This program is currently inactive. Catalog rights may apply, see a counselor for more information.
The Electronic Technology Certificate of Achievement program 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 Electronic Technology Extended (Evening) program option is designed for individuals who want to take longer to complete the program due to work commitments. Courses in the Extended option are generally offered in the evenings. In this option, students enroll in fewer classes in a given semester, completing the program over an extended period, typically four years.
Individuals in the Extended (Evening) option may transfer to the Accelerated (Day) program option to complete the certificate more quickly. In this case, students should complete the following sequence of courses (ELEC 70A, 70AL, 191, 70B, and 70BL) in the Extended (Evening) option prior to shifting to the Accelerated (Day) option. Students should then continue by enrolling in ELEC 61 in the Accelerated (Day) option. (ELEC 70A, 70AL, 191, 70B, and 70BL are equivalent to ELEC 60, 60L, 90A and 64A. ELEC 71A, 71AL, 71B, 71BL are equivalent to ELEC 61, 61L, 90B.)
For students interested in an Associate Degree, an Electronics major 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.
*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 tit is very difficult to find applicant 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.
The requirements for the Electronic Technology Evening Program Certificate program are:
Complete 50 units from
- Electronic Technology (Extended) Requirements
|Electronic Technology (Extended) Requirements - complete 50.00 units|
|ELEC 62||Electronic Circuits Theory||4.00|
|ELEC 63||Electronic Circuits Theory||4.00|
|ELEC 66||Tests & Measurements/Troubleshooting||4.00|
|ELEC 68A||Pulse and Digital Circuits||3.00|
|ELEC 68B||Pulse & Digital Circuits||4.00|
|ELEC 70A||Theory of Direct Current||3.00|
|ELEC 70AL||Direct Current Lab||1.00|
|ELEC 70B||Theory of Alternating Current||3.00|
|ELEC 70BL||Alternating Current & Electronic Fabrication Lab||1.00|
|ELEC 71A||Electronic Devices||3.00|
|ELEC 71AL||Electronic Devices Lab||2.00|
|ELEC 71B||Electronic Devices||3.00|
|ELEC 71BL||Electronic Devices Lab||2.00|
|ELEC 91||Electronic Math||3.00|
|Complete any combination totaling at least 4.00 units from the following:|
|ELEC 68C||Pulse & Digital Circuits||4.00|
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.