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Signal Technician Certificate Engineering and Applied Technology Total Units: 20
Term Effective: Fall 2020


The Signal Technician certificate of achievement will train students to repair, test, adjust, and install electronic equipment, such as industrial controls, transmitters, and antennas. Course requirements will cover assembly, testing, and troubleshooting of automation devices as well as programmable logic controller programs, their installation and related maintenance.

Program Student Learning Outcomes:

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

  1. Evaluate transmission signals, transmission lines, and antennas.
  2. Analyze and measure the characteristics of typical DC and AC circuits.
  3. Apply multimeter and oscilloscope measurement techniques to solid state circuits.
  4. Build an electronic device using a schematic and device specifications.
  5. Install and test the operation of a ladder logic Program for a PLC.
  6. Design and program LabVIEW virtual instruments.

Program Requirements:

The requirements for the Signal Technician Certificate program are:

  • Complete 20 units from
    • Signal Technician Requirements

Signal Technician Requirements - complete 20.00 units
ELEC 54ADirect and Alternating Current Theory3.00
ELEC 54BFundamentals of Electronic Devices3.00
ELEC 64AElectronic Construction 12.00
ELEC 88Computer Hardware3.00
ELEC 153Programmable Logic Controllers3.00
ELEC 167Radio Frequency and Wireless Communications3.00
ELEC 180LabVIEW for Technicians3.00

Term Effective: Fall 2020

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.

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.

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