2015-2016 Catalog 
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Electrical Engineering Technology - Electronic Engineering Technology Concentration, A.A.S.

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Electrical Engineering Technology

Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S.)
Contact Information:
Program Office 615-353-3475, electric.tech@nscc.edu, Program Site

The Electrical Engineering Technology A.A.S. degree is accredited by the Association of Technology, Management, and Applied Engineering (ATMAE) including Automated Control Systems, Electrical, and Electronic concentrations.

The Electrical Engineering Technology program is a comprehensive program with various options. This program offers three concentrations: Electrical Engineering Technology, Electronic Engineering Technology, and Automated Control Systems (offered only at the Cookeville campus). See information below for specifics for each option.


The A.A.S. degree is designed to prepare a student for employment upon graduation. Some universities, at their discretion, accept some technical courses for transfer. A student who plans to transfer to a university should consult his/her advisor and the receiving university about transfer and articulation policies. Failure to do so could result in loss of transfer credits.

Degree Requirement

Students earning the A.A.S. degree in Electrical Engineering Technology must complete a minimum of 12 semester hours of technical course work at Nashville State.

Electronic Engineering Technology Concentration

Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S.)

The Electronic Engineering Technology concentration prepares graduates for various types of occupations involving electronics. The program is broad, rigorous, and comprehensive enough to ensure appropriate competencies in mathematics, science, communication skills, and electronics. It also provides enough technical electives to allow students to tailor, to some degree, the training toward their future or present employment. Typical areas of emphasis are communications, electronic repair, manufacturing, and field service repair. The student receives extensive hands-on experience in all the electronic courses using equipment now available on the job.

Typical jobs for graduates of this program are: customer service technician - installs and maintains various types of electronic equipment with service occasionally provided at the customer site; electronic engineering aide - assists engineers in the design, development, and testing of electronic equipment; industrial maintenance technician - works as an electronic repair technician in large industrial sites; and communications technician - installs and maintains various types of telecommunications, broadcasting, cable television equipment, or other data transmission systems.

Program Outcomes

  • Demonstrate the knowledge and ability to apply circuit analysis and design, computer technology, analog and digital electronics, and electrical and electronic principles to install, test, and maintain systems;
  • Demonstrate the ability to effectively communicate using oral, written, and graphical skills;
  • Function on teams demonstrating leadership, individual ability, and team skills;
  • Exhibit a commitment to quality and dependability; and
  • Differentiate, analyze, and construct DC and AC circuits.

Concentration Outcomes

  • Examine and demonstrate the application of discrete devices, digital, and analog circuits;
  • Understand and apply proper techniques for analyzing and producing drawings; and
  • Understand analog and digital information transmission by wire, fiber, and wireless.

Career Opportunities

  • Customer Service Technician
  • Electronic Engineering Aide
  • Industrial Maintenance Technician
  • Communication Technician

Course Requirements

Recommended Full-Time Schedule


Additional course requirements: The Tennessee Board of Regents requires that students either demonstrate the appropriate skill levels in math, reading, and/or writing before enrolling in college-level courses or enroll in appropriate co-requisite experiences with college-level courses to develop competency in those skills while performing college-level work. ACT/SAT scores, COMPASS test scores, or other relevant information determine whether a student needs to enroll in co-requisite courses in math, reading, and/or writing (English).

Cooperative work experience can be an important addition to a student’s formal classroom work. Co-op courses may substitute for technical courses with the prior approval of the instructor. The Career Services Office will provide the correct course numbers.


* This course is part of the general education core.



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