Electronics and Computer Engineering Technology

Certificate of Completion

This 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. Students are exposed to core topics such as components and circuits as well as coursework in advanced areas including microcontrollers and interfacing, communications, and industrial electronic controls.

Program Learning Outcomes

  • Students will show evidence of demonstrating higher-level thought processes by relating specific tasks to more general principles.
  • Students will employ polar and/or rectangular notation to determine the magnitude and phase shift of an unknown circuit parameter (voltage, current, impedance, and/or power).
  • Students will apply knowledge of electronic principles to the areas of communications, industrial electronics, and microcontrollers.
  • Students will demonstrate proper use of electronic test equipment and associate measurement results with circuit behaviors in the laboratory.
  • Students will quantitatively determine unknown electrical parameters from given or measured values and use these results to assess or troubleshoot faults in circuit and system operation.
  • Students will communicate, both verbally and in writing, knowledge of electrical concepts and their application to the observed behaviors of circuits and systems.
  • Students will 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

Course Prefix Course Name Units
Technical Applications in Microcomputers
Computer Simulation and Troubleshooting
Electronic Circuits - Direct Current (DC)
Electronic Circuits (AC)
Semiconductor Devices and Circuits
Communications Systems
Industrial Electronics
Industrial Electronic Systems
Microwave Communications
Digital Electronics
Electronic Assembly and Fabrication
Microcontroller Systems
Customer Relations for the Technician

Recommended Electives 

Course Prefix Course Name Units
Advanced Surface Mount Assembly and Rework
FCC General Radiotelephone Operator License Preparation

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Vocational Studies

Continuing Education classes, also known as “Noncredit,” are financially supported by the state of California and are offered tuition-free. Noncredit classes are designed to provide students with a high-quality learning experience with the opportunity to gain new skills and embark on new career pathways. Noncredit programs at Mt. SAC include Adult Basic Education (ABE), Education for Older Adults (EOA), English as a Second Language (ESL), Short-Term Vocational (STV), Vocational Re-Entry (VRE), and IMPACT/Adults with Disabilities (AWD). Below are certificate opportunities in the STV and VRE programs.

Plan of Study Grid
Fall Term 1Units
VOC EL50A Electronic Circuits - Direct Current (DC) 0
VOC EL50B Electronic Circuits (AC) 0
VOC EL11 Technical Applications in Microcomputers 0
Spring Term 1
VOC EL61 Electronic Assembly and Fabrication 0
VOC EL56 Digital Electronics 0
VOC TCH60 Customer Relations for the Technician 0
Fall Term 2
VOC EL51 Semiconductor Devices and Circuits 0
VOC EL53 Communications Systems 0
VOC EL54A Industrial Electronics 0
Spring Term 2
VOC EL74 Microcontroller Systems 0
VOC EL55 Microwave Communications 0
VOC EL54B Industrial Electronic Systems 0
VOC EL12 Computer Simulation and Troubleshooting 0
 Total Units0
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