Advanced Electronics & Telecommunications Certificate
This certificate provides training in electronic system component identification and characteristics, semiconductor theory and application, power supply design and operation, telecommunication copper and fiber optic systems, the mathematics for circuit analysis, and advanced troubleshooting. It is designed to be completed in two semesters.
Student Learning Outcomes
Upon completion of this program, the student will be able to:
- analyze circuit operating characteristics by applying Ohm's, Watt's, and Kirchhoff's laws.
- research and interpret basic electronic components using manufacturers' data manuals, library resources, and the Internet.
- analyze and apply mathematics, including logarithms and decibels to determine, analyze, and control outputs when problem solving transistor and field effect transistor (FET) circuits.
- evaluate electrical parameters using various types of test and measurement equipment used in the analysis of power supply and amplifier circuits.
- apply mathematics and semiconductor theory to identify, evaluate, and troubleshoot electronic circuits.
- calculate the mathematical relationships among voltage, current, resistance, capacitance, inductance, reactance, frequency, and phase angle as they relate to electronic circuits.
- construct and test circuits on prototyping boards and printed circuit boards.
- design and simulate circuits in software.
This certificate program enables students to find employment in the electronics industry or to progress up the career ladder. Skills development in the critical areas along with electronics and telecommunications theory and laboratory practice make this an ideal certificate for those wishing to upgrade and update their electronics skills.
Requirements for Certificate 17 Units
ET 115 Fiber Optics and Telecommunication Cabling 4
ET 302 Principles of Electricity and Electronics 4
ET 308 Technical Soldering Practices and Techniques 2
ET 312 Mathematics for Circuit Analysis 3
ET 322 Semiconductors and Nanotechnology 4
or ET 380 Introduction to Electronic Communications 4
or ET 335 Integrated Circuits with Computer Applications 4
Total Units: 17