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Electronic Technology Fundamentals Certificate Engineering and Applied Technology Total Units: 8
Term Effective: Fall 2018


The Electronic Technology Fundamentals Skills Certificate offers students the basic foundation to perform the work of an electronic technician in both traditional engineering environments and service related environments. Electronic 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 often works under the direction of engineering staff. Non-traditional areas include such things as biomedical instrument repairs, alternative energy installation and repair,field service, and installations. Our courses prepare students to succeed in applying the fundamental principles and practices of electronic technology to a variety of job settings.

Program Student Learning Outcomes:

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

  1. Perform measurements of voltage, current and resistance using laboratory test equipment;
  2. Apply the principles of Direct and Alternating Current theory to electronic circuits;
  3. Apply the Scientific Method to the investigation and evaluation of electronic circuits, and summarize the results in written technical format;
  4. Analyze and test solid state devices and circuits;
  5. Identify, analyze, and test Operational Amplifier circuits; and
  6. Test, align, and troubleshoot various complex electronic circuits.

Program Requirements:

The requirements for the Electronic Technology Fundamentals Certificate program are:

  • Complete 8 units from
    • Electronic Technology Fundamentals Requirements

Electronic Technology Fundamentals Requirements - complete 8.00 units
ELEC 54ADirect and Alternating Current Theory3.00
ELEC 54BFundamentals of Electronic Devices3.00
ELEC 64AElectronic Construction 12.00

Term Effective: Fall 2018

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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