Technology and Health Division
In addition to courses in electronics fundamentals, the Electronics Communications certificate program encompasses the study of both wire-based and wireless forms of analog and digital communications systems. Among the topics covered are amplitude and frequency modulation, multiplexing, antennas, transmission lines, and radio-wave propagation, as well as microwave systems, including radar and satellite operations.
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.
|ELEC 11||Technical Applications in Microcomputers||3|
|ELEC 12||Computer Simulation and Troubleshooting||2|
|ELEC 50A||Electronic Circuits - Direct Current (DC)||4|
|ELEC 50B||Electronic Circuits (AC)||4|
|ELEC 51||Semiconductor Devices and Circuits||4|
|ELEC 53||Communications Systems||4|
|ELEC 55||Microwave Communications||4|
|ELEC 56||Digital Electronics||4|
|ELEC 61||Electronic Assembly and Fabrication||3|
|ELEC 76||FCC General Radiotelephone Operator License Preparation||2|
|TECH 60||Customer Relations for the Technician||2|
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.
Review Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs) for this program.