Electronics & Computer Technology
Electronics and Computer Engineering Technology (ECET)
The Electronics and Computer Engineering Technology degree and certificate programs prepare individuals either for initial employment or for enhancement of existing skills in electronics, or for transfer into B.S. programs in Electronics and Computer Engineering Technology or Industrial Technology offered in the California State University system.
The 45 semester units of electronics courses consist of 558 hours of classroom instruction and 648 hours of laboratory work. In addition to training in electronics fundamentals, the program includes advanced course work in microcontrollers and interfaces, electronic communications (analog and digital), and industrial electronics. Specialized training is offered on the following:
- Test instruments (including analog and digital meters, oscilloscopes, function generators, frequency counters, power supplies, and spectrum analyzers).
- Electronic assembly and fabrication techniques (including through-hole and surface-mount components using PACE stations) for IPC771/IPC7721 certifications.
- Digital development board with PIC microcontroller.
- Digital logic trainer.
- Communications modules (including AM, FM, SSB, FDM/TDM, PCM, and fiber optics).
- X-Band (10.6-GHz) Gunn diode microwave trainer.
- Agilent N1996A CSA spectrum analyzer with tracking generator.
- FACET software training in industrial controls and components.
- Allen-Bradley SLC 500 programmable logic controllers (RS Logix and Windows software).
- National Instruments Circuit Design Suite simulation software.
- Personal computers and Windows operating systems.
Computer skills are enhanced by course work in Windows, Microsoft Office (word processing, spreadsheets, database, and presentations), and the internet. Also offered is a course in computer simulation and troubleshooting for both digital and analog electronic circuits using the Multisim circuit-simulation suite of software from National Instruments.
Mt. SAC is an authorized testing center for FCC license examinations administered by the National Association of Radio and Telecommunications Engineers (NARTE).Click here to download Acrobat Reader if you do not have a PDF reader already installed.