Electronic Engineering Technology, A.A.S.

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Industrial Technology

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Degree, Certificate or Diploma


Council Bluffs Campus

Program Information

The field of electronic engineering is wide and varied, and it offers new and exciting options for college students. Iowa Western’s Electronic Engineering Technology program can prepare you to enter four primary electronics areas:

  • Computers 
  • Telecommunications
  • Bio-medical electronics
  • Industrial electronics 

Working toward an Associate of Applied Science degree, you’ll also be versed in high technology theory in industrial electronics, microelectronics, and optoelectronics. You’ll start by studying basic electricity concepts and advance toward more complex devices and systems.

Field trips give students onsite experience. You’ll also get networking experience, which is always helpful when searching for employment.

Job Outlook

  • 7,611 Jobs (2020)
  • +13.5% Change (2020-2025)

What will you do

This program is designed for students intending to enter the workforce upon completion of this two-year degree. This program prepares students for a technical-level career in manufacturing, service, and sales in four primary electronics fields: computers, telecommunications, bio-medical electronics, and industrial electronics. Graduates are employed as technicians in the installation and maintenance of various electronic systems and equipment, including power distribution, security, medical, ATMs, telecommunication, aviation and manufacturing. The local job market is strong with major employers needing to replace most of the electronic technicians in the next 10 years.


  • Entry: $20.40
  • Average: $28.00
  • Experienced: $48.25

Career Examples

  • Bio-medical Technician
  • Engineering Technician (Engineering Tech)
  • Electronics Technician
  • Electrical Technician
  • Digital Tech (Digital Technician)
  • Equipment Specialist
  • Engineering Technician

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First Semester

ELT 215 - Motors and Controls

ELT 196 - Circuit Analysis I

IND 109 - Equipment Safety and Operation

IND 197 - Industrial Engineering Technology Orientation

MAT 743 - Technical Math

Second Semester

ELT 250 - Programmable Logic Controllers

ELT 201 - Circuit Analysis II

ELT 251 - Programmable Logic Controllers Lab

NET 790 - PC Support I

Third Semester

ELT 252 - Advanced Programmable Logic Controllers

ELT 253 - Advanced Programmable Logic Controllers Lab

ELT 313 - Digital Circuits I

ELT 523 - Electronic Devices

ENG 110 - Writing For The Workplace

Fourth Semester

ELT 432 - Telecommunications

ELT 433 - Telecommunications Lab

ELT 850 - Design Projects Lab

EGT 470 - PLTW - Engineering Design and Development

EGR 470 - PLTW - Engineering Design and Development

MGT 195 - Workplace Empowerment

SOC 110 - Introduction to Sociology

Total Semester Hours Required: 63.0 - 65.0


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Program Outcomes

Upon the successful completion of the program students will:

  • Demonstrate and use fundamental aspects of electronics engineering technology.
  • Create processes to problems that efficiently identify problems and effectively use available resources to propose solutions.
  • Operate as part of an engineering team.
  • Develop a self-directed learning style that is able to adapt to changing technology.
  • Recognize effective communications.

Program Disclaimers