2020-2021 Catalog and Student Handbook 
    Jul 14, 2024  
2020-2021 Catalog and Student Handbook [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Engineering Technology: Electronics–Defense Contractor Technician, AAS [ETDCT-AAS, 67 Total Credits]


The Associate of Applied Science Degree in Engineering Technology with Electronics – Defense Contractor 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-interfacing, in-depth analysis of analog and digital circuits, computer fundamentals, and network fundamentals. Specialized electives for topics such as test equipment, in-depth analysis of electrical and power supply troubleshooting, radar systems, and microwave systems are offered.

This two-year program provides students with the methods and procedures used in engineering organizations and by electronics technicians in defense contractor 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 – Defense Contractor 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. Demonstrate knowledge of safety procedures and proper electronics fabrication techniques.
  2. Identify components, design, construct, and test various circuits to include filters and construct a Bode Plot of an amplifier’s frequency response.
  3. Construct, analyze, and test various types of digital circuits and microprocessor/microcontroller circuits. Demonstrate a working knowledge writing programs to control other devices.
  4. Demonstrate commitment to quality, timeliness, continuous improvement, professional ethics, and respect for diversity while showing an understanding of the need for and an ability to engage in continuing professional development.
  5. Demonstrate a working knowledge of common modulation/transmission methods to include such as AM, FM and Pulse modulation. The Defense Contractor will focus upon circuit repair along with systems such as radar.

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)

Recommended: MUS 231.

Special Program Requirements (40 Credits)