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Electronics Technology Diploma

Offered at the Following Campus

Program Overview

The Electronics Technology diploma program is a sequence of courses designed to prepare students for entry-level positions as electronic technicians. Learning opportunities develop academic, technical, and professional knowledge and skills required for job acquisition, retention, and advancement. The program emphasizes a combination of electronic theory and practical applications necessary for successful employment. Program graduates are to be competent in the general areas of communications, math, and interpersonal relations. Final exams for the four major electronics areas are the Electronics Systems Associate ESA-1 through ESA-4 exams.

The standard curriculum for the Electronics Technology diploma program is designed for the semester system. Students may enter the program beginning any semester. The program generally takes 4 semesters to complete. The program requires completion of the 42 credit hours in the Electronics Fundamentals diploma plus an additional 16 to 18 credit hours in one of the specialization areas. To graduate, students must earn a minimum of 58 credit hours for the industrial electronics option or a minimum of 60 credit hours for the computer electronics option.

Entrance Requirements

  • Submit a completed application;
  • Be at least 16 years of age;
  • Submit official high school transcript or GED transcript;
  • Submit official college transcripts, if applicable;
  • Meet the following assessment requirements.

Test

Reading

Writing

Numerical

Algebra

ASSET

38

37

 

36

COMPASS

70

32

 

28

SAT

 

430

400

 

ACT

13

12

17

 

GAHSGT

235

235

   

Course Overview

Contact Minutes
Credit Hours
Curriculum Outline (56 - 58 hours)
General Core Courses (10 hours)

(Prerequisite: None) This course is designed to provide tools to assist students to acquire skills necessary to achieve academic and professional success in their chosen occupational/technical program of study. Topics include:  Getting off to a Good Start, Learning and Personality Styles, Time and Money Management, Study and Test Taking Skills, Stress Management and Wellness, Communication Skills, and Career Exploration.

(Prerequisite: Provisional admission) Emphasizes human relations and professional development in today's rapidly changing world that prepares students for living and working in a complex society. Topics include human relations skills, job acquisition skills and communication, job retention skills, job advancement skills, and professional image skills.
3
2250
(Prerequisite: ENGL 0097 OR Appropriate Placement Test Score AND READ 0097 OR Appropriate Placement Test Score) Emphasizes the development and improvement of written and oral communication abilities. Topics include analysis of writing, applied grammar and writing skills, editing and proofreading skills, research skills, and oral communication skills.
Choose One: (3 hours)
3
2250

(Prerequisites: MATH 0097 OR Appropriate arithmetic placement test score.) Emphasizes the application of basic mathematical skills used in the solution of occupational and technical problems. Topics include fractions, decimals, percents, ratios and proportions, measurement and conversion, geometric concepts, technical applications, and basic statistics.

MATH
1013
3
2250
(Prerequisites: MATH 0098 OR Appropriate algebra placement test score.) Emphasizes concepts and operations which are applied to the study of algebra. Topics include basic mathematical concepts, basic algebraic concepts, and intermediate algebraic concepts.
MATH
1111
3
2250

(Prerequisites: Appropriate algebra placement test score) Emphasizes techniques of problem solving using algebraic concepts. Topics include fundamental concepts of algebra, equations and inequalities, functions and graphs, and systems of equations; optional topics include sequences, series, and probability or analytic geometry.

Occupational Courses (30 hours)
3
3750
(Prerequisite: Provisional admission) Introduces the fundamental concepts, terminology, and operations necessary to use computers. Emphasis is placed on basic functions and familiarity with computer use. Topics include an introduction to computer terminology, the Windows environment, Internet and email, word processing software, spreadsheet software, database software, and presentation software.
1
1500
(Prerequisites: Provisional admission) Develops the ability to solder and de-solder connectors, components, and printed circuit boards using industry standards. Topics include: safety practices, soldering, de-soldering, anti-static grounding, and surface mount techniques.
6
5250

(Prerequisites: Degree - MATH 1111, Diploma - MATH 1013) This course provides instruction in the theory and practical application of simple and complex direct current circuitry. Topics include laboratory safety practices and procedures, electrical laws and principles, DC test equipment, basic series, parallel and combination circuits, complex series and parallel circuits, and DC theorems.

7
6750
(Prerequisites: ELCR 1010) This course introduces the theory and application of varying sine wave voltages and current, and continues the development of AC concepts with emphasis on constructing, verifying, and troubleshooting reactive circuits using RLC theory and practical application. Topics include AC wave generation, frequency and phase relationship, impedance, admittance and conductance, power factors, reactive components, simple RLC circuits, AC circuit resonance, passive filters, and non-sinusoidal wave forms.
5
4500
(Prerequisites: ELCR 1020) This course provides instruction in the theory and application of solid state devices in the electronics industry. Emphasis is placed on the physical characteristics and uses of solid state devices. Topics include PN diodes, power supplies, voltage regulation, bipolar junction theory and application, field effect transistors, and special applications.
(Prerequisites: ELCR 1020) (Co-requisites: ELCR 1030) This course is designed to provide sufficient coverage of digital electronics and microprocessor fundamentals. Digital fundamentals will introduce basic topics such as binary topics such as binary arithmetic, logic gates and truth tables, Boolean algebra and minimization techniques, logic families, and digital test equipment. Upon completion of the foundational digital requirements, a more advanced study of digital devices and circuits will include such topics as flip-flops, counters, multiplexers and de-multiplexers, encoding and decoding, displays, and analog to digital and digital to analog conversions. Students will also explore the basic architecture and hardware concepts of the microprocessor.
3
3000
(Prerequisites: ELCR 1030) Provides in-depth instruction on the characteristics and applications of linear integrated circuits. Topics include: operational amplifiers, timers, and three-terminal voltage regulators.
Specialization Area - Choose One Of The Following Specializations: (16 - 18 hours)
Computer Electronics (18 hours)
CIST
1001
4
4500
(Prerequisites: None) Provides an overview of information systems, computers and technology. Topics include: Information Systems and Technology Terminology, Computer History, Data Representation, Data Storage Concepts, Fundamentals of Information Processing, Fundamentals of Information Security, Information Technology Ethics, Fundamentals of Hardware Operation, Fundamentals of Networking, Fundamentals of the Internet, Fundamentals of Software Design Concepts, Fundamentals of Software, (System and Application), System Development Methodology, Computer Number Systems conversion (Binary and Hexadecimal), Mobile computing.
(Prerequisites: Program Admission) This course serves to provide students with the knowledge of the fundamentals of computer technology, networking, and security along with the skills required to identify hardware, peripheral, networking, and security components with an introduction to the fundamentals of installing and maintaining computers. Students will develop the skills to identify the basic functionality of the operating system, perform basic troubleshooting techniques, utilize proper safety procedures, and effectively interact with customers and peers. This course is designed to help prepare students for the CompTIA A+ certification examination.
3
3750
(Prerequisites: None) Provides an overview of modern operating systems and their use in home and small business environments. Activities will utilize the graphical user interface (GUI) and command line environment (CLI This will include operating system fundamentals; installing, configuring, and upgrading operating systems; managing storage, file systems, hardware and system resources; troubleshooting, diagnostics, and maintenance of operating systems; and networking.
(Prerequisites: Program Admission) Introduces networking technologies and prepares students to take the CompTIA's broad-based, vendor independent networking certification exam, Network +. This course covers a wide range of material about networking, including local area networks, wide area networks, protocols, topologies, transmission media, and security. Focuses on operating network management systems, and implementing the installation of networks. It reviews cabling, connection schemes, the fundamentals of the LAN and WAN technologies, TCP/IP configuration and troubleshooting, remote connectivity, and network maintenance and troubleshooting. Topics include: basic knowledge of networking technology, network media and topologies, network devices, network management, network tools and network security.
(Prerequisites: None) This course provides a broad overview of information security. It covers terminology, history, security systems development and implementation. Student will also cover the legal, ethical, and professional issues in information security.
Industrial Electronics (16 hours)
ELCR
2110
3
3750
(Prerequisites: ELCR 1030) Introduces industrial process control applications with an emphasis on sensors and signal conditioning. Topics include: symbols and drawing standards, control techniques, sensors and signal conditioning, and ISA and other relevant standards.
ELCR
2120
3
3750
(Prerequisites: ELCR 1030) Introduces the application of motor controls in the industrial environment. Topics include: AC/DC motors, AC/DC drives, MCC and contractors, NEC and NEMA standards, ladder diagrams, and power sources.
3
3750
(Prerequisites: ELCR 1030) Provides the basic skills and techniques used in industrial application of programmable controls. Topics include: controller hardware, programming, PC applications, and troubleshooting.
ELCR
2140
2
2250
(Prerequisites: Program admission) Develops knowledge and skills necessary to transmit mechanical power using common industrial linkage types. Emphasis is placed on use of mechanical devices in combination with electronic controls. Topics include: linkages, motion analysis, gear drives, and preventative maintenance.
ELCR
2150
2
2250
(Prerequisites: Program admission) Provides an overview of fluid power operation as applied to industrial electronics. Emphasis is placed on the interfacing of electronic and fluidic systems. Topics include: safety, fluid dynamics, hydraulics, pneumatics, air logic, and electrical interfacing.
(Prerequisites: ELCR 2130, ELCR 2140, ELCR 2150) This course continues an earlier study of microprocessor fundamentals and introduces robotic theory and application. Topics include the microprocessor instruction set, programming and debugging applications and troubleshooting, microprocessor applications for embedded systems, basic DSP concepts, robotic terminology and languages, and robotic programming.