Electronics and Computer - Engineering Technology (Certificate T0906)

Technology and Health Division
Certificate T0906

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.).

Required Courses

Course Prefix Course Name Units
ELEC 11Technical Applications in Microcomputers3
ELEC 12Computer Simulation and Troubleshooting2
ELEC 50AElectronic Circuits - Direct Current (DC)4
ELEC 50BElectronic Circuits (AC)4
ELEC 51Semiconductor Devices and Circuits4
ELEC 53Communications Systems4
ELEC 54AIndustrial Electronics4
ELEC 54BIndustrial Electronic Systems3
ELEC 55Microwave Communications4
ELEC 56Digital Electronics4
ELEC 61Electronic Assembly and Fabrication3
ELEC 74Microcontroller Systems4
TECH 60Customer Relations for the Technician2
Total Units45

Recommended Electives

Course Prefix Course Name Units
CISP 11Programming in Visual Basic3
CNET 56Computer Networks4
ELEC 10Introduction to Mechatronics2
ELEC 62Advanced Surface Mount Assembly and Rework2
ELEC 76FCC General Radiotelephone Operator License Preparation2

Electronics and Computer Technology Website

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.

Looking for guidance? A counselor can help.This Guided Pathways for Success (GPS) is a suggested sequence of coursework needed for program completion. It is not an official educational plan. Schedule an appointment with a counselor or advisor as soon as possible to create an individualized Mountie Academic Plan (MAP) specific to your goals and needs.

Plan of Study Grid
Fall Term 1Units
ELEC 50A Electronic Circuits - Direct Current (DC) 4
ELEC 50B Electronic Circuits (AC) 4
ELEC 11 Technical Applications in Microcomputers 3
Spring Term 1
ELEC 61 Electronic Assembly and Fabrication 3
ELEC 56 Digital Electronics 4
TECH 60 Customer Relations for the Technician 2
Fall Term 2
ELEC 51 Semiconductor Devices and Circuits 4
ELEC 53 Communications Systems 4
ELEC 54A Industrial Electronics 4
Spring Term 2
ELEC 74 Microcontroller Systems 4
ELEC 55 Microwave Communications 4
ELEC 54B Industrial Electronic Systems 3
ELEC 12 Computer Simulation and Troubleshooting 2
Certificate:Electr. Comp. Engin. T0906 6  
Submit petition: inside.mtsac.edu, Student Tab#45 5  
 Total Units45
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