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Center for Curriculum and Transfer Articulation
Electronics Technology
Major: 3220
First Term: 2012 Fall    Final Term: Current
Award: AAS
Total Credits: 67-71
CIPS Code: 15.0303
Initiating College: Mesa Community College
Program Availability: College-Specific
Occupational Area: Manufacturing
Instructional Council: Applied Technology (57)
GPA: 2.00

Detailed Program Information

Description: The Associate in Applied Science (AAS) in Electronics Technology program is designed to give students a foundation of experience important in electronics technicians, manufacturing supervisors, test equipment specialists, prototype fabricators, and in other positions in firms that specialize in electronic design, manufacturing, service, and development. The program provides a broad algebra-based background and emphasizes current needs and trends in the electronics industry. The AAS program combines coursework in electronics technology with a General Education curriculum.

Program Notes:
+ indicates course has prerequisites and/or corequisites.
Students must earn a grade of "C" or better for each course listed in the "Required Courses" area.

Program Prerequisites
 Credits: 0-5
+ELE101Beginning Algebra for Technology (3) OR 
+MAT090Developmental Algebra (5) OR 
+MAT091Introductory Algebra (4) OR 
+MAT092Introductory Algebra (3) OR 
+MAT093Introductory Algebra/Math Anxiety Reduction (5) OR 
 Permission of Instructor0-5
Required Courses
 Credits: 53
+ELE105Algebra-Trigonometry for Technology5
+ELE111Circuit Analysis I4
+ELE112Circuit Analysis II4
+ELE121Solid-State Devices and Circuits I4
+ELE131Digital Logic and Circuits3
+ELE173Fabrication Techniques2
 ELE181Computer Programming for Technology3
+ELE222Solid State Devices and Circuits II4
+ELE241Microprocessor Concepts4
+ELE/ELT243Microprocessor Applications3
+ELE251Electronic Measurements3
+ELE261Communication Systems4
+ELE263Digital Data Communications4
 GTC106AAIndustrial Safety2
+GTC185Electro-Mechanical Devices4
General Education Requirements
General Education RequirementCredits: 14-18
General Education CoreCredits: 9-12
First-Year CompositionCredits: 6
 Any approved General Education course in the First Year Composition area.6
Oral CommunicationCredits: 3
 Any approved General Education course in the Oral Communication area.3
Critical ReadingCredits: 0-3
 Any approved General Education course in the Critical Reading area OR 
 Equivalent by assessment0-3
MathematicsCredits: 0
 Met by ELE105, in Required Courses area.0
General Education DistributionCredits: 5-6
Humanities and Fine ArtsCredits: 2-3
 Any approved general education course in the Humanities and Fine Arts Area.2-3
Social and Behavioral SciencesCredits: 3
 Any approved general education course from the Social and Behavioral Sciences Area.
 PSY125 is recommended.3
Natural SciencesCredits: 0
 Met by ELE111, ELE112, ELE121, ELE131 in Required Courses area.0

Program Competencies
1. Demonstrate an ability to solve linear algebraic equation. (ELE105)
2.Use algebraic and trigonometric functions to solve electronic problems. (ELE105)
3.Apply Ohm's and Kirchhoff's laws to the solution of DC circuits and networks. (ELE111)
4.Apply Kirchhoff's laws in conjunction with phasor concepts to solve AC circuits and networks. (ELE112)
5.Apply small signal analysis to bipolar and field-effect transistor circuits, and multistage amplifiers. (ELE121)
6.Apply the concept of Boolean algebra to the generation and reduction of logic circuits. (ELE131)
7.Demonstrate the ability to design and construct an electronic circuit board and enclosure. (ELE173)
8.Use the operational amplifier as a linear functional block. (ELE222)
9.Use assembly language to program a microprocessor. (ELE241)
10.Analyze and discuss input/output techniques necessary for interfacing keyboards, displays, and stopper motors to a microprocessor. (ELE243)
11.Properly use standard electronic test equipment in the laboratory environment. (ELE251)
12.Describe sideband and bandwidth characteristics of FM and AM transmitted waveforms. (ELE261)
13.Describe the operation and salient characteristics of asynchronous and synchronous, modems. (ELE263)
14.Develop an appreciation of safe work habits. (GTC106AA)
15.Describe the operation and application of various electromechanical devices. (GTC185)
16.Use computer programs to solve technology related problems. (ELE181)

All information published is subject to change without notice. Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of information presented, but based on the dynamic nature of the curricular process, course and program information is subject to change in order to reflect the most current information available.