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Electronics Technician

2020-21 Electronics Technician (PDF)*

Certificate of Completion
Courses for this Certificate

About the Program

The Electronics Technician four-term certificate program is designed for students seeking entry level
electronics technician positions in manufacturing or service industries. The program emphasizes
theory fundamentals, practical troubleshooting, and basic electronics design as well as general
studies courses. Technical courses involve extensive lab work using industry standard test equipment
and practices.

This program will help students gain skills for entry into one of today’s most dynamic and broad-based
technical fields. Typical occupations include those of field engineers in business or communications
fields, or line/maintenance technicians at manufacturing sites. Electronics training also
provides excellent positioning for lateral movement into areas such as technical sales or technical

Program Learning Outcomes

The curriculum in RCC courses is derived from a set of identified learning outcomes that are relevant to the discipline. Program learning outcomes for electronics technician programs are:

Identify and solve real-world problems through the application of electronics theory and concepts.

Calibrate, test, and repair analog and digital circuitry using industry standard test equipment.

Organize, interpret, and use technical information and documentation.

Communicate effectively across a variety of audiences: technicians, engineers, management and customers.

Function collaboratively as a member of a team to achieve specified and measurable results.

Demonstrate flexibility, adaptability, and time management skills commensurate with industry productivity needs.

Demonstrate the ability to adhere to personal and industry safety standards.

Entry Requirements

Students are required to complete the Placement Process to determine skill level and readiness in math, reading, and writing. As part of their training program, students must begin with the courses within their skill level as determined through the Placement Process. In addition, students may also be required to enroll in classes that would increase their employability and success.

Students are also required to complete any prerequisites listed.

Advanced Standing

Coursework from accredited colleges and universities will be accepted in accordance with college
policies and the Electronics Technology Department chair’s recommendation. In order to ensure
that coursework is current, program courses over three years old must be reviewed and approved
by the appropriate department chair before being accepted toward core requirements. Official
transcripts must be filed with the Enrollment Services office and the Electronics Technology

Graduation Requirements

Students must complete all courses in this program with a grade of “C” or better to receive their certificates. Certain required courses are graded on a pass/no pass basis only. A grade of “P” for these courses indicates a student earned the equivalent of a “C” or better grade.

Course No.
Course Title
CIS/CS__ Approved Computer Information Science or Computer Science class, CS/CIS120 or above or documented computer proficiency within the past ten years 1 0-2
MTH20 Pre-algebra I or designated placement score 0-4
RD90/WR90 College Reading/ Fundamentals of Composition or
WR91 Fundamentals of Academic Literacy (WR91 substitutes for both RD90 and WR90) or designated placement score
  Total Prerequisite Credits 0-14
Required Courses
Course No.
Course Title
First Term
EET129 Introduction to Embedded Systems 3
EET125 Electronics Fundamentals I (DC) 6
MTH63 Applied Algebra I or
MTH60 Fundamentals of Algebra l or higher level math
Second Term
EET126 Electronics Fundamentals II (AC) 6
EET130 Digital Fundamentals I 6
Third Term
EET131 Digital Fundamentals II 5
HE112 Emergency First Aid 1
WR115 Introduction to Expository Writing or WR121 English Composition I 3-4
  Approved program elective(s) 2-3
Fourth Term
EET140 Solid State Fundamentals 6
PSY101 Psychology of Human Relations or BT101 Human Relations in Organizations 3
  Approved program elective(s) 3-5
  Total Program Credits 48-52
Approved Program Electives

(one or more courses totaling 5-8 credits required)

Course No.
Course Title
BT121 Digital Marketing and e-Commerce 4
CIS__ Any computer applications course, CIS125 or above 3-4
EET101 Introduction to Electronics 3
EET104 Introduction to Manufacturing Electronics 4
EET106 Electronic Assembly 3
EET112 Introduction to Mechatronics 3
EET113 Exploration of Alternative Energies 3
EET118 Introduction to Renewable Energy Systems 5
EET127 Exploring the Raspberry Pi 3
EET132 Digital Fundamentals III 5
EET180 Cooperative Work Experience/Electronics 4
EET199 Selected Topics in Technology 1-6
EET215 Operational Amplifiers and Linear Integrated Circuits 5
EET220 Solid State Devices 5
EET225 Electronics Troubleshooting 3
EET230 Radio Frequency Communications Fundamentals 5
EET240 Microcontrollers I 5
GS104 Physical Science with lab 4
MET101 Mechanical Drafting 3
MET121 CAD I: Mechanical (Solid Works) 3
MET122 CAD II: Mechanical (SolidWorks) 3
MET160 Materials and Metallurgy 3
MFG101 Introduction to Manufacturing 3
MFG121 Manufacturing Processes I 4
MFG230 Statistics and Quality Control 3
MTH65 Fundamentals of Algebra II or higher level math 4
WLD101 Welding Fundamentals 3
WR121 English Composition I (if not taken as a required course) 4
WR227 Technical Writing 4

1 Required for graduation.

For more information, contact the Electronics Technology Department:

Grants Pass or Medford: 541-245-7809
Toll free in Oregon: 800-411-6508, Ext. 7809
Web address:
TTY: Oregon Telecom Relay Service, 711

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