Electrical Technology

Program Information

Degree Type: 
Associate in Applied Science

Provides students with the basic principles of electricity and proceeds to the concepts of solid state components such as diodes, transistors, integrated circuits, and microprocessor systems. More advanced courses show how these fundamental principles are applied to machine control, computers, power supplies, amplifiers, oscillators, industrial control, and instrumentation systems.

The Electrical Technology facilities are state-of-the-art offering the high-tech training and equipment necessary to prepare you for job success in today’s economy. Working conditions are simulated in five fully-equipped laboratories where students put electrical-electronics theory to practice. Along with hands-on lab experience setting up circuits, trouble shooting, and calibrating systems, computer-simulated circuit analysis is used in most of the electronics courses.

Learning Outcomes: 
  • Apply laws to the design, construction, analysis, and measurement of electric, hydraulic and pneumatic circuits. Break out into fluids and electric
  • Interpret and develop technical drawing, schematics and diagrams
  • Create documents based on technical information using descriptive writing, diagrams, mathematical expression, computation, and graphs
  • Perform electrical/mechanical assembly/disassembly, repair, troubleshoot, and calibration of components and devices. Break out into mechanical and electrical
  • Apply electrical/mechanical laws to the operation and control of machines. This one sounds funny? What exactly are you after? Needs more explanation
  • Apply critical thinking skills to solving electro-mechanical problem
  • Communicate and perform in a team environment
  • Develop PLC, HMI, Robot programs for the control of electro-/mechanical systems
  • Analyze a set of specifications and create a LabView virtual instrument
  • Apply electro-/mechanical laws to the application of specific industrial sensors/transducers
  • Evaluate sensor/transducer output based on computer generated data for the purpose of creating a lab report using Microsoft Office products. This is narrowly focused - You may want to be more broad

Degree-Specific Requirements

All students receiving an Associate Degree are required to meet Degree-Specific Requirements AND General Education Requirements. Courses listed in the Required Core and/or Required Support Courses may also be used to fulfill Degree-Specific and General Education Requirements. Developmental courses (those numbered below 100) cannot be used to fulfill these requirements.

Attention: It is the student's responsibility to review the entire program form before making course selections for registration purposes. The College recommends that students meet with an advisor or counselor well in advance of registration deadlines and before making course selections.

Degree-Specific Requirements: 

Fulfill the Required Core, Required Support, and/or Elective Courses for this program.

Required Support Courses

MATH-112: Trigonometry or higher numbered MATH course
Complete one of the following courses:
Complete 7 credit hours from the following courses:
AUTO 101, CNT 110, DRAF 120, ELEC 190, ELEC 205,
ELEC 215, and/or MPS 100.
Minimum Credit Hours: 

Elective Courses

Minimum Credit Hours: 
Minimum Number Of Credits To Graduate: 
63.0 (Including Options/Electives)

Requirements are Subject to Change

The information represented here is for the current catalog year. If you were admitted prior to this year, please check your requirements under the Program Evaluation section of WebAdvisor.

Other Information

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Industrial Technology Division • (313) 845-9656 • technology@hfcc.edu • Technology Bldg • Room: E-172
Mark Siedlik • (313) 845-6353 • msiedlik@hfcc.edu • Technology Bldg • Room: E-115E

Transfer Information

Transfer Options/Requirements: 

The College has articulation agreements and/or transfer guides to help students who want to transfer to other institutions once they have completed their studies at HFC. Articulation agreements ensure that graduates from HFC can transfer to another institution and work towards a bachelor's degree without a loss of coursework completed at HFC. Transfer guides denote the transferability of HFC coursework toward specific degree programs at other institutions. It is important that students who intend to transfer to another institution consult the appropriate articulation agreements and/or transfer guides to ensure the transferability of the courses they take to the institution they plan to attend. Articulation agreements and transfer guides are available in the University Transfer, Advising, and Career Counseling Center (313-845-9612, counseling@hfcc.edu, Learning Resource Center). Some of the institutions students enrolled in this program frequently transfer to include:

  • Davenport University
  • Eastern Michigan University
  • Ferris State University
  • Lawrence Technological University
  • Siena Heights University
  • University of Michigan - Dearborn
  • Wayne State University
Career Opportunities: 

This program leads to an associate degree in Electrical/Electronics technology, which prepares individuals for positions in the following career opportunities: * Computer Service * Instrumentation Set-up * Machine Service * Quality Control * Research and Development * Machine Controls * Instrumentation Repair * Microprocessor Systems * Product Evaluation * Sales

Articulation Agreements: 3+1 Articulation with Eastern Michigan University, Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering Technology. 3+1 Articulation with Ferris State, Bachelor in Applied Science in Industrial Technology & Management.