School of Applied Technology

Electronics Assembly Technician (KELA)

Certificate of Proficiency
228 Clock Hours

Program Description

Students learn to use the latest techniques and tools to ensure high reliability soldering in this two-part, hands-on program. The universal assembly and repair module covers all aspects of both single and double-sided through-hole circuit board technology, including: high reliability soldering, solder theory; assembly and rework techniques of wire connections; terminals; axial lead; DIPS; flat packs and multi leaded components.

The Surface Mount Technology (SMT) assembly and repair module stresses the safe installation and removal of surface-mount components, chip, SOTs, MELF, SOICs, QFPs and PLCC, using the latest equipment and techniques. Upon satisfactory completion of this program, students will be able to make "accept" or "reject" decisions for the appropriate class/classes of electronic assembly production, based upon the acceptability requirements of the IPC-A-610E standard.

Occupations in this Area

For state and national occupation information, visit http://online.onetcenter.org/find/ and enter the following O*Net code(s):

  • 51-2022.00 Electrical and Electronic Equipment Assemblers
  • 51-2023.00 Electromechanical Equipment Assemblers

Tuition and Fees

  • Application $40
  • Tuition $478.80
  • Student Fees $34.20
  • Lab Fees $45.00
  • Books $284.00 - Required the first day of class

Total Estimated Cost $842.00 
(subject to change without notice)

Financial Aid

Veteran's Affairs Benefits

Requirements

TABE Test Required

  • Reading: 6.0
  • Ability to distinguish differences in color

Available Class Schedules

Westpointe Center

2150 W. Dauntless Ave. (1000 North)
Salt Lake City, UT 84116

Mon-Thu 7:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Mon-Thu 5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. 

Courses 

Required Courses: ( 228 Clock Hours)

Course

Title

Clock Hours

Semesters

Prerequisite

KET2 0111

Basic Computer Literacy 

36

A

None

KAIT 0100

National Electrical Code

12

A

None

KELA 0172

IPC-A-610E Cert Specialist

36

A

None

KELA 0151

Univ. Assembly & Repair

72

A

IPCA610E or equivalent Industry Experience.

KELA 0161

Surface Mount Technology

72

A

IPCA 610E, and KELA0151 or equivalent Industry Experience.


Advising Notes

Stand-alone or specific needs - All courses need to have their prerequisites confirmed by the Electronics department. Students must e-mail transcripts, etc., to department before registration/scheduling is approved.

Program Student Learning Outcomes

Related College-Wide Student Learning Outcomes

  1. Acquire Substantive Knowledge
  2. Communicate Effectively
  3. Develop Quantitative Literacy
  4. Think Critically and Creatively
  5. Civic Engagement
  6. Work Professionally and Constructively
  7. Develop Computer and Information Literacy

The student will be able to demonstrate proficiency in the knowledge of Basic Computer Literacy concepts, such as How the Computer Works, how to operate it, external device usage, Windows 7 Basics, Start a Program, Understanding Dialog Box Options, settings, Personalizing Windows 7, Create a New User Account, Managing Files and Folders, Securing Windows 7, Working with Software, Wireless Computing, Using Multimedia, connecting to the Internet. Communicating Online, and Performing Computer Maintenance.   

1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7

The student will be able to demonstrate proficiency in the knowledge of the national electrical code, the structure and logic of the NEC, including the index, annexes, and Article 90.

1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7

The student will be able to demonstrate proficiency in the knowledge of the IPC-A-610E workmanship standard for Electronics Assemblies.

1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7

The student will be able to demonstrate proficiency in knowledge of Universal Thru-Hole Assembly & Repair Technology to electronic assemblies, and ability to perform applicable techniques and procedures.

1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7

The student will be able to demonstrate proficiency in knowledge of Surface Mount Technology to electronic assemblies and ability to perform applicable techniques and procedures.

1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7

Department Contact Info

Electronics Department

Westpointe Center

2150 W. Dauntless Ave. (1000 North)
Salt Lake City, UT 84116

General Information
801-957-7522

Program Information
801-957-3354
SAT@slcc.edu

Academic Advisor
Hector Cando
801-957-3112

Program Faculty

Associate Professors
Gilbert Ulibarri

Assistant Professors
Mike Wood