Electronics Technology A.A.S. (ELE)
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.
This program is designed to prepare the student for employment as an electronic technician. Graduates will assist engineers in the design, construction, testing, and repair of electronic systems.
Jobs for which graduates are expected to be qualified include technical investigator, electronics technician, computer service technician, quality control, electronic equipment installer, technical writer, engineering assistant in products development, navigational equipment technician, and sales representative.
Upon successful completion of this program, graduates will be able to:
- connect components into basic electrical circuits and use multimeters to verify circuit operation.
- 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.
- use a Programmable Controller to set up a specific process to control operations.
- use electrophysical sensors to measure such conditions as light, heat, pressure, and motion to control and operate power devices.
- use operational amplifiers as a component in a variety of circuits, such as amplifiers, regulators, and active filters.
- analyze and repair defective circuits in test equipment, control devices, and consumer electronic systems.
- explain the methods used to transmit and receive radio waves containing intelligence pulse, tone, voice, and coded signals.
- describe the operation of cellular communications.
- demonstrate effective communication skills by writing technical reports based on laboratory experiences.
- demonstrate critical thinking/problem solving abilities by analyzing a nonfunctioning 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 and apply mathematical quantitative reasoning to design basic functional electronic circuits.
- demonstrate use of computer electrical/electronic drafting packages by drawing circuit diagrams and laying out a printed circuit board.
- demonstrate use of computer software packages by simulating circuit operations and obtaining valid circuit parameters.