Electrical Technology

Program Information

Program Code: 
Degree Type: 
Associate in Applied Science
Year Established: 
Industrial Technology - technology@hfcc.edu

The Electrical Technology program at HFCC starts 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.

Laboratory instruction (about 50% of class time) teaches the use of test equipment, setting up circuits, trouble shooting, and calibrating systems.

The Electrical Technology facilities are state-of-the-art offering the high-tech training 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, computer-simulated circuit analysis is used in most of the electronics courses.

Students must complete a minimum of 63 credit hours of study for the Associate in Applied Science degree consisting of required core, required support, and general education courses. To graduate, the student must fulfill the Computer Literacy requirement either by successfully completing one of the Computer Literacy courses (listed in the General Education course requirements) or by passing the Computer Literacy Test.

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.

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 HFCC.   Articulation agreements ensure that graduates from HFCC can transfer to another institution and work towards a bachelor's degree without a loss of coursework completed at HFCC.  Transfer guides denote the transferability of HFCC 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

Program Requirements

Minimum Number Of Credits To Graduate: 
63 (Including Options/Electives)

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.

Degree-Specific Requirements

Degree-Specific Requirements: 

Students must also complete the specific degree requirements for the Associate in Applied Science Degree. Courses listed in the Required Core Courses and/or Required Support Courses may also be used to fulfill Associate in Applied Science Degree Requirements when applicable. Developmental courses (developmental courses are those numbered below 100) cannot be used to fulfill these requirements.

General Education

General Education: 

Students must also complete the General Education requirements of the College. Courses listed in the Required Core Courses and/or Required Support Courses for the, as well as courses used to fulfill requirements of the Associate in Applied Science degree, may also be used to fulfill General Education requirements when applicable.

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.