School of Applied Technology

Electronics Communications Technician (KEC2)

Certificate of Completion
1310 Hours

This program provides a solid foundation for students desiring to enter the electronics communications technician field. The program includes the core electronics curriculum and covers the basic theory, laws, and circuits, ad fundamentals of AC/DC, solid-state and digital electronics. The student will then learn communications theory including Radio Frequency, digital wireless, fiber optics, microwave, and antennas, as well as learn how to use various test equipment.

Occupations in this Area

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  • 17-3023.01 Electronics Engineering Technicians
  • 49-2093.00 Electrical Installers and Repairers

Tuition and Fees

  • Application Fee: $40.00
  • Tuition: $2,646.20
  • Student Fees: $196.50
  • Lab Fees: $120.00
  • Books: $1306.00 - Required the first day of class

Total Estimated Cost: $4308.70
(subject to change without notice)

Financial Aid

PELL, VA pending

Requirements

TABE Test Required

  • Reading: 8.0
  • Math: 10.00

Available Class Schedules

Taylorsville Redwood Campus

4600 South Redwood Road
Salt Lake City, Utah 84130-0808

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

Required Courses: (1310 Clock Hours)

Course

Title

Clock Hours

Semesters

Prerequisites

KELA 0190

Assembly & Soldering

24

A

None

KET2 0101

Electronics Math

100

A

None

KET2 0102

Technical Writing 

18

A

None

KET2 0103

DC Fundamentals & Circuits 

120

A

Electronics Math, KET2-0101 or equivalent.

KET2 0104

AC Fundamentals & Circuits 

120

A

DC Fundamentals & Circuits, KET2-0103 or equivalent.

KET2 0105

Analog Devices & Circuits 

160

A

AC Fundamentals & Circuits, KET2-0104 or equivalent.

KET2 0106

Digital Circuits & Apps.

160

A

Analog Devices & Circuits, KET2-0105 or equivalent

KET2 0107

Technician Certification

32

A

None

KET2 0108 

Test & Measurement Instrumentation

60

A

KET2-0106 or equivalent.

KECT  0110 

Signal Processing 

60

A

KET2-0106

KECT 0111

Electronic Communications Systems

120

A

KECT-0110.

KECT 0112

Antennas, Transmission Lines & Towers 

60

A

KECT-0111.

KECT 0141

Microwaves and Radar Systems 

72

A

KECT0-112.

KECT 0151

Fiber Optics Installer Certification

96

A

None

KECT 0113

 

Telecommunications and

Data Communications -TCM Certification

72

A

KECT-0141 

KECT 0114

FCC License Preparation – GROL

36

A

KECT 0113.


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.

Other

Stand-alone or specific needs - All courses need to have their prerequisites confirmed by the Electronics department. Students must e-mail transcripts, etc., to dept. 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 the ability to perform basic thru-hole and surface mount soldering for electronic assemblies.

1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 7

The student will be able to apply Electronics Math concepts, Mathematics and Formulas, basic math, metric notation, algebra, and right-triangle trigonometry, statics, and utilize scientific calculators.

1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 7

The student will be able to utilize Technical Writing concepts, applying knowledge to demonstration and usage of lab reports, proposals, communications, and engineering lab project reports and related documentation.

1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 7

The student will be able to demonstrate proficiency in DC Fundamentals & Circuits concepts, electrical theory, calculations, circuit and component characteristics, circuit construction, test/measurements, schematics, troubleshooting, DC power supplies usage, DMM and analysis. 

1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 7

The student will be able to demonstrate proficiency in AC Fundamentals & Circuits concepts, electrical theory, calculations, circuit and component characteristics, circuit construction, test/measurements, schematics, troubleshooting, usage of Oscilloscopes/Function Generator/ Frequency Counter/DMM and analysis. 

1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 7

The student will be able to demonstrate proficiency in Analog Devices & concepts, electrical theory, calculations, circuit and component characteristics, circuit construction, test/measurements, schematics, troubleshooting, Data sheets/pin-outs/electrical specifications, Active device handling precautions, and analysis. 

1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 7

The student will be able to demonstrate proficiency in Digital Circuits & Application Fundamentals & concepts, electrical theory, calculations, circuit and component characteristics, circuit simplification, Boolean Algebra, circuit construction, test/measurements, schematics, troubleshooting, logic analyzers/logic probe usage, and analysis of timing diagrams.

1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 7

The student will be able to demonstrate proficiency in Electronics knowledge at an Associate Technician level, by obtaining CET certification.

1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 7

The student will be able to demonstrate proficiency in the knowledge of Test & Measurement Instrumentation concepts, competencies, utilize all features and functions of Oscilloscopes, Waveform Generators, DMM, Logic analyzers, and Spectrum Analyzers, as well as what is current in the Test & Measurement Industry. 

1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 7

The student will be able to demonstrate proficiency in the fundamentals of signal processing, to include modern Digital Signal Processing, systems, principles of electronic signals, both analog and digital. AM/FM circuits, modulation and multiplexing techniques, acquisition, reconstruction, sampling and quantization, Phase Locked Loop circuits, and hands-on projects of processing circuits.

1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 7

The student will be able to demonstrate proficiency in the principles of Electronic Communication Systems, systems,  communications technologies, wave propagation, HF fundamentals, AM/FM circuits, AM/CB/SSB transceivers, Multiplexing (DEMUX), Data Transmission Techniques, Transmission Lines, Smith Chart usage,  Communication Tests and Measurements, and Electromagnetic Interference Testing.

1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 7

The student will be able to demonstrate proficiency in basic antennas concepts, antenna theory, practical designs, antenna impedance, transmission Lines, antenna measurements, antenna modeling, proper procedures working with towers, inspections, performing maintenance, cables, connections, and safety measures for antennas and towers.

1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 7

The student will be able to demonstrate proficiency in Microwave fundamentals, circuits, systems, solid state microwave passive and active components, basic principles and operation of microwave systems, Radar, use of Smith chart to determine transmission line parameters/test equipment operation.

1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 7

The student will be able to demonstrate proficiency in Fiber Optics knowledge by performing various hands-on projects, splicing, installing connectors, and OTDR testing. Obtaining Fiber Optics Installer Certification (FOI) is another major demonstration of proficiency.

1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 7

The student will be able to demonstrate proficiency in Telecommunications and Data Communications Technologies that support modern communication systems, Analog & Digital Telephony, protocols, optical wiring, wireless telephony, safety, transmission services, cabling, test equipment, distribution methods, Interfacing, Internet, networks and troubleshooting. Obtainment of TCM certification is further proficiency demonstration of knowledge.

1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 7

The student will be able to demonstrate proficiency in principles of AM/FM/ phase/modulation/pulse modulation/tuned RF/power amplifiers, transmission lines/antennas/transmitter-receiver fundamentals/maritime-aviation radio law. Further proficiency is demonstrated by obtainment of General Radiotelephone Operators License (GROL) FCC license.

1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 7

Department Contact Info

Electronics Department

Taylorsville Redwood Campus
Technology Building (TB)
TB 516C

General Information
801-957-7522

Program Information
801-957-3354

Academic Advisor
Lynda Gray
Taylorsville Redwood Campus,
ATC 219
801-957-5127

Program Faculty

Associate Professors
Gilbert Ulibarri

Assistant Professors
Richard Hemingway

Instructors
Jeff Thompson