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Electronics Technology (BP) Associate in Applied Science Degree

Overview and Award Outcomes

Overview

The Electronics Technician is an important member of the technical team. Their job as part of the team is to work with engineers and other professionals in the design, manufacture, testing, repair and maintenance of technical systems. There is a wide variety of job situations the technician will encounter. These may include repairing equipment or testing systems while working in the plant or in the field. The Electronics Technician may be required to have extensive software skills in addition to their electronic skills. Some positions may require travel, lifting and working with people from other companies to complete the task.

The skills the technician needs to bring to the team are the ability to analyze circuits or systems and work with tools and test equipment. Other important qualities are the desire to be part of a professional team, good communication skills and the ability to work under supervision or independently.

Graduates who choose the A.A.S. degree usually have a future goal of a four-year degree in Engineering, Computer Science or other degree that will lead to a higher level of employment.

Award Outcomes

Exhibit professional and ethical behavior.

Apply basic computer skills in a technical setting.

Apply effective team skills in the workplace.

Apply basic mathematical and problem solving skills.

Demonstrate critical thinking skills.

Use electronic simulation software to construct and analyze circuit operation.

Disassemble, reassemble and build electromechanical hardware.

Practice safety in the workplace.

Troubleshoot, repair, test and report on electromechanical equipment.

Use standard electronic test equipment.

Interpret blueprint and electronic schematics.

Apply accurate writing and oral skills.

Career Opportunities

Electronics Technicians are in demand in small to large companies and virtually all government agencies including the Department of Transportation, Federal Aviation Administration and the US Post Office. Technicians may work for the manufacturers, sellers, end users or third party maintenance organizations. Technicians may hold any one of the following job titles: Technical Sales, Troubleshooter, Installer, Support Specialist, Field Service, Depot Repair Technician, Test Technician, Quality Control Technician, Network Technician, Telecommunication Technician or Engineer Assistant.

Program Requirements

Technical Studies Required 51 Credits

Course NumberCourse TitleCourse Credits
ELEC1000DC Circuits

4

ELEC1050AC Circuits

4

ELEC1100Complex AC Circuits

3

ELEC1150Diodes and Rectifiers

2

ELEC1200Soldering Skills

1

ELEC1250Solid State Components and Circuits

5

ELEC1300Operational Amplifiers

2

ELEC1400Basic Troubleshooting

3

ELEC1450Basic Digital Logic

3

ELEC2000Advanced Digital Circuits I

4

ELEC2020Advanced Digital Circuits II

3

ELEC2050Advanced Troubleshooting

4

ELEC2200Microprocessors and Microcomputers I

4

ELEC2220Microprocessors and Microcomputers II

4

ELEC2450Regulated Power Supplies

2

 

CPLT1100Computer Essentials in the Digital World

3

or

METS1000Computers in Manufacturing

3

General Education Required 9 Credits

Course NumberCourse TitleCourse Credits
ENGL2121Writing and Research

4

or

ENGL2125Technical Writing

3

 

MATH2050Applications of Quantitative Reasoning

3

or

MATH2150Introduction to Statistics

3

or

MATH2200College Algebra

4

 

PHIL2100Critical Thinking

3

General Education Elective 6 Credits

Choose credits from Hennepin Technical College’s 2000-level general education courses.

Technical Studies Elective 6 Credits

Recommended:

Course NumberCourse TitleCourse Credits
ELEC1900Specialized Lab

1 - 4

ELEC2100Motor and Motor Controllers

3

ELEC2300Troubleshooting Computers

3

ELEC2400Industrial Controls

2

ELEC2420Telemetry

2

Total Associate in Applied Science Degree Credits 72

Semester Sequence

Offered at Brooklyn Park Only

First Semester

Course NumberCourse TitleCourse Credits
ELEC1000DC Circuits

4

ELEC1050AC Circuits

4

ELEC1100Complex AC Circuits

3

ELEC2300Troubleshooting Computers

3

Elective

 

MATH2050Applications of Quantitative Reasoning

3

or

MATH2150Introduction to Statistics

3

or

MATH2200College Algebra

4

Total Credits  17

Second Semester

Course NumberCourse TitleCourse Credits
ELEC1150Diodes and Rectifiers

2

ELEC1200Soldering Skills

1

ELEC1250Solid State Components and Circuits

5

ELEC1300Operational Amplifiers

2

ELEC1400Basic Troubleshooting

3

 

CPLT1100Computer Essentials in the Digital World

3

or

METS1000Computers in Manufacturing

3

Total Credits  16

Summer Semester

Course NumberCourse TitleCourse Credits
ENGL2121Writing and Research

4

or

ENGL2125Technical Writing

3

PHIL2100Critical Thinking

3

Total Credits  6

Third Semester

Course NumberCourse TitleCourse Credits
ELEC1450Basic Digital Logic

3

ELEC2000Advanced Digital Circuits I

4

ELEC2020Advanced Digital Circuits II

3

ELEC2050Advanced Troubleshooting

4

General Education Electives

3

Total Credits  17

Fourth Semester

Course NumberCourse TitleCourse Credits
ELEC2200Microprocessors and Microcomputers I

4

ELEC2220Microprocessors and Microcomputers II

4

ELEC2450Regulated Power Supplies

2

Technical Studies Electives

3

General Education Electives

3

Total Credits  16

Technical Studies Electives

Recommended:

Course NumberCourse TitleCourse Credits
ELEC1220Electronic Soldering and Inspection

2

ELEC1900Specialized Lab

1 - 4

ELEC2100Motor and Motor Controllers

3

ELEC2300Troubleshooting Computers

3

ELEC2400Industrial Controls

2

ELEC2420Telemetry

2

Choose a Total of:  6 Credits

General Education Electives

A complete list of MnTC courses and Goal Areas that can be used to meet General Education requirements can be found at www.hennepintech.edu.  The same course cannot satisfy more than one MnTC Goal Area requirement.

Course NumberCourse TitleCourse Credits

Hennepin Technical College’s 2000-level general education courses meet the guidelines of the Minnesota Transfer Curriculum (MnTC).

Choose a Total of:  6 Credits

Graduation (72 Credits)

Semester listings reflect the recommended sequence.  Due to circumstances beyond our control, the information herein is subject to change without notice.


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