Electronic Engineering Technology, A.A.S.

Academic Programs

Career Path

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

First Semester

ELT 215 - Motors and Controls 2.0 Credit(s)
ELT 196 - Circuit Analysis I 5 Credit(s)
IND 109 - Equipment Safety and Operation 3.0 Credit(s)
IND 197 - Industrial Engineering Technology Orientation 3.0 Credit(s)
MAT 743 - Technical Math 1 3.0 Credit(s)

Semester Total: 16.0 Credits

Second Semester

ELT 250 - Programmable Logic Controllers 3.0 Credit(s)
ELT 201 - Circuit Analysis II 5.0 Credit(s)
ELT 251 - Programmable Logic Controllers Lab 2.0 Credit(s)
NET 790 - PC Support I 3.0 Credit(s)
  • Technical Elective 3.0 Credit(s) 2
  • Semester Total: 16.0 Credits

    Third Semester

    ELT 252 - Advanced Programmable Logic Controllers 3.0 Credit(s)
    ELT 253 - Advanced Programmable Logic Controllers Lab 2.0 Credit(s)
    ELT 313 - Digital Circuits I 4.0 Credit(s)
    ELT 523 - Electronic Devices 4.0 Credit(s)
    ENG 110 - Writing For The Workplace 3.0 Credit(s)

    Semester Total: 16.0 Credits

    Fourth Semester

    ELT 432 - Telecommunications 4.0 Credit(s)
    ELT 433 - Telecommunications Lab 1.0 Credit(s)


    ELT 850 - Design Projects Lab 1.0 Credit(s)


    EGT 470 - PLTW - Engineering Design and Development 3.0 Credit(s)


    EGR 470 - PLTW - Engineering Design and Development 3.0 Credit(s)


    MGT 195 - Workplace Empowerment 3.0 Credit(s)
  • Technical Elective 3.0 Credit(s) 2
  • SOC 110 - Introduction to Sociology 3.0 Credit(s)

    Semester Total: 15.00 or 17.0 Credits

    Total Semester Hours Required: 63.0 - 65.0


    1May substitute for MAT 102 or higher.

    2Technical Electives must be selected from the following subjects:

    Technical Electives

    ATR 113 Industrial Robotics

    ATR 114 Industrial Robotics Lab

    CAD 139 Introduction to CAD/CAM
    ELE 326 Basics of Wiring

    ELE 227 Electrical Blueprint Reading

    ELE 326 Basics of Wiring  

    ELT 252 Advanced Programmable Logic Controllers

    ELT 253 Advanced Programmable Logic Controllers Lab 
    EGR 160 PLTW -Engineering I

    HCR 208 Boilers and Hydronic Systems

    HCR 458 Alternative Energy Sources
    LEO 230 Fundamentals of Light and Lasers

    LEO 360 Lasers in Manufacturing
    MFG 145 Light Machining for Maintenance Trades

    MFG 156 Introduction to CAD/CAM

    MFG 222 Machine Operations I

    NET 790 PC Support I
    SER 195 Advanced Solar Energy: Photovoltaic

    WEL 149 Arc Welding

    WTT143 Mechanical Power Transmissions

    WTT 202 Advanced Wind Energy



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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.

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