Electronics Engineering Technology
Concentrations within this Program
The PTI Electronics Engineering Technology program is designed to provide you with the fundamentals of electricity and electronics as well as knowledge in digital circuits, electronic systems, industrial controls and troubleshooting.
Three dedicated electronics labs provide students with an immersive, hands-on learning experience leading to the industry internship.
- PTI's Electronics program focuses on troubleshooting. Companies who hire our graduates tell us that PTI students hit the ground running.
- The Electronics program at PTI prepares you for the opportunity to test for industry certification: the Certified Electronics Technician (CETa) makes you more marketable in the field.
- You will be taught by instructors who have worked or continue to work in the field and understand what it takes to be successful.
- PTI has an advisory board of electronics professionals that guides curriculum so you learn what industry is looking for and what you need to succeed.
- An Electronics Lab, an Electronics Communications Lab and a Process Control Lab are dedicated to hands-on learning. Electronics students also learn residential cabling techniques in the Smart Building Technology Lab.
- PTI's program includes training that is transferable to the Marcellus Shale industry.
More about this program
PTI is proud to have a 100% employed in field rate for our 2013 graduates with an Electronics Engineering Technology Degree.
PTI Electronics Engineering Technology graduates are prepared for entry-level positions at:
- Amusement companies
- Audio/video manufacturers and installers
- Equipment manufacturers
- Federal government
- Industrial corporations
- Media researchers
- Service centers
In the PTI Electronics Engineering Technology program you will learn key skills such as:
- Basic digital logic functions
- Basic microcontrollers
- Building an electronic kit
- Checking calibration of equipment
- Circuit analysis and repair
- Color codes
- Component identification, operation, and testing
- Construction of electronic circuits and electronic connectors
- Cross-referencing of components
- Digital communication
- Improving customer relations
- Industrial controls
- Making an effective presentation
- Mathematical computations using a scientific calculator
- Problem solving as part of a team
- Reading schematic diagrams
- Robotic control
- Safety procedures
- Use of hand tools and test equipment
- Wireless communication systems
PTI's program prepares you for certifications in:
- Certified Electronics Technician (CETa) Exam offered by the Electronics Technician Association
- And, at PTI we'll pay for you to take the certification exams.
- Math for Electronics
- This course provides students with math skills necessary to solve problems in electricity and electronics. It consists of a review of arithmetic, algebra, equations, right triangle solutions and complex numbers.
- Electricity and electronic systems are explored through the study of DC and AC fundamentals. Practical experience in parallel and series circuit analysis is gained by means of electronic bench test equipment and troubleshooting.
- Electronics 1
- This course is an introduction to transformers, diodes, rectifiers, filters, and regulators. Semiconductor fundamentals are presented and learners master competencies in constructing, measuring, troubleshooting and analyzing filter and basic semiconductor circuits. Prerequisites: ELT 101 and ELT115.
- Structured Wiring
- The course introduces students to low voltage cable wiring technology. It includes the design, construction, maintenance and interconnection of intelligent control systems.
- Electronics 2
- This is a course to expand the competencies of semiconductor concepts. FET, Operational amplifier and BJT circuits are explored as they apply to real world electronic systems. Students construct, analyze, and troubleshoot complete switching and amplifier circuits. Prerequisite: ELT125.
- Digital Electronics
- This course introduces students to logic gates, flip-flops, counters, registers, and code converters. Students gain practical experience by constructing, testing and troubleshooting digital circuits and systems. Prerequisite: ELT135.
- Computer and Network Systems
- Students tear down and reassemble a personal computer, install the operating system, set up wired and wireless networks, and configure IP devices.
- Communication Systems
- Students survey all fundamental aspects of modern electronic communication and telecommunications. Basic concepts in AM, FM, TV, RF, telephone, pulse encoding, and fiber optics are covered and applied to contemporary wired and wireless systems. Prerequisite: ELT145.
- Electronics Devices and Systems
- Students review all critical concepts and measurement techniques through analysis and troubleshooting of a variety of electronic systems. Prerequisite: ELT145.
- Control System Electronics
- This course introduces students to industrial automation and control methods. Hardware includes Programmable Logic Controllers, industrial sensors, conveyor systems and robotics. Theoretical concepts are reinforced through group-based Design Challenges. Prerequisite: ELT254.
- Students are introduced to programming the BASIC Stamp Microcontroller. The program techniques control LEDs, switches and robotic motion and are reinforced through individual Design Challenges. Prerequisite: ELT145.
- Industrial Safety
- This course prepares students to sit for the NCCER Basic Safety Test. The purpose of the class is to introduce students to the intensive safety training they will receive in every company they work for in the industry.
- Steps to Career Success 1
- The purpose of this course is to acclimate students to the available resources to maintain their focus on achieving career goals. The course is scheduled for all students in the 1st quarter, one hour per week.
- Steps to Career Success 2
- The purpose of this course is to develop an understanding of the nuances of industry. Topics will include industry related organizations, social networking, employer expectations and other professional skills. The course offering will vary by quarter depending on the program offered, one hour per week.
- Career Development
- The focus of this course is on preparing students for the upcoming job search process. They will produce a series of critical job search documents, including a resume, reference page, cover letter and thank you letter. These documents are applied to job search activities that give students the opportunity to hone their interview skills, research potential employers, complete an online job application, and experience a mock interview scenario.
- The Internship is a cooperative effort between the Institute and the professional community. It is designed to provide the students with an opportunity to apply the knowledge and skills learned in their major in a related working environment. This internship requires 240 hours work experience.
- GENERAL STUDIES
- English Composition 1
- This writing course focuses on the writing of descriptive narrative, cause and effect, and process essays from the initial stage of prewriting to final revisions and editing. Topics included are purpose, audience, development, focus and organization, as well as word usage and sentence structure. Elements of grammar, spelling, and punctuation are reviewed. Assigned readings are part of class discussion and writing assignments. Prerequisite: Satisfactory performance on the writing proficiency exam; otherwise, students must have concurrent success with GEE099 and GEE100 before proceeding on to GEE150.
- English Composition 2
- This writing course is a continuation of the fundamentals introduced in GEE100 English Composition 1. Library and electronic research techniques and guidelines are thoroughly covered. Advanced persuasive writing and research-based persuasion are emphasized using citations and works cited according to MLA guidelines. Analytical and critical thinking skills are developed through students’ evaluation of their own writing and assigned readings. Prerequisite: Satisfactory performance on the writing proficiency exam or GEE100.
- Effective Speech
- This course focuses on the various dimensions of effective speaking with emphasis on audience analysis, reasoning, organization, evidence, and delivery. Throughout the course, the student is acquainted with the various types of speeches and their effectiveness through critical and analytical reading, individualized and group exercises and projects, and class discussions. Students deliver a variety of speeches, including informative and persuasive speeches.
- History of Technology**
- This general studies course exposes students to the evolution of technology and its impact on society. The course will emphasize the overall impact of major technological innovations and inventions that fundamentally altered the world as well as look at some of the great thinkers that helped advance technologies throughout history.
- This general studies course involves various algebraic operations including signed numbers, evaluating expressions, simplifying and solving algebraic equations, factoring, functions and their graphs, and word problems relative to the respective fields. Prerequisite: Satisfactory performance on the mathematics proficiency examination or GEM100.
- Physical Science
- This General Education course surveys the foundational concepts behind classical physics, exploring basic principles of mechanics, thermodynamics, waves, and optics. This course is intended for programs that require little or no science background. Prerequisite: Satisfactory performance on the mathematics proficiency examination or GEM100.
- Critical Thinking
- In today’s information age, critical thinking skills are vital for success. This course utilizes case studies to teach reasoning, analysis, and evaluation skills in everyday situations. Students learn the importance and benefits of critical and creative thinking, work through steps to understand, analyze, and evaluate specifics of argument and persuasion, and practice solving problems using critical thinking skills.
- Leadership Principles**
- Students will understand the concepts of leadership and supervisory roles, planning, decision-making, performance management, strategic management, team building, group and organizational dynamics, and functions in an organization. This class teaches how to be an effective leader in a dynamic, diverse, and continuously evolving business environment. Concepts of goal-setting, motivation, time management, and other interpersonal skills are taught. Students will become familiar with successful leadership practices through case studies and research practices.
PTI offers a comprehensive Career Services Department with a dedicated staff who will assist you in your career search. Companies that have previously hired PTI graduates include:
- Accuspec Electronics
- Advantech US Inc.
- AEI Technologies
- Andrews Industrial Controls
- Consol Energy Inc.
- Draeger Safety Inc.
- Emerson Network Power
- EQT Corp.
- Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI)
- Fletcher Industries
- Industrial Scientific
- JH Technical & Data Services Inc.
- JV Electronics
- L-3 Communications & Avionics
- Logi-Tec Inc.
- Micron Technology
- Mine Safety Appliances
- North American Communications
- Ohm Labs
- Pioneer Microsystems, inc.
- Process Instruments Inc.
- Rebco Inc.
- Scantron Robotics
- Seegrid Corporation
- Siemens USA
- Some employers may require a background check and drug screening prior to employment.
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