Associate of Science – Electronics and Computer Engineering Technology

OVERVIEW

Can’t decide between an electronic technology degree and a computer engineering degree program? At the University of the Virgin Islands you don’t have to choose, get the best of both worlds with an Associate of Science in Electronics and Computer Engineering Technology online degree program.

  • What will I learn in this online Associate of Science – Electronics and Computer Engineering Technology  degree program? In this program you will gain the fundamental introduction to electronics and electrical design.  The courses you take will cover digital electronics, computer programming, analog electronics and DC/AC circuit design and principles.
  • What careers can I pursue with an online Associate of Science – Electronics and Computer Engineering Technology? This degree program prepares you for technician positions in both electronics and electrical engineering at an entry level.
  • How long is the Associate of Science – Electronics and Computer Engineering Technology online degree program?  The online Associate of Science – Electronics and Computer Engineering Technologydegree program from start to finish is designed to be completed in 24 months however, it could take less time depending on how much transfer credit you receive and how many classes you take every term.  The total program credit hours are 60.
  • How much will the online Associate of Science – Electronics and Computer Engineering Technology degree program cost? The undergraduate rate is $434 per credit hour, no additional institutional fees. UVI also offers scholarships and financial aid for those who qualify.
  • WHEN CAN I START? Courses begin monthly, so we’re ready when you are. Contact us at online@uvi.eduto learn more about our accredited degree programs, financial assistance opportunities or enrollment process.

Associate of Science – Electronics and Computer Engineering Technology program outcomes.

After successfully completing UVI’s 100% online Associate of Science – Electronics and Computer Engineering Technology program, you will be able to:

  • Apply knowledge, techniques, skills and modern tools to narrowly defined engineering technology activities
  • Apply a knowledge of mathematics, science, electronics engineering and technology to engineering technology problems
  • Conduct, analyze and interpret experiments
  • Identify, analyze and solve narrowly defined technical problems
  • Function effectively on teams
  • Apply written, oral and graphical communication
  • Address professional, ethical and social responsibilities
  • Demonstrate a commitment to quality, timeless and continuous improvement

curriculum

PROGRAM CORE:

UVI Online Course No : Course Name : Credits :
CIS 1010 Introduction to Computer Applications 3
CIS1010 Introduction to Computer Applications – Students are introduced to basic computer concepts as well as techniques and tools for folder and file navigation and manipulation. Students explore the fundamentals of an office productivity suite, developing skills in word processing,
spreadsheet and presentation applications.
ELT 3970 Digital Electronics/lab 4
ELT3970 Digital Electronics/lab (CSC1160 & ELT 4020) – This is an introductory course to the fundamentals of digital electronics. Topics include number systems and codes, logic gates, Boolean algebra, combinational circuits and PLCs. Sequential circuits are introduced. Circuits are implemented using circuit simulation software and also using a hardware description language.
CSC1160 Programming Essentials 3
CSC1160 Essentials – This course introduces problem-solving concepts needed for programming. It covers fundamental control structure such as the sequential structure, the selection structure and the repetition structure. The use of logic in designing programs has general application
CSC 1170 Programming in C 4
CSC1170 Programming in C CSC 2010 – This course is an introduction to programming using C. Topics include flow of control, functions and structured programming, pointers, arrays and file manipulation.
ELT 4020 Fundamental Properties of DC Circuits/Lab 4
ELT4020 Fundamental Properties of DC Circuits/Lab (MAT1400) – This is a comprehensive course on the properties of Direct Current (DC) circuits. Topics include electrical components, electrical quantities and units, voltage, current, and resistance. Basic circuit principles are presented for the analysis of series and parallel circuits. Magnetism and electromagnetism is also covered. A circuit simulation tool is used to build and test circuits.
ELT4010 Fundamental Properties of AC Circuits/Lab 4
ELT4010 Fundamental Properties of AC Circuits/Lab – This course is a continuation of ELT4020. The student is introduced to the concepts and laws which describe the behavior of AC circuits. After an introduction to capacitive and inductive circuits, the behavior of RL, RC, and RLC circuits is analyzed using circuit theories. Transformer theory is also covered. A circuit simulation tool is used to build and test AC circuits and to demonstrate the use of an oscilloscope.
ELT 3980 Electronics I/Lab 4
ELT3980 Electronics I/Lab (ELT4010) – This foundational course in analog electronics introduces the student to the fundamentals of diode and transistor circuit analysis and design. Topics include semiconductors, diode theory and circuits, bipolar transistors, transistor biasing, AC models, and voltage amplifiers. Circuit simulation software is used to analyze and design basic diode and transistor circuits.
Program Core 26
Program Electives 0
Open Electives 6
General Education
SSS 1000 Student Success 1
SSS1000 Student Success – This course provides introduction and orientation to the nature of University education, functions and resources. Topics assist students obtain the necessary skills to attain their educational objectives. Emphasis is on Group process.
COM1200 Introduction Public Speaking 3
COM 1200 Introduction Public Speaking – This course provides students with a broad overview of public speaking, including such topics as audience analysis, idea generation and development, speech organization/ delivery. Topics include effective introductions, conclusions and control over nervousness. In addition, students practice informative and persuasive speeches.
ENG1200 English Composition I 3
ENG 1200 English Composition I – The writing course that develops critical thinking, investigative research and coherent ideas through the writing of analytical, literary and critical essays and the intense text readings.
GEN2990 General Education Capstone 3
GEN2990 General Education Capstone – This is the capstone coursework for the Virgin Islands general education program, and it serves a dual purpose. First, this course helps students’ bridge the gap between broadbased learning and discipline-specific education.
Second, the course highlights and incorporates specific skills and knowledge attained through general studies and may assist students achieve a greater awareness of how knowledge is intertwined. Furthermore, students may better comprehend how to draw and apply information from experience thus leading them to become more actively engaged and socially aware citizens of various communities.
MAT 1400 College Algebra 3
MAT1400 College Algebra – This course provides an essential introduction to those aspects of algebra and function theory that are essential to the study of higher mathematics. The course introduces the basic concepts of radicals, equations and inequalities (both linear and quadratic), coordinate geometry and graphing techniques and exponential and logarithmic functions. Students will learn the basic concepts through examples with practical applications.
MAT 1430 Pre-Calculus 3
MAT1430 Pre-Calculus (MAT 1400) – An intermediate level mathematics course on the basics of algebra and trigonometry. Topics include factorization, powers and exponents, radicals, quadratic equations, inequalities and absolute value, progressions, graphing, introduction to limits, and basic trigonometry.
BIO 1510 Introduction to life Science 3
BIO1510 Introduction to life Science – This course provides a broad overview of biological processes.
Topics include the anatomy of the cell, cell division, species diversity and species classification. This course relates the subject matter to everyday occurrences.
PHY 2110 Physics I 4
Physics I (MAT 1430) – This course provides an introduction to college physics, using an algebra-based approach. It is intended for students majoring in information systems, software engineering technology, computer science, computer engineering technology, and electronics engineering technology. The course covers a range of topics, concepts, and theories in general physics including kinematics and dynamics in 1D and 2D motion, forces and Newton’s laws of motion, work and energy, impulse and momentum, rotational kinematics and dynamics, simple and harmonic motion, fluid dynamics, and temperature and heat. The course also introduces the student to applied physics and applies this to real-world problems of engineering. Includes one (1) lab credit.
Total Required General Education 23
Total General Education Electives 6
General Education Total 29

Program Snap Shot

Total program Credits 26
Total General Education Credits 23
Total Electives 12
Program total 61

 

CAREER OUTLOOK

An Associate of Science – Electronics and Computer Engineering Technologyfrom the University of the Virgin Islandswill give you the skills to enter electrical technician positions.

Potential career paths and positions include:

Electronics Engineering Technicians

Electrical Engineering Technicians

The median salary for electronics engineering technicians in 2016 was $62,190.1

1 https://www.onetonline.org/link/summary/17-3023.01#WagesEmployment

Employers can include:

  • Professional firms
  • Multi-national corporations
  • Healthcare services
  • Local businesses
  • Retailers, manufacturers, services, etc.
  • Government – local, state and federal