Electronic technicians are employed by industrial firms in the design, development and service of electronic products. The main emphasis of this program is to analyze, design and troubleshoot electronic circuitry. Starting with a strong foundation in basic electronics, it continues into a comprehensive, in-depth preparation for a wide variety of job opportunities.

This broad base gives graduates flexibility in the type of employment they choose. This program includes digital electronics, microprocessors, computer repair, computer networks, radio and video systems, automated systems, robotics, programmable logic controller and associated sensors and security systems. A systematic approach to trouble analysis is an important trait for success in the field.

Students are encouraged to pursue nationally recognized certifications including Cisco's CCNA certification, the Computing Technology Industry Association A+ certification, Certified Electronics Technician, and IPC certification.

Both electronics programs require the same core courses for the first two semesters. Students choose between Electronics Technicians and Wireless Communications near the end of the second semester.

 
Course Outline
 
Required Courses
(13 Courses)
Course
Number
Course Title Credits
CST 1025 Network Basics
CST 1794 Introduction to Programming
ELEC 1602 Soldering and Cable Assembly
ELEC 1814 Electronics 1
ELEC 1815 Electronics 2
ELEC 1816 Electronics 3
ELEC 1817 Transistor Fundamentals
ELEC 2414 Solid State Application
ELEC 2424 Troubleshooting Techniques
ELEC 2524 Electronic Projects
ELEC 2624 Microcontrollers
ENGT 1203 Control Systems I
ENGT 1211 Industrial Electricity
Total Credits: 35  
 
Elective Courses
(select 10 credits from the courses below)
Course
Number
Course Title Credits
CST 1001 Solving Computer Problems
CST 1700 CCNA R & S Introduction to Networks
CST 1794 Introduction to Programming
ELEC 1204 Control System I Lab
ELEC 1818 Advanced DC Circuits
ELEC 1819 Advanced Transistor Fundamentals
ELEC 2211 Digital Logic I
ELEC 2212 Digital Logic I Lab
ELEC 2313 Introduction to RF Communications
ELEC 2612 Digital Logic II
ELEC 2614 Electronic Product Development and Manufacturing
ELEC 2800 Fundamental Principles of Light and Electro-Optics
ELEC 2805 Elements of Photonics
ELWC 2910 Wireless Internship 1-6*
ENGT 2203 Control Systems II
ENGT 2950 Special Projects/Topics 1-6*
GSWS 1451 First Aid/Safety
Total Credits: 10  
 
Goal Area 1: Communications
(select 3 credits from the courses below)
Choose one of the following:
Course
Number
Course Title Credits
CMST 121 Introduction to Communication
ENGL 121 College Composition I - Critical Reading & Writing
Total Credits: 3  
 
Goal Area 3: Natural Sciences
(select 4 credits from the courses below)
Choose one of the following:
Course
Number
Course Title Credits
PHYS 100 Concepts in Physics
PHYS 101 College Physics
Total Credits: 4  
 
Goal Area 4: Mathematics/Logical Reasoning
(select 4 credits from the courses below)
Choose one of the following:
Course
Number
Course Title Credits
MATH 109 Elements of Algebra & Trigonometry
MATH 112 College Algebra
Total Credits: 4  
 
General Education Elective Course List
General Education courses must be selected from at least three (3) of the ten (10) goal areas of the Minnesota Transfer curriculum. Elective courses can be taken from any of the goal areas.
See your advisor to select courses that fulfill this requirement.
Total Credits: 4  
 
Total AAS Degree Credits: 60  

*Credits for this course are variable. See your Advisor about this course.