Electronics Technology

Electronics Technology

 

ELECTRONICS TECHNOLOGY

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.

Program Title:
Electronics Technology

Award Type:
Associate in Applied Science Degree

Credits: Total Associate in Applied Science Degree Credits 72
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.

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.

Choose Total Associate in Applied Science Degree Credits 72 credits from the following areas:
Technical Studies Required: 48 Credits
ELEC1000 DC Circuits 4
ELEC1050 AC Circuits 4
ELEC1100 Complex AC Circuits 3
ELEC1150 Diodes and Rectifiers 2
ELEC1200 Soldering Skills 1
ELEC1250 Solid State Components and Circuits 5
ELEC1300 Operational Amplifiers 2
ELEC1400 Basic Troubleshooting 3
ELEC1450 Basic Digital Logic 3
ELEC2000 Computer Circuits and Applications I 4
ELEC2020 Computer Circuits and Applications II 3
ELEC2050 Advanced Troubleshooting 4
ELEC2200 Microprocessors and Microcomputers I 4
ELEC2220 Microprocessors and Microcomputers II 4
ELEC2450 Regulated Power Supplies 2
Technical Studies Electives: 6 Credits
ELEC1900 Specialized Lab 1-4
ELEC2100 Motor and Motor Controllers 3
ELEC2300 Troubleshooting Computers 3
ELEC2400 Industrial Controls 2
ELEC2420 Telemetry 2
General Education Required: 12 Credits
ENGL2121 Writing and Research 4
or
ENGL2125 Technical Writing 3
MATH2100 Concepts in Mathematics 3
or
MATH2200 College Algebra 4
METS1000 Computers in Manufacturing 3
PHIL2100 Critical Thinking 3
General Education Electives: 6 Credits
Hennepin Technical College’s 2000-level general education courses meet the guidelines of the Minnesota Transfer Curriculum (MnTC).