2020-2021 Catalog and Student Handbook 
    Jul 22, 2024  
2020-2021 Catalog and Student Handbook [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Engineering Technology: Electronics–Bench Technician, AAS [ETBT-AAS, 65 Total Credits]


The Associate of Applied Science Degree in Engineering Technology with Electronics – Bench Technician prepares students to assist in providing support for engineering functions or to function as an Electronics Technician. Instruction includes analog and digital circuit design, implementation and testing, fabrication techniques, telecommunications, microprocessor programming and interface, and in-depth analysis of analog and digital circuits.

This two-year program provides students with the methods and procedures used in engineering organizations and by electronics technicians in bench repair functions. Instruction takes place in a hands-on, state-of-the-art environment.


Within a few years of graduation: Graduates from CSN’s Engineering Technology with Electronics – Bench Technician program will demonstrate the ability to apply circuit analysis and design, computer programming, analog and digital electronics, and microprocessor/microcontroller principles to install, test, troubleshoot and maintain electrical and electronic systems as bench, defense contractor, and biomedical equipment technicians. Graduates will have effective technical communication skills necessary to function on professional teams as technicians or managers. Graduates are prepared to enter the work force with professional work ethics and with the commitment to lifelong learning, quality, and continuous improvement through the clear ability to assume increasing levels of responsibility in both industry and community.


Accredited by the Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission of ABET, http://www.abet.org.


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Student Learning Outcomes

  1. Adhere to safety procedures and proper electronics fabrication techniques.
  2. Design, construct, and analyze the operation of various circuits to including amplifiers, filters, and digital circuits.  The analysis of amplifiers and filters will include production and interpretation of Bode Plots.
  3. Construct, analyze and test the operation of various types of microprocessor/microcontroller circuits. Writing programs to control other devices is a critical aspect of testing the operation.
  4. Commit to quality, timeliness, continuous improvement, professional ethics, and respect for diversity, and the need to engage in continuing professional development.
  5. Demonstrate common modulation/transmission methods to including AM, FM, and Pulse modulation. 

General Education Requirements (27 Credits)

Mathematics (3 Credits)

NOTE: Your first college-level MATH course MUST be completed before reaching 30 total college-level credits.

Recommended: ET 111B.

  • or   or above
  • REMINDER: If a student does not place into the correct college-level MATH course, they are required to complete a preparatory or prerequisite course(s) or attempt to gain a higher score on the MATH placement exam. Such preparatory or prerequisite courses are not part of the degree, may delay degree completion, and will cause the student to complete more credits then the total listed on this degree.

English Composition (3-5 Credits)

NOTE: Your first college-level ENG course MUST be completed before reaching 30 total college-level credits.

Communications (3 Credits)

Strongly Recommended: COM 115.

Fine Arts/Humanities/Social Science (3 Credits)

Special Program Requirements (38 Credits)