Embedded Systems, Associate in Science Degree
Banner Code: 1_AS_ELES
Control Number: 41487
Financial Aid Eligible
The Embedded Systems Associate of Science degree provides an opportunity for students interested in working in embedded systems to earn an associate's degree. This degree is geared towards students who want to take their programming and circuit building skills to the next level. Students will become proficient in programming a variety of microcontrollers to perform tasks in an embedded application in C-based programming languages. Students who have obtained this certificate will be proficient at the use of multimeters and oscilloscopes to analyze circuit design and troubleshoot problems. Students will gain familiarity with digital communication protocols. This certificate is designed to teach students the skills necessary to build a career working with embedded electronics commonly found in consumer devices, IoT-connected devices, and autonomous vehicles.
Students earning this degree are encouraged to pursue a bachelor's degree in an Electrical Engineering or Computer Science discipline.
Students must complete the Robotics Technician Certificate of Achievement (12-13 units) as a prerequisite to entry into the Embedded Systems program.
- Students will acquire skills necessary to program common microcontrollers using C.
- Students will gain familiarity with different communication protocols to interface between electronic systems.
- Students will be proficient at using multimeters, oscilloscopes, and spectrum analyzers to analyze circuits.
- Students will acquire the skills necessary to methodically identify problems in circuits and propose solutions.
Robotics Technician Certificate of Achievement (12-13 Units)
|ELEC A100||Electronic Problem Solving||3-4|
|or MATH A115||College Algebra|
|or MATH A120||Trigonometry|
|ELEC A111||D.C. Circuits||3|
|ELEC A121||Robotics 1- Mechanics & Design||3|
|ELEC A122||Robotics 2- Sensors, Control Theory, and Programming||3|
|ELEC A102||Safety, Maintenance, and Calibration||1|
|ELEC A103||Computer Hardware Configuration & Diagnostics||3|
|or ELEC A290||Electronic Troubleshooting|
|ELEC A223||Embedded Control Systems||4|
|ELEC A224||Digital Communication Systems||3|
|Required Course Units||11|
|Minimum Program Major Units||23-24|
|AS General Education Option 1, 2, or 3||Varies|
|Transferable electives to satisfy unit requirement||Varies|
|Total Degree Units||60|