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Electronic Systems Technology Degree


This degree combines broad-based electronic and telecommunications training with specialty areas such as robotics, fiber optics, programmable interface controllers (PICs), and stamp micro-controllers.


Career Opportunities:
This degree provides students with the knowledge to successfully enter a variety of electronics and telecommunication careers. Working closely with our industry partners and contacts ensures our curriculum is relevant and meets the current and future needs of the Electronics and Telecommunications Industry. American River College is an official test site of the National Association of Radio and Telecommunication Engineers (NARTE) for the Federal Communication Commission (FCC) General Radio Telephone License. Obtaining the Associate of Science degree and the certificate improves the opportunities for quality employment and career advancement.


 Learning Outcomes: Upon completion of this program, the student will be able to:


Course List: Required Program

First Semester - Basic Certificate:

ET 115 Fiber Optics and Telecommunication Cabling      4 Units

ET 302 Principles of Electricity and Electronics                4 Units

ET 308 Technical Soldering Practices and Techniques     2 Units


Second Semester - Advanced Certificate:

ET 312 Mathematics for Circuit Analysis      3 Units

ET 322 Semiconductors and Nanotechnology    4 Units


Following Semesters:

ET 112 Communications Units      3 Units

ET 253 Industrial Communication Systems Support        4 Units

ET 335 Integrated Circuits with Computer Applications  4 Units

ET 380 Introduction to Electronic Communications         4 Units

ET 420 Microcontrollers and Digital Signal Processors     4 Units

                                                                          Total Units: 36