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Certificate Programs for Electronics

Bates Technical College

Electronics Technician - Tacoma, WA
Certificate / 57 Credits
Lin Zhou - 253-680-7105
Ending: 08/13/14, 12/06/14 (Anticipated Graduates = 18)

Program Description

Successful completion of coursework in the electronics technician program qualifies graduates to use precision test equipment and hand tools to install, maintain, test, and repair electronic equipment for a broad range of careers, including manufacturing, communications, information technologies and computers, electronic security, avionics, and defense. Students also prepare for Certified Electronic Technician (CET) testing.

Program Skill Sets

  1. Identify common electronic components, devices, and symbols.
  2. Analyze direct current (DC) and alternating current (AC) circuits using various circuit simplification and analysis techniques.
  3. Apply theoretical principles to physically design electric circuits to solve technical problems.
  4. Operate/program/repair industrial robots.
  5. Solve real-world and theoretical problems related to semiconductors, digital systems, and PLCs.
  6. Identify common electronic components, devices, and symbols and verify their operation
  7. Construct and troubleshoot the operation of DC and AC circuits using lab equipment
  8. Measure and source voltages, currents and frequencies using power supplies, function generators, and oscilloscope.

In addition, the following college-wide learning outcomes reflect the guiding expectations of all programs at Bates Technical College:

  • Human Diversity
  • Effective Communication
  • Critical-thinking

Bellingham Technical College

Electronics Technician Certificate - Bellingham, WA
Certificate / 66 Credits
Sam Cheung - 360-752-8455 - SCheung@btc.ctc.edu
Ending: 08/08/14 (Anticipated Graduates = 10)

Program Description

Bellingham Technical College’s Electronics Technician Certificate program gives students professional and portable credentials in the field of electronics such as; field service technicians, electronics equipment technicians, manufacturing support technicians and broadcast technicians.

This program teaches competencies in basic electronics fundamentals, preparing students for the national certification of Associate Certified Electronics Technician (CETa) from the Electronics Technicians Association – International (ETA-i). The Associate certification is designed for technicians who have less than two years’ experience or trade training for electronics technicians.

Some students go on to continue their training to obtain a BTC AAS-T degree or a BTC AAS degree.

Program Skill Sets

  1. Be qualified for entry-level positions as electronics/manufacturing technicians, installers and troubleshooting.
  2. Demonstrates knowledge of electric/electronic safety procedures, critical and analytical thinking, troubleshooting skills, teamwork and communications skills.
  3. Earn the industry standard as an Associated Certified Electronics Technician (CETa)

Edmonds Community College

Aircraft Electronics Technician Certificate - Edmonds, WA
Certificate / 40 Credits
Ross Monroe - 425-640-1944 - ross.monroe@edcc.edu
Ending: 08/22/14, 12/11/14, 03/20/15 (Anticipated Graduates = 8)

Program Description

This program trains a student in electronic circuit analysis, functional testing and troubleshooting of complex linear and digital systems. Additional material specific to aircraft maintenance and manufacturing is included. This program is intended to prepare a student to take the National Center for Aerospace and Transportation Technologies (NCATT) Aircraft Electronics Technician Certification exam. 

Program Skill Sets

Upon completion of the Program Requirements for this degree/certificate, students will be able to:

  1. Build a circuit from a schematic diagram.
  2. Solve electronics math problems.
  3. Use electronic test equipment to test and troubleshoot circuits.
  4. Apply industry standard methods to the replacement of parts and wiring.
  5. Identify major aircraft components and their purposes.

Edmonds Community College

Basic Electronics Certificate - Edmonds, WA
Certificate / 29 Credits
Kay Latimer - 425-640-1136 - klatimer@edcc.edu
Ending: 08/22/14, 12/11/14, 03/20/15 (Anticipated Graduates = 8)

Program Description

This certificate is awarded after satisfactory completion of the first year requirement of the Associate of Technical Arts Degree in Robotics and Electronic Technology. It signifies that the holder has been trained in basic electronics skills and has been introduced to more advanced topics such as digital electronics and microprocessor systems. 

Program Skill Sets

Upon completion of the Program Requirements for this degree/certificate, students will be able to:

  1. Build a circuit from a schematic diagram.
  2. Use electronic test equipment to test and troubleshoot circuits.
  3. Solve basic electronics math problems.
  4. Apply industry standard methods to the replacement of parts on a circuit board.
  5. Collect and record data, and write a conclusion from the data.

 

Edmonds Community College

Introduction to Electronics Certificate of Completion - Edmonds, WA
Certificate of Completion / 12 Credits
Ross Monroe - 425-640-1944 - ross.monroe@edcc.edu
Ending: 08/22/14, 12/11/14, 03/20/15 (Anticipated Graduates = 8)

Program Description

This program provides a student with improvement in basic skills (writing and math) while developing knowledge and skills in soldering, electronics parts, electrical theory and use of basic test equipment. 

Program Skill Sets

Students completing this certificate should be able to:

  1. Apply industry standard methods to the replacement of parts on a circuit board.
  2. Use basic electronics test equipment of a simple circuit.

Edmonds Community College

Robotics Technology Certificate of Completion - Edmonds, WA
Certificate of Completion / 15 Credits
Ross Monroe - 425-640-1944 - ross.monroe@edcc.edu
Ending: 08/22/14, 12/11/14, 03/20/15 (Anticipated Graduates = 8)

Program Description

This program trains students to build, program, test and troubleshoot a robotic system. Students develop the skills required to program a microcontroller-based small robot to perform basic navigation using various sensor inputs with feedback and control techniques. These courses are intended to help prepare students for the use of robotics and automation in industry.
 

Program Skill Sets

Students completing this certificate should be able to:

  1. Write, run and debug microcontroller programs for the operation of a small robot.
  2. Build sensor circuits to interface with the robot.

Everett Community College

Basic Electronics - Everett, WA
Short Term Certificate
Ray Kubista - 425-267-0162 - rkubista@everettcc.edu
Ending: 08/20/14, 11/20/14 (Anticipated Graduates = 14)

Program Description

This is a focused, intensive training on the specific skills and knowledge needed for troubleshooting electronic systems. Students will learn the fundamentals of electronic components, circuits and testing. Emphasis will be on component and circuit operations, analysis and documentation.

Areas of study include:

  • fundamentals of electricity
  • electronic configuration
  • passive and active components
  • analysis of passive circuits
  • frequency and time measurements
  • hands-on training with D.C. power supplies, DMM, function generator and oscilloscope.

The course includes hands-on labs. The course is divided into two modules. The first module provides the student with a fundamental knowledge of electronic components, circuits and testing. The second module covers techniques for analyzing and repairing failures in electronic equipment and systems. Topics include safety, signal tracing and troubleshooting methodology. Upon course completion, students will be able to identify, inspect, analyze and troubleshoot electrical and electronic circuits and components logically, and identify, perform and document necessary repairs.

Program Skill Sets

1. Explain basic principles of electron theory.
2. Identify electronic components: conductors, batteries, switches, resistors, lamps, capacitors, inductors, transformers, diodes, transistors, and logic gates.
3. Use a multimeter to measure electrical properties: voltage, current, and resistance, and determine if electronic components meet specifications or are defective.
4. Use an oscilloscope to measure AC and DC signals, and interpret displays to determine if signals meet system requirements.
5. Apply principles of electrical safety to protect personnel and equipment.
6. Read and interpret schematic diagrams.
7. Apply systematic troubleshooting methods to identify defective circuits and components.

Everett Community College

Intermediate Electronics - Everett, WA
Short Term Certificate
Ray Kubista - 425-267-0162 - rkubista@everettcc.edu
Ending: 08/27/14, 12/16/14 (Anticipated Graduates = 14)

Program Description

This is a focused, intensive training designed to build on the skills learned in the Basic Electronics and Troubleshooting class and apply them to more complex circuits and components.

Emphasis will be on understanding and broadening the use of equipment (DMM, Function Generators, Bench top power supplies, Oscilloscopes) to troubleshoot, test and align circuits and equipment.

Areas of study include: Breaking down complex schematics for troubleshooting purposes, analysis and troubleshooting techniques for AC and DC power conversion, Linear and Switching power supplies, Analog to Digital and Digital to Analog convertors, Amplifiers and Oscillators, Logic Gates and Timer Circuits, Fiber Optic Fundamentals, Electro- mechanical Interface circuits and Electronic Sensors.

This course includes hands-on labs to build, analyze and troubleshoot circuits.

Upon course completion, students will be able to analyze and troubleshoot circuits and components logically. They will be able to identify, perform and document necessary repairs. Prerequisites for this class: Successful completion of Basic Electronics and Troubleshooting.

Program Skill Sets

At the conclusion of this training, students will be able to:

1. Read and interpret schematic diagrams. Identify signal path and flow in a circuit schematic drawing.
2. Effectively use test equipment (Oscilloscopes, DMMs, Bench Top Power Supplies, Function Generators) to troubleshoot failures.
3. Apply intermediate level systematic troubleshooting methods to identify defective circuits and components.
4. Explain basic principles of power supply circuits.
5. Understand Amplifiers and Oscillators and their applications.
6. Explain the application of Logic Gates and Timers and A to D and D to A converters.
7. Test and troubleshoot relays, and sensors.
8. Have a basic knowledge of Fiber Optic Systems, transmitter and receiver functions and termination and splicing methodology.
9. Apply principles of electrical safety to protect personnel and equipment.

Everett Community College

Network Fundamentals - Everett, WA
Short Term Certificate
Ray Kubista - 425-267-0162 - rkubista@everettcc.edu
Ending: 08/09/14, 11/22/14 (Anticipated Graduates = 14)

Program Description

This course is designed to help students perform a complete network installation, as well as understand common troubleshooting and maintenance techniques. This course will teach the necessary information for networking technologies, installation and common network problem areas.

Topics also include media-access control methods, Ethernet, TCP/IP protocol, network topologies and architecture, network elements, cabling, and software and hardware for testing.

Program Skill Sets

Upon successful completion of this course, participants will be able to:

1. Install and Connect Network Hardware.
2. Configure Wired Network Hardware.
3. Configure Wireless Network Hardware.
4. Test Network Hardware.
5. Test Network Connectors and Cables.
6. Configure Static and Dynamic Addresses.
7. Troubleshoot Common Network Problems.

Lake Washington Institute of Technology

Electronics Technology - Electronics Technician - Kirkland, WA
Certificate of Proficiency / 85 Credits
Joe Gryniuk - 425-739-8343
Ending: 12/12/14, 03/23/15, 06/17/15 (Anticipated Graduates = 24)

Program Description

Electronics Technician certificate students develop a basic core of electronics skills and are eligible to take the Associate Certified Electronics Technician examination. Graduates are qualified for entry-level positions as testers, maintenance technicians, service laboratory technicians, and satellite up-link or down-link technicians, cable TV installers, and service telecommunications technicians.

Program Skill Sets

Electronics Technician certificate graduates will:

  1. Be prepared to obtain entry-level positions as Electronics Technicians, Installers, Assemblers and Troubleshooters.
  2. Be prepared with the skills to perform standard workplace functions with minimal supervision.
  3. Demonstrate critical thinking, teamwork, communication, intercultural appreciation, and technical and information literacy skills.

Lake Washington Institute of Technology

Electronics Technology: Electronics Manufacturing Specialist - Kirkland, WA
Certificate of Completion / 20 Credits
Joe Gryniuk - 425-739-8343
Ending: 12/12/14, 03/23/15, 06/17/15 (Anticipated Graduates = 24)

Program Description

The level of sophistication of electronics has grown exponentially over the past few years. The Electronics, Manufacturing Specialist certificate prepares graduates for opportunities in the area of state of the art electronics manufacturing. Internationally recognized certification is possible through successful completion of IPC-A-610 and IPC/WHMA-A-620 Certification. 

Program Skill Sets

None listed.

Lake Washington Institute of Technology

Electronics Technology: Digital Electronics - Kirkland, WA
Certificate of Completion / 36 Credits
Joe Gryniuk - 425-739-8343
Ending: 12/12/14, 03/23/15, 06/17/15 (Anticipated Graduates = 24)

Program Description

Digital Electronics certificate introduces students to the technical foundations of current digital technologies and will enable them to explore these technologies in more depth and to work with them more adeptly in the workplace. 

Program Skill Sets

None listed.

Lake Washington Institute of Technology

Electronics Technology: Electronics Animation - Kirkland, WA
Certificate of Completion / 32 Credits
Joe Gryniuk - 425-739-8343
Ending: 12/12/14, 03/23/15, 06/17/15 (Anticipated Graduates = 24)

Program Description

The Electronic Automation certificate introduces the student to these automated manufacturing principles, systems and hands-on practices required to effectively work with, install, and troubleshoot automated manufacturing systems. 

Program Skill Sets

None listed.

Lake Washington Institute of Technology

Electronics Technology: PCB Design - Kirkland, WA
Certificate of Completion / 35 Credits
Joe Gryniuk - 425-739-8343
Ending: 12/12/14, 03/23/15, 06/17/15 (Anticipated Graduates = 24)

Program Description

The PCB Design Technician certificate provides a foundation to those individuals that seek employment opportunities in the lucrative exciting niche market of printed circuit board (PCB) design. Students will learn and use state-of-the art software while in this program. This certificate is intended for students desiring to upgrade their skills in this industry. It is the student’s responsibility to discuss sequencing and work out their individual schedule with a counselor or adviser. Any developmental coursework a student may be required to complete may increase the program length.

Program Skill Sets

None listed.

North Seattle Community College

Aviation Electronics 1 - Wire Assembly Certification - Seattle, WA
Short Term Certificate / 19 Credits
Anthony Valterra - 206-934-4532 - anthony.valterra@seattlecolleges.edu
Ending: 08/22/14, 12/10/14 (Anticipated Graduates = 24)

Program Description

This certificate is designed to provide students with the basic knowledge, skills and abilities to meet minimum requirements for employment as an entry level wire assembly technician in aerospace-related technologies.

Program Skill Sets

  1. Identify and apply technical concepts and terms used in the avionics field.
  2. Perform basic wiring and termination common to avionics.
  3. Locate, evaluate, and apply relevant information from various sources to address workplace problems.

North Seattle Community College

Aviation Electronics II: Electronics Technician Certificate - Seattle, WA
Certificate / 60 Credits
Anthony Valterra - 206-934-4532 - anthony.valterra@seattlecolleges.edu
Ending: 08/22/14, 12/10/14 (Anticipated Graduates = 5)

Program Description

This certificate is designed to provide students with the basic knowledge, skills and abilities (KSA’s) to meet minimum requirements for employment as an entry level electronics technician in aerospace-related technologies.
This certificate qualifies for graduates for job titles such as Electronics Technician, Repair Technician and Electrical and Instrument Mechanic.

Program Skill Sets

  1. Test faulty equipment to diagnose malfunctions, using test equipment or software, and applying knowledge of the functional operation of electronic units and systems.
  2. Inspect components of industrial equipment for accurate assembly and installation or for defects, such as loose connections or frayed wires.
  3. Install repaired equipment in various settings.
  4. Examine work orders and converse with equipment operators to detect equipment problems and to ascertain whether mechanical or human errors contributed to the problems.
  5. Perform scheduled preventive maintenance tasks, such as checking, cleaning, or repairing equipment, to detect and prevent problems.
  6. Study blueprints, schematics, manuals, or other specifications to determine installation procedures.
  7. Set up and test industrial equipment to ensure that it functions properly.
  8. Repair or adjust equipment, machines, or defective components, replacing worn parts, such as gaskets or seals in watertight electrical equipment.
  9. Maintain equipment logs that record performance problems, repairs, calibrations, or tests.
  10. Calibrate testing instruments and installed or repaired equipment to prescribed specifications.

North Seattle Community College

Electronics Technology Certificate - Seattle, WA
Certificate / 61 Credits
Anthony Valterra - 206-934-4532 - anthony.valterra@seattlecolleges.edu
Ending: 08/22/14, 12/10/14 (Anticipated Graduates = 60)

Program Description

This program provides opportunities for students interested in the operation, maintenance and repair of a wide array of electronics based equipment. The Electronics Technology Program provides a broad foundation in electronics training. Instruction emphasizes a hands-on approach, use of sophisticated test equipment, and a solid base of information concerning computer hardware and software for technical applications.

This program offers job training directed toward immediate employment and future advancement with companies specializing in manufacturing or servicing all types of electronic equipment. Our graduates are preferred by industry employers and perform better in advanced training.

Program Skill Sets

  1. Test faulty equipment to diagnose malfunctions, using test equipment or software, and applying knowledge of the functional operation of electronic units and systems.
  2. Inspect components of industrial equipment for accurate assembly and installation or for defects, such as loose connections or frayed wires.
  3. Install repaired equipment in various settings, such as industrial or military establishments.
  4. Examine work orders and converse with equipment operators to detect equipment problems and to ascertain whether mechanical or human errors contributed to the problems.
  5. Perform scheduled preventive maintenance tasks, such as checking, cleaning, or repairing equipment, to detect and prevent problems.
  6. Study blueprints, schematics, manuals, or other specifications to determine installation procedures.
  7. Set up and test industrial equipment to ensure that it functions properly.
  8. Repair or adjust equipment, machines, or defective components, replacing worn parts, such as gaskets or seals in watertight electrical equipment.
  9. Maintain equipment logs that record performance problems, repairs, calibrations, or tests.
  10. Calibrate testing instruments and installed or repaired equipment to prescribed specifications.

Olympic College

Electronics Technology CP - Bremerton, WA
Certificate of Proficiency / 45 Credits
Eugene "Craig" Seybold - 360-475-6814 - eseybold@olympic.edu
Ending: 06/11/14, 06/19/15 (Anticipated Graduates = 20)

Program Description

The primary objective of this certificate is to develop an employable individual: an entry level assembler, installer, or apprentice technician with the technical and manipulative skills to enter the Electronics industry.

Program Skill Sets

Upon completion of this program, successful students will have demonstrated the ability to apply their skills and knowledge in the following ways:

  1. Select and operate electronic test equipment during trouble shooting and repair operations with an emphasis on safety in use and accuracy in results.
  2. Successfully replace circuit board components using industrial standard soldering/fabrication techniques.

Olympic College

Electronics Technology CR - Bremerton, WA
Certificate of Recognition / 19 Credits
Eugene "Craig" Seybold - 360-475-6814 - eseybold@olympic.edu
Ending: 06/11/14, 3/20/15 (Anticipated Graduates = 10)

Program Description

The primary objective of this certificate is to develop the knowledge, skills, and critical thinking necessary for successful entrance into and advancement within the Electronics industry.

Program Skill Sets

Upon completion of this program, successful students will have demonstrated the ability to apply their skills and knowledge in the following ways:

  1. Operate comfortably and effectively in an industrial work setting.
  2. Recognize the significance and desirability of reliable and ethical behavior.
  3. Apply critical thinking and technical abilities to resolve industrial and personnel problems.
  4. Effectively communicate with and advise customers and coworkers both in writing and orally regarding the progress of and decisions made concerning test and repair procedures.
  5. Select and operate electronic test equipment during troubleshooting and repair operations with an emphasis on safety in use and accuracy in results.

Washington Aerospace Training and Research (WATR) Center

Aerospace Electrical Assembly Mechanic - Everett, WA
Short Term Certificate / 13 Credits
Larry Cluphf - 425-347-8928
Ending: 09/25/14, 10/21/14, 11/17/14, 12/15/14 (Anticipated Graduates = 12)

Program Description

Graduates of this program qualify for entry-level positions as Electrical Assembly Mechanics. Electrical Assembly Mechanics are required to read work instructions, understand installation diagrams, and work as part of a team.

Program Skill Sets

Students learn skills in these11 modules:

1. Electrical Orientation
2. Hand & Power Tools
3. Basic Drilling & Riveting
4. Wire Bundle Basics
5. Wire Installation Drawings
6. Wire Bundle Installation
7. Electrical Ground Jumpers
8. Electrical Ground Studs & Wire Grounding
9. Crimping Terminals & Splices
10. Assembly of Coaxial Connectors and Fiber Optics for Aerospace.

Wenatchee Valley College

Aerospace Electronics Technician - Wenatchee, WA
Certificate / 52 Credits
Zack Jacobson - 509-682-6636
Ending: 06/2014, 06/2015 (Anticipated Graduates = 15)

Program Description

The Aerospace Electronics Technician certificate program provides a broad foundation in electronics training. Instruction emphasizes a hands-on approach, use of sophisticated test equipment, and a foundation for learning the hardware and software of control systems for technical applications. The program offers preparation for multiple nationally recognized industry certifications that may lead directly to employment and opportunities for future advancements with companies specializing in manufacturing or servicing all types of electronic equipment, including manufacturing and servicing of aerospace electronics.

Program Skill Sets

Students who complete the Aerospace Electronics Technician certificate will be able to:

1. Correctly and safely use a variety of electrical testing equipment and hand and power tools commonly used in the industrial setting.
2. Comprehend electrical equipment installation and servicing literature.
3. Communicate with other professionals and the general public using terminology appropriate for the aerospace industry.
4. Have a basic understanding of digital logic and industrial automation techniques.
5. Identify specific aerospace-related equipment and service using industry-specific or standardized service techniques.
6. Work safely in the industrial setting.
7. Use applied mathematics and precision measurement techniques.
8. Obtain certifications in: flagging, forklift/PIT operation, OSHA-10, first aid/CPR, NCRC.

Wenatchee Valley College

Industrial Electronics Technician - Wenatchee, WA
Certificate / 54 Credits
Zack Jacobson - 509-682-6636
Ending: 06/2014, 06/2015 (Anticipated Graduates = 15)

Program Description

The industrial technology technician program provides training for electronics technicians and maintenance electricians within industrial facilities such as manufacturing plants, wood processing plants, agricultural food storage and processing warehouses, and power generation facilities. It also provides training and skill improvement on modern electronic circuits for plant electricians and other employees seeking to advance their positions within their company.

Program Skill Sets

Students who complete the Industrial Electronics Technician certificate will be able to:

1. Correctly and safely use a variety of electrical testing equipment.
2. Comprehend printed installation and service literature for complex electrical equipment.
3. Communicate with other professions and the general public using terminology appropriate for the electrical service industry.
4. Have a basic understanding of digital logic and industrial automation techniques.
5. Use applied mathematics and precision measurement techniques.
6. Obtain certifications in: flagging, forklift/PIT operation, OSHA-10, first aid/CPR, NCRC.

Degree Programs for Electronics

Bates Technical College

Electronics Engineering Technician - Tacoma, WA
ATA / 117 Credits
Mike Brandstetter - 253-680-7229 - mbrandstetter@bates.ctc.edu
Ending: 08/13/14, 12/06/14 (Anticipated Graduates = 20)

Program Description

Students prepare for entry-level employment as technicians in the field of electronic engineering. Instruction includes computer-aided drafting (CAD), printed circuit board design, electronic packaging, solid state components, and digital and microprocessors. Students are encouraged to take the National Institute for Certification in Engineering Technologies (NICET) examinations and seek certification as electronic engineering technicians. Graduates are qualified to work with electronic engineers, consultants, manufacturers and research and development teams.

Program Skill Sets

  1. Read blueprints, wiring diagrams, and schematic drawings.
  2. Test electronics units, using standard test equipment.
  3. Analyze results of testing equipment.
  4. Perform preventative maintenance or calibration of equipment or systems.
  5. Assemble, test, or maintain circuitry or electronic components.
  6. Adjust or replace defective or improperly functioning circuitry or electronics components.
  7. Write technical reports.
  8. Identify and resolve equipment malfunctions.

In addition, the following college-wide learning outcomes reflect the guiding expectations of all programs at Bates Technical College:

  • Human Diversity
  • Effective Communication
  • Critical-thinking
     

 

Bates Technical College

Industrial Electronics and Robotics Technician - Tacoma, WA
ATA / 119 Credits
Lin Zhou - 253-680-7105 - lzhou@bates.ctc.edu
Ending: 08/13/14, 12/06/14 (Anticipated Graduates = 20)

Program Description

In the Industrial Electronics and Robotics Technician program, students learn to install, diagnose, maintain, modify, test, and calibrate electronic, electrical, and mechanical systems used in manufacturing support equipment and production machinery, including precision machine tools (CNC) and industrial robots.

The program consists of a certificate of training in Basic Electricity, a one-year Electrical Technician certificate, and a two-year Industrial Technology degree that prepares students for entry into electrical apprenticeships. The program features equipment and software from industry leaders such as Allen Bradley, Rockwell Automation, FANUC Robotics, Bosch, Siemens, Famic Technologies, and National Instruments.

Focus is on the intelligent control of machines and processes using programmable logic controllers (PLCs), embedded controllers, variable frequency drives (VFDs), industrial networks, sensors & transducers, instrumentation and robotics. The electrical curriculum is based on guidelines from the National Joint Apprenticeship Training Committee (NJATC) for electrical trades.

The program also offers in-depth career training for those interested in becoming an electronics technician in the manufacturing, scientific, aerospace, or civilian military industries.

Program Skill Sets

  1. Describe current status of robotics technology and new development.
  2. Identify common electronic components, devices, and symbols.
  3. Analyze direct current (DC) and alternating current (AC) circuits using various circuit simplification and analysis techniques.
  4. Apply theoretical principles to physically design electric circuits to solve technical problems.
  5. Operate/program/repair industrial robots.
  6. Solve real-world and theoretical problems related to semiconductors, digital systems, and PLCs.
  7. Identify common electronic components, devices, and symbols and verify their operation
  8. Construct and troubleshoot the operation of DC and AC circuits using lab equipment
  9. Measure and source voltages, currents and frequencies using power supplies, function generators, and oscilloscope.
  10. Solve a problem using digital logic and Karnaugh mapping.
  11. Identify common transistor circuits and prove their operation in a lab setting.
  12. Identify common amplifier circuits and prove their operation in a lab setting.
  13. Use microcontrollers and variable frequency drives to regulate the speed of an AC motor.
  14. Specify a motor type to solve a specific problem.
  15. Connect single and three-phase motors to sources and successfully energize.
  16. Program and interface a microcontroller to discrete hardware to obtain desired functionality

In addition, the following college-wide learning outcomes reflect the guiding expectations of all programs at Bates Technical College:

  • Human Diversity
  • Effective Communication
  • Critical Thinking
     

Bellingham Technical College

Instrumentation & Control Technology AAS - Bellingham, WA
AAS / 137 Credits
Tony Kuphaldt - 360-752-8477 - TKuphadlt@btc.ctc.edu
Ending: 08/08/14 (Anticipated Graduates = 24)

Program Description

The degree in Instrumentation & Control Technology prepares students for employment in high-tech industries such as power generation plants, water treatment facilities, chemical manufacturing plants, canneries, aerospace plants, bio-pharmaceutical plants, semi-conductor manufacturing plants, petroleum refining, and pulp and paper mills. Students are trained to maintain, repair, and troubleshoot instrumentation and control systems in industries that increasingly rely on automation.

A combination of theory and hands-on training offers a variety of modern process measurement and control instrumentation with actual working processes and computer simulations. The Program applies math and physics and duplicates conditions and industry standards that technicians experience. Through laboratory experience, students develop knowledge and skills with electronic circuits, test equipment, individual instruments, multiple instrument control systems, and practical computer applications.
 

Program Skill Sets

  1. Communication - Communicates and expresses thoughts across a variety of mediums (verbal, written, visually) to effectively persuade, inform, and clarify ideas with colleagues.
  2. Time Management - Arrives on time and prepared to work; budgets time an meets deadlines when performing technical tasks and projects.
  3. Safety - Complies with national, state, and local safety regulations when repairing, calibrating, and installing instruments.
  4. Diagnose and Repair Existing Instruments - Assesses, diagnoses, and repairs faulty instruments in measurement and control systems using logical procedures and appropriate test equipment.
  5. Install and Configure New Instruments - Builds, configures, and installs new instrument systems according to plans, applying industry construction standards, and ensuring correct system operation when complete.
  6. Process Control Optimization - Improve system functions by evaluating control system performance; implements strategies to tune and stabilize control systems.
  7. Instrument Calibration - Assesses instrument accuracy and correct inaccuracies using appropriate calibration procedures and test equipment.
  8. Documents Instrument Systems - Interprets and creates technical documents (electronic schematics, loop diagrams, and P&IDs) according to industry (EIA, ISA) standards.
  9. Self-Directing Learning - Selects and researches relevant information sources to learn new principles, technologies, and techniques.
  10. Career Development - Researches and seeks opportunities for promotion and job advancements in work and career settings.

This program also provides a pathway for students to:

  • Obtain Electronics Technician Certificate after the first year of study and Certified by the Electronics Technicians Association – International (ETA-i) with an Associate Certified Electronics Technician (CETa) certificate.

 

Bellingham Technical College

Instrumentation & Control Technology AAS-T - Bellingham, WA
AAS-T / 142 Credits
Tony Kuphaldt - 360-752-8477 - TKuphadlt@btc.ctc.edu
Ending: 08/08/14 (Anticipated Graduates = 24)

Program Description

Bellingham Technical College's degree in Instrumentation & Control Technology prepares students for employment in high-tech industries such as power generation plants, water treatment facilities, chemical manufacturing plants, canneries, aerospace plants, bio-pharmaceutical plants, semi-conductor manufacturing plants, petroleum refining, and pulp and paper mills. Students are trained to maintain, repair, and troubleshoot instrumentation and control systems in industries that increasingly rely on automation.

A combination of theory and hands-on training offers a variety of modern process measurement and control instrumentation with actual working processes and computer simulations. The Program applies math and physics and duplicates conditions and industry standards that technicians experience. Through laboratory experience, students develop knowledge and skills with electronic circuits, test equipment, individual instruments, multiple instrument control systems, and practical computer applications.
 

Program Skill Sets

  1. Communication - Communicates and expresses thoughts across a variety of mediums (verbal, written, visually) to effectively persuade, inform, and clarify ideas with colleagues.
  2. Time Management - Arrives on time and prepared to work; budgets time an meets deadlines when performing technical tasks and projects.
  3. Safety - Complies with national, state, and local safety regulations when repairing, calibrating, and installing instruments.
  4. Diagnose and Repair Existing Instruments - Assesses, diagnoses, and repairs faulty instruments in measurement and control systems using logical procedures and appropriate test equipment.
  5. Install and Configure New Instruments - Builds, configures, and installs new instrument systems according to plans, applying industry construction standards, and ensuring correct system operation when complete.
  6. Process Control Optimization - Improve system functions by evaluating control system performance; implements strategies to tune and stabilize control systems.
  7. Instrument Calibration - Assesses instrument accuracy and correct inaccuracies using appropriate calibration procedures and test equipment.
  8. Documents Instrument Systems - Interprets and creates technical documents (electronic schematics, loop diagrams, and P&IDs) according to industry (EIA, ISA) standards.
  9. Self-Directing Learning - Selects and researches relevant information sources to learn new principles, technologies, and techniques.
  10. Career Development - Researches and seeks opportunities for promotion and job advancements in work and career settings.

This program also provides a pathway for students to:

  • Obtain Electronics Technician Certificate after the first year of study and Certified by the Electronics Technicians Association – International (ETA-i) with an Associate Certified Electronics Technician (CETa) certificate.

 

Big Bend Community College

Industrial Electrical - Moses Lake, WA
AAS
James Ayers, Stephen Matern - James - 509-793-2265, Steve 509-793-2266 - jamesa@bigbend.edu, stevem@bigbend.edu
Ending: 06/15/14 (Anticipated Graduates = 18)

Program Description

The Industrial Electrical Technology program provides a comprehensive two-year curriculum designed to prepare students for career opportunities as industrial electrical technicians. Students receive instruction in safety, electrical and electronic theory, process control, instrumentation, and Programmable Logic Controllers. The final two quarters have an available option for an Electronic Communications emphasis. FCC license and Fiber Optic certification prep.

Program Skill Sets

1. Soldering and cabling
2. DC and AC electronics
3. Sensor technology, mechanical systems, solid state devices, automation, and computer electronics.

Edmonds Community College

Robotics & Electronics Technology ATA - Edmonds, WA
ATA / 90 Credits
Susan Loreen - 425-640-1489 - sloreen@email.edcc.edu
Ending: 08/22/14, 12/11/14, 03/20/15 (Anticipated Graduates = 8)

Program Description

The Robotics and Electronics Associate of Technical Arts (ATA) degree program trains students to enter the job market as Electronics Technicians, Electromechanical Technicians, Field Service Technicians, and Manufacturing Technicians. The training is generic and is applicable to many fields such as Aerospace, Electronics Manufacturing, Medical Equipment, and Telecommunications.

This program trains students in electronic circuit analysis, functional testing and troubleshooting of complex linear, digital, and microprocessor/microcontroller based systems. This training makes extensive use of practical, hands on learning. Whenever possible, we model real-world applications so our graduates are prepared for the work they will find.

Program Skill Sets

Upon completion of the Program Requirements for this degree, students will be able to:

  1. Use independent research to learn about new technology and equipment.
  2. Analyze, test and troubleshoot complex electronic circuits using industry standard test equipment.
  3. Use simulation software to model circuits and predict circuit operation.
  4. Write, run and debug diagnostic test programs for service and repair.
  5. Communicate technical information effectively in writing.
  6. Apply industry standard methods to the replacement of parts on a circuit board.

Students will demonstrate General Education/Related Instruction Learning Outcomes in each of the following areas:

  1. Communication Skills: Write in clear, effective ways, adapted to audience, context, and purpose.
  2. Quantitative Skills: Apply mathematical, quantitative or symbolic models to solve problems, draw inferences, or support conclusions appropriate to an individual discipline.
  3. Human Relations/Group Interaction: Identify and explain how to apply the skills needed to maintain effective working relationships in multicultural settings.
  4. Cultural Diversity: Apply multiple perspectives when examining cultural differences and interacting in multicultural settings. 

Lake Washington Institute of Technology

Electronics Technology AAS - Kirkland, WA
AAS / 120 Credits
Joe Gryniuk - 425-739-8343
Ending: 12/12/14, 03/23/15, 06/17/15 (Anticipated Graduates = 24)

Program Description

The Electronics Technology AAS degree prepares students to utilize the skills learned in this program to enter into either the electronics manufacturing industry as engineering technicians, electronics specialists, inspectors, managers, and testers, or into any of the high-tech industry maintaining multi-million dollar machines and devices utilized in almost all high-tech fields today. The Electronics Technology AAS degree exposes students to a basic core of skills through advanced electronics principles and applications. By focusing on the idea that a career in high-tech involves constant and continuing education, the student learns the importance of life-long learning. Through this, the program prepares its graduates for entry level positions in the rapidly growing high-tech industries of the 21st century.

Program Skill Sets

Electronics Technology AAS degree graduates will:

1. Be prepared to obtain entry-level positions as Electronics Technicians, Installers, Assemblers and Troubleshooters.

2. Be prepared with the skills to perform standard workplace functions with minimal supervision.

3. Demonstrate critical thinking, teamwork, communication, intercultural appreciation , and technical and information literacy skills.

4. Meet Social Science, Humanities, Written Communication, and Quantitative Reasoning distribution area outcomes.

Lake Washington Institute of Technology

Electronics Technology AAS-T - Kirkland, WA
AAS-T / 105 Credits
Joe Gryniuk - 425-739-8343
Ending: 12/12/14, 03/23/15, 06/17/15 (Anticipated Graduates = 24)

Program Description

The Electronics Technology AAS Transfer degree prepares students to utilize the skills learned in this program to enter the electronics manufacturing industry as engineering technicians, electronics specialists, inspectors, managers, and testers or to pursue further education at the baccalaureate level. This degree is intended for students who may wish to transfer to specific colleges who accept the credits– check with your advisor. Achievement of this degree will prepare the transfer student for further study. Graduates will also be able to utilize the skills learned in this program to enter into either the electronics manufacturing industry as assemblers, inspectors, managers and testers, or into any high-tech industry maintaining one of the many multi-million dollar machines and devices utilized in almost all high-tech fields today.

Program Skill Sets

Electronics Technology AAS-Transfer degree graduates will:

1. Be prepared to obtain entry-level positions as Electronics Technicians, Installers, Assemblers and Troubleshooters.

2. Be prepared with the skills to perform standard workplace functions with minimal supervision.

3. Demonstrate critical thinking, teamwork, communication, intercultural appreciation , and technical and information literacy skills.

4. Meet Social Science, Humanities, Written Communication, and Quantitative Reasoning distribution area outcomes.

North Seattle Community College

Electronics Engineering Technology AAS - Seattle, WA
AAS / 114 Credits
Anthony Valterra - 206-934-4532 - anthony.valterra@seattlecolleges.edu
Ending: 08/22/14, 12/10/14 (Anticipated Graduates = 60)

Program Description

This two-year program of study, designed as a "plus two" or transfer program, prepares students for advanced technical training. Many graduates transfer into the Bachelor of Science degree program in electronics engineering technology at a four-year institution such as Western Washington University, Central Washington University, or Eastern Washington University. If you want to go to work immediately upon completion of the North Seattle Community College program - whether you continue into advanced training or not - you will find that the course work has given you an excellent foundation in applied engineering. Our program is popular among employers because graduates are skilled in practical engineering applications.

Program Skill Sets

  1. Students will graduate from the college knowing how to access, evaluate, and demonstrate critical use and synthesis of information collected from a wide variety of proprietary and non-proprietary sources.
  2. During their enrollment at North students will have adequate access to study space, current technology, and professional staff in order to support student learning.
  3. During their enrollment at North students will have adequate access to proprietary resources (databases, journals, eBooks, textbooks, books) and to Faculty Librarians in order to effectively complete required coursework

North Seattle Community College

Electronics Technology AAS - Seattle, WA
AAS / 116 Credits
Anthony Valterra - 206-934-4532 - anthony.valterra@seattlecolleges.edu
Ending: 08/22/14, 12/10/14 (Anticipated Graduates = 60)

Program Description

This program provides opportunities for students interested in the operation, maintenance and repair of a wide array of electronics based equipment. The Electronics Technology Program provides a broad foundation in electronics training. Instruction emphasis a hands-on approach, use of sophisticated test equipment, and a solid base of information concerning computer hardware and software for technical applications.
This program offers job training directed toward immediate employment and future advancement with companies specializing in manufacturing or servicing all types of electronic equipment. Our graduates are preferred by industry employers and perform better in advanced training.

Program Skill Sets

  1. Students will graduate from the college knowing how to access, evaluate, and demonstrate critical use and synthesis of information collected from a wide variety of proprietary and non-proprietary sources.
  2. During their enrollment at North students will have adequate access to study space, current technology, and professional staff in order to support student learning.
  3. During their enrollment at North students will have adequate access to proprietary resources (databases, journals, eBooks, textbooks, books) and to Faculty Librarians in order to effectively complete required coursework
     

North Seattle Community College

IT- Controlled Electronics AAS - Seattle, WA
AAS / 40 Credits
Anthony Valterra - 206-934-4532 - anthony.valterra@seattlecolleges.edu
Ending: 08/22/14, 12/10/14 (Anticipated Graduates = 60)

Program Description

The IT Controlled Electronic Systems Associate of Applied Science degree is a 2-year degree focused on developing skills needed to install, maintain, and monitor information technology systems and IT-controlled electronic systems such as security, entertainment, and HVAC systems. Course work in electronics and computer networking is emphasized along with building the interpersonal skills necessary to work with customers and co-workers.

Program Skill Sets

  1. Understand technical concepts and terms used in the electronics and IT fields.
  2. Troubleshoot electronic systems, hardware and network problems.
  3. Install, configure and test networking devices, servers, workstations and electronic and electrical systems.
  4. Interact and communicate effectively with users and coworkers to identify network problems and needs for upgrades.
  5. Integrate IT and electronic systems.
  6. Locate, evaluate and apply relevant information from various sources.

 

Olympic College

Electronics Technology ATA - Bremerton, WA
ATA / 105 Credits
Eugene "Craig" Seybold - 360-475-6814 - eseybold@olympic.edu
Ending: 06/11/14, 06/19/15 (Anticipated Graduates = 15)

Program Description

The Electronics Program at Olympic College provides for two years of instruction designed to prepare a student for entry in the field or industry. Upon completion of the Associate in Technical Arts Degree (ATA) a student may transfer these credits and apply them towards a Bachelor’s degree in Electronic Technology at a four-year institution.

Program Skill Sets

Studies include industrial control circuits using linear integrated circuits and other solid state devices, digital circuits, microcomputer operation and languages, microprocessors, as well as studies in general industrial electronics. Program Skill Set should read: Upon completion of this program, successful students will have demonstrated the ability to apply their skills and knowledge in the following ways:

  1.  Analyze, interpret and trace digital logic diagrams used in signal tracing of complex digital circuits.
  2. Select and operate electronic test equipment during troubleshooting and repair operations, with an emphasis on safety in use and accuracy in results.
  3. Design and evaluate machine language programs for efficiency and effectiveness.
  4. Based upon equipment troubleshooting results, research and document required replacement parts.
  5. Successfully replace miniature circuit board components using industrial standard soldering/fabrication techniques.
  6. Effectively communicate with and advise customers and co-workers, both written and orally, regarding the progress of and decisions made concerning test and repair procedures.
  7. Pass industry/Federal-style examination on the theory and procedures of electronic technology.

 

Spokane Community College

Avionics/Electronics Engineering Technician - Spokane, WA
AAS / 135 Credits
John Barnett - 509-533-7136 - jbarnett@scc.spokane.edu
Ending: 08/15/14, 08/20/15 (Anticipated Graduates = 20)

Program Description

The electronics industry of today’s highly technological world needs technicians prepared for the dynamic field of microcomputer-based electronic equipment maintenance. The program provides a seven-quarter, comprehensive curriculum to prepare the student to meet this need. State-of-the art concepts are taught, as well as practical laboratory techniques, which provide the circuit analysis skills necessary for electronic technicians. Also included are studies in communication skills, computational skills and human relations skills.

Program Skill Sets

1. Computer Fundamentals for Electronics.
2. AC/DC Circuits.
3. DC/AC Circuit Math.
4. Written Communication.
5. Solid State Devices/Circuits.
6. Linear Devices/Circuits.
7. Employment Preparation.
8. Digital Concepts.
9. Basic Computer Systems.
10. Communication Fundamentals.
11. RF Communications.
12. Principles of Avionics.
13. Avionics Systems.

Spokane Community College

Computer Aided Design and Drafting - Spokane, WA
AAS / 104 Credits
Ron Jingling - 509-533-7129 - ron.jingling@scc.spokane.edu
Ending: 6/30/2014, 6/30/2015 (Anticipated Graduates = 25)

Program Description

The CAD Computer Aided Design and Drafting program prepares students with the skills necessary for an engineering technician career using both CAD drafting and 3-D Solid Modeling techniques. The course of study prepares students to work in a wide range of engineering disciplines, including engineering teams for large and small manufacturing firms, consultant engineering firms, testing, and research companies to gain employment as Computer Aided Drafters and Engineering Designers.

Program Skill Sets

1. Produce computer aided drafting projects, floor plans, and schematic drawings with accuracy and efficiency.
2. Use the systems, symbols, language and mechanics of the drafting field.
3. Skillfully apply computers and engineering office software for documentation and communication.
4. Work productively in a team environment.
5. Create solid model computer files to transfer to rapid prototypes, CNC use, shop drawings, or engineering designs.
6. Provide basic systems design and shop drawings, assembly drawings, and floor plans using 2-D CAD and 3-D solid modeling.
7. Identify the materials and processing of materials used in industry.
8. Work with the sense of responsibility and accuracy required in the field of engineering design and drafting.

Wenatchee Valley College

Industrial Technology - Aerospace Electronics ATS - Wenatchee, WA
ATS / 95 Credits
Zack Jacobson - 509-682-6636
Ending: 06/2014, 06/2015 (Anticipated Graduates = 15)

Program Description

The Aerospace Electronics programs provide a broad foundation in electronics training. Instruction emphasizes a hands-on approach, use of sophisticated test equipment, and a solid base of information concerning the hardware and software of control systems for technical applications. These programs offer preparation for multiple nationally recognized industry certifications that may lead directly to employment and opportunities for future advancements with companies specializing in manufacturing or servicing all types of electronic equipment, including manufacturing and servicing of aerospace electronics.

Program Skill Sets

Students who complete the ATS in Industrial Technology-Aerospace Electronics will be able to:

1. Correctly and safely use a variety of electrical testing equipment and hand and power tools commonly used in the industrial setting.
2. Comprehend electrical equipment installation and servicing literature.
3. Communicate with other professionals and the general public using terminology appropriate for the aerospace industry.
4. Identify specific aerospace-related equipment and service using industry-specific or standardized service techniques.
5. Work safely in the industrial setting.
6. Comprehend engineered drawings and blueprints
7. Effectively use standardized automation equipment and software.
8. Service, repair and troubleshoot hydraulic and pneumatic systems.
9. Establish or critique an existing facility's maintenance program.
10. Use applied mathematics and precision measurement techniques.
11. Obtain certifications in: flagging, forklift/PIT operation, OSHA-10, first aid/CPR, NCRC.

Wenatchee Valley College

Industrial Technology - Electronics ATS - Wenatchee, WA
ATS / 105 Credits
Zack Jacobson
Ending: 06/2014, 06/2015 (Anticipated Graduates = 15)

Program Description

The industrial technology – electronics associate of technical science (ATS) program provides training for electronics technicians and maintenance electricians within industrial facilities such as manufacturing plants, wood processing plants, agricultural food storage and processing warehouses, and power generation facilities. It also provides advanced-level training and skill improvement for plant electricians and other employees seeking to improve their work classification within their company on modern electronic circuits, programmable logic controllers (PLCs) and control systems.

Program Skill Sets

Students who complete the ATS in Industrial Technology-Electronics will be able to:

1. Correctly and safely use a variety of electrical testing equipment.
2. Comprehend printed installation and service literature for complex electrical equipment.
3. Comprehend engineered drawings and blueprints.
4. Effectively use standardized automation software such as Rockwell or Siemens.
5. Communicate with other professions and the general public using terminology appropriate for the electrical service industry.
6. Establish or critique an existing electrical maintenance program.
7. Recognize different computer network strategies used with electronic control systems.
8. Service, repair and troubleshoot hydraulic and pneumatic systems.
9. Accrue hours toward a Washington state electrical license.
10. Use applied mathematics and precision measurement techniques.
11. Obtain certifications in: flagging, forklift/PIT operation, OSHA-10, first aid/CPR, NCRC.

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