Electronics and Computer Engineering Technology, AS

Technology and Health Division
Degree S0906

The Electronics and Computer Engineering Technology (ECET) certificate program prepares individuals either for initial employment or for enhancement of existing skills in the electronics field, or for transfer into B.S. programs in Electronics Technology or Industrial Technology offered in the CSU system. Required courses for the certificate — many of which articulate directly to their equivalents at the CSUs are the same as for the ECET A.S. degree program except for the college General Education requirement. In addition to exposing students to core topics such as components and circuits, the program includes coursework in advanced areas including microcontrollers and interfacing, communications, and industrial electronic controls. Nearly all laboratories have new, state-of-the-art equipment to provide students with quality, hands-on learning experiences.

Students completing the ECET certificate program possess ample skills to make them versatile employees. Typical technician-level job classifications include field service technician, field engineer, computer service technician, customer service technician, communications technician, maintenance technician, and electronics technician. All students completing the certificate program are automatically eligible to receive, without further examination, the 4th class technician license from the National Association of Radio and Telecommunications Engineers (N.A.R.T.E.).

Program Learning Outcomes

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

  • Apply knowledge of electronic principles to the areas of communications, industrial electronics, and microcontrollers.
  • Demonstrate proper use of electronic test equipment and associate measurement results with circuit behaviors in the laboratory.
  • Quantitatively determine unknown electrical parameters from given or measured values and use these results to assess or troubleshoot faults in circuit and system operation.
  • Communicate, both verbally and in writing, knowledge of electrical concepts and their application to the observed behaviors of circuits and systems.
  • In advanced courses, connect concepts learned in introductory courses to more general principles applicable in the employment context.

    Review Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs) for this program.

Required Courses

ELEC 11Technical Applications in Microcomputers 3
ELEC 12Computer Simulation and Troubleshooting 2
ELEC 50AElectronic Circuits - Direct Current (DC) 4
ELEC 50BElectronic Circuits (AC) 4
ELEC 51Semiconductor Devices and Circuits 4
ELEC 53Communications Systems 4
ELEC 54AIndustrial Electronics 4
ELEC 54BIndustrial Electronic Systems 3
ELEC 55Microwave Communications 4
ELEC 56Digital Electronics 4
ELEC 61Electronic Assembly and Fabrication 3
ELEC 74Microcontroller Systems 4
TECH 60Customer Relations for the Technician 2
Total Units45

Recommended Electives

CISP 11Programming in Visual Basic 3
ELEC 62Advanced Surface Mount Assembly and Rework 2
ELEC 76FCC General Radiotelephone Operator License Preparation 2
PHYS 2AGGeneral Physics 4
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