Engineering Technology

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Engineering Technology

Quincy College's Engineering Technology Associate Degree provides students with the knowledge base required to become Engineering Technicians in the areas of electrical and electronic systems.

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The Quincy College Engineering Technology Associate Degree provides students with the knowledge base required to become Engineering Technicians in the areas of electrical and electronic systems. Additional coursework in electromechanical principles and robotics will aid in pursuing employment opportunities in the emerging 3D printing and robotics engineering fields. Upon successful completion of the program students will be able to provide the technical knowledge and know how to assist and support design engineers that develop new products in a variety of different fields. Although the curriculum is designed to facilitate those students wishing to develop a career in Engineering Technology some students may find opportunity in continuing their education at institutions offering a Bachelor of Science degree in engineering. Additional college courses in science and mathematics may be required to build sufficient credits to transfer into a baccalaureate program.

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Engineering TechnologyThe Quincy College Engineering Technology Associate Degree provides students with the knowledge base required to become Engineering Technicians in the areas of electrical and electronic systems. Additional coursework in electromechanical principles and robotics will aid in pursuing employment opportunities in the emerging 3D printing and robotics engineering fields. Upon successful completion of the program students will be able to provide the technical knowledge and know how to assist and support design engineers that develop new products in a variety of different fields. Although the curriculum is designed to facilitate those students wishing to develop a career in Engineering Technology some students may find opportunity in continuing their education at institutions offering a Bachelor of Science degree in engineering. Additional college courses in science and mathematics may be required to build sufficient credits to transfer into a baccalaureate program.

Program Outcomes
At the completion of this program, the student should be able to:

  • Identify a wide variety of electrical and/or electronic circuit elements
  • Read and evaluate electronic component specifications and schematics
  • Knowledge of test instruments and use in measuring electronic subsystem and component performance
  • Apply AC/DC circuit theory to design, analyze, troubleshoot and correct electronic circuits consisting of analog and digital circuits
  • Record and effectively communicate observed test data
  • Skill in the assembly and integration of electronic subsystems
  • Write and use software for command and control of electronic subassemblies
  • Knowledge of electrical, electronic and mechanical component interaction as they pertain to robotic assemblies
  • Possess computer skills for the preparation of technical documents, analysis of observed data, project management, implementing simple software programs and the creation of presentation materials

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Engineering Technology Courses
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    • CSI 107
    • C++ Programming
    • 3
    This course is designed as an introduction to C++ programming. Problem solving methods and algorithmic development stressing good programming style and documentation including top down and modular design is emphasized. Prerequisite: CSI 116 (formerly CSI 216 Computer Concepts).
    • CSI 116
    • Introduction to Programming
    • 3
    This course is designed to provide the background necessary for an understanding of computers and computer languages. Programming assignments introduce the student to methods of problem solving, programming logic, development of algorithms, coding in C, debugging and documenting programs. Topics include an overview of computer organization, simple data structures, and file management.
    • CSI 261
    • Robotics Programming
    • 3
    This course utilizes the Python programming language as well as Choregraphe software to develop behaviors for the NAO humanoid robot. The robot will be programmed to walk, talk, dance, listen and respond to its surroundings through facial and object recognition. Prerequisites: CSI 116
    • EGR 101
    • Electrical Fundamentals
    • 3
    This course is designed to provide the student with a firm foundation in electrical theory. The course material will cover Direct Current (DC) and Alternating Current (AC), with an emphasis on circuit analysis. Learned electrical principles will be applied using computer-aided simulation as well as physical electrical circuits in a laboratory. Lab segments will aid the student’s understanding of electricity using test equipment to measure performance and troubleshoot electrical circuits. Prerequisites: MAT 103.
    • EGR 105
    • Digital Electronic Circuits
    • 3
    This course provides students with a foundation in digital electronic circuit theory. Topics include number systems, binary math, Boolean algebra, combinatorial logic circuits, sequential logic circuits, state machines and programmable logic arrays (FPLA). Learned principles will be applied using computer simulation as well as assembly of digital circuits in a laboratory setting. In class lab sessions will allow students to use test equipment to troubleshoot and measure performance of the digital circuits they construct. Prerequisite: EGR 101
    • EGR 201
    • Electronics I
    • 3
    This course provides an introduction for the design and construction of electronic circuits. Topics include semiconductors, diodes, transistors, and field-effect transistors (FETs). Students will learn how to design amplifiers, oscillators, power supplies, and filters. In addition, students will use passive electrical components such as capacitors and inductors to study the occurrence of resonance in an Alternating Current (AC) circuit. Prerequisites: EGR 101 and EGR 105
    • EGR 202
    • Electronics II
    • 3
    This course provides students with in-depth knowledge of electronic circuit design and construction. Students will learn how semiconductor components are used to create amplifiers, waveform generators, digital-to-analog signal converters and power supplies. Additional topics will include discrete components such as diodes, transistors, passive components and integrated circuit operational amplifiers. Prerequisite: EGR 201
    • EGR 210
    • Microprocessors I
    • 3
    This course explores microprocessor architecture, interfacing, and programming. Knowledge of microprocessors is essential for a career in electronics, computer science, or a field that relies on computer systems for communication or control. Prerequisite: CSI 107
    • EGR 220
    • Computer Aided Design
    • 4
    This course teaches students the principles of Computer Aided Design (CAD) while utilizing industry-standard software tools to create detailed engineering drawings. In-depth instruction in solid modeling will aid students with the design of complex components that can be rendered using 3D printers. Class assignments will include scanning of objects to create a 3D solid model using CAD software. The acquired solid model can then be manipulated and 3D printed to create a prototype of the modified component. Prerequisite: CSI 101 or permission of the instructor.
    • EGR 230
    • Robotics Programming
    • 3
    Students will learn the processes involved in applying knowledge acquired in earlier courses on electronics and solids-modeling to create a functional robotic assembly. This project oriented course will permit for the integration of electronic, electromechanical, processor based boards and mechanical subsystems within a finished robotic system of the students own design. This course is the capstone course for the Associate Degree in Engineering Technology. Prerequisite CSI 261
    • MAT 113
    • Pre-Calculus
    • 3
    This course in pre-calculus mathematics includes topics in algebra, coordinate geometry, functions, exponents, logarithms, trigonometry and analytic geometry. Prerequisite: MAT 103 or permission of instructor.
    • PHY 112
    • General Physics II
    • 4
    This is an algebra based physics course. Lecture topics include: Elasticity, density and pressure, wave and vibratory motion, electrostatics, electricity, magnetism, and a summary of the principles of heat and light as wave phenomena. Safety protocols must be observed in all lab classes. These include: no food, no drink, and no-open-toe shoes, appropriate clothing. Only registered students may enter labs. Prerequisite: PHY 111 with “C” or better.

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