This program is designed to give students the technical and interpersonal skills necessaryfor 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.
First Year - Fall Semester
First Semester Total: 17
*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.
- Reading and Writing placement tests are required for entry into the program.
- Applicants not meeting the above requirements may be admitted on an extended track to complete developmental math/communications classes before enrolling in or higher ELCT classes.
Opportunities after Graduation
- Typical wages for electronics technicians are above average both state and nationally.
For more information about this program, contact the advisor.