Electronics Mechanic

Certificate of Achievement (COA)

Description
The Electronic Mechanic Program consists of courses from basic electronic concepts and safety to courses in the introduction of semiconductor devices. It is designed to prepare students for entry level employment positions such as an electronic technicians apprentice.

Career Opportunities
This program is designed for students pursuing employment in the assembly and testing of electronic circuit devices.

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 equipment.
  • demonstrate the proper use of basic electronic test equipment to include digital multimeters, oscilloscopes, and power sources.
  • use a standard schematic diagram of electronic devices to identify and assemble the component parts.
  • explain common electronic circuit terminology.
  • estimate electronic circuit performance using mathematical tools.
  • analyze and compare calculated electronic circuit performance to actual performance.
  • measure common electronic circuit parameters.
  • implement performance testing on simple electronic devices.

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