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Earn an Electronic Engineering Technology Associate Degree.

Program Objectives

The educational objectives of CIE's Associate in Applied Science in Electronic Engineering Technology Degree program are to produce graduates who are able to:

  • Be employed in fields of engineering such as design, research, development, applications, testing, manufacturing, processing, safety, quality, and technical sales or service as a technician or technologist or designer engineering assistant.
  • Achieve positions of increased responsibility within an organization.
  • Progress through advanced degree or certificate programs or participate in continuing education in engineering, business, and/or other professionally related fields.

Program Outcomes

Graduates of the Electronic Engineering Technology associate degree program will be able to:

  • Apply the basic principles of analog and digital electronics to analyze and troubleshoot electronic circuits and equipment.
  • Identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems.
  • Apply knowledge of mathematics, science, electronics engineering and technology to engineering technology problems that require limited application of principles but extensive practical knowledge.
  • Apply mathematics in solving electronic circuits in computers, communications, controls and instrumentation.
  • Demonstrate proficient communication (written and oral) skills as required in the workplace.
  • Utilize the ability to research and interpret technical documentation.
  • Recognize of the need for, and an ability to engage in, life-long learning.
  • A commitment to quality, timeliness, and continuous improvement.

Program Description

CIE’s distance learning Associate in Applied Science in Electronic Engineering Technology Degree was designed to provide students with a well-rounded education in electronics troubleshooting and theory.

This comprehensive Electronics Engineering Associate Degree has more theory, more lab experiments, and more in-depth coverage of critical electronics laws and formulas than any other Associate Degree program.

In addition, they will also master the use of electronics equipment and components with over 300 laboratory exercises and experiments.

A degree in Electronics Engineering Technology can point you towards a career as a senior technician or engineering assistant.

Includes lessons on PIC Technology!

CIE's instruction staff upgraded the Electronics Engineering Associate Degree to included material on PIC coding and 68HC11 microcontroller technology!

Students learn how to program the 68HC11 microcontroller used in PIC programming and understand the principles of processors.

In addition they will know how to interface keyboards and displays to the 68HC11 and learn about high-level languages.


Start with the basics of electronics engineering & move on to more advanced topics including:

- AC and DC Circuit Theory
- Identifying Components
- Working with Printed Circuit Boards
- Relays & Robots
- Regulated Power Supplies
- Troubleshooting Digital Systems
- PIC Program Coding and the 68HC11 Microcontroller
- Oscilloscope Measurements
- Introduction to Computers
- Digital Systems and How To Troubleshoot Them
- PC Board Layout
- Technical Writing
- Electronics Math
- Plus more!

CIE’s Electronics Engineering Associate Degree program (course 19) is a laboratory-intensive course that contains 254 lessons with over 300 hands-on training experiments.

You'll learn to use CIE’s Personal Training Laboratory, a Multimeter and a Digital Security Control Device.

You can take your exams online with our e-grade site.

Our instruction staff works directly with you one-on-one to answer your questions and provide you with technical assistance when needed – even if it’s on a Saturday!

This program was created specifically for the distance learning student. Experience a step-by-step method of learning that allows you to master the fundamentals and move on to more advanced topics!

You Pay Only For The Time You Use!

CIE’s A.A.S. Program is broken down into 24 week terms. You have up to eight 24 week terms to complete CIE’s Associate Degree. During each of these terms you'll have a minimum number of lessons to complete, but no maximum!

Tuition for each 24 week term is $1,245.

If you were to complete the entire program in just 48 weeks, you would only be required to pay tuition for two terms. There are no additional charges for extra lessons or labs completed during a given term.

CIE makes it possible for students who can study at an accelerated pace to realize significant savings off the cost of a top-quality electronics education!

Projected maximum cost of this program if student continues to the statue of limitations (8 terms) is $9,960.

Education Benefits Available for Military Personnel and Veterans

Build on your military training with a Nationally Accredited Diploma from CIE!

CIE is approved for the training of veterans and eligible military service personal for educational benefits under the G.I. Bill, the Post 9/11 GI Bill and military tuition assistance under the DANTES program for service members on active duty in the Armed Forces.

Funds are also available for eligible military spouses under the military Spouse Career Advancement Initiative.

Call a CIE Admissions Advisor at (800) 243-6446 or email CIE to see how easy it is to put your Military Education Benefits to work for you today!

You may qualify for advanced standing too! Because of your military status, you may be eligible for advanced standing based on your previous military training or academic history.

How The Electronic Engineering Program Works.

As soon as your enrollment into the A.A.S. Degree Program has been accepted you will receive an Enrollment Confirmation form which includes a Progress Record.

The Progress Record will provide details on your first 12 credit hours, along with the remaining lessons in your program, so you can use it as a permanent record of your grades. As you progress into your second term of study, CIE will advise you of your cumulative credit hours.

If you are applying for academic transfer credit towards the A.A.S. Program, you may have your first term custom-tailored and your credit hour assignment individually prepared to reflect your credits transferred.

Students graduate with a Nationally Accredited Associate Degree in Electronics Engineering Technology.

Professional Certifications

CIE’s distance learning Associate in Applied Science in Electronic Engineering Technology Degree also includes a study guide on how to prepare for the Associate-Level Certified Electronics Technician (CET) exam.

This test is administered by the International Society of Certified Electronics Technicians and has over 46,000 certified technicians across the globe!

CIE AAS graduates are also eligible for the Certified Broadcast Technologist certification from the Society of Broadcast Engineers (SBE).

SBE is the only organization devoted to the advancement of all levels and types of broadcast engineering. With more than 5,000 members and more than 100 local chapters, SBE helps you keep pace with this rapidly changing industry.

Certification enables employers to separate knowledgeable job applicants from those with less training and skills.

Study when it's convenient for you!

You can start this program at anytime. One of the advantages of enrolling with CIE is that you can study when it's convenient for you.

We can accommodate almost any arrangement that suits you best and with our generous time allotment of eight 24 week terms for the A.A.S. Degree you can be assured to have enough time to complete your program.

Special Offer to New Students - April 1st - April 30th!

Enroll on-line or call CIE at (800) 243-6446 to enroll in CIE’s Associate In Applied Science In Electronic $10 down and save 40% off standard tuition!

Finance your degree with low monthly payments of only $100.

Student Textbook Responsibilities

Students are responsible for purchasing a limited number of textbooks for this course that are not included in tuition. Please call an Admissions Advisor at (800) 243-6446 if you have any questions. (Additional shipping charges may apply.)

Textbook Buyback Program

Some lesson modules in this course include textbooks that would qualify for our Textbook Buyback Program.

CIE’s Textbook Buyback Program enables you to sell your textbooks back to CIE for tuition credit once you are finished with your learning module. They must be in a like-new appearance with no marks, tears or folds.

You are under no obligation to use this service but if you don’t want to keep your textbooks for reference we’ll be happy to buy them back and give you tuition credit. You can start this program at any time during your course.

Preview the Electronic Engineering lesson titles

Complete lesson listing of the Associate in Applied Science in Electronic Engineering Technology degree.

Number of Lessons: 254 (106 credit hours)

Time Allowed: Maximum of 8 terms of study of 24 weeks each

Lesson Titles