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    Salt Lake Community College
   
 
  Dec 14, 2017
 
 
    
2015-2016 SLCC General Catalog [**** ATTENTION: YOU ARE VIEWING AN ARCHIVED CATALOG **** ]

Electronics Engineering Technician: CC (Competency-Based)(CTE)


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Certificate of Completion | 959 Clock Hours

School of Applied Technology
Program Location: Westpointe Center, Room 216. (Main Classroom)
General Information: 801-957-7522
Program Information: 801-957-3354

http://www.slcc.edu/electronics/index.aspx
Academic and Career Advising
Academic Advisor: Hector Cando   801-957-3112

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

Program Description:
This program is designed to provide specific courses and training for Technician occupations that work closely with Engineers. Electronics Engineering Technicians in most cases are part of a support team in Research & Development, and Design Manufacturing, designing and modifying circuits and equipment/systems. This type of Technician needs to have a solid foundation in the basic fundamentals, thus this program provides a solid foundation of the basic theory, laws, circuits, and fundamentals of AC/DC, Analog devices/circuits, and Digital electronics. The program includes a basic soldering course, to support the assembly and prototyping of new designs, it is a balanced blend of theory and hands-on activities, project-based learning is emphasized. The instrumentation course will address full and proper usage of Oscilloscopes, Function Generators, Spectrum analyzers, and logic analyzers, applied to 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. In addition the LabVIEW course is a first step to LabVIEW certification tracks, the Associate level. Additional courses include; Microprocessors, Embedded Controllers, and finally Electronics Circuits, Design, simulation, and PCB layout design and fabrication. The program outcomes are designed to provide the Students the skills and competencies required of an Electronic Engineering Technician to be involved in the design, testing, and fabrication of new circuits and equipment.

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, Engineering Technician, Electronics Engineering Technician, Electronics Technician, Test Technician, Technician, Refurbish Technician (Refurb Tech), Electrical Technician, Electronics Test Technician, Engineering Aide, and Failure Analysis Technician (FA Technician). Careers in electronics are not limited to the above examples. Other career options include: aerospace technicians, quality control technician, audio/video technician, office equipment technician, point-of-sale technician, telecommunications field technician, technical support, transportation industry technician, video game technician, computer repair technician, engineering technician, and radio/television broadcast technician. Salaries in these fields can range from $24,000 to $60,000 or more per year, based on previous experience, competency achievement, and attendance records. Careers available to graduates of a technician program in electronics are plentiful. The Occupational Outlook Handbook predicts moderate to strong growth in the field of electronics as a whole. The biomedical and defense industries require a qualified engineering technician to support the many engineers that design, develop and produce electronic products. A technician with a strong background in electronics is a very valuable commodity in today’s workplace and will be in even greater demand in the future.

For state and national occupation information, visit http://online.onetcenter.org/find/ 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

Transfer/Articulation Information:
None at this time, an articulation is being pursued to an AAS/AS.

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

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

Estimated Cost for Students:
Please visit the following program website for up-to-date cost information: http://www.slcc.edu/sat/programs/electronics/electronicsengineering.aspxw

Estimated Time to Completion:
959 Clock Hours

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
The student will be able to demonstrate proficiency in the knowledge of Basic Computer Literacy concepts. 7
The student will be able to demonstrate the ability to perform basic thru-hole and surface mount soldering for electronic assemblies. 1,2,3,4,6,7
The student will be able to apply Electronics Math concepts, Mathematics and Formulas, basic math, metric notation, algebra, and right-triangle trigonometry, statics, and utilize scientific calculators. 1,2,3,4,6,7
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. 1,2,3,4,6,7
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. 1,2,3,4,6,7
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. 1,2,3,4,6,7
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. 1,2,3,4,6,7
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. 1,2,3,4,6,7
The student will be able to demonstrate knowledge at a Associate Technician level, by obtaining CET certification. 1,2,3,4,6,7
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. 1,2,3,4,6,7
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. 1,2,3,4,6,7
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. 1,2,3,4,6,7
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. 1,2,3,4,6,7
The student will be able to demonstrate practical usage and application of NI Design Suite Circuit Schematic capture and simulation software (Multisim). 1,2,3,4,6,7
The student will be able to demonstrate practical usage and application of NI Design Suite Ultiboard for printed circuit board design and fabrication (PCB). Proficiency with PCB hardware and software is also required. 1,2,3,4,6,7
Demonstrate ability to complete a job application, utilize networking skills for job search, produce a resume/electronics, and demonstration of interviewing skills.    1, 2

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. 

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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