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
(17 Courses)
Course
Number
Course Title Credits
CST 1794 Introduction to Programming
ELEC 1514 Semiconductors
ELEC 1602 Soldering and Cable Assembly
ELEC 1814 Electronics 1
ELEC 1815 Electronics 2
ELEC 1816 Electronics 3
ELEC 1817 Transistor Fundamentals
ELEC 1818 Advanced DC Circuits
ELEC 1819 Advanced Transistor Fundamentals
ELEC 2211 Digital Logic I
ELEC 2212 Digital Logic I Lab
ELEC 2414 Solid State Application
ELEC 2424 Troubleshooting Techniques
ELEC 2524 Electronic Projects
ELEC 2612 Digital Logic II
ENGT 1203 Control Systems I
ENGT 1211 Industrial Electricity
Total Credits: 45  
 
Elective Courses
(select 12 credits from the courses below)
Course
Number
Course Title Credits
CST 1001 Solving Computer Problems
CST 1700 CCNA R & S Introduction to Networks
ELEC 1204 Control System I Lab
ELEC 2313 Introduction to RF Communications
ELEC 2614 Electronic Product Development and Manufacturing
ELEC 2624 Microcontrollers
ELEC 2900 Internship 1-6*
ENGT 2203 Control Systems II
ENGT 2950 Special Projects/Topics 1-6*
Total Credits: 12  
 
General Studies Applied Required Courses
(6 Courses)
Course
Number
Course Title Credits
GSCM 1122 Applied Oral and Written Communications 2*
GSIS 1502 Human Relations
GSMS 1222 Applied Elementary Algebra
GSMS 1251 Applied Physics
GSWS 1401 Employment Preparation
GSWS 1451 First Aid/Safety
Total Credits: 9  
 
Total Diploma Credits: 66  

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