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Electronics Engineering Technology - Biomedical Engineering Technology Option


15.0303

(Associate of Applied Science Degree)

15.0303

(Associate of Applied Science Degree)

Experts predict that the “new millennium” will continue to be dominated by unprecedented advancements in knowledge and science, largely attributable to the accelerated growth in electronics technology. As the electronic systems and equipment that power our personal and professional lives become more pervasive and integral to our existence, the expertise of the electronics technologist is increasingly vital.

The Electronics Engineering Technology program provides graduates with a diverse knowledge base and a comprehensive understanding of the principles of electricity, microcomputers, communications and industrial electronics. Graduates have the ability to apply these concepts in solving technical and scientific problems. Emphasis on practical skills and state-of-the-art applications ensure immediate applicability to the needs of industry.

Students will take the Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME) electrical/electronic engineering technology (EET) assessment exam. Once the SME-EET certificate is earned, students are then eligible for additional industry-recognized assessment exams.

The Electronics Engineering Technology program contributes to the green economy by recycling and reusing motors and other electronic equipment components for student projects.

Students enrolling in the Electronics Engineering Technology program have two degree options to choose from:

Electronics Engineering Technology General Option
The General Option focuses on the fundamentals of the technology driving today’s systems, including computer systems, telecommunications, networks, wireless, controls and instrumentation. Graduates have a broad knowledge base that qualifies them for challenging career-entry positions in the dynamic electronics fields. The Electronics Engineering Technology General Option is accredited by the Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission (ETAC) of ABET and the Federal Aviation Administration’s Air Traffic Organization, Technical Operations, Collegiate Training Initiative.

Electronics Engineering Technology Biomedical Engineering Technology Option
The Biomedical Engineering Technology Option provides Electronics Engineering Technology students and graduates with an intensive, hands-on experience that concentrates on general biomedical equipment with an introduction to diagnostic imaging. Students in this option will also become qualified to take the Association for the Advancement of Medical Instrumentation (AAMI) certification exam.

The Biomedical Equipment Technology One Semester Certificate is also available for those who have gained electronics knowledge and skills through other means such as industry experience or college studies. The certificate provides qualified students with the opportunity to develop additional skills needed to enter the biomedical equipment technology field.

Students who are interested in either the biomedical option or certificate need to be aware that criminal background checks are typically required by healthcare organizations prior to an internship and/or employment.

Program Mission
The mission of the Electronics Engineering Technology program is to provide our students with the knowledge, skills, and attitudes required for a challenging and successful career in the field of electronics through an intensive program that focuses on problem solving and critical thinking.

Program Goals
The goals of the program are to provide the opportunity for students to develop:

  • Effective communication skills including teamwork and interpersonal skills.
  • Analysis, troubleshooting, and problem solving techniques.
  • Technical knowledge, understanding, and rationale for all applied tasks associated with all major subject areas.
  • Ability to research and utilize component data using specification sheets and reference manuals.
  • Skills in the repair or upgrade of advanced electronics systems.
  • Professional attitudes toward the emerging electronics industry including continuing education

Program Assessments

  • Electrical and Electronics Testing Institute – Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME) (EEEI)
  • Collegiate Assessment of Academic Proficiency (CAAP)

Student Outcomes

  • Demonstrate effective communication and interpersonal skills to include, diversity, and social issues.
  • Identify, analyze and solve technical problems through experimentation.
  • Demonstrate the required skills in the repair and upgrade of advanced biomedical electronic systems with a commitment to quality and timeliness.
  • Demonstrate a professional attitude toward the emerging biomedical electronics industry, including continuing education and lifelong learning.
  • Demonstrate effective application of mathematics, science, engineering, and technology.
  • Demonstrate the ability to apply creativity in design of systems, or processes.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of professional, ethical and social responsibility.

CORE CURRICULUM

Credit Hours

EET

125 Digital Electronics w/Lab
4

EET

126 DC/AC Circuit Analysis
6

EET

127 DC/AC Circuit Analysis Lab
2

EET

130 Semiconductor Devices and Analog Circuits
6
EET 131 Semiconductor Devices and Analog Circuits Lab
2
EET 140 Microcomputer Hardware, Operation and Repair
4

EET

210 Industrial Electronics w/Lab
5
EET 237 Electronic Telecommunications w/Lab
5
COM 211 Technical Writing
3
Optional
EET 150 Lasers and Optics (Optional)
(3)
EET 155 Fiber Optic Principles (Optional)
(3)
    SUB-TOTAL
37-43
     
GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS
General Education Requirements
19
Must Include:
MAT 122 Elements of Calculus
3
PHY 201 General Physics
5
NST 101 Network Fundamentals
3
May Not Include:
ASC 104 Human Anatomy and Physiology with Lab I
4
ASC 106 Human Anatomy and Physiology with Lab II
4
    SUB-TOTAL
20
     

PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS

General Option

EET

214 Programmable Controllers
4

EET

230 Microcontrollers and Embedded Systems
4

EET

240 Computer Integrated Manufacturing w/Lab
4

 

  SUB-TOTAL
12

OR

   

Biomedical Engineering Technology Option

EET

105 Applied Human Anatomy and Physiology
3

EET

225 Diagnostic Imaging
3

EET

226 Biomedical Instrumentation Systems
4
EET 227 Biomedical Instrumentation Systems Lab
2
OR      
EET 170 Biomedical Engineering Technology Internship (Optional)
4
ASC 110 Medical Terminology
1
    SUB-TOTAL
13-15
     
GRADUATION REQUIREMENT

 

COM

125

Job Search Strategies

1

    SUB-TOTAL

1

     

 

    PROGRAM TOTAL

70-79





BIOMEDICAL EQUIPMENT TECHNOLOGY
15.0303

(One Semester Certificate)

CORE CURRICULUM

Credit Hours
EET 105 Applied Human Anatomy and Physiology
3
EET 175 Biomedical Equipment Technology Internship
4
EET 225 Diagnostic Imaging
3
EET 226 Biomedical Instrumentation Systems
4
ASC 110 Medical Terminology
1
    PROGRAM TOTAL
15

EET 105  Applied Human Anatomy and Physiology.  This course is an overview of the body systems, structures, and functions.  Emphasis is placed on the nervous, cardiovascular and respiratory systems.  3 credit hours.

EET 110  Medical Terminology.  This comprehensive introduction to medical terminology is organized by body system and specialty areas of practice.  Word building rules assist in understanding the basis for combining word elements; and medical terms are broken down into component parts each time a new term is introduced.  The course is designed to help the student acquire a working medical vocabulary to spell, use, and define medical terms.  2 credit hours.

EET 120  Basic Electricity and Electronics.  This course introduces the fundamental concepts of electricity/electronics and test equipment to non-electrical/electronic majors.  Topics include basic DC and AC principles (voltage, current, resistance, and impedance); components (resistors, inductors, capacitors, and semi-conductors); power; and the operation of test equipment.  Upon completion of this course the student will be able to construct and analyze/troubleshoot basic DC and AC circuits (series, parallel, and series-parallel).  3 credit hours.

EET 125  Digital Electronics w/Lab.  Logic design, combinational logic circuits, sequential logic circuits, timing concepts, digital arithmetic operations and circuits, integrated circuit logic families, MSI/LSI logic circuits, memory devices and circuits, microprocessor architecture, instruction types and addressing modes and memory organization.  Also includes a laboratory course with experiments designed to support this course.  Prerequisite:  MAT 054 or MAT 051 with a grade of “C” or better.  4 credit hours.

EET 126  DC/AC Circuit Analysis.  This course teaches theoretical and practical analysis of electrical physics, conductors, semiconductors, and insulators.  Topics include resistance, capacitance, inductance, application of laws and theorems, conversion of electrical units, power, and energy.  Also included is theoretical analysis of DC and AC series and parallel combinational circuits, voltage dividers, magnetism, and electromagnetism.  Other topics include:  test equipment and meter scales, waveforms and waveform analysis, vector analysis, reactive circuits, and filter construction and application.  Concurrent:  EET 127.  6 credit hours.

EET 127  DC/AC Circuit Analysis Lab.  This laboratory is designed to teach theory of diagnosis and use of electronic instruments in conjunction with electrical safety.  It is also designed to provide practical experience in the construction, analysis, and troubleshooting of basic electronic circuits.  Concurrent:  EET 126.  2 credit hours.

EET 130  Semiconductor Devices and Analog Circuits.  This course teaches the analysis and design of circuits, utilizing both discrete and integrated circuit components, are implemented into various system applications.  Topics include:  electronic conduction in conductors and semiconductors, the pn junction, diodes, diode circuits, special purpose diodes, optoelectronic devices, bipolar transistors, transistor fundamentals, transistor biasing, AC models, amplifiers, field effect transistors (FET), FET circuits, thyristors, operational amplifiers, amplifier frequency effects, negative feedback, linear op-amp circuits, oscillators and regulated power supplies.  Prerequisite:  EET 126.  Concurrent:  EET 131.  6 credit hours.

EET 131  Semiconductor Devices and Analog Circuits Lab.  This laboratory is designed to provide practical experience in the construction, analysis and troubleshooting of electronic devices.  Breadboarding of circuits utilizing electronic devices will be performed.  Prerequisite:  EET 127.  Concurrent:  EET 130.  2 credit hours.

EET 140  Microcomputer Hardware, Operation and Repair.  This course teaches: operating systems; motherboards; central processing units (CPUs); power supplies; input and output devices; magnetic storage devices; laptops; troubleshooting, repair, and introduction to networking.  Also includes laboratory work with experiments designed to support course objectives.  4 credit hours.

EET 150  Lasers and Optics.  This course teaches the fundamentals of lasers and optics.  It covers the nature and properties of light, optical handling and positioning, light sources, laser safety, basic geometric optics, basic physical optics, and principles of laser operation.  Prerequisites:  MAT 115 or equivalent and EET 130 or equivalent.  3 credit hours.

EET 155  Fiber Optic Principles.  This course teaches the principles of fiber optics, fiber optic networks, optical fiber cable types, estimating and bidding for fiber optic installation, specifying fiber optic cable, and understanding the guidelines for fiber optic design and installation.  The course also covers the principles of fiber optic hardware to include connectors, splices, tools, and test equipment.  Planning the fiber installation, fiber optic safety, pulling the fiber, and fiber restoration are also covered.  3 credit hours.

EET 170  Biomedical Engineering Technology Internship.  The internship is a work experience in a biomedical facility under the supervision of an experienced biomedical engineering technician or biomedical equipment technician.  The student will assist in the performance of safety inspections, preventive maintenance, repairs and calibration of various medical equipment.  Corequisite:  EET 105.  4 credit hours.

EET 175  Biomedical Equipment Technology Internship.  The internship is a work experience in a biomedical facility under the supervision of an experienced biomedical engineering technician or biomedical equipment technician.  The student will assist in the performance of safety inspections, preventive maintenance, repairs and calibration of various medical equipment.  Corequisite:  EET 226.  4 credit hours.

EET 210  Industrial Electronics w/Lab.  This course includes operational amplifiers for industrial applications, linear integrated circuits for industrial applications, A/D and D/A conversion, DC motors and generators, industrial control devices and circuits, power control devices and circuits, optical electronics control devices, temperature and humidity transducers, industrial process control applications and circuits, pulse modulation techniques, data acquisition, industrial telemetry and data communication, sequential process control and control logic and programmable controllers.  Also includes a laboratory course with experiments designed to support this course.  Prerequisites:  EET 125, EET 130 and EET 131.  5 credit hours.

EET 214  Programmable Controllers.  Course includes the hardware configuration, I/O modules, memory organizations, and instruction sets of several different programmable controllers.  Students study ladder logic and apply it to several industrial control applications.  Prerequisite:  EET 125.  4 credit hours.

EET 225  Diagnostic Imaging.  This course covers the theory of diagnostic imaging.  Primarily the theory of x-ray imaging is covered.  Safety issues related to servicing x-ray equipment are also covered.  An overview of nuclear and ultrasound imaging is taught.  Prerequisites:  EET 125, EET 130 and EET 131.  3 credit hours.

EET 226  Biomedical Instrumentation Systems.  Topics taught in this course are sensors, transducers, and electronic circuits associated with biomedical instrumentation.  Operation, maintenance, diagnostics, calibration, and preventive maintenance of various types of biomedical instrumentation will be covered.  Origination of biopotentials will be discussed.  Electrodes and circuitry used to record electroencephalograms, electromyography, and electrocardiograms will be analyzed.  Prerequisites:  EET 105, EET 140, EET 210, and ASC 110.  4 credit hours.

EET 227  Biomedical Instrumentation Systems Lab.  This lab course covers sensors, transducers, and electronic circuits associated with biomedical instrumentation.  Operation, maintenance, diagnostics, preventive maintenance, calibration, and electrical safety tests will be performed on various types of biomedical instrumentation.  Electrodes and circuitry used to record electroencephalograms, electromyography, and electrocardiograms will be analyzed.  Corequisite:  EET 226.  2 credit hours.

EET 230  Microcontrollers and Embedded Systems.  This course teaches system-level design of embedded systems with a top-down design approach.  Assembly language programming skills are developed using editor/assembler software.  The lectures teach fundamental concepts, theory and design principles of embedded systems, while the labs provide students the opportunities to apply the learned concepts.  Topics will include:  basic concepts of embedded control systems and applications of microcontrollers, basics of structured programming using assembly language, architecture of the microcontroller, interfacing with off-chip peripheral hardware, and microcontroller programming techniques.  Prerequisites:  EET 125 and EET 140 with a grade of “C” or better.  4 credit hours.

EET 237  Electronic Telecommunications w/Lab.  A course designed to study all the relevant aspects of communications systems.  Topics include signals and their spectra, noise, amplitude, single side band, frequency, angle and pulse modulation, transmission and reception, communications techniques, digital and data communications, digital-to-analog and analog-to-digital conversions, radio telemetry, transmission lines, antennas, antenna wave propagation, LASER and fiber optic techniques and television theory.  Also includes a laboratory course where digital and analog communications systems troubleshooting procedures are emphasized.  Prerequisites:  EET 130 and EET 131.  5 credit hours.

EET 240  Computer Integrated Manufacturing w/Lab.  A comprehensive technical survey of the important topics in production automation and related systems.  Topics include flow line production, numerical control, industrial robotics, material handling, group technology, flexible manufacturing systems, automated inspection, process control, and computer integrated manufacturing (CIM).  Students design and model a CIM system.  Skills in system design and layout, controller design, hardware interfacing, control and timing implementation, and software interfacing are developed.  Prerequisites:  EET 210 and EET 140.  4 credit hours.

EET 299  Special Topics in Electronics Engineering Technology.  Special Topics in Electronics Engineering Technology (EET) may include instruction on topics not covered in other EET courses.  Topics covered in other EET courses may also be covered in more depth in this special topics course.  Projects may be undertaken in any area related to the major program with credit hours determined by the level and amount of involvement.  The minimum involvement required for one credit is 30 contact hours.  The specific topic(s), objectives, plan of instruction, and evaluation criteria must be documented in the syllabus; approved by the Department/Division Chair; and filed in the Academic Records Office.  Students may complete more than one Special Topics course, provided that the credits earned in this manner do not exceed a total of four (4) credits.  1-4 credit hours.





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