Are you intrigued by how electronics work? Then this program might be for you. Electronics is all about the installation, operation, repair, maintenance, calibration, modification and service of electronic circuitry, components and systems. You will also be trained to diagnose problems arising from electro-mechanical malfunctions and often work as part of a design team with engineers or technologists preparing, evaluating and repairing prototypes of electronic equipment.
The Electronics Program aids students in developing the knowledge, skills and abilities needed in order to become a proficient electronics technician in the studentâ€™s desired area of focus. The successful student is proficient with basic electronics measurement instrumentation and understands basic electronics circuitry. In addition to courses and labs, the Electronics Program provides an opportunity for interested students to take Electronics Technician Association (ETA) Certification tests.
The Electronics Program emphasis is on providing the fundamental knowledge needed by a general electronics technician. Ample opportunity for electronics skill development is provided in laboratory courses. Two major areas of emphasis are currently available to electronics students: microcontroller/microprocessor technology and electronic communication technology.
- Electronics Technician
- Biomedical Electronics Technician
- Electronics/Computer Technician
- Electronics Technician-General Electronics Manufacturing
- Consumer Electronics Technician
- Design-Development Technician
- Automation Technician
- Instrumentation Technician
- Electromechanical Technician
- Engineering Aide
- Research Technician
- Robotics Technician
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics the median annual salary for Electronics Technicians is $55,920 per year and expected to increase. (Source: www.bls.gov)
Program Learning Outcomes
Students who complete the program will be able to:
- Demonstrate the proper use of basic electronic test instrumentation including an oscilloscope, a digital volt-ohm meter, a signal generator, and a dual power supply.
- Analyze and explain basic electronic theory including Ohmâ€™s Law, the power formula, and calculation of voltage gain and power gain.
- Identify standard electronic components including resistors, capacitors, inductors, diodes, bipolar transistors, field effect transistors, and integrated circuits.
- Demonstrate the ability to prepare reports that include text, tables, and spreadsheets using productivity software on a computer.