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Wireless and Data Communications Engineering Technology, associate degree

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Radiofrequency, microwave, cellular, commercial broadcast – these represent a sample of the communications fields explored as part of PCC’’s Wireless and Data Communications Engineering Technology program. Sound interesting? If so, consider this the beginning of your journey to an exciting career in a burgeoning industry.

Why choose Wireless and Data Communications Engineering Technology at PCC?

The Wireless and Data Communications Engineering Technology option is a unique area within PCC’s historically strong Electronic Engineering Technology (EET) program. The Wireless and Data Communications Engineering Technology option trains students to excel as biomedical electronics technicians through a variety of learning activities in and out of the classroom.

For more than 50 years, our EET program has produced graduates whose superior skills and abilities have helped them obtain excellent jobs and pursue advanced degrees. The difference between the Wireless and Data Communications Engineering Technology option and EET program is small – more than two-thirds of the classes overlap – so you can easily get training in both areas and make yourself more marketable.

  • Our diversified courses, coupled with state-of-the-art technology and equipment, offer you a unique and affordable way to learn the skills that enable you to become an engineering technician.
  • As a graduate of PCC’s Wireless and Data Communications Engineering Technology option, you’ll combine the theoretical knowledge, practical skills, and teamwork required to be a valued member of the industry.
  • Our instructors’ industry experience ensures that you receive training that’s practical, efficient, and effective.

Award information

Degrees and certificates by number of terms to complete
Award Length Financial aid eligible Currently accepting students?
Associate Degree: Wireless and Data Communications Engineering Technology2 years

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Courses

Course listing for the 2020-2021 catalog year.

Plan of Study Grid
First TermCredits
EET 101A Electronic Lab Skills and Equipment 1 1
EET 111 Electrical Circuit Analysis I 5
EET 121 Digital Systems 1 4
MTH 111 College Algebra (Or any course for which MTH 111 is a prerequisite or equivalent placement) * 5
Second Term
EET 101B Electronic Lab Skills and Equipment 2 1
EET 112 Electrical Circuit Analysis II 5
EET 122 Digital Systems 2: Computing Systems 5
EET 188 Industrial Safety 1 1
MTH 112 Elementary Functions * 5
Third Term
EET 113 Electrical Power 5
EET 123 Digital Systems 3: Mixed-Signal Systems 5
EET 178 Computing Environments for Technicians 5
General Education: 1 course
Fourth Term
CIS 179 Data Communication Concepts I 4
EET 221 Semiconductor Devices and Circuits 5
EET 242 Microcontroller and Embedded Systems 4
EET 254 Electronic Engineering Technology Seminar 1
General Education: 1 course
Fifth Term
CIS 188 Introduction to Wireless Networking 4
EET 222 Operational Amplifier Circuits 5
EET 241 Programming for Electronics 4
EET 256A
or EET 280A
EET Capstone Project 1
or Cooperative Education: Electronics Engineering Technology
2
Sixth Term
CIS 189 Wireless Security 4
CIS 278 Data Communication Concepts II 4
EET 223 RF Communications Circuits 5
EET 256B
or EET 280A
EET Capstone Project 2
or Cooperative Education: Electronics Engineering Technology
2
 Total Credits97

What will you do?

Graduates of this program find work as technicians in the manufacturing and service or repair of a variety of finely tuned communications equipment in the fields mentioned above and others – like satellite, radar, and data applications. They also can assist engineers in designing wireless and data communications equipment.

Transfer information

Those interested in continuing their studies can fully transfer to the Electronics Engineering Technology accredited Bachelor of Science program at Oregon Tech (OIT). Many courses transfer to other four-year BSEET programs, as well.

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