Electronic Controls Technician

Electronic Engineering Technology
Comprehensive, Hands-on, Career-oriented curriculum!
SOLID education designed by electronic engineering industry leaders!

The Anoka Technical College Electronic Engineering Technology (EET) program offers Electronic Controls Technician a degree in  Associate in Applied Science (AAS).

The Electronic Controls associate in applied science (AAS) degree emphasis is a 72-credit program. The program combines a thorough understanding of how computers and machines communicate as well as system level troubleshooting, modular machine design, and a solid education in electronic engineering technology fundamentals. Students are prepared to integrate software design with hardware design and how to analyze and implement feedback control systems (automation).

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Some courses may require an Accuplacer score or completion of basic math, basic English, and/or reading courses with a “C” or better.


 Electronic Technician Core
 ETEC1101  DC Electrical Theory/Lab
 ETEC1111  AC Electrical Theory/Lab
 ETEC1201  Solid State Electronic Devices
 ETEC1240  Introduction to Computers for Technical Users 3
 ETEC1250  Digital I
 ETEC1270  Technical Documentation Lab
 ETEC1300  Op-Amps and Linear Integrated Circuits
 ETEC2010  Basic Wireless Communications
 ETEC2070  Programmable Logic Controllers (PLCs)
 ETEC2137  Computer Controlled Systems Integrating LabVIEW
 ETEC2147  Data Acquisition and Signal Conditioning
Electronic Controls Technician Emphasis
 ETEC2142  C++ Programming Incorporating Microcontrollers
 ETEC2161  Automation and Industrial Controls
 ETEC2171  Electronic(s) Capstone Project
 ETEC2175  Electronics Capstone Design and Documentation
 ETEC2275  A+ Computer Troubleshooting & Networking for Automation
General Education/MnTC Requirements
Fifteen (15) general education credits of Minnesota Transfer Curriculum (MnTC) are required. Student is required to take:
 *MATH1700  Pre - Calculus (approved MnTC Goal Area Four)

The remaining ten (10) credits must be taken from the Minnesota Transfer Curriculum (MnTC).

*Additional MATH courses may be needed to prepare for Pre-Calculus.

See your program advisor for additional information.

Program Sequence

Please see Advisor for Course Sequence

Graduation Requirements

All Anoka Technical College students seeking an Associate in Applied Science (AAS), diploma, or certification must meet the Grade Point Average (GPA) of 2.0 or higher. Please contact your advisor for any further program graduation requirements.

NOTE: Program plans are subject to change. Please contact your program advisor for the most current program information.

Transfer Opportunities

The Anoka Technical College Electronic Controls Technician emphasis associate in applied science (AAS) program has credit transferability to the A+ Personal Computer Support Technician diploma; Computer Servicing/Networking Technician associate in applied science (AAS); Electronic Controls Technician emphasis associate in applied science (AAS); Special Electronics Technician diploma; Electronic Technician diploma; Computer Servicing/Networking Technician diploma, Special Electronics Technician diploma, and Electric Certificate I, and Electronic Certificate II programs.

For students who want to continue their education and obtain their four-year degree, the Electronic Engineering Technology (EET) program, has articulation agreements with Minnesota State University (Mankato), Minnesota State University (Moorhead), Bemidji State University, and University of Minnesota Crookston. Students can complete most of these four-year degrees through online courses.

To see how this program transfers to other programs, review the Anoka Tech articulation agreements at Minnesota Transfer. Articulation agreements are transfer agreements with specific programs and partnering schools. These agreements detail how specific courses transfer to a specific program at the partnering school. For a complete list of Anoka Tech’s articulation agreements listed by program please see this Minnesota Transfer link.

This program may also include Minnesota Transfer Curriculum (MnTC) courses. MnTC courses transfer to meet MnTC general education courses throughout the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities (MnSCU) system. MnTC courses from Anoka Technical College transfer to any MnSCU institution to meet the same goal areas that are met at Anoka Tech.

Students are encouraged to contact the Office of Records and Registration at all transfer schools for details about the institution’s transfer process and policies.

For more information please visit our Transfer page.

Industry Information

As part of the Electronic Engineering Technology (EET) program, Electronic Controls Technician associate in 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, medical equipment servicing or engineering support.


The Anoka Technical College 20-credit Special Electronic Technical emphasis is a great addition to any of the EET programs.

The Special Electronic Technical emphasis is an individualized degree program that requires pre-approval from the electronic engineering department chairperson. See your program advisor for more information.

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


Tom Reid

Daniel Truchon



Fall: August





Tom Reid

Daniel Truchon

Enrollment Services