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2018-2019 Academic Catalog 
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Electronics Technician, CAS

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Electronics Technician

This program is designed to give students the technical skills, as well as interpersonal skills, that will prepare them for placement into electronics technician positions. Students gain theoretical knowledge and hands-on experience with both basic and advanced electronics including circuits, controllers, and the machine to system interface. Upon completion of this program, students will:

  • Analyze, configure, troubleshoot and assist in designing and measuring electrical and electronic circuits and systems;
  • Read and describe the characteristics of basic circuitry and compute circuit capacity;
  • Demonstrate wiring design and identify basic electrical components;
  • Troubleshoot analog and digital circuits using standard and specialized test equipment;
  • Program and troubleshoot PLC systems for basic system control;
  • Describe how various industrial processes are coalesced using advanced PLC techniques;
  • Demonstrate the use of electrical, electronic solid state, digital, and pneumatic transmitters in practical process control instrumentation; and
  • Effectively communicate during problem solving and troubleshooting.

Electronics Technician Tier I, CTS

First Semester Total: 17

*Indicates prerequisite and/or corequisite needed. Check course description.

Electronics Technician Tier II, CTS

Second Semester Total: 16

This course may be substituted with WRIT 122, Introduction to Business Writing, which is offered at other colleges in the Montana University System.

*Indicates prerequisite and/or corequisite needed.  Check course description.

CAS Total Credits: 33

Upon completion of Tiers I and II, a student has met the requirements for a CAS, but may not receive both a Tier II CTS and a CAS.

Admission Guidelines

  • English/Reading and Writing tests are required for entry into the program.
  • Applicants not meeting the above requirements may be admitted on an extended track to complete developmental math/communications classes before enrolling in ELCT 102  or higher ELCT classes.

Program Information

  • Each completed Tier’s courses constitute a certificate in that Tier. A student may apply for graduation in Tier I, II, III, or IV. Or, a student may apply for graduation with a Certificate of Applied Science in Electronics Technician upon completion of Tiers I and II. Alternatively, a student may apply for graduation with an AAS degree in Electronics Technician upon completion of all four Tiers.
  • If BMGT 205  is completed in Tier II, then COMX 115  must be completed in Tier IV.  Students who wish to graduate with an AAS degree must complete both BMGT 205  and COMX 115 .
  • Good mathematical skills are imperative.
  • Includes American Red Cross First Aid/CPR Certification.

Opportunities after Graduation

  • In Flathead County, employment opportunities in electronics manufacturing have grown over 70% since 2006.
  • Typical wages for electronics technicians are above average both state and nationally.

Advising Information:

For more information about this program, contact the FVCC Student Support Center or the Program Advisor. 

Student Support Center Advisor
Will Richards
OT 204
(406) 756-4862


Gainful Employment

For occupational information, tuition and fees, and other gainful employment disclosures, visit our website at www.fvcc.edu/gainfulemployment.html.

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