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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.
*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.
The requirements for the Electronic Technology (AS) program are:
Complete 50 units from
- Electronic Technology (Accelerated) Requirements
- Information Learning Resources Requirement
|Electronic Technology (Accelerated) Requirements - complete 49.00 units|
|ELEC 60||Direct & Alternating Current Theory||5.00|
|ELEC 60L||Direct & Alternating Current Lab||2.00|
|ELEC 61||Fundamentals of Electronic Circuits||5.00|
|ELEC 61L||Fundamental Circuits Lab||2.00|
|ELEC 62||Electronic Circuits Theory||4.00|
|ELEC 63||Electronic Circuit Theory||4.00|
|ELEC 64A||Electronic Construction||2.00|
|ELEC 66||Tests & Measurements/Troubleshooting||4.00|
|ELEC 68A||Pulse and Digital Circuits||3.00|
|ELEC 68B||Pulse & Digital Circuits 2||4.00|
|ELEC 90A||Electronic Mathematics I||3.00|
|ELEC 90B||Electronic Mathematics II||3.00|
|Complete any combination totaling at least 4.00 units from the following:|
|ELEC 67B||Advanced Microwave Systems and Devices||4.00|
|ELEC 68C||Pulse & Digital Circuits 3||4.00|
|Information Learning Resources Requirement - complete 1.00 units|
|Complete any combination totaling at least 1.00 units from the following:|
|LIR 10||Introduction to Information Literacy||1.00|
|LIR 30||Information Literacy for Research Projects||1.00|
|LIR 110||Finding and Using Information||1.00|
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.
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.