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    Salt Lake Community College
   
 
  Dec 15, 2017
 
 
    
2015-2016 SLCC General Catalog [**** ATTENTION: YOU ARE VIEWING AN ARCHIVED CATALOG **** ]

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


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Certificate of Completion | 971 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 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. Students learn modern assembly and repair soldering techniques such as surface mount and thru-hole technology, and apply workmanship standards from IPC for class 3 products. 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 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
  • 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

The successful electronics student gains numerous transferable skills applicable to a myriad of careers. For example, today’s security/burglar/fire alarm systems are very sophisticated and require electronics technicians for installation, maintenance, and repair. Most systems are computer-controlled and technicians use computer skills in addition to wiring, reading blueprints, and utilizing a variety of hand tools. Often these systems use closed-circuit television, heat, noise, or movement sensors, and access control (card key) doors or gates, all of which a well-educated technician will be able to handle.

Security technicians are not the only expanding careers available to graduates. Many types of medical equipment are built and serviced by electronics technicians. They include ultrasound machines (used by doctors to get computerized images of internal organs), kidney dialysis machines, heart monitors, M.R.I.s, Cat-scans, Pet Scans, X-ray machines, and even diagnostic machines used by optometrists. Most technicians specialize on one or two types of machines. Work environments are either in hospitals and clinics or manufacturing facilities.

Many graduates can also qualify to be sales people in the electronics industry. Some electronics sales people work in retail stores but most work at companies that sell electronics components to manufacturers or computer/office machine systems to businesses. Technical training is essential for these jobs since sales representatives need to know how the components and systems operate. 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 growth in the field of electronics as a whole. The biomedical and computer repair field are predicted to have above average growth over the next several years.

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.

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

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 following program website for up-to-date cost information: http://www.slcc.edu/sat/programs/electronics/electronicstechnology.aspx

Estimated Time to Completion:
971 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
The student will be able to demonstrate proficiency in the knowledge of Basic Computer Literacy concepts. 7
The student will be able to utilize and apply the IPC-A-610E workmanship standard to electronics assemblies. 1,2,3,4,6,7
The student will be able to demonstrate the ability to perform universal thruhole assembly & repair technology to electronic assemblies. 1,2,3,4,6,7
The student will be able to demonstrate the ability to complete surface mount technology to 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 an Associate Technician level, by obtaining CET certification. 1,2,3,4,6,7
The student will be able to demonstrate a working knowledge ofTest & 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
Depending on the selected Elective(s) 1,2,3,4,6,7 1,2,3,4,6,7
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. 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 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. 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 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. 1,2,3,4,6,7
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. 1,2,3,4,6,7
2 - Electives Combined for 100 Hours. IPC options. The student will be able to demonstrate a knowledge of IPC J-STD 001E and IPC/WHMA-A-620 by obtaining CIS Certification. 1,2,3,4,6,7
The student will be able to demonstrate and acquire specialized knowledge related to a Cooperative Externship. 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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