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Electronics Technology (BP) Diploma

Overview and Award Outcomes

Overview

The Electronic 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 Electronic 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.

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

Electronic 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 48 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

General Education Required 8 Credits

Course NumberCourse TitleCourse Credits
COMM1050Communication in the Workplace

2

 

CPLT1100Computer Essentials in the Digital World

3

or

METS1000Computers in Manufacturing

3

 

MATH2150Introduction to Statistics

3

or

PHIL2100Critical Thinking

3

or

PHYS2001Introductory Physics

3

General Education Elective 0 Credits

Technical Studies Elective 8 Credits

Course NumberCourse TitleCourse Credits
ELEC1900Specialized Lab

1 - 4

ELEC2100Motor and Motor Controllers

3

ELEC2300Troubleshooting Computers

3

ELEC2400Industrial Controls

2

ELEC2420Telemetry

2

Total Diploma Credits 64

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

 

Technical Studies Electives

3

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

Third Semester

Course NumberCourse TitleCourse Credits
ELEC1450Basic Digital Logic

3

ELEC2000Advanced Digital Circuits I

4

ELEC2020Advanced Digital Circuits II

3

ELEC2050Advanced Troubleshooting

4

 

MATH2150Introduction to Statistics

3

or

PHIL2100Critical Thinking

3

or

PHYS2001Introductory Physics

3

Total Credits  17

Fourth Semester

Course NumberCourse TitleCourse Credits
ELEC2200Microprocessors and Microcomputers I

4

ELEC2220Microprocessors and Microcomputers II

4

ELEC2450Regulated Power Supplies

2

 

COMM1050Communication in the Workplace

2

Technical Studies Electives

2

Total Credits  14

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:  5 Credits

Graduation (64 Credits)

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


6/7/2018 : BP 4206 / EP