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Electrical Technology

The Bachelor of Science (BS) degree with an area of study in Electrical Technology is designed for electricians and electrical power or machinery workers.  The program enables mid-career adults in the electrical industry meet their educational and professional needs while completing a baccalaureate degree. A total of 18 Area of Study credits must be from 300/400 level courses. The BS degree in Electrical Technology is a 120-credit program.

Subject/Category Credits
I. General Education Requirements 60
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 9
D. Understanding the Physical and Natural World 8
E. Mathematics 3
F. General Education Electives 16
II. Area of Study: Electrical Technology 45
Electrical Technology Core 24
A. Electrical Theory
  • Direct Current (DC) Circuits
  • Alternating (AC) Circuits
B. Digital Electronics with Lab (ELD-302) 3
C. Solid State Devices and Circuits with Lab (ELT-306) 3
D. Occupational Safety & Health (APS-400) 3
E. Project Management (MAN-435) 3
F. Applied Quality Management (APS-402) 3
G. Current Trends & Applications 3
H. Electrical Specialty
(Select 21 credits from subjects below or equivalent)
  • Linear & Integrated Circuits with Lab (ELT-307)
  • Industrial Electronics (ELT-308)
  • Microprocessors with Lab (ELD-311)
  • Electronic Instrumentation Systems (CTR-211)
  • Programmable Logic Controllers (CTR-212)
  • Electronic Communications Systems with Lab (ELC-201)
  • Regulatory Policy & Procedures (EUT-401)
  • Applied Economic Analysis (EUT-402)
  • Alternative Energy Technologies & Energy Management
  • AC/DC Machines & System Protection
  • Electric Power Systems
III. Electives 15
Total Credits 120
Degree Requirements Credits
The following courses are required for the BS degree with an area of study in Electrical Technology and can be fulfilled in either the General Education or Electives sections of the degree chart. 20
  • Computer Concepts (CIS-107) or above
  • Statistics
  • College Algebra
  • Higher Level Math above College Algebra
  • Physics I with Lab
  • Physics II with Lab
  • How Students Earn Credit in the Area of Study: Many of the credits in the area of study may be completed by independent study and distance education courses from other universities. Many students use Prior Learning Assessment (PLA).

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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