Jul 04, 2020  
2019-2020 Academic Catalog 
    
2019-2020 Academic Catalog Archived Catalog

Electronics Technician Tier IV, CTS


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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 IV, CTS


Second Semester Total: 17


1This 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.

Optional Course Offerings:


Note


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

Admission Guidelines


  • Reading and Writing placement 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 .

Opportunities after Graduation


  • Typical wages for electronics technicians are above average both state and nationally.

Advising Information:


For more information about this program, contact the Program Advisor. 

Program Advisor
Will Richards
OT 204
(406) 756-4862
wrichards@fvcc.edu

 

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