Jul 18, 2024  
2024-2025 Academic Catalog 
    
2024-2025 Academic Catalog

Electronics Technician, CTS


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Electronics Technician


This program is designed to give students the technical and interpersonal skills necessary 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.

Program Outcomes


Upon completion of this program, students will be able to

  • 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.

Required Courses


First Year


First Semester Total: 17

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

Recommended Course Offerings:


Students receiving financial aid or veteran’s benefits should check with the Financial Aid Office before registering for recommended courses.

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.

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 advisor.

Academic Advisor
Gabe Dillon
OT 131
(406) 756-3893
gdillon@fvcc.edu

 

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