.
Course: ET100 Title: Engineering and Ethics Credits: 3
  This first course introduces the student to engineering and engineering technology, professionalism, responsibility in engineering, and ethical theories and decision-making. The role of analysis and design in engineering as well as basic design methodology provide the student a framework for subsequent courses.
Course: MA105 Title: College Algebra Credits: 3
  An introductory level course on the fundamental concepts of algebra. Topics include equations, polynomial and rational functions and graphing, and exponential and logarithmic functions.
Course: MA141 Title: Precalculus Credits: 3
  An intermediate level mathematics course on the basics of algebra and trigonometry. Topics include factorization, powers and exponents, radicals, quadratic equations, inequalities and absolute value, progressions, graphing, introduction to limits, and basic trigonometry.
Course: PH220 Title: Physics I Credits: 4
  This course provides an introduction to college physics, using an algebra-based approach. It is intended for students majoring in information systems, software engineering technology, computer science, computer engineering technology, and electronics engineering technology. The course covers a range of topics, concepts, and theories in general physics including kinematics and dynamics in 1D and 2D motion, forces and Newton's laws of motion, work and energy, impulse and momentum, rotational kinematics and dynamics, simple and harmonic motion, fluid dynamics, and temperature and heat. The course also introduces the student to applied physics and applies this to real-world problems of engineering. Includes one (1) lab credit.
Course: GU299 Title: General Education Capstone Credits: 3
  GU299 is the capstone course for Grantham University's general education program, and it serves a dual purpose. First, GU299 helps students bridge the gap between the broad-based learning they experience throughout their general education courses and the discipline-specific learning they will engage in as they move closer toward degree completion. By highlighting the specific skills and knowledge they attained through their general studies and working with them to incorporate those skills and that knowledge within their specific academic areas, students will achieve a greater awareness of how knowledge is intertwined, and better recognize how information drawn from one experience can be applied directly toward another, leading them to become more actively engaged, socially-aware citizens of the various communities to which they belong.