Electrical Engineering Technology - Electronics Systems Major (ESET)


Graduates of the Electrical Engineering Technology - Electronics Systems Major are prepared to pursue careers in diverse engineering-related fields such as computer design and repair, digital systems, microcomputer systems, microelectronics, and telecommunications.

Graduates earn an Associate of Applied Science degree. The curriculum also provides an effective foundation for transfer into a related bachelor’s degree program.

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Employment Options

Graduates Are Prepared To

  • Assist engineers with equipment design and fabrication
  • Perform customer service functions such as equipment installation, maintenance, and operation
  • Troubleshoot and test electronic equipment
  • Use measuring and software tools to test/maintain equipment
  • Work in research and development
  • Work with computer networking, hardware, and software
  • Some graduates elect to take certification exams for electronics technicians and computer repair technicians

Representative Job Titles For Graduates

  • Computer Systems Technician
  • Electronics Designer
  • Electronics Laboratory Technician
  • Electronics Technician
  • Engineering Technician
  • Field Service Technician

Graduate Starting Salary Projections

$34,000 to $50,000 annual salary

Employment Outlook

Employment of electrical and electronics engineering technicians is projected to hold steady through 2022; however, graduates of Cincinnati State's programs are highly sought after due to their background and skills in electronics and computer technologies, leading to opportunities with a variety of employers.

Education Options

Strong Transfer History

  • Miami University
  • Northern Kentucky University
  • Ohio State University
  • University of Cincinnati
  • University of Toledo

Representative Co-Op/Clinical/Intern Sites

  • Antenen Research
  • Duke Energy
  • KDI Precision Products, Inc.
  • Nova Engineering
  • Rite Track Equipment Services

Co-op Salary Projections

$8.50/hr to $12/hr


Effective 2018-2019 academic year

Electrical Engineering Technology - Electronics Systems Major (ESET)

Semester 1LecLabCredits
EET 131Circuit Analysis 1 ( B) 324
ENG 101English Composition 1 ( G) 303
FYE 1XX First Year Experience (B)  101
MAT XXX Mathematics Elective 1 (G)  324
Semester 2  
EET 121Digital Systems 1 ( T) 233
EET 132Circuit Analysis 2 ( T) 324
CIT 190Career Preparation: Engineering and Information Technologies ( B) 101
MAT XXX Mathematics Elective 2 (B)  324
Semester 3  
EET 291Full-Time Cooperative Education 1: Electronics Engineering Technology ( T) 1402
NETC 121Network Communications 1 ( B) 223
PHY XXX Physics Elective (G)  324
Semester 4  
EET 122Digital Systems 2 ( T) 233
ESET 251Electronics ( T) 334
IT 101Programming 1 ( B) 233
ENG 10X English Elective (G)  303
Semester 5  
ESET 290Electronic Systems Engineering Technology Capstone Project ( T) 244
ESET 220Microprocessor Systems ( T) 334
EMET XXX Electro-Mechanical Engineering Technology Elective (T)  233
EET XXX Electrical Engineering Techology Elective 1 (T)  233
Semester 6  
EET XXX Electrical Engineering Technology Elective 2 (T)  1402
ECO 1XX Economics Elective (G)  303
Total Credits:  4811765


First Year Experience Elective
FYE 100College Survival Skills1
FYE 105College Success Strategies2
FYE 110Community College Experience3
Mathematics Elective8
Take one of the following series:
MAT 125
& MAT 126
Algebra and Trigonometry
and Functions and Calculus
MAT 251
& MAT 252
Calculus 1
and Calculus 2
Physics Elective
PHY 151Physics 1: Algebra and Trigonometry-Based4
PHY 201Physics 1: Calculus-Based5
English Composition Elective
ENG 102English Composition 2: Contemporary Issues3
ENG 103English Composition 2: Writing about Literature3
ENG 104English Composition 2: Technical Communication3
ENG 105English Composition 2: Business Communication3
Electro-Mechanical Engineering Technology Elective
EMET 240Programmable Logic Controllers, Motors, Motor Controls, and Kinematics3
EMET 245Laser 13
EMET 270Robotics and Servomechanisms4
Electrical Engineering Technology Electives5
Any EET (2XX level)
or, Any ESET (2XX level)
or, Any PSET
or, Any EMET not used to fulfill the Electro-Mechanical Engineering Technology Elective
Economics Elective
ECO 105Principles of Microeconomics3
ECO 110Principles of Macroeconomics3

The letters G, B, and T (displayed after course titles or elective descriptions) identify types of courses required by the Ohio Department of Higher Education as part of an associate’s degree curriculum.
G = General Education course in this curriculum
B = Basic Skills course in this curriculum
T = Technical course in this curriculum


Program Chair
Ralph Whaley, Jr., PhD
(513) 569-1768
Co-op Coordinator
Kimberly Richards, PhD
(513) 569-1771
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