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Electronics Certificate (ELEC)

Attention This is an overview of the program. The course sequencing is meant to serve as a guideline for your semester planning. Please note that the scheduling of courses, program sequencing and curriculum are subject to change.

Graduates may be employed as electronics technicians. The program below is recommended; however, other courses may be substituted with the approval of the electronics faculty.

Upon successful completion of this program, graduates will be able to:

  • connect components into basic electrical circuits and use multimeters to verify circuit operation.
  • determine how the different configurations of capacitance, inductance, and resistance affect the instantaneous voltages and resultant instantaneous currents.
  • connect digital circuits common to computers such as logic gates, flip flops, counters and arithmetic circuits into functioning circuits.
  • use the instruction set to write assembly language programs to control the operation of the microprocessor.
  • construct and experimentally verify the operation of standard electronic circuits such as power supplies,amplifiers, and oscillators.
  • demonstrate effective communication skills by writing technical reports based on their laboratory experiences.
  • demonstrate critical thinking/problemsolving abilities by analyzing a non-functioning electrical circuit,determining the problem and restoring circuit operation.
  • demonstrate interpersonal relations, teamwork and work ethics through group laboratory projects.
  • demonstrate an ability to use/apply mathematical quantitative reasoning to design basic functional electronic circuits.
  • demonstrate an ability to use and work with computers by writing laboratory reports using a word processing package.
  • demonstrate use of computer software packages by simulating circuit operations and obtaining valid circuit parameters.
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First Semester
Course Number Course Name Course Credits
BGT 110 Fundamentals of Technology 3
ELE 120 DC Circuits 4
Semester Credits 7
Second Semester
Course Number Course Name Course Credits
ELE 130 Digital Fundamentals 4
MAT 130* Industrial Mathematics 3
Semester Credits 7
Third Semester
Course Number Course Name Course Credits
ELE 165 AC Circuits 4
ELE 175 Introduction to Microprocessors 4
ELE 235 Programmable Controllers 2
Semester Credits 10
Fourth Semester
Course Number Course Name Course Credits
ELE 210 Electronic Circuits 4
ELE 275 Integrated Circuits 4
Semester Credits 8
Credit Total 32

NOTE: *A higher level mathematics course will also satisfy the mathematics requirement.

Students pursuing the certificate should note any prerequisites listed for individual courses when planning their program.

Electronics (Certificate)

Approximate Cost of Program

Sponsored    
Books: 1,800 Fees: 864 Tuition: 3,200
Nonsponsored    
Books: 1,800 Fees: 1,152 Tuition: 6,400
Out of State    
Books: 1,800 Fees: 1,440 Tuition: 9,600
Schuylkill    
Books: 1,800 Fees: 1,152 Tuition: 4,800
  • On-Campus Room & Board: Not Offered
  • More cost information can be found here: Tuition & Fees

Length of Program
Intended time to complete: 24 months