The electronics program integrates classroom theory and hands-on lab experience to provide the student with the necessary skills for entry-level employment within the electronics industry. Students acquire a broad background in electronics, the ability to work on diverse equipment and systems, and the flexibility to adjust as technology evolves. Students acquire a working knowledge of the most common software used in word processing, spreadsheet and presentation applications. The program emphasizes communication skills (both oral and written) and interpersonal skills that give graduates an edge in the competitive business environment and contribute to their career growth and opportunity for advancement. The Electronics graduate will be able to install, troubleshoot, repair and maintain a variety of electronic equipment and systems.
The Associate of Science Degree Program builds upon the Diploma Program and offers expanded technical training in telecommunications and biomedical technology, as well as, skills in the fields of wireless/telecommunications, automation, and biomedical technologies. Graduates of the Associate of Science Degree Program may find expanded long-term career opportunities in management and upward mobility in the workplace.
Electronics is an essential part of our contemporary life. Businesses and other organizations depend on complex electronic equipment for a variety of functions. Industrial controls automatically monitor and direct production processes on the factory floor. Transmitters, antennae, and receivers provide communication links for many radio stations, television stations, and telephone companies.
Electric power companies use electronic equipment to operate and control generating plants, substations, and monitoring equipment. Hospitals use specialized equipment to control all its functions like medical equipment to monitor patients. The future holds new opportunities in the fields of wireless and Fiber Optic technologies, as well as, computer and automation systems for commercial, residential, and manufacturing industry. These complex pieces of electronic equipment are installed, maintained, and repaired by electrical and electronics technicians.
Graduates of this program may secure entry-level positions as Electronics Technician, Field Service Technician, Installation Technician, Engineering Associate, Biomedical Engineering Technician, Telecommunications Technician, Test Technician, Customer Service Representative and many others.
Training equipment / hardware / software
Students use the following equipment as required throughout the program: standard hand tools, soldering iron, multimeter (analog and digital), dual trace oscilloscopes, signal generators, digital logic probes, analog and digital trainers, AM/FM radio, Pentium based IBM compatible personal computers, peripherals, sensors and transducers, fiber optics, LASERs, and automation equipment. The software includes Windows environments, Microsoft Office products, computer based microcontroller labs and telecommunications labs. All courses incorporate extensive "hands-on" training to reinforce the theory and to provide the students with practical experience in the use of "real world" equipment and troubleshooting techniques.