Minnesota State College Southeast
A Technical & Community College

Electrical Engineering Technology - AAS


Career Area: Engineering, Manufacturing & Trades
Program: Electrical Engineering Technology
Campus(es): Winona

Get ready for an engineering career or transfer to one of our four-year university partners

The 2-year Electrical Engineering Technology degree at Minnesota State College Southeast in Winona will prepare you to enter industry as a front-line engineering technician. These professionals work with technologists, engineers, and management to assist in the design, development, and implementation of systems ranging from printed circuit board assemblies to industrial robots.

You will also have the mathematical and analytical background to pursue a 4-year degree through one of our engineering university partners:

Students have the option to double major in both Electronics Technology and Electrical Engineering Technology, allowing for maximum exposure to laboratory-based electronics principles as well as to physics, calculus, and advanced electronics curriculum.

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Cluster/Pathway
Career Field: Engineering, Manufacturing & Technology
Cluster: Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics
Pathway: Engineering & Technology

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Courses

1) Must complete a minimum of 3 different MnTC goals in Liberal Arts and Sciences

2) 1100 or higher Liberal Arts and Sciences courses required unless specified


GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS
3 cr
COMM1218
College Speech
Students develop interpersonal, small group, and public speaking skills as well as an understanding of basic communication principles. (Fulfills MnTC Goal 1) (Prerequisite: none) (3 credits: 3 lecture/0 lab)

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3 cr
ECON1210
Survey of Economics
This course is a survey of microeconomic and macroeconomic principles illustrated by a discussion of current economic policies, issues, and problems. The private enterprise system, demand-and-supply, and market interaction; business costs and prices, forms of competition, resource markets; the mixed economy (Meets MnTC goals 5 & 8) (Prerequisite: A minimum score of 86 in the Elementary Algebra section of the ACCUPLACER basic skills test or successful completion of MATH0544 or MATH0533 or MATH0522 and FYEX0100) (3 credits: 3 lecture/0 lab)

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3 cr
ENGL1215
College Writing I
This course involves expository writing based on experience, direct observation, research and reading with emphasis on critical thinking skills, rhetorical strategies, and style. (Meets MnTC Goal 1) (Prerequisites: A minimum score of 78 on the Reading Comprehension portion of the ACCUPLACER basic skills test or a minimum score of 18 on the English subject area of the ACT test or successful completion of ENGL0528) (3 Credits: 3 lecture/0 lab)

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3 cr
ENGL1410
Technical Writing
This course studies the theory and practice of technical writing emphasizing clarity and conciseness in written communication for practical and professional purposes.(Meets MnTC Goal 1)(Prerequisite: A minimum score of 78 on the Reading Comprehension portion of the ACCUPLACER basic skills test or a minimum score of 18 on the English subject area of the ACT test or successful completion of ENGL0528) (3 Credits: 3 lecture/0 lab)

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3 cr
MATH1225
Pre-Calculus
Pre-calculus is designed to increase students' knowledge about mathematical and logical modes of thinking and will provide students the skills necessary for the successful completion of calculus. Topics include polymonials and rational functions; exponential and logarithmic functions; trigonometric functions of real numbers and angles; analytical trigonometry; polar coordinates and vectors; and sequences and series. Pre-calculus is a Minnesota Transfer Level Course. (Meets MnTC Goal 4) (Prerequisite: A minimum score of 50 in the college level math section of the ACCUPLACER basic skills test or a minimum score of 22 on the math subject area of the ACT test or successful completion of MATH1025) (3 credits: 3 lecture/0 lab)

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3 cr
MATH2440
Calculus I
Differential and integral calculus of functions of a single variable. (Meets MnTC Goal 4) (Prerequisite: MATH 1225 Pre-Calculus or MATH1220 College Algebra) (4 credits: 4 lecture/0 lab)

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4 cr
MATH2445
Calculus II
Differential and integral calculus of functions of a single variable. (Prerequisite: MATH 2440 Calculus I) (4 credits: 4 lecture/0 lab)

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4 cr
PHYS1215
College Physics I
This non-calculus based course introduces the basic principles of physics through applications, problems, and experiments. Newtonian motion and conservation laws for linear and circular motion will be covered including speed, velocity, and acceleration for linear and projectile motion. Oscillatory motion will be covered including mechanical, light, sound and energy waves. Thermodynamics will be introduced including the first and second law of thermodynamics. (Meets MnTC Goal 3) (Prerequisite: A minimum score of 22 in the math subject area of the ACT test or successful completion of MATH1025 Algebra) (4 credits: 3 lecture/1 lab)

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4 cr
PSYC1110
Introduction to Psychology
Psychology applies to everyone's personal and workplace daily life. In this course, you will be introduced to the history of psychology, consciousness, learning theories, memory, problem-solving, intelligence, motivation, life-span development, personality, abnormal psychology and therapy. (Fulfills MnTC Goal 5 & 7) (Prerequisite: none) (3 credits: 3 lecture/0 lab)

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3 cr
 
33 crs
TECHNICAL REQUIREMENTS
ELEC1202
Introduction to DC Electricity
This course covers the general information, theory, and problem-solving techniques required for an analysis of DC circuits with emphasis on the meter measurements, current flow, and voltage division. (Prerequisite: Proficient in basic math) (2 credits: 1 lecture/1 lab)

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2 cr
ELEC1204
Introduction to AC Electricity
This course covers the general information, theory, and problem-solving techniques required for an analysis of AC circuits. Topics include: AC waveforms, oscilloscope operation, meter measurements, and AC vs. DC comparisons. (Prerequisites or Concurrent: ELEC1202, proficiency in basic math) (2 credits: 1 lecture/1 lab)

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2 cr
ELEC1209
DC Theory & Circuits
This course covers the study of Ohm's Law, Kirchoff's Law and network theorems, with an emphasis on the theoretical concepts as related to electricity/electronics. The application of DC theory through laboratory experiments are also examined. Instruction in the operation of basic test equipment is used to provide verification of topics and to reinforce the theory. (Prerequisite or Concurrent PHYS1515 or ELEC1202) (2 credits: 1 lecture/1 lab)

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2 cr
ELEC1212
Digital Electronics I
Students will learn what a digital circuit is and how digital circuits are used in electronic equipment, from simple clocks to large computers. Experimentation with digital circuits will aid in the reinforcement of digital concepts. (Prerequisite: None) (3 credits: 2 lecture/1 lab)

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3 cr
ELEC1251
Solid State Devices
An in-depth understanding of solid state circuit configurations and operations will be enhanced through both theoretical and experimental exercises. Topics of interest will be Transistor amplifiers, Mosfets, Operational Amplifiers, Solid State switching circuits and Voltage regulators. (Prerequisite or Concurrent: ELEC1250) (4 credits: 2 lecture/2 lab)

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4 cr
ELEC2211
Digital Electronics II
Digital electronics are so widely used that it is almost impossible to think of electronic equipment without them. Digital circuits have greatly improved electronic methods and have given practical electronic equipment amazing capabililty. In this course you will learn what digital electronics is, how they are used to reduce board area, improve reliability and increase performance. (Prerequisite: ELEC1212) (4 credits: 2 lecture/2 lab)

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4 cr
ELEC2221
Programmable Controllers
This course covers the operation of programmable logic controllers. The hardware and software aspects of the controllers will be explored in the lab. The basic ladder diagram, timer, counter and sequencer instructions will be covered. Additionally, advanced operation and programming of programmable logic controllers, including greater depth of programming, HMI development, and I/O through laboratory instruction will also be covered. Communication between the PLC and Human Machine Interface will also be covered in depth. The master control, data manipulation and control instructions will also be explored. NOTE: This course is equivalent to the combined ELEC 2218 and ELEC 2219 course series. (Prerequisites: ELEC1202, ELEC1204, and ELEC1212 or permission of instructor) (3 credits: 2 lecture/1 lab)

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3 cr
ELEC2230
Microcontroller Applications
This course will introduce the student to embedded controllers. The student will configure microcontrollers to read switches and drive output devices. Students will explore the features and benefits of single chip systems. (Prerequisites: ELEC2211 Digital Electronics I I) (5 credits: 3 lecture/2 lab)

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5 cr
ELEC2260
Linear Integrated Circuits
This course covers linear integrated circuits. In this course a wide variety of amplifiers, oscillators and generators will be analyzed, which use the op amp. The op amp is one of the most versatile integrated circuits; it provides high gain and wideband width in a simple configuration. (Prerequisite: ELEC1218) (4 Credits: 2 lecture/2 lab)

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4 cr
ELEC2505
Advanced DC/AC Circuit Analysis
This course provides the advanced understanding of DC and AC circuits needed for transition to an Engineering degree. Topics include, but are not limited to: Phasor analysis of AC series, parallel, and series-parallel circuits. Determine equivalent circuits using, Superposition, Thevenin, and Norton. Determine a circuit load impedance for maximum power transfer. Ideal transformers, along with balanced and unbalanced three-phase circuits will also be addressed. (Prerequisites: ELEC 1202 Intro to DC, 2cr; ELEC 1204 Intro to AC, 2cr; ELEC 1209 DC Theory and Circuits 2cr.) (3 credits: 2 lecture/1 lab)

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3 cr
ELEC2510
Advanced Electronic Circuit Analysis
This course focuses on development of equations for the analysis of frequency response of passive filters, RLC components, and various semiconductor devices, and circuits. These include diodes, bipolar transistors and field effect transistors. Circuit analysis will include the use of first order Bode plot graphs to measure the frequency response of different filters, bias and mid-band analysis of single stage BJT and FET amplifiers. Lab work includes analysis, computer simulation and actual measurements. (Prerequisites: Solid State Devices and Advanced DC/AC Circuit Analysis) (3 credits: 2 lecture/1 lab) NOTE: Learning outcomes stated herein. Processes for their implementation can be found in an expanded document at www.southeastmn.edu//WorkArea/DownloadAsset.aspx?id=9139.

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3 cr
 
35 crs

Total Credit Requirement - 68


Estimated Costs for this Major

Approximate Tuition/Fees:$13,911
Minimum Tool Cost:$50
Books/Supplies:$1,200
Estimated Total:$15,161
 

 


Career Opportunities

  • Electrical Engineering Technician
  • Electronics Technician
  • Engineering Test Technician
  • Field Service Technician
  • Industrial Controls Technician

Career Information

Outcomes

Program graduates will:

  1. Understand AC/DC circuit fundamentals.
  2. Understand digital circuits and signals.
  3. Be proficient in programming and troubleshooting microcontrollers and Programmable Logic Controllers (PLCs).
  4. Be competent in solid state component operation, troubleshooting, and implementation (including diodes, BJTs, Op-Amps, and FETs).
  5. Prove understanding of physics, calculus, and frequency domain analysis of circuits.
  6. Demonstrate comprehensive applied engineering and laboratory based skills.

Highlights

  • A full semester of Industrial Automation curriculum at MSC Southeast’s state-of-the art Industrial Controls Laboratory.
  • Advanced circuit analysis, electronics, and Programmable Logic Controller curriculum allowing for immediate employment upon graduation.
  • Transfer opportunities to 4-year university engineering programs.
  • Program combines hands-on learning with a rigorous foundation in engineering technology theory.

Instructors

  • Marc Kalis received his Electronics Diploma from Austin Technical Institute (Riverland Community College, Austin Campus) and currently holds a license in Electronics Technology for the State of Minnesota. Marc has experience in a variety of electronic areas including, but are not limited to, medical equipment repair,industrial controllers, networking, computers and mobile electronics. He is an IPC-A-610 Class “A” Instructor (Solder joint inspection), a J-STD-001 class “A” Instructor (Solder Application Specialist, and a Mobile Electronics Certified Professional.

 

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