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  Youngstown, OH Campus
Electrical Engineering and Communications Technology
Bachelor of Science Degree

This program exposes students to fundamental knowledge and skills utilized in entry-level positions in electrical engineering and communications technology. Students will be exposed to a variety of basic electronics and computer principles and technical skills in both theory and practical application in a laboratory environment. Students explore various topics in electrical circuitry, testing, systems analysis and testing, systems maintenance and report preparation.

Career Opportunities
This program offers graduates an opportunity to develop knowledge and skills that can help them pursue careers in a variety of entry-level electronics and computer technology fields.

Graduates who have difficulty distinguishing colors may not be able to perform the essential functions of various positions involving electrical engineering and communications technology.

Admission Requirements
Refer to the Admission section of this catalog for information relating to Admission Requirements and Procedures for this program.

School Equipment
Students will have the opportunity to use the following school equipment as required throughout the program: standard electronics test equipment such as multimeters, oscilloscopes, power supplies, signal generators and spectrum analyzers, cabling tools and test instruments and circuit and system simulation software. Refer to Student Equipment in the Online Course Information section of this catalog for information relating to the student equipment requirements for the distance education courses that are taught online over the Internet.

Class Size
Classes generally range in size from 15 to 30 students. Depending on the course subject matter, certain classes may contain a greater or lesser number of students.

Program Outline

To view a list of the course descriptions, please click here.

Course Credit
  General Education Courses  
Unspecified General Education courses+ 27.0
AR4540 Visual Arts+ 4.5
HU4645 Ethics+ 6.0
MA3310 Calculus I+ 4.5
MA3410 Calculus II+ 4.5
PY3150 Psychology 4.5
SS3155 Research Methods+ 6.0
Subtotal 57.0
  Core Courses  
Unspecified Core courses** 45.0
ET3110 Networking and Communications+ 4.5
ET3150 Automatic Industrial Control+ 4.5
ET3220 Mobile Wireless Technology+ 4.5
ET3280 Electrical Machines and Energy Conversion+ 4.5
ET3330 Telecommunications Systems and Technology+ 4.5
ET3380 Power Electronics+ 4.5
ET3430 Fiber Optic Communications+ 4.5
ET3480 Power Systems+ 4.5
ET4560 C++ Programming+ 4.5
ET4580 Green Energy Technology+ 4.5
ET4640 Embedded Systems+ 4.5
ET4671 Electronic Circuit Analysis + 4.5
ET4771 Electronic Circuit Design + 4.5
ET4799 Electrical Engineering and Communications Technology Capstone Project+ 4.5
Subtotal 108.0
  Elective Courses  
Unspecified Elective courses+ 18.0
  Minimum required credit hours for the Baccalaureate Degree (Grand total) 183.0
+In this program, this(these) course(s) may be taught either completely in residence at the school, completely online over the internet as a distance education course or partially in residence and partially online, as determined by the school from time to time in its discretion. Refer to the Online Course Information section of this catalog for additional information relating to the courses that the school decides to teach all or partially online over the Internet. In order to help students become familiar with fundamentals of taking courses online over the Internet, the school may determine that a portion of the first online course that a student takes in this program must be taken online at the school in a supervised setting.

*General Education courses include courses in the humanities, composition, mathematics, the sciences and the social sciences. The Unspecified General Education courses must include at least one course in each of the following categories: the humanities, composition, mathematics and the social sciences. Refer to the Course Descriptions section of this catalog for the general education category pertaining to each general education course.

**Examples of the subject matter included in the Unspecified Core courses are as follows: basic electronics and devices; digital electronics, computer technology; and electronic systems. Courses offered at this school that may satisfy the Unspecified Core course requirement are ET1210, ET1220, ET1310, ET1410, ET2530, ET2560, ET2640, ET2750, NT1110 and NT1210. The course descriptions for these courses are in the Course Descriptions section of this catalog.

NOTE: The course descriptions for the courses in this program are in the Course Descriptions section of this catalog. The school may, at any time in its discretion, vary the offering and/or sequence of courses in this program, revise the curriculum content of the program or any course in the program and change the number of credit hours in the program or in any program course.

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