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Electrical Technology

The Associate in Science degree program with an area of study in Electrical Technology is designed for electricians and electrical power or machinery workers. Courses in general electronics as well as electrical fields are included. The degree is a 60-credit program.

AS, Electrical Technology: Credit Distribution

Subject/Category Credits
I. General Education Requirements 38
A. Intellectual and Practical Skills 15
  • Written Communication
  • Oral Communication
  • Quantitative Literacy
  • Information Literacy
    SOS-110: Critical Information Literacy
B. Civic and Global Learning 9
  • Diversity
  • Ethics
  • Civic Engagement
C. Knowledge of Human Cultures 6
D. Understanding the Physical and Natural World 8
II. Area of Study: Electrical Technology 21
A. Direct Current Circuits 3
B. Alternating Current Circuits 3
C. Digital Electronics 3
D. Electronic Devices
  • Solid State Theory
  • Basic Electronics
  • Semiconductor Devices
E. AC/DC Machines
  • Electric Motors and Machines
  • Motors and Generators
  • Machinery and Transformers
G. Electrical Motor Controls
  • Industrial Electronics
  • Electrical Power Distribution
  • Electric Power Generation
  • Electronic Instrumentation
  • Microprocessors
  • Electric Codes and Blueprint Reading
  • Programmable Logic Controllers
H. Associate Capstone (APS-295) 3
III. Electives 1
Total Credits 60
Degree Requirements Credits
The following courses are required for the AS degree program with an area of study in Electrical Technology and can be fulfilled in either the General Education or Electives sections of the degree chart. 14
  • Computer Concepts (CIS-107) or above
  • College Algebra
  • Physics I with Lab
  • Physics II with Lab
  • How Students Earn Credit in the Option: The option may be completed using independent study and distance education course from other universities

Note: Courses listed in the Area of Study are offered as a guide. Other courses may also be considered appropriate for the program. The inclusion of similar courses must be reviewed by the Evaluation team. Students must submit their program plan for review to ensure that course selection is appropriate for the degree.

Leverage Your Training

Have you earned acquired college-level technical expertise on the job? If so, it may be worth college credit. The University also offers a variety of other ways to earn credit, including transferring previous college credits, all designed around the needs of adult learners, like you.

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