Electronics Technology

Associate Degrees

A.S. in Automated Systems Technician

The Automated Systems Technician Program consists of courses from basic electronic concepts and safety to courses in computer and smart device controlled systems. It is designed to prepare students for employment in the automated manufacture, 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), a laboratory materials fee may be required. Students will be responsible for providing some electronic parts and purchasing a basic electronics tool kit, which is available from the Department. 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.

Catalog Date: June 1, 2020

Degree Requirements

Course Code Course Title Units
CISC 310 Introduction to Computer Information Science 3
ET 192 Introduction to Robotics 2
ET 305 DC/AC Theory and Circuit Fundamentals 4
ET 306 Electronics Fabrication and Soldering Techniques 2
ET 314 Mathematics for DC/AC Theory and Circuit Fundamentals 3
ET 322 Semiconductors and Nanotechnology 4
ET 335 Integrated Circuits with Computer Applications 4
ET 340 Basic Microprocessors 4
ET 362 Modern Electronic Control Technology 3
ET 390 Microprocessor Systems - Troubleshooting 3
ET 491 Electronics Projects Laboratory I 2
ET 492 Electronics Projects Laboratory II 2
Total Units: 36

The Automated Systems 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.

Student Learning Outcomes

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

  • demonstrate safe work practices for automated systems equipment.
  • demonstrate the proper use of basic test equipment to include digital multimeters, oscilloscopes, and digital or analog signal sources.
  • use a standard schematic diagram of an automated system to identify its digital or analog parts.
  • explain common automated systems terminology for digital and analog devices.
  • estimate automated system circuit performance using mathematical tools.
  • analyze and compare calculated automated system circuit performance to actual performance.
  • measure common automated system parameters using appropriate test equipment.
  • set up and install basic automated system equipment.
  • design proper preventive maintenance, calibration, and system testing procedures for automated equipment.
  • perform proper preventive maintenance, calibration, and system testing on automated equipment.
  • diagnose common automated system failures down to the source of the problem.
  • solve automated system problems by replacing failed hardware or software parts.
  • install, operate, and maintain modern control equipment such as Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC) and robotic controllers.

Career Information

This program is designed for students pursuing employment in the programming, testing, repair, and maintenance of digital and analog computer controlled systems.


A.S. in Telecommunications Technician

The Telecommunications Technician Program consists of courses from basic electronic concepts and safety to courses in modern communication systems and telecommunication licensing. The emphasis of this program is on modern digital high-speed communication. It is designed to prepare students for employment as technicians in the wired and wireless communication of electronic information.

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), a laboratory materials fee may be required. Students will be responsible for providing some electronic parts and purchasing a basic electronics tool kit, which is available from the Department. 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.


Catalog Date: June 1, 2020

Degree Requirements

Course Code Course Title Units
ET 305 DC/AC Theory and Circuit Fundamentals 4
ET 306 Electronics Fabrication and Soldering Techniques 2
ET 314 Mathematics for DC/AC Theory and Circuit Fundamentals 3
ET 322 Semiconductors and Nanotechnology 4
ET 335 Integrated Circuits with Computer Applications 4
ET 340 Basic Microprocessors 4
ET 362 Modern Electronic Control Technology 3
ET 380 Introduction to Electronic Communications 4
ET 381 Electronic Communication Regulations 3
ET 390 Microprocessor Systems - Troubleshooting 3
ET 400 Microwave Communications Techniques 4
Total Units: 38

The Telecommunications 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.

Student Learning Outcomes

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

  • demonstrate safe work practices for telecommunication equipment.
  • demonstrate the proper use of basic telecommunication test equipment to include digital multimeters, oscilloscopes, signal sources.
  • use a standard schematic diagram of a telecommunication system to identify and test its parts.
  • explain common telecommunication terminology.
  • estimate telecommunication system circuit performance using mathematical tools.
  • analyze and compare calculated telecommunication system circuit performance to actual performance.
  • measure common telecommunication system circuit parameters using appropriate test equipment.
  • set up and install basic telecommunication equipment.
  • design proper preventive maintenance, calibration, and system testing procedures for telecommunication equipment.
  • perform proper preventive maintenance, calibration, and system testing on telecommunication equipment.
  • diagnose common telecommunication system failures down to the source of the problem.
  • solve telecommunication system problems by replacing failed parts.
  • install, operate, and maintain modern control equipment such Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC).
  • examine and evaluate telecommunication systems according to FCC rules and regulations.

Career Information

This program is designed for students pursuing employment in the calibration, testing, repair, and maintenance of electronic communications equipment.

Certificates of Achievement

Automated Systems Technician Certificate

The Automated Systems Technician Program consists of courses from basic electronic concepts and safety to courses in computer and smart device controlled systems. It is designed to prepare students for employment in the automated manufacture, 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), a laboratory materials fee may be required. Students will be responsible for providing some electronic parts and purchasing a basic electronics tool kit, which is available from the Department. 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.

Catalog Date: June 1, 2020

Certificate Requirements

Course Code Course Title Units
CISC 310 Introduction to Computer Information Science 3
ET 192 Introduction to Robotics 2
ET 305 DC/AC Theory and Circuit Fundamentals 4
ET 306 Electronics Fabrication and Soldering Techniques 2
ET 314 Mathematics for DC/AC Theory and Circuit Fundamentals 3
ET 322 Semiconductors and Nanotechnology 4
ET 335 Integrated Circuits with Computer Applications 4
ET 340 Basic Microprocessors 4
ET 362 Modern Electronic Control Technology 3
ET 390 Microprocessor Systems - Troubleshooting 3
ET 491 Electronics Projects Laboratory I 2
ET 492 Electronics Projects Laboratory II 2
Total Units: 36

Student Learning Outcomes

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

  • demonstrate safe work practices for automated systems equipment.
  • demonstrate the proper use of basic test equipment to include digital multimeters, oscilloscopes, and digital or analog signal sources.
  • use a standard schematic diagram of an automated system to identify its digital or analog parts.
  • explain common automated systems terminology for digital and analog devices.
  • estimate automated system circuit performance using mathematical tools and simulation software.
  • analyze and compare calculated automated system circuit performance to actual performance.
  • measure common automated system parameters using appropriate test equipment.
  • set up and install basic automated system equipment.
  • design proper preventive maintenance, calibration, and system testing procedures for automated equipment.
  • perform proper preventive maintenance, calibration, and system testing on automated equipment.
  • diagnose common automated system failures down to the source of the problem.
  • solve automated system problems by replacing failed hardware or software parts.
  • install, operate, and maintain modern control equipment such as Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC) and robotic controllers.

Career Information

This program is designed for students pursuing employment in the programming, testing, repair, and maintenance of digital and analog computer controlled systems.


Telecommunications Technician Certificate

The Telecommunications Technician Program consists of courses from basic electronic concepts and safety to courses in modern communication systems and telecommunication licensing. The emphasis of this program is on modern digital high-speed communication. It is designed to prepare students for employment as technicians in the wired and wireless communication of electronic information.

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), a laboratory materials fee may be required. Students will be responsible for providing some electronic parts and purchasing a basic electronics tool kit, which is available from the Department. 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.

Catalog Date: June 1, 2020

Certificate Requirements

Course Code Course Title Units
ET 305 DC/AC Theory and Circuit Fundamentals 4
ET 306 Electronics Fabrication and Soldering Techniques 2
ET 314 Mathematics for DC/AC Theory and Circuit Fundamentals 3
ET 322 Semiconductors and Nanotechnology 4
ET 335 Integrated Circuits with Computer Applications 4
ET 340 Basic Microprocessors 4
ET 362 Modern Electronic Control Technology 3
ET 380 Introduction to Electronic Communications 4
ET 381 Electronic Communication Regulations 3
ET 390 Microprocessor Systems - Troubleshooting 3
ET 400 Microwave Communications Techniques 4
Total Units: 38

Student Learning Outcomes

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

  • demonstrate safe work practices for telecommunication equipment.
  • demonstrate the proper use of basic telecommunication test equipment to include digital multimeters, oscilloscopes, signal sources.
  • use a standard schematic diagram of a telecommunication system to identify and test its parts.
  • explain common telecommunication terminology.
  • estimate telecommunication system circuit performance using mathematical tools.
  • analyze and compare calculated telecommunication system circuit performance to actual performance.
  • measure common telecommunication system circuit parameters using appropriate test equipment.
  • set up and install basic telecommunication equipment.
  • design proper preventive maintenance, calibration, and system testing procedures for telecommunication equipment.
  • perform proper preventive maintenance, calibration, and system testing on telecommunication equipment.
  • diagnose common telecommunication system failures down to the source of the problem.
  • solve telecommunication system problems by replacing failed parts.
  • install, operate, and maintain modern control equipment such Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC).
  • examine and evaluate telecommunication systems according to FCC rules and regulations.

Career Information

This program is designed for students pursuing employment in the calibration, testing, repair, and maintenance of electronic communications equipment.