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.
Academic Map: AAS - Engineering Technology: Defense Contractor Technician 21-22
Student Learning Outcomes
- Demonstrate knowledge of safety procedures and proper electronics fabrication techniques.
- Identify components, design, construct, and test various circuits to include filters and construct a Bode Plot of an amplifier’s frequency response.
- Construct, analyze, and test various types of digital circuits and microprocessor/microcontroller circuits. Demonstrate a working knowledge writing programs to control other devices.
- 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.
- 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.
- ET 111B - Mathematics for Electronics Applications
- or MATH 127 - Precalculus II 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.
Human Relations (3 Credits)
Recommended: HIST 106.
Natural Science (8 Credits)
Fine Arts/Humanities/Social Science (3 Credits)
Recommended: MUS 231.
- any AM prefix course
- or any ANTH prefix course (except ANTH 102 and ANTH 110L)
- or any ART prefix course
- or any COM prefix course
- or CRJ 104 - Introduction to Administration of Justice
- or DAN 101 - Dance Appreciation
- or any ECON prefix course
- or ENG 223 - Themes of Literature
- or GEOG 106 - Introduction to Cultural Geography
- or HHP 150 - Living Healthy and Well
- or HHP 201 - Stress Management
- or HHP 213 - Healthy Aging
- or any HIST prefix course
- or any MUS prefix course (except MUS 100)
- or any PHIL prefix course
- or PHO 101 - Beginning Photography
- or any PSC prefix course
- or any PSY prefix course
- or any SOC prefix course
- or any THTR prefix course (except THTR 275)
- or WMST 113 - Gender, Race, and Class
- or World Languages 101B or above course (includes the following course prefixes: ARA, ARM, CHI, FIL, FREN, GER, GRE, ITAL, JPN, KOR, LAT, PORT, RUS, SPAN, and THAI)
U.S. and Nevada Constitutions (4-6 Credits)
Recommended: HIST 100 or PSC 101.
Special Program Requirements (40 Credits)
Core Requirements (37 Credits)
Digital Literacy Requirement (0-3 Credits)
ET Electives (3-4 Credits)