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2016-2017 College Catalog

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Electronics Technology - A.A.S. Degree (Career)

Application Code 18

For curriculum information, contact the Science, Engineering, and Technology Division—Room ST-248—443-518-1600.

All aspects of modern society and business are becoming more dependent on skilled professionals to maintain the electronics infrastructure. Graduates can choose to work in challenging positions in the fields of computers, telecommunications, training, and higher studies. Courses will emphasize theory and practice. Coursework will reflect the changing needs of industry and inculcate a need for ongoing training. Students planning to transfer to a four‑year technical institution should contact that institution to check transferable courses. This curriculum prepares students to sit for the A+ certification exam and Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) certification exam.

Suggested Semester 1

Course NumberTitleCredits
ENGL-121College Composition

3

ELEC-107Introduction to Electronic Circuits

4

MATH-141College Algebra

3

-or higher core course

PHYS-101Technical Physical Science

4

Suggested Semester 2

Course NumberTitleCredits
CADD-101Introduction to Computer-Aided Drafting and Design

3

CMSY-105Managing and Maintaining PCs and Mobile Devices I

3

CMSY-106Managing and Maintaining PCs and Mobile Devices II

3

CMSY-129The Internet and the Digital World

3

ELEC-117Linear Electronics

4

Suggested Semester 3

Course NumberTitleCredits
CMSY-219Operating Systems

3

CSCO-291Introduction to Networks

3

CSCO-292Routing and Switching Essentials

3

ELEC-213Digital Circuits

4

-Elective*

3

*Elective - Choose from the following:

Course NumberTitleCredits
ANTH-104Introduction to Physical Anthropology and Archaeology

3

ANTH-105Introduction to Cultural Anthropology

3

ANTH-110Global Archaeology

3

ANTH-120Comparative World Cultures

3

GEOG-101Introduction to World Geography

3

GEOG-102Elements of Cultural Geography

3

Suggested Semester 4

Course NumberTitleCredits
CSCO-293Scaling Networks

3

CSCO-294Connecting Networks

3

ELEC-140Network Cabling Systems

3

SPCH-105Fundamentals of Public Speaking

3

-OR

SPCH-110Interpersonal Communication

3

-Any General Education Core Course

2

Total Credit Hours: 60

A graduate should be able to

  1. 1. Describe the fundamental operating principles and components in electronic technology including computers (hardware and software), computer networks, and analog and digital circuits.
  2. 2. Analyze electronic systems, using appropriate testing methods and instrumentation, for the purpose of troubleshooting, maintenance, and/or repair.
  3. 3. Identify current industry standards and protocols, and apply them for the installation and configuration of electronic systems.
  4. 4. Identify, understand, evaluate, and apply ethical reasoning.