ELECTRONICS TECHNOLOGY

  • Program: Electronics Technology
  • Degree: Associate in Applied Science Degree
  • Credits: Total Associate in Applied Science Degree Credits 72
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Overview

The Electronics Technician is an important member of the technical team. Their job as part of the team is to work with engineers and other professionals in the design, manufacture, testing, repair and maintenance of technical systems. There is a wide variety of job situations the technician will encounter. These may include repairing equipment or testing systems while working in the plant or in the field. The Electronics Technician may be required to have extensive software skills in addition to their electronic skills. Some positions may require travel, lifting and working with people from other companies to complete the task. The skills the technician needs to bring to the team are the ability to analyze circuits or systems and work with tools and test equipment. Other important qualities are the desire to be part of a professional team, good communication skills and the ability to work under supervision or independently. Graduates who choose the A.A.S. degree usually have a future goal of a four-year degree in Engineering, Computer Science or other degree that will lead to a higher level of employment.

Career Opportunities

Electronics Technicians are in demand in small to large companies and virtually all government agencies including the Department of Transportation, Federal Aviation Administration and the US Post Office. Technicians may work for the manufacturers, sellers, end users or third party maintenance organizations. Technicians may hold any one of the following job titles: Technical Sales, Troubleshooter, Installer, Support Specialist, Field Service, Depot Repair Technician, Test Technician, Quality Control Technician, Network Technician, Telecommunication Technician or Engineer Assistant.

Award Outcomes:

  • Exhibit professional and ethical behavior.
  • Apply basic computer skills in a technical setting.
  • Apply effective team skills in the workplace.
  • Apply basic mathematical and problem solving skills.
  • Demonstrate critical thinking skills.
  • Use electronic simulation software to construct and analyze circuit operation.
  • Disassemble, reassemble and build electromechanical hardware.
  • Practice safety in the workplace.
  • Troubleshoot, repair, test and report on electromechanical equipment.
  • Use standard electronic test equipment.
  • Interpret blueprint and electronic schematics.
  • Apply accurate writing and oral skills.

Required Credits

Technical Studies Requirements 51 Credits
General Education Requirements 9 Credits

Elective Credits

Technical Studies Electives 6 Credits
General Education Electives 6 Credits
  • Hennepin Technical College‚Äôs 2000-level general education courses meet the guidelines of the Minnesota Transfer Curriculum (MnTC).

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