Basic Electronics and Telecommunications Certificate
This certificate provides training in basic electronics theory and applications, telecommunication copper and fiber optic systems, and surface mount soldering devices (SMD). It also includes schematic symbol interpretation and basic electronic troubleshooting. This certificate can be completed in one semester, making it an ideal stepping stone to the Advanced Electronics and Telecommunications certificate.
This certificate is designed for anyone wanting to enter the electronics or telecommunications industry. This certificate satisfies the requirements of a variety of entry-level positions such as printed circuit board (PCB) assembler, telecommunication field technician, or rework technician.
Learning Outcomes: Upon completion of this program, the student will be able to:
- evaluate potential problems associated with electrostatic discharge (ESD).
- evaluate solder connections in accordance with industry standards.
- analyze the differences between surface mount techniques and through-hole techniques.
- inspect SMDs using a high-magnification observation station.
- diagram schematic symbols used in electronic and electrical industrial applications.
analyze and troubleshoot basic electronic circuits.
- compare and contrast series and parallel resistive, capacitive, and inductive devices.
- analyze and describe the components in a complete telecommunication system.
construct connectors and plugs used in telecommunication systems.
- analyze test equipment data to determine the location of a communication system.
- evaluate communication system components and select the best for a given application.
assess safety hazards when working with telecommunication systems.
Course List Required Program
ET 302 Principles of Electricity and Electronics 4
A minimum of 5 units from the following:
ET 115 Fiber Optics and Telecommunication Cabling (4)
ET 308 Technical Soldering Practices and Techniques (2)
ET 312 Mathematics for Circuit Analysis (3)
Total Units: 9