Electronics Facilities Maintenance Technician

Associate in Science Degree (AS)

Certificate of Achievement (COA)

The Electronic Facilities Maintenance Technician Program consists of courses from basic electronic concepts and safety to courses in power distribution and facilities controls. It is designed to prepare students for employment in the transportation and power industries.

Career Opportunities

This program is designed for students pursuing internships and employment in the Federal Aviation Administration and other related industries in the areas of computer systems, environmental systems, communication equipment, and navigation equipment maintenance and repair.

Recommended High School Preparation

Courses in electricity, electronics, English, algebra, physics, chemistry, and computers.

Program Costs

In addition to the normal student expenses (for textbooks, personal equipment, and supplies), laboratory materials fees may be required. Students will be responsible for providing some of their own parts and a basic electronics tool kit. These will be available as ready-made sets in the College Store. For specific class-required materials and texts, check with the electronics faculty or the College Store. These fees may vary each semester. If these fees create a financial burden, students should consult the Financial Aid Office for possible assistance.

Upon completion of this program, the student will be able to:

  • demonstrate safe work practices for electronic facilities equipment.
  • demonstrate the proper use of electronic test equipment to include digital multimeters, oscilloscopes, signal sources, and supplies.
  • use a standard schematic diagram of an electronic system to identify and test its parts.
  • explain common electronic facilities systems terminology.
  • estimate electronic facilities circuit performance using mathematical tools.
  • analyze and compare calculated electronic facilities circuit performance to actual performance.
  • measure common electronic facilities circuit parameters using appropriate test equipment.
  • set up and install basic electronic facilities system equipment.
  • design proper preventive maintenance, calibration, and system testing procedures for facilities equipment.
  • perform proper preventive maintenance, calibration, and system testing on electronic facilities equipment.
  • diagnose common electronic system failures down to the source of the problem.
  • solve electronic system problems by replacing failed hardware or software parts.

Associate in Science Degree

The Electronics Facilities Maintenance Technician Associate in Science (A.S.) degree may be obtained by completion of the required program, plus general education requirements, plus sufficient electives to meet a 60-unit total. See SCC graduation requirements.

Certificate of Achievement (COA)

The Certificate of Achievement may be obtained by the completion of the required program with grade of “C” or better or equivalent.

Required Program                                                                        Units
ET 300 DC Theory and Circuit Fundamentals …………………………..2.5
ET 301 AC Theory and Circuit Fundamentals …………………………..2.5
ET 306 Electronics Fabrication and Soldering Techniques……………..2
ET 310 Mathematics for DC Circuit Fundamentals, Part I ……………1.5
ET 311 Mathematics for AC Circuit Fundamentals, Part II …………..1.5
ET 315 Mathematics for Semiconductor Theory …………………………..3
ET 320 Semiconductor Theory …………………………………………………5
ET 330 Analog and Digital Integrated Circuit Applications ……………..5
ET 340 Basic Microprocessors …………………………………………………5
ET 350 Receiver Circuits …………………………………………………………5
ET 390 Microprocessor Systems – Troubleshooting ………………………3
ET 400 Microwave Communications Techniques …………………………4
ET 410 Transmitter Fundamentals …………………………………………….5
MATH 334 Trigonometry …………………………………………………………4

Total Units Required: 49