Electronics is a field of technology that is concerned with the installation, operation, repair, maintenance, calibration, modification and service of electronic circuitry, components and systems. Technicians are also trained to diagnose problems arising from electro-mechanical malfunctions and to assist engineers or technologists in preparing prototypes of electronic units or systems.
Graduates of the Electronics program understand the physical sciences, mathematics, applications and customer relations necessary in the installation, construction, programming, operation, maintenance and diagnosis of microcomputers and microprocessor based systems.
Student Learning Outcomes
Students who complete the program will be able to:
- Demonstrate the proper use of basic electronic test instrumentation including an oscilloscope, a digital volt-ohm meter, a signal generator, and a dual power supply.
- Analyze and explain basic electronic theory including Ohm's Law, the power formula, and calculation of voltage gain and power gain.
- Identify standard electronic components including resistors, capacitors, inductors, diodes, bipolar transistors, field effect transistors, and integrated circuits.
- Demonstrate the ability to prepare reports that include text, tables, and spreadsheets using productivity software on a computer.