Electronics Technician, AAS

Electronics Technician
This program is designed to give students the technical and interpersonal skills necessary for placement into electronics technician positions. Students gain theoretical knowledge and hands-on experience with both basic and advanced electronics including circuits, controllers, and the machine to system interface. Upon completion of this program, students will be able to
  • Analyze, configure, troubleshoot, and assist in designing and measuring electrical and electronic circuits and systems;
  • Read and describe the characteristics of basic circuitry and compute circuit capacity;
  • Demonstrate wiring design and identify basic electrical components;
  • Troubleshoot analog and digital circuits using standard and specialized test equipment;
  • Program and troubleshoot PLC systems for basic system control;
  • Describe how various industrial processes are coalesced using advanced PLC techniques;
  • Demonstrate the use of electrical, electronic solid state, digital, and pneumatic transmitters in practical process control instrumentation; and
  • Effectively communicate during problem solving and troubleshooting.
CTS Total Credits: 17
Note: Upon completion of the above courses, students are eligible to earn an .   *Indicates prerequisite and/or corequisite needed. Check course description.  
CAS Total Credits: 33
Note: Upon completion of the above courses, students are eligible to earn an .  
Spring Semester
Second Semester Total: 15
AAS Total Credits: 63
1This course may be substituted with WRIT 122, Introduction to Business Writing, which is offered at other colleges in the Montana University System. 2WRIT 101 is the preferred option. RIndicates Related Instruction requirement. *Indicates prerequisite and/or corequisite needed. Check course description.  
Recommended Course Offerings:
Students receiving financial aid or veteran's benefits should check with the Financial Aid Office before registering for recommended courses.  
Admission Guidelines
Proof of a score of 55 (Level 1) or higher in Intro/Beginning Algebra on the FVCC math Placement OR an official copy of a transcript proving "C-"or better in M065, its equivalent, or higher math course. For more information visit  
Opportunities after Graduation
  • Typical wages for electronics technicians are above average both state and nationally.
Advising Information:
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