Feb 01, 2023  
2016-2017 SLCC General Catalog 

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

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Certificate of Achievement | 237 Clock Hours

School of Applied Technology
Program Location
Westpointe Center, Room 216. (Main Classroom)
General Information (801) 957-7522
Program Information (801) 957-3354
Program Website
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
The program is designed to provide short term intensive training for individuals desiring to enter into the multiple occupations that make up the Advanced Manufacturing sector. This course is mainly directed towards the Electronics Assembly manufacturing occupations, such as Electrical and Electronic Equipment Assemblers, Electromechanical Equipment Assemblers and Electro-Mechanical Technicians. These occupations may be involved with the assembly or modification of electrical or electronic equipment, such as guidance systems, aviation controls, medical devices, automotive instrumentation, circuit boards for various applications and equipment. The Assembler may be involved in the inspection, installation of assemblies, installation of components, subassemblies, wiring, or assembly casings, using rivets, bolts, soldering, adjust, repair, or replace electrical or electronic component parts to correct defects and to ensure conformance to specifications, interpretation of schematic drawings, diagrams, blueprints, specifications, work orders, or reports to determine materials requirements or assembly instructions. The program includes Basic Computer Literacy course, which will ensure basic computer usage for daily work requirements, National Electrical Code that will cover Electrical safety and terminology, getting acquainted with the NEC standard while learning such terms as, ampacity, bonding, branch circuits, conductors, energized, ground, the intent is to relate the standard to  Electromechanical systems and assemblies and safety for the person and equipment. The IPC A-610E course will introduce the individual to the industry standard for Electronic Assemblies, and the attainment of the IPC Certified IPC Specialist, providing proof of knowledge and application of industry criteria workmanship standards. An in depth coverage of soldering theory, materials and tools, begin with the Universal Assembly & Repair course, to include projects such as wiring, splicing, terminals, component identification, and thru-hole soldering procedures and techniques. The Surface Mount  course continues with the installation and removal of surface mount components, both soldering courses are project based that set the workman ship standard to IPC Class 3 levels. At the completion of this program the student should be prepared to enter into the work force and ready to be productive.

Career Opportunities
The following are titles associated with this career field: Assembler, Assembly Worker, Production Worker, Electronic Assembler, Factory Assembler, Factory Worker, Armature Assembler, Breaker Units Assembler, Final Motor Assembler, Gear Assembler. The manufacturing sectors that build electromechanical electronics systems, assemblies and devices are many and include defense, medical, and avionics.

For state and national occupation information, visit http://online.onetcenter.org/find/and enter the following O*Net code(s):

  • 51-2022.00 - Electrical and Electronic Equipment Assemblers
  • 51-2023.00 - Electromechanical Equipment Assemblers
  • 17-3024.00 - Electro-Mechanical Technicians

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

  • Reading: 8.0
  • Math: 7.0

Ability to distinguish differences in color

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

Estimated Time to Completion
237 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
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 proficiency in the knowledge of the national electrical code, the structure and logic of the NEC, including the index, annexes, and Article 90. 1,2,3,4,6,7
The student will be able to demonstrate proficiency in the knowledge of the IPC-A-610F workmanship standard for Electronics Assemblies. 1,2,3,4,6,7
The student will be able to demonstrate proficiency in knowledge of Universal Thru-Hole Assembly & Repair Technology to electronic assemblies, and ability to perform applicable techniques and procedures. 1,2,3,4,6,7
The student will be able to demonstrate proficiency in knowledge of Surface Mount Technology to electronic assemblies and ability to perform applicable techniques and procedures. 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.

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