Introduces the basic principles of electricity and proceeds to the concepts of solid state components such as diodes, transistors, integrated circuits, and microprocessor systems. Advanced courses show how these fundamental principles are applied to machine control, computers, power supplies, amplifiers, oscillators, industrial control, and instrumentation systems. Courses simulate actual working conditions in five fully-equipped laboratories where students put electrical-electronics theory into practice. Along with laboratory experiences setting up circuits, troubleshooting, and calibrating systems, computer-simulated circuit analysis is used in the majority of the courses.
- Apply laws to the design, construction, analysis, and measurement of electric, hydraulic, and pneumatic circuits.
- Interpret and develop technical drawings, 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.
- Apply critical thinking skills to solving electro-mechanical problem.
- Communicate and perform effectively within a team environment.
- Develop PLC, HMI, and 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.
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.
The following courses are required in this program and satisfy HFC’s General Education Outcomes for this program. Students who change their program will need to confirm in advance that they are completing all required courses for their specific program of study, including additional General Education courses. All Associate in Applied Science degrees require at least 15 General Education credits total, including at least three credit hours from each of the five areas below. For this program:
Civil Society and Culture: Complete at least one of the following:
- Communication: Complete the following:
- Computer Technology: Complete the following:
- Critical Thinking & Information Literacy: Complete one of the following:
- Quantitative Literacy: Complete the following:
NOTE: For this program, General Education minimum credits: 16
Fulfill the Required Core, Required Support, and/or Elective Courses for this program.
Required Core Courses
Required Support Courses
Requirements are Subject to Change
- Davenport University
- Eastern Michigan University
- Ferris State University
- Lawrence Technological University
- Siena Heights University
- University of Michigan - Dearborn
- Wayne State University
- Computer Service
- Instrumentation Set-up
- Machine Service
- Quality Control
- Research and Development
- Machine Controls
- Instrumentation Repair
- Microprocessor Systems
- Product Evaluation
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.