Computer Systems Technology

Technology and Health Division
Certificate L0924
In addition to courses in electronics fundamentals, the Computer Systems Technology certificate encompasses advanced coursework in computer systems circuitry, including microcontrollers and microprocessors. This advanced certificate is one of three available for students who do not complete all second-year systems courses at once, or who complete them one at a time. Two other certificate programs are also available: a one-year certificate in Electronics Technology, and a two-year certificate having the same title as the A.S. degree. A.S. degree recipients are automatically eligible to receive, without further examination, a 3rd class Technician License from the National Association of Radio and Telecommunications Engineers (N.A.R.T.E.), while students completing certificate programs are automatically eligible for the N.A.R.T.E. 4th Class Technician license.

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 56Digital Electronics 4
ELEC 61Electronic Assembly and Fabrication 3
ELEC 74Microcontroller Systems 4
TECH 60Customer Relations for the Technician 2
Total Units30

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Program Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of  this program, a student will:

  • be able to employ polar and/or rectangular notation to determine the magnitude and phase shift of an unknown circuit parameter (voltage, current, impedance, and/or power).
  • 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.

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