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
(12 Courses)
Course
Number
Course Title Credits
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 2313 Introduction to RF Communications
ELEC 2414 Solid State Application
ELWC 2633 Wireless Communictions Circuit Analysis
ELWC 2634 Telecommunication Systems
ELWC 2733 Radio Communication System Fundamentals
ELWC 2734 Advanced Radio Communication Systems
Total Credits: 37  
 
Elective Courses
(select 8 credits from the courses below)
Course
Number
Course Title Credits
CST 1001 Solving Computer Problems
CST 1025 Network Basics
CST 1700 CCNA R & S Introduction to Networks
CST 2840 Wireless LAN Networking
CST 2845 VoIP Networking
ELEC 1514 Semiconductors
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 2424 Troubleshooting Techniques
ELEC 2524 Electronic Projects
ELWC 2910 Wireless Internship 1-6*
GSWS 1451 First Aid/Safety
Total Credits: 8  
 
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)
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)
Course
Number
Course Title Credits
MATH 109 Elements of Algebra & Trigonometry
MATH 112 College Algebra
Total Credits: 4  
 
General Education Elective Courses
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.