Associate in Applied Science

Electronic Technology

electronic technology instructor

The Associate degree in Electronic Technology (AELT), offered through the College of Professional and Continuing Education at Wentworth Institute of Technology provides a basic knowledge of electrical engineering technology principles, along with the required supporting knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering fundamentals. Students in the AELT program develop a thorough foundation in circuit analysis, solid state principles, logic circuits, microcontrollers, control systems, communication and signal processing.

Many of our instructors hold professional positions in electrical engineering and related fields, bringing a wealth of hands-on experience to match their theoretical expertise.

Graduates of the AELT program are qualified for positions such as engineering technicians and electronic installers/repairers, and may also move on to Wentworth's bachelor's degree programs in Building Construction Management and Project Management. The Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that the 2010 median annual salary for electronic engineering technicians in Massachusetts was approximately $55,000, while electronic installers and repairers made close to $59,000 annually.

The AELT program's convenient evening format allows adult learners to pursue their degree while still being able to work full-time and meet their personal obligations. Students may transfer up to 30 credits into the program from prior educational and professional experiences.  Depending on the number of credits transferred, students can complete the AELT degree at Wentworth in as little as two years on a part-time basis.

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Admissions Requirements

Successful applicants for admission should

  • Be 22 years of age or older
  • Have a minimum of 3 years work experience

Curriculum Requirements

Year One

Semester one

  • ELMC110: Engineering Graphics (4)
  • MATH225: College Math A (3)

Semester two

  • ELEC105: Circuit Theory I (4)
  • MATH230: College Math B (3)

Semester three

  • ELEC195: Circuit Theory II (4)
  • MATH235: College Math C (3)

Year Two

Semester one

  • PHYS210: College Physics I (4)
  • ELEC200: Fund of Electronic Devices (4)

Semester two

  • PHYS220: College Physics II (4)
  • ENGL105: English Composition (3)

Semester three

  • ENGL116: Literature & Composition (3)
  • ELEC180: Linear Integrated Circuits (4)

Year Three

Semester one

  • ELEC235: Logic Circuits (4)
  • ELEC 240: Intro to Microprocessors (4)

Semester two

  • ELECTIVE: Humanities/Social Science (3)
  • ELECTIVE: Technical Elective (4)
  • ELECXXX: Capstone (2)

Degree Total: 60 credits

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