Electrical and Computer Engineering Technology

Archived General Catalog 2009-2011

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Electrical and Computer Engineering Technology

Associate of Science Degree in Electrical Engineering Technology

Accredited by the Technology Accreditation Commission of ABET, Inc., 111 Market Place, Suite 1050, Baltimore, MD 21202, Telephone: 410-347-7700.

The Electrical and Computer Engineering Technology (ECET) program is a combination of courses in electricity, electronics, mathematics, science and general academic areas. Graduates may also work toward a Bachelor of Science degree on the Purdue University North Central campus.

Our mission is to serve the needs of the citizens, industries and community colleges of Northwest and North Central Indiana by:

  1. Providing a quality, applications-oriented education in a broad array of areas within the electronics and computer hardware fields;

  2. Contributing to the advancement of technology, engineering and education through scholarly work, publications or active participation in professional societies; and

  3. Serving as a technical resource for our constituents.

The Program Educational Objectives of our Associate Degree Program are:

  1. Graduates of our Associate Degree Program are involved in selling, installing, operating, maintaining, troubleshooting or repairing systems of electrical equipment, electronics and computers, in a variety of applications, such as microprocessors and microcontrollers; industrial control systems; instrumentation; hospital & biomedical equipment; power generation and transmission; computer hardware, software and networks.

  2. Graduates of our Associate Degree Program are academically prepared to continue their education in our Bachelor’s Degree Program.

Our core values are: focus on learning; respect and caring for all students; providing a safe and nurturing environment; valuing a well-rounded education; celebrating diversity; collaborating with others and working as a team; maintaining a professional attitude at all times; serving our profession, community, state and country; maintaining the currency of our knowledge; and devotion to life-long learning.

Our AS and BS degrees are structured on a 2 + 2 pattern. Students earn the Associate Degree after their freshman and sophomore years of study are completed, and then are awarded the Bachelor’s Degree after completing the junior and senior years.

Information about the junior and senior year requirements is located in the ENGINEERING TECHNOLOGY section of this catalog.

GENERAL PLAN OF STUDY: ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING TECHNOLOGY

Freshman Year

First Semester

4

ECET

10700

Introduction to Circuit Analysis

3

ECET

10900

Digital Fundamentals

2

ECET

19600

Introduction to ECET Projects

3

ENGL

10100

English Composition I

3

MA

15300

Algebra and Trigonometry I

15 Semester Credits

Second Semester

4

ECET

15700

Electronics Circuit Analysis

4

ECET

15900

Digital Applications

3

COM

11400

Fundamentals of Speech Communication

3

MA

15400

Algebra and Trigonometry II

3

Computer Programming Elective

17 Semester Credits

Summer—Sophomore

4

ECET

23100

Electrical Power and Controls

4 Semester Credits

Sophomore Year

Third Semester

4

ECET

20700

AC Electronics Circuit Analysis

4

ECET

20900

Introduction of Microcontrollers

3

CGT

11000

Technical Graphics Communications

3

MA

22300

Introductory Analysis I

3

Humanities/Social Science Elective

17 Semester Credits

Fourth Semester

4

ECET

25700

Consumer Power Electronics

4

ECET/CPET Elective

3

MA

22400

Introductory Analysis II

4

PHYS

22000

General Physics I

15 Semester Credits

Computer Programming Elective

Any computer programming class of three or more credits. For example, Basic, Visual Basic, C, C++, C#, Visual C, Fortran, Java and Pascal.

ECET/CPET Elective

Any 30000-level or above ECET or CPET course fulfills this requirement.

Humanities Electives

Select from courses in American Sign Language, Art, Communications, English, History, Foreign Language, Music, Philosophy, Theatre or Theology. English courses must be 200 level or above. If you speak a language other than English, you may be able to test out of one or more semesters of that language, thereby receiving credit for your Humanities Electives.

Social Science Electives

Select from courses in Anthropology, Consumer and Family Sciences, Government, Interdisciplinary Studies, Political Science, Psychology or Sociology.

Humanities/Social Science Electives may be taken under the Pass/Not Pass option. See details in the Grading section of this catalog.

General Education Note

At the time that this catalog was being published, the faculty of Purdue North Central were in the process of revising the General Education Requirements for all degree programs. As a result of this effort, several changes will be made in our associate and Baccalaureate Degrees. Among these changes are the following: ECET 19600 may be replaced with a campus-wide Freshman Year Experience; a second campus-wide, freshman year course may be added; and the Humanities/Social Science, Math/Science and Technical Elective requirements might be changed. For the most up-to-date information, see the ECET website: www.pnc.edu/et/ecet.

Math Note

STAT 30100 may be taken in place of MA 22400 by students who feel that Statistics would be a better choice for their career focus.

Note to students pursuing the Bachelor of Science Degree:

(See the ENGINEERING TECHNOLOGY section of this catalog for the junior and senior year plans of study.)

Total credits required for associate degree: 68