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Contact: Short Term VocationalTitle: DepartmentContact: stv@mtsac.edu
Career Outlook Electronics and Computer Engineering Technology (Noncredit)

Certificate of Completion
#24171

This certificate program prepares individuals either for initial employment or for enhancement of existing skills in the electronics field, or for transfer into B.S. programs in Electronics Technology or Industrial Technology. Students are exposed to core topics such as components and circuits as well as coursework in advanced areas including microcontrollers and interfacing, communications, and industrial electronic controls.

Program Learning Outcomes

  • Students will show evidence of demonstrating higher-level thought processes by relating specific tasks to more general principles.
  • Students will employ polar and/or rectangular notation to determine the magnitude and phase shift of an unknown circuit parameter (voltage, current, impedance, and/or power).
  • Students will apply knowledge of electronic principles to the areas of communications, industrial electronics, and microcontrollers.
  • Students will demonstrate proper use of electronic test equipment and associate measurement results with circuit behaviors in the laboratory.
  • Students will quantitatively determine unknown electrical parameters from given or measured values and use these results to assess or troubleshoot faults in circuit and system operation.
  • Students will communicate, both verbally and in writing, knowledge of electrical concepts and their application to the observed behaviors of circuits and systems.
  • Students will connect concepts learned in introductory courses to more general principles applicable in the employment context.

    Review Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs) for this program.

Required Courses

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      SOC Career Code: 11-9041.00

      Plan, direct, or coordinate activities in such fields as architecture and engineering or research and development in these fields.

      Typical Hourly Salary
      $152.11

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      Annual Job Openings
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      SOC Career Code: 17-2072.00

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Certificate & Degree Details

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  • Electronics and Computer Engineering Technology (Noncredit)

    Certificate of Completion
    #24171

    This certificate program prepares individuals either for initial employment or for enhancement of existing skills in the electronics field, or for transfer into B.S. programs in Electronics Technology or Industrial Technology. Students are exposed to core topics such as components and circuits as well as coursework in advanced areas including microcontrollers and interfacing, communications, and industrial electronic controls.

    Program Learning Outcomes

    • Students will show evidence of demonstrating higher-level thought processes by relating specific tasks to more general principles.
    • Students will employ polar and/or rectangular notation to determine the magnitude and phase shift of an unknown circuit parameter (voltage, current, impedance, and/or power).
    • Students will apply knowledge of electronic principles to the areas of communications, industrial electronics, and microcontrollers.
    • Students will demonstrate proper use of electronic test equipment and associate measurement results with circuit behaviors in the laboratory.
    • Students will quantitatively determine unknown electrical parameters from given or measured values and use these results to assess or troubleshoot faults in circuit and system operation.
    • Students will communicate, both verbally and in writing, knowledge of electrical concepts and their application to the observed behaviors of circuits and systems.
    • Students will connect concepts learned in introductory courses to more general principles applicable in the employment context.

      Review Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs) for this program.

    Required Courses

    Course Prefix Course Name Units
    VOC EL11
    Technical Applications in Microcomputers
    VOC EL12
    Computer Simulation and Troubleshooting
    VOC EL50A
    Electronic Circuits - Direct Current (DC)
    VOC EL50B
    Electronic Circuits (AC)
    VOC EL51
    Semiconductor Devices and Circuits
    VOC EL53
    Communications Systems
    VOC EL54A
    Industrial Electronics
    VOC EL54B
    Industrial Electronic Systems
    VOC EL55
    Microwave Communications
    VOC EL56
    Digital Electronics
    VOC EL61
    Electronic Assembly and Fabrication
    VOC EL74
    Microcontroller Systems
    VOC TCH60
    Customer Relations for the Technician

    Recommended Electives 

    Course Prefix Course Name Units
    VOC EL62
    Advanced Surface Mount Assembly and Rework
    VOC EL76
    FCC General Radiotelephone Operator License Preparation

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