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Robotic & Electronic Engineering Technology

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Anoka Technical College's Robotic & Electronic Engineering Technology program prepares students to work with mechatronics, robotics, automation and controls, computer servicing and networking and biomedical equipment.

Students gain a thorough understanding of how computers and machines communicate, system level troubleshooting, and a solid education in electronic engineering technology fundamentals.

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100% job placement after graduation

Potential Jobs:

  • Electronics Technologist
  • Electronics Technician

Salary Information:
Median Wage: $30.09 per hour

Information provided is for Minnesota. See current data at careerwise.minnstate.edu.

Program Details

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The Electronic Engineering Technology (EET) program offers a 72-credit Robotic and Electronic Engineering Technology Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degree that prepares students to work with mechatronics, robotics, automation and controls, computer servicing/networking, biomedical equipment.

Students gain a thorough understanding of how computers and machines communicate as well as system level troubleshooting, and a solid education in electronic engineering technology fundamentals. 

Students also learn about:

  • Mechatronics
  • Lasers and Optics
  • Robotics
  • Computer Troubleshooting A+
  • Networking
  • Programmable Logic Controllers (PLCs)
  • LabVIEW programming applications
  • Motor control
  • Microcontrollers
  • Advanced troubleshooting
  • Project management
  • Soft skills – customer service, team work

Designed by electronic engineering industry leaders, the program provides a comprehensive, hands-on, career-oriented curriculum. Students obtain a solid education in electronic engineering fundamentals, mechatronics, robotics, automation and controls, computer servicing/networking and Biomedical Equipment Technician (BMET).

Full-time students can obtain an Electronic Technician diploma in two semesters, and an Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degree in four semesters.

Financial assistance is available for those who qualify and there are several EET program-specific scholarships available.

  1. Interpersonal and employability skills: Communicate with peers and customers using professional, ethical and appropriate verbal and nonverbal communication skills; by accepting constructive feedback and displaying appropriate behavior; participating as a member of a team, exhibiting leadership and lifelong learning skills.
  2. Electronic Theory:Demonstrate a solid understanding of electronics; by interpreting electronic schematics and diagrams; research, organize and interpret information from various technical sources; identifying components; electronic test equipment used by technician in industry.
  3. Mechatronic Systems: Convey the understanding of complex relationships between sections of specialized equipment through written, verbal, and/or demonstrative methods.
  4. Troubleshooting: Demonstrate principles of troubleshooting and logical diagnosis by using critical thinking skills to define, analyze, and implement a solution.
  5. Mechatronic Applications:Evaluate and determine that all mechatronic equipment is in proper working condition, ensuring a safe, reliable manufacturing environment.
  6. Safety Compliance: Participate in class in a professional manner, by acting in compliance with documented safety procedures and appropriate industry standards.

As part of the Electronic Engineering Technology (EET) program, the Electronic Controls Technician Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degree provides students with the technical knowledge and practical experience necessary for an exciting career in electronics, automation and controls, computer servicing/networking, Biomedical Equipment Technician (BMET) and engineering support.

Wage information is available from the Minnesota Department of Education and the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development.

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Some courses in this program may require a prerequisite. Please see course descriptions for more details.

MnTC General Education Requirements

 This program requires completion of the following fifteen credits of general education from at least three goal areas of the Minnesota Transfer Curriculum (MnTC). Refer to the MnTC course list for elective courses:

Course Number Course Title Credits
MATH 1550  Introduction to Statistics (Goal 4) 4
 MnTC Electives   11

Program Sequence

Fall Semester 16
ETEC 1102  Mechatronics 1 DC 3
 ETEC 1113  Mechatronics 2 AC 3
 ETEC 1141  Circuit Analysis
 ETEC 1151  Computer Troubleshooting A+
 ETEC 1250  Digital 1 3
Spring Semester 16
 BMET 1301   Biomedical Networking 2
 ETEC 1170  Programmable Logic Controllers (PLCs)
 ETEC 1202  Solid State Electronics Devices 5
 ETEC 1260  Lasers and Optics 2
 ETEC 1271  Technical Documentation 3
 ETEC 1281  Engineering Technology Programming: LabVIEW and C++ 2
Summer Semester 7
MATH 1550  Introduction to Statistics 4
 MnTC Elective   3
Fall Semester 16
 ETEC 2138  LabVIEW and Data Acquisition
 ETEC 2162  Robotics and Automation Controls
 ETEC 2143  Advanced Programmable Logic Controllers (PLCs) 3
 ETEC 2276  Industrial Networking IOT/M2M 4
Spring Semester 17
ETEC 2011  Machine-to-Machine Wireless Communication 2
 ETEC 2172  Mechatronics Capstone Project
 ETEC 2177  Mechatronics Capstone Design and Documentation 2
 MnTC Electives   8

Students can choose to complete any of the electronics programs part-time. Part-time students will take longer to complete their program than students who follow the full-time sequence listed on the official program guides. Because every course may not be offered each semester, it is important for part-time students to reach out to their faculty advisor for help in planning their long-term, part-time course sequence.

Below, new students can find the first semester part-time course options. After the first semester, work with your faculty advisor to plan future semesters.

Course options may differ depending on whether you plan to start in the fall or spring semester. ETEC courses for new students are not always available in the spring term. A full-time student in any electronics program would take 16 credits their first semester. Part-time students must take a minimum of 10 credits. 

Important: Students who place below college-level on the ACCUPLACER tests for Arithmetic and QAS (Quantitative Reasoning, Algebra & Stats) mathematics may benefit from starting with developmental math courses before any ETEC courses.

First Semester

ETEC 1102, ETEC 1113, ETEC 1141 

  • These 3 courses are corequisites and therefore must be taken together.
  • In addition to developmental math courses, AAS degree students starting in the spring semester also have the option of starting with general education courses if no ETEC courses are being offered.

Students must earn a cumulative 2.0 GPA or higher to be eligible for graduation from this program.


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Students must earn a cumulative 2.0 GPA or higher to be eligible for graduation from this program.

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Many of our diploma and AAS degree programs have transfer agreements with four-year institutions.

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Fall semester: August
Spring semester: January**
**Students who start in the spring will need more time to complete due to course prerequisites.

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