This program emphasizes understanding of radio frequency fundamentals, employing a systems approach along with component-level troubleshooting and analysis. Systems integration and networking are also studied. This multi-faceted approach to understanding the operation and troubleshooting of communication systems enables graduates to become effective technicians in the wireless industry.

Wireless Communications graduates are currently employed by various wireless companies and government agencies, including Rural Cellular Communications, Nextel, AT & T, Qwest, Nortel, MnDOT, Minneapolis Police Department, Hennepin County Sheriff's Department, the FBI, and many others.

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
(20 Courses)
Course Title Credits
ELEC 1311 Electronics Lab I
ELEC 1312 Practical Electronics Lab II
ELEC 1411 Electronic Circuits I
ELEC 1412 Electronics Circuits II
ELEC 1511 Semiconductors I
ELEC 1512 Semiconductors II
ELEC 1611 Digital Logic I
ELEC 1612 Digital Logic II
ELEC 2313 Introduction to RF Communications
ELEC 2413 Power Supplies
ELEC 2513 Introduction to Microprocessors
ELWC 2633 Wireless Communictions Circuit Analysis
ELWC 2634 Telecommunication Systems
ELWC 2733 Radio Communication System Fundamentals
ELWC 2734 Advanced Radio Communication Systems
ENGL 121 College Composition I - Critical Reading & Writing
GSWS 1451 First Aid/Safety
MATH 112 College Algebra
MATH 116 Trigonometry
PHYS 101 College Physics
Total Credits: 66  
Elective Courses
(these courses are not required but are recommended)
Course Title Credits
ELEC 1712 Networking Concepts
ELEC 2614 Electronic Product Development and Manufacturing
ELEC 2833 Networking Configuration
ELWC 2834 Voice and Radio over IP Networking
ELWC 2934 Wireless Technician Certification
Minnesota Transfer Curriculum
Choose from Goal areas 5 and 6 to complete the MnTC requirements.
See your advisor to select courses that fulfill this requirement.
Total Credits: 6  
Total AAS Degree Credits: 72