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Electronic Technology: Automated Tests and Controls Certificate Engineering and Applied Technology Total Units: 9
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Term Effective: Fall 2013


The Automated Tests and Controls Skills Certificate provides skills needed to develop, maintain and troubleshoot computer based testing and control systems. These skills enhance the basic training necessary to perform the work of an electronic technician in both traditional engineering environments and service-related environments. This program was developed in response to request from local high tech manufacturing companies that have a need for electronics technicians trained in specific software tools such as Programmable Logic Controllers and National Instruments LabVIEW development software.
For students interested in an Associate Degree, an Electronics major is available. Please visit the Applied Technology Website for more information.

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 analog, digital and computer based test equipment.
  2. Use computers to monitor and regulate processes and equipment, and to generate reports.
  3. Upgrade and maintain both internal and external computer peripherals used for testing and data acquisition.
  4. Develop, implement and troubleshoot LabVIEW programs for the purpose of analyzing and controlling virtual and electro-mechanical devices.
  5. Create circuit simulations with Multisim for the purpose of testing circuit designs.
  6. Write complex programs for Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC).
  7. Identify and troubleshoot PLC program problems.

Recommended Sequence of Courses

Students interested in a suggested order for taking classes in this program, please view the recommended course sequence.

Program Requirements:

The requirements for the Electronic Technology: Automated Tests and Controls Certificate program are:

  • Complete 9 units from
    • Electronic Technology: Automated Tests and Controls Requirement

Electronic Technology: Automated Tests and Controls Requirement - complete 9.00 units
ELEC 88Computer Hardware3.00
ELEC 153Programmable Logic Controllers3.00
ELEC 180Digital Tools for Electronics3.00

Term Effective: Fall 2013

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 2017

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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