Feb 25, 2021  
2019-2020 SLCC General Catalog 

Electronics Communications Technician: CA (Competency-Based)(CTE)

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Certificate of Achievement | 444 Clock Hours

SAT Instruction Division
Westpointe Center
SSB 224
General Information 801-957-7522
Program Information 801-957-2155
Program Website
Academic and Career Advising

Program Faculty
Professor − Gilbert Ulibarri

Program Description
The Electronics Communications Technician program is the result of the demand for Radio Frequency (RF) Communication Technicians, companies such as the Power companies, F.C.C. , F.A.A., Cable, and Cellular Services require the skills set provided by this company. The program provides a solid foundation in Communications, covering the fundamentals of Signal Processing, Electronic Communications Systems, Antennas, Transmission Lines & Towers, Microwaves and Radar Systems, Fiber Optics Installer Certification and FCC License Preparation – GROL. Hands-on performance projects ties the theory to the practical applications, test and measurement, as well as troubleshooting. The operation of test equipment such as spectrum analyzers, signal generators, microwave components and circuits, antennas designs, and characteristics. The Fiber Optics course provides the theory and hands-on to pass the ETA-I industry certification for Fiber Optics Installer, as well as splicing, installing connectors, and OTDR testing of fiber optics cables. Finally, the F.C.C, course prepares the student to pass and obtain the F.C.C. license.

Career Opportunities
Occupations in this area.
For state and national occupation information, visit O*Net Online and enter the following O*Net code(s):

  • 17-3029.08 - Photonics Technicians
  • 49-9052.00 - Telecommunications Line Installers and Repairers
  • 49-2021.00 - Radio, Cellular, and Tower Equipment Installers and Repairers
  • 49-2021.01 - Radio Mechanics

Transfer/Articulation Information
This program requires and articulates to inter-department CET certificate, and satisfies entrance requirements. This is for students in SAT working towards completion of both programs.

Estimated Cost for Students
Tuition and student fees: Costs and Financial Aid http://www.slcc.edu/satts/cost-financial-aid.aspx

Estimated Time to Completion
Approximately 6 months, at 16 hours of weekly progress.

Program Entry Requirements
Completion of SAT Certified Electronics Technician - Certificate of Proficiency or A.A.S., A.S. degree in Electronics Technology/Electronics Engineering Technology. Or equivalent education verified by transcripts.l.

Program Student Learning Outcomes Related College-Wide Student Learning Outcomes
  1 - Acquire Substantive Knowledge
2 - Communicate Effectively
3 - Develop Quantitative Literacy
4 - Think Critically and Creatively
5 - Civic Engagement
6 - Work Professionally and Constructively
7 - Develop Computer and Information Literacy

Demonstrate proficiency in the principles of Electronic Communication Systems, systems, communications technologies, wave propagation, HF fundamentals, AM/FM circuits, AM/CB/SSB transceivers, Multiplexing (DEMUX), Data Transmission Techniques, Transmission Lines, Smith Chart usage, Communication Tests and Measurements, and Electromagnetic Interference Testing.

1, 3, 4, 7

Demonstrate proficiency in the fundamentals of signal processing, to include modern Digital Signal Processing, systems, principles of electronic signals, both analog and digital. AM/FM circuits, modulation and multiplexing techniques, acquisition, reconstruction, sampling and quantization, Phase Locked Loop circuits, and hands-on projects of processing circuits.

1, 3, 4, 7

Demonstrate proficiency in basic antennas concepts, antenna theory, practical designs, antenna impedance, transmission Lines, antenna measurements, antenna modeling, proper procedures working with towers, inspections, performing maintenance, cables, connections, and safety measures for antennas and towers.

1, 3, 4, 7

Demonstrate proficiency in Microwave fundamentals, circuits, systems, solid-state microwave passive and active components, basic principles and operation of microwave systems, Radar, use of Smith chart to determine transmission line parameters/test equipment operation.

1, 3, 4, 7

Demonstrate proficiency in 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.

1, 3, 4, 7

Demonstrate proficiency in principles of AM/FM/ phase/modulation/pulse modulation/tuned RF/power amplifiers, transmission lines/antennas/transmitter-receiver fundamentals/maritime-aviation radio law. Further proficiency is demonstrated by obtainment of General Radiotelephone Operators License (GROL) FCC license.

1, 3, 4, 7

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