Electronic Technology (AS) Electronics Total Units: 50.0

Term Effective: Summer 2004

The requirements for this program of study are effective beginning the semester shown above. If you began working on this program before the effective semester, you may not be affected by the changes. Consult with the program contact person or the department chair to determine your eligibility to complete the program under previous requirements.

Term Inactive: Fall 2009

Associate Degree Requirements:

The major is one of several requirements students need to fulfill in order to be awarded the Associate Degree, the highest level of academic achievement recognized by Santa Rosa Junior College. Please note that all of the following requirements must be met in order for the degree to be conferred:

For all students admitted for the Fall 2009 term or any term thereafter, a grade of "C" or better, or "P" if the course is taken on a pass/no pass basis, is required for each course applied toward the major.


The Electronic Technology major prepares individuals for employment as electrical and electronic engineering technicians, with some of the "know why" of the engineer and some of the "know-how" of the craftsman.

The Accelerated (Day) program option allows individuals to complete required courses typically in two years, with full time enrollment and by attending courses offered primarily during the day.

Individuals working full time who desire to complete the program over an extended period of time, may wish to consider the Extended (Evening) program option, instead. Accelerated (Day) program students may transfer to the Extended (Evening) program option after completing the following sequence of courses: (Electronic Technology 60, 60L, 64A, 90A). In this case, students will continue in the Extended (Evening) program by enrolling in ELEC 71A and ELEC 71AL. (ELEC 60, 60AL, 64A, and 90A are equivalent to ELEC 70A, 70AL, 191, 70B and 70BL. ELEC 61, 61L, and 90B are equivalent to ELEC 71A, 71AL, 71B, and 71BL.)

For students interested in a certificate program, an Electronics certificate is available.

Electronic engineering technicians lay out, build, test and modify electronic components, equipment, and systems such as computers, test equipment, and machine tool numerical controls, using principles of electronics, electrical circuitry, engineering, mathematics, and physics. An electronic technician usually works under the direction of engineering staff.

Typical tasks:
*Reviews blueprints, wiring diagrams, schematic drawings, and engineering instructions for assembling electronic units.
*Fabricates parts, such as coils, terminal boards, and chassis, using bench lathes, drills, and other machine tools.
*Assembles electronic components according to engineering instructions and technical manuals, using hand tools and power tools.
*Tests electronic units, using standard test equipment, to evaluate performance and determine needs for adjustment.
*Adjusts and replaces defective circuitry and electronic components, using hand tools and soldering irons.
*Designs basic circuitry and sketches for design documents, as directed by engineers, using drafting instruments and computer aided design equipment.
*Assists engineers in developing testing techniques, laboratory equipment, and installation specifications.

There are approximately 835-1025 electrical and electronic engineering technicians and technologists currently employed in the North Bay counties. Employers generally report that it is very difficult to find applicants who meet their hiring standards. This indicates a very good outlook for qualified job seekers. About 20-25 job openings are projected per year, through 2004, due to a net increase in occupation size. About 20-25 openings per year are projected due to separations (workers retiring or leaving the occupations). Nationwide, overall employment of engineering technicians is expected to increase about as fast as the average for all occupations through 2009. As production of technical products continues to grow, competitive pressures will force companies to improve and update manufacturing facilities and product designs more rapidly than in the past.

Program Requirements:

The requirements for the Electronic Technology Accelerated program are:

  • Complete 50.0 units from
    • Electronic Technology (Accelerated) Requirements
    • Information Learning Resources Requirement

Electronic Technology (Accelerated) Requirements - complete 49.00 units
ELEC 60Direct & Alternating Current Theory5.00
ELEC 60LDirect & Alternating Current Lab2.00
ELEC 61Fundamentals of Electronic Circuits5.00
ELEC 61LFundamental Circuits Lab2.00
ELEC 62Electronic Circuits Theory4.00
ELEC 63Electronic Circuit Theory4.00
ELEC 64AElectronic Construction2.00
ELEC 66Tests & Measurements/Troubleshooting4.00
ELEC 67ACommunications4.00
ELEC 68APulse and Digital Circuits3.00
ELEC 68BPulse & Digital Circuits 24.00
ELEC 90AElectronic Mathematics I3.00
ELEC 90BElectronic Mathematics II3.00
Complete any combination totaling at least 4.00 units from the following:
ELEC 67BAdvanced Microwave Systems and Devices4.00
ELEC 68CPulse & Digital Circuits 34.00
Information Learning Resources Requirement - complete 1.00 units
Complete any combination totaling at least 1.00 units from the following:
LIR 10Introduction to Information Literacy1.00
LIR 30Information Literacy for Research Projects1.00
LIR 110Finding and Using Information1.00

Course Prerequisites and Advisories:

Courses in a program of study may have prerequisites or advisories; that is, courses that must or should be completed before taking that course. Please check for prerequisites or advisories by clicking on the course numbers in the Program Requirements section.

It is important that students who are completing an Associate Degree and desire to transfer to a four-year institution meet with a counselor to plan their lower division coursework. While many majors at SRJC are intended to align with lower division major preparation required by California public universities, specific lower-division major requirements vary among individual campuses. See a counselor, visit the Transfer Center, and check Guides For Transfer in Specific Majors, and ASSIST to review transfer preparation guides for specific schools and majors.


The Electronic Technology program will begin each fall semester. Students interested in preparing for the program are encouraged to take ELEC 51A, 64A, and APTECH 90A or a review course in either algebra or a higher-level math course. Students should possess mechanical and reasoning ability, and be able to work independently. Mechanical drafting and electricity/electronics courses in high school are encouraged. Students should begin the Accelerated program by taking ELEC 60A, 60AL, 90A and 64A.

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