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2017-2018 SLCC General Catalog
Salt Lake Community College
   
 
  Oct 23, 2017
 
2017-2018 SLCC General Catalog 
  
2017-2018 SLCC General Catalog

Electronics Technician: CP (Competency-Based)(CTE)


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Certificate of Proficiency | 815 Clock Hours

School of Applied Technology
Program Location
Westpointe Center, Room 216
General Information (801) 957-7522
Program Information (801) 957-3354
Program Website
Academic and Career Advising
Academic Advisor Hector Cando, South Campus M-1-061J, (801) 957-3112

Program Faculty
Associate Professors − Gilbert Ulibarri
Assistant Professor - Mike Wood
Adjunct Instructor − Michael Barela, Maria Raikh

Program Description
This program provides a solid foundation for students desiring to enter the Electronics Technician fields, the program is designed to be a balanced blend of theory and hands-on activities, project-based learning is emphasized. The program covers the basic theory, laws, circuits, and fundamentals of AC/DC, Analog devices/circuits, and Digital electronics.  In addition, the students will learn how to use various instrumentation for testing, troubleshooting/repair of electronic circuits and systems. This course also covers electronic components, how they function, data-sheets, schematic symbols/diagrams, and device testing. All courses include experiments, circuit bread-board construction, and structured lesson plans. The program also includes the Electronics Technician International Certified Electronics Technician course (CET), which is designed to review and prepare for the examination, which will represent a student’s knowledge and ability.  The program has a solid Electronics core and allows the selection of several electives for a direction or interest in a specific field of the industry. The program outcomes are designed to provide the Students the skills and competencies required of an Electronic Technician to understand, service, maintain, troubleshoot, and repair modern electronic circuits and systems.

Career Opportunities
There are many industry sector areas, such as service, manufacturing, and research. The titles vary, and usually reflect the specifics occupation and business. Since these have a similar skill set, it is easy to move into new opportunities. Such career opportunities are an Electronics Technician, Engineering Technician, Electronics Engineering Technician, Test Technician, Technician, Refurbish Technician (Refurb Tech), Electrical Technician, Electronics Test Technician, Engineering Aide, and Failure Analysis Technician (FA Technician).

For state and national occupation information, visit O*Net OnLine and enter the following O*Net code(s):

  • 17-3023.01 - Electronics Engineering Technicians
  • 17-3024.00 Electro-Mechanical Technician
  • 17-3029.04 - Electronics Engineering Technologists
  • 49-2011.00 Computer, Automated Teller, and Office Machine Repairer
  • 49-9062.00 Medical Equipment Repairer
  • 49-2093.00 - Electrical and Electronics Installers and Repairers, Transportation Equipment
  • 49-2094.00 - Electrical and Electronics Repairers, Commercial and Industrial Equipment
  • 49-2097.00 Electronic Home Entertainment Equipment Installers and Repairers

Program Entry Requirements
Students must demonstrate basic education skills as assessed by the Test of Adult Basic Education (TABE):

  • Reading: 8.0
  • Math: 10.00

Ability to distinguish differences in color.

Basic Computer Literacy required. Please see the department or department website for entry-level requirements.

Estimated Cost for Students
Please visit the program website for up-to-date cost information.

Estimated Time to Completion
815 Clock Hours

Specialized Accreditation
The KECT 0151 Fiber Optics Installer Certification  course, an elective for this program is an approved training and certification course thru Electronics Technician Association International.

Program Student Learning Outcomes Related College-Wide Student Learning Outcomes
  1 - Acquire substantive knowledge
2 - Communicate effectively
3 - Develop quantitative literacies
4 - Think critically & creatively
5 - Become a community engaged learner
6 - Work in professional & constructive manner
7 - Develop computer & information literacy
The student will be able to demonstrate proficiency in the knowledge of Basic Computer Literacy concepts. 1, 2, 4, 5, 6, 7
The student will be able to demonstrate the ability to perform basic thru-hole and surface mount soldering for electronic assemblies. 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7
The student will be able to utilize Technical Writing concepts, applying knowledge to demonstration and usage of lab reports, proposals, communications, and engineering lab project reports and related documentation. 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7
The student will be able to demonstrate DC Fundamentals & Circuits concepts, electrical theory, calculations, circuit and component characteristics, circuit construction, test/measurements, schematics, troubleshooting, DC power supplies usage, DMM and analysis. 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7
The student will be able to demonstrate AC Fundamentals & Circuits concepts, electrical theory, calculations, circuit and component characteristics, circuit construction, test/measurements, schematics, troubleshooting, usage of Oscilloscopes/Function Generator/ Frequency Counter/DMM and analysis. 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7
The student will be able to demonstrate Analog Devices & concepts, electrical theory, calculations, circuit and component characteristics, circuit construction, test/measurements, schematics, troubleshooting, Data sheets/pin-outs/electrical specifications, Active device handling precautions, Programmable Field Analog Devices and analysis.  1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7
The student will be able to demonstrate Digital Circuits & Application Fundamentals & concepts, electrical theory, calculations, circuit and component characteristics, circuit simplification, Boolean Algebra, circuit construction, test/measurements, schematics, troubleshooting, logic analyzers/logic probe usage, Programmable Logic Devices, and analysis of timing diagrams. 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7
The student will be able to demonstrate knowledge at an Associate Technician level, by obtaining CET certification. 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7
The student will be able to demonstrate a working knowledge of Test & Measurement Instrumentation concepts, competencies, utilize all features and functions of Oscilloscopes, Waveform Generators, DMM, Logic analyzers, and Spectrum Analyzers, as well as what is current in the Test & Measurement Industry.  1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7

The student will be able to demonstrate Fiber Optics knowledge by performing various hands-on projects, splicing, installing connectors, and OTDR testing. Obtaining Fiber Optics Installer Certification (FOI) is another major demonstration of proficiency.

Note: Relative to selected Elective Courses.

1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7

The student will be able to demonstrate Microprocessor fundamentals, hardware and software, assembly language programming, interface hardware, and how to load, edit and debug program code.  

Note: Relative to selected Elective Courses.

1, 2, 4, 5, 6, 7

The student will be able to demonstrate Embedded Controllers fundamentals, Including, hardware design, programming of controllers, interfacing and loading, editing, and debugging of program code.

Note: Relative to selected Elective Courses.

1, 2, 4, 5, 6, 7

The student will be able to demonstrate troubleshooting concepts, principles, techniques, and procedures for troubleshooting electronics circuits and equipment. Demonstration of proper selection and usage of various test equipment and schematic/block diagram documentation.

Note: Relative to selected Elective Courses.

1, 2, 4, 5, 6, 7

The student will be able to demonstrate usage of LabVIEW to create and utilize the application features for data acquisition, analysis, display applications, charts, graphs and buttons. Use the programming structures and data types, Apply basic design templates and architectures for applications, use various editing and debugging techniques, Create their own Vis, and obtain LabVIEW Associate Developer Certification.

Note: Relative to selected Elective Courses.

1, 2, 4, 5, 6, 7

The student will be able to demonstrate knowledge and application of RF Communications Principles, AM/FM, phase, pulse modulation, transmission lines/antennae, satellite transmission/reception, receivers/transmitters, analog/digital television, telephony, data, and GPS.

Note: Relative to selected Elective Courses.

1, 2, 4, 5, 6, 7

The student will be able to demonstrate knowledge and usage of Programmable Logic Controllers, aspects of programming, installation, maintaining procedures and hardware components. Development of wiring diagrams, Ladder Logic Programs, Programming of Timers, Counters, Data Manipulation, Sequencer and Shift Register Instructions. Troubleshooting of process control, Network Systems, SCADA and usage of the CLX Controllers.

Note: Relative to selected Elective Courses.

1, 2, 4, 5, 6, 7

The student will be able to demonstrate a knowledge of IPC J-STD 001F and IPC/WHMA-A-620B by obtaining CIS Certification.

Note: Relative to selected IPC Elective Courses.

1, 2, 4, 5, 6, 7
The student will be able to demonstrate and acquire specialized knowledge related to a Cooperative Externship.  1, 2, 4, 5, 6, 7
Demonstrate ability to complete a job application, utilize networking skills for job search, produce a resume/electronics, and demonstration of interviewing skills.    1, 2, 4, 5, 6, 7
The student will be able to demonstrate the ability to perform basic thru-hole and surface mount soldering for electronic assemblies. 1, 2, 4, 5, 6, 7

Advising Notes:


Stand-alone or specific needs - All courses need to have their prerequisites confirmed by the Electronics department. Students must e-mail transcripts, etc., to dept. before registration/scheduling is approved. TABE Levels must be met for all students, with exception of specifics in student policy and procedures. 

Additional Program Notes:


Students can submit requests for prior education and/or work experience for program substitutions and/or waivers. All requests must have official support documentation, transcripts, industry certifications and or work records required. Student should make this request if possible before start of program.

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