Certificate of Completion in Electronics Technology

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Field of Interest

Field of Interest: Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics

The Certificate of Completion (CCL) in Electronics Technology is designed to prepare students to work as electronics technicians, manufacturing supervisors, test equipment specialists, prototype fabricators, and in other positions in firms that specialize in electronic design, manufacturing, service, and development. Students with this certificate may work in industries that include, but are not limited to, aerospace, biotechnology, communications, entertainment, industrial, medical, power, semiconductor, and transportation. This Certificate of Completion (CCL) comprises the first two semesters of the Associate in Applied Science (AAS) degree in Electronics Technology.

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Field of Interest
Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics
Type
Certificate
Academic Plan
Electronics Technology (CER)
Academic Plan Code
5591
Total Credits Required
24
Catalog Year
2021-2022
Effective Term
Fall 2020
Program Notes

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

What You’ll Learn

This pathway map 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. Demonstrate proficiency using standard electronic test equipment.
  7. Use contemporary operating systems and application software to solve problems in electronics.
  8. Practice safe work habits according to industry standards.

Career Opportunities

Successful completion of this certificate may lead to employment in a variety of different occupations and industries. Below are examples of related occupations with associated Maricopa County-based annual median wages* for this certificate. Education requirements vary for the occupations listed below, so you may need further education or degrees in order to qualify for some of these jobs and earn the related salaries. Please visit with an academic advisor and/or program director for additional information. You can click on any occupation to view the detail regarding education level, wages, and employment information.

Radio, Cellular, and Tower Equipment Installers and Repairers

$55,031

There are additional career opportunities associated with this certificate that do not have occupational data available for Arizona at this time. These occupations are listed below, with links to salary information for the United States as a whole (if available):
  • Engineering Technicians, Except Drafters, All Other
* Career and wage information provided by Emsi using data, reports, and forecasts which are generated using government data sources and Emsi’s proprietary analytical processes. Emsi’s data covers multiple classes of workers including QCEW, non-QCEW, and those who are self-employed. Disclaimer

Course Sequence by Term

The following is the suggested course sequence by term. Please keep in mind:

  • Students should meet with an academic advisor to develop an individual education plan that meets their academic and career goals. Use the Pathway Planner tool in your Student Center to manage your plan.
  • The course sequence is laid out by suggested term and may be affected when students enter the program at different times of the year.
  • Initial course placement is determined by current district placement measures and/or completion of 100-200 level course and/or program requirements.
  • Degree and transfer seeking students may be required to successfully complete a MCCCD First Year Experience Course (FYE) within the first two semesters at a MCCCD College. Courses include AAA/CPD150, AAA/CPD150AC, CPD104, and AAA115/CPD115. Course offerings will vary by college. See an academic, program, or faculty advisor for details.

Full-time Sequence

Full-time status is 12 credits to 18 credits per semester.

Term 1

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 1
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
ELE111 Circuit Analysis I Critical course Gateway course 4
ELE131 Digital Logic and Circuits 3
ELE181 Computer Programming for Technology 3
GTC/MIT/OSH106 Industrial Safety Course is offered Fall only 2

Term 2

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 2
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
ELE112 Circuit Analysis II Course is offered Spring only 4
ELE121 Solid-State Devices And Circuits I 4
ELE241 Microprocessor Concepts 4

Part-time Sequence

Part-time status is 11 credit hours or less.

Term 1

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 1
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
ELE111 Circuit Analysis I Critical course Gateway course 4
ELE181 Computer Programming for Technology 3

Term 2

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 2
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
ELE112 Circuit Analysis II Course is offered Spring only 4
ELE131 Digital Logic and Circuits 3

Term 3

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 3
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
ELE121 Solid-State Devices And Circuits I 4
ELE241 Microprocessor Concepts 4

Term 4

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 4
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
GTC/MIT/OSH106 Industrial Safety Course is offered Fall only 2

Note

The CCL Electronics Technology program specifies the semesters associated with the Terms and the sequence as follows:

Term 1 courses should be taken during Fall.

Term 2 courses should be taken during Spring.

 

Advisement Note:  Electronics Program staff can provide advisement on technical (ELE, GTC) prefixed courses only.  Please direct all General Education (CHM, COM, CRE, ECE, ENG, HUM, MAT, PHY, SOC) questions to MCC Campus Advisement: https://www.mesacc.edu/academic-advisement.

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Gateway Course = Generally the first major-specific course in a pathway.

Critical Course = A course that is highly predictive of future success in a pathway.

Disclaimer

Course Sequence total credits may differ from the program information located on the MCCCD curriculum website due to program and system design.

At Maricopa, we strive to provide you with accurate and current information about our degree and certificate offerings. Due to the dynamic nature of the curriculum process, course and program information is subject to change. As a result, the course list associated with this degree or certificate on this site does not represent a contract, nor does it guarantee course availability. If you are interested in pursuing this degree or certificate, we encourage you to meet with an academic advisor to discuss the requirements at your college for the appropriate catalog year.

View MCCCD’s curriculum website for the Certificate of Completion in Electronics Technology (https://aztransmac2.asu.edu/cgi-bin/WebObjects/MCCCD.woa/wa/freeForm?id=147874).

Previous Catalog Years

The pathway map presented above is for the current catalog year and is the intended pathway map for new students. All previous catalog years for this pathway map are available at the link below.

Previous catalog years for Certificate of Completion (CCL) in Electronics Technology