Graduates of the Digital Communications concentration in the Electronic Engineering Technology program can work as technical specialists in the broad and diverse field of communications, in such areas as installation, operation and maintenance of (principally) digital and analog communications systems. The program emphasizes both theory and application and consists of course work and lab work in basic electronic circuits, digital and microprocessor systems, networking, analog and digital communications circuits and system and Communications media (fiber optics, broadband cable, twisted pair and microwave systems.) With several additional courses, concentration majors can transfer to some universities in the 2+2 program (EET-2242 C and ASM Programming with Embedded Applications and EET-2180 EET Applied Calculus).

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This degree program contains one or more embedded certificates which will be automatically awarded when the certificate requirements are completed. If you do not want to receive the embedded certificate(s), please notify the Office of the Registrar at RegistrarOffice@tri-c.edu.

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Program Admission Requirements

  • High School Diploma/GED
  • ENG-0990 Language Fundamentals II or appropriate score on English Placement Test.
  • MATH-0965 Intermediate Algebra or appropriate score on Math Placement Test.
  • Receive a “B” grade or higher in EET-1161 Direct Current Circuits.

Program Learning Outcomes

This program is designed to prepare students to demonstrate the following learning outcomes:

  1. Demonstrate effective oral and written communications using appropriate technology and terminology to various audiences.
  2. Work independently and as an effective member of a team to complete projects.
  3. Explain professional, ethical and social responsibilities and the need for lifelong learning in the engineering profession.
  4. Apply current knowledge of math, science, engineering, fiber, radio frequency and networking technology to build/modify troubleshoot, install, operate and maintain equipment using schematic and/or mechanical drawings, instrumentation, productivity tools, safety and other appropriate standards.
  5. Sit for certification(s).

Suggested Semester Sequence

Plan of Study Grid
First SemesterCredit Hours
EET-1161 Direct Current Circuits 3
EET-1180 Surface Mount Soldering 1
EET-1190 Printed Circuit Layout 2
MET-1100 Technology Orientation 2
Select one of the following: 3
College Composition I  
Honors College Composition I  
Select one of the following: 3
Ethics  
Honors Ethics  
 Credit Hours14
Second Semester
EET-1210 AC Electric Circuits 3
EET-1241 Digital Fundamentals 3
PHYS-1210 College Physics I 4
Select one of the following: 4
College Algebra  
Honors College Algebra  
Select one of the following: 3
College Composition II  
Honors College Composition II  
Technical Writing  
 Credit Hours17
Third Semester
EET-2120 Electronics I 3
EET-2131 Digitial Communication Fundamentals 3
EET-2170 Signal Analysis 3
EET-2242 C and ASM Programming with Embedded Applications 3
ITNT-2300 Networking Fundamentals 3
MATH-1540 Trigonometry 3
 Credit Hours18
Fourth Semester
EET-2220 Electronics II 3
EET-2231 Wired & Wireless Communication 3
EET-2591 Communications Design Project 2
ITNT-2310 TCP/IP 3
PHYS-1220 College Physics II 4
 Credit Hours15
 Total Credit Hours64