Associate in Applied Science in Electronics Technology

Degree Information

Academic Plan

Electronics Technology

Academic Plan Type

Associate in Applied Science (AAS)

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MCCCD Official Curriculum Details

Field of Interest

Field of Interest: Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics


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Students must earn a grade of C or better for all courses required within the program.

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 organizations that specialize in electronic design, manufacturing, service, and development. Students with this degree may work in industries that include, but are not limited to, aerospace, biotechnology, communications, entertainment, industrial, medical, power, semiconductor, and transportation.

What You’ll Learn

This degree will help you gain the expertise needed to:

  1. Solve problems in analog electronics using basic mathematical functions, Ohm's and Kirchoff's laws, and phasors.
  2. Analyze bipolar and Field Effect Transistor (FET) circuits, along with operational amplifier circuits.
  3. Apply the concepts of Boolean algebra to digital logic circuits.
  4. Interface keyboards, displays, stopper motors, and other peripheral devices to a microprocessor system.
  5. Program a microprocessor using low and high level programming languages.
  6. Construct, operate, and measure circuits that use various forms of analog and digital radio communication.
  7. Demonstrate proficiency using standard electronic test equipment.
  8. Use contemporary operating systems and application software to solve problems in electronics.
  9. Design and construct an electronic circuit board and enclosure.
  10. Practice safe work habits according to industry standards.
  11. Utilize effective written and oral communication skills in accordance with the professional conventions within the field of electronics technology.
  12. Critically assess problems using the theoretical foundations and analytical tools of electronics technology.

Required Courses

Required courses
Course #Course TitleCredits
ELE111Circuit Analysis I4
ELE112Circuit Analysis II4
ELE121Solid-State Devices and Circuits I4
ELE131Digital Logic and Circuits3
ELE173Fabrication Techniques3
ELE181Computer Programming for Technology3
ELE222Solid State Devices and Circuits II4
ELE241Microprocessor Concepts4
ELE/ELT243Microprocessor Applications3
ELE251Electronic Measurements3
ELE261Communication Systems4
ELE263Digital Data Communications4
GTC/OSH/MIT106Industrial Safety2

General Education Requirements

General education requirements
General Education RequirementCredits: 22-28
General Education CoreCredits: 12-18
First-Year CompositionCredits: 6
ENG101First-Year Composition (3) OR
ENG107First-Year Composition for ESL (3) AND
ENG102First-Year Composition (3) OR
ENG108First-Year Composition for ESL (3) OR
ENG111Technical and Professional Writing (3)6
Oral CommunicationCredits: 3
COM100Introduction to Human Communication (3) OR
COM110Interpersonal Communication (3) OR
COM225Public Speaking (3) OR
COM230Small Group Communication (3)3
Critical ReadingCredits: 0-3
CRE101College Critical Reading and Critical Thinking (3) OR
Equivalent as indicated by Assessment (0)0-3
MathematicsCredits: 3-6
MAT120Intermediate Algebra (5) OR
MAT121Intermediate Algebra (4) OR
MAT122Intermediate Algebra (3) OR
MAT126Intermediate Algebra with Review (6) OR
Equivalent or higher level mathematics course in the Mathematical Applications [MA] area.3-6
General Education DistributionCredits: 10
Humanities and Fine ArtsCredits: 3
Any approved general education course from the Humanities and Fine Arts area.
Social and Behavioral SciencesCredits: 3
Any approved general education course from the Social and Behavioral Sciences area.
Natural SciencesCredits: 4
Any approved general education course in the Natural Sciences (Quantitative) [SQ] area or the Natural Sciences (General) [SG] area.

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2020 Fall
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