Wake Tech's Fall graduation ceremonies are set for 9 a.m. and 12 p.m. Saturday on Scott Northern Wake Campus. Family and friends unable to attend in person can watch the ceremonies live online.
The Electronics Engineering Technology curriculum prepares individuals to become technicians who design, build, install, test, troubleshoot, repair, and modify developmental and production electronic components, equipment, and systems such as industrial/ computer controls, manufacturing systems, communication systems, and power electronic systems.
A broad-based core of courses, including basic electricity, solid-state fundamentals, digital concepts, and microprocessors, ensures the student will develop the skills necessary to perform entry-level tasks. Emphasis is placed on developing the student's ability to analyze and troubleshoot electronic systems.
Graduates should qualify for employment as engineering assistants or electronic technicians with job titles such as electronics engineering technician, field service technician, maintenance technician, electronic tester, electronic systems integrator, bench technician, and production control technician.
The Advanced PLC Programming Certificate provides the student with enhanced technical skills and knowledge necessary to work with the Programmable Logic Controllers (PLCs). An emphasis is placed on programming techniques, networking, specialty I/O modules, system troubleshooting and the integration of PLCs with various SCADA and DCS software packages. Upon completion, students should be able to specify, implement and maintain complex PLC-controlled systems. Students entering the program are expected to have a basic knowledge of PLC ladder logic and PLC wiring.
The Basic Electronics certificate provides the student with a program of study necessary for developing basic electronic skills. The student will gain an understanding of AC/DC basic circuits, digital circuits and basic electronic devices.
Courses are an adjunct of the Electronics Engineering Technology program and may be transferred directly toward completion of the AAS degree in Electronics Engineering Technology.
The Embedded Systems Certificate program provides the student with the technical skills and knowledge necessary to work in the design and development of embedded systems commonly found in industrial control, communications, building automation, etc. The program includes coursework in digital electronics, C programming, and programming and interfacing microprocessors and microcontrollers. Students entering the program are expected to have a basic knowledge of electrical circuits.
The PLC Programming Certificate provides the student with the basic technical skills and knowledge necessary to work with the Programmable Logic Controllers (PLCs) typically found in an industrial environment. The program investigates the operation and programming of PLCs and the interfacing of PLCs to electronic devices and sensors routinely found in industrial controls. Students entering the program are expected to have a basic knowledge of AC and DC electrical circuits.
The SCADA Systems Certificate provides the student with technical skills and knowledge necessary to work with data acquisition systems commonly found in industrial process control applications. The program includes the operation, programming and interfacing of PLCs, as well as using data acquisition software to monitor, gather and process real-time data. Students entering the program are expected to have a basic knowledge of AC and DC electrical circuits.