School of Applied Technology

Electronics Communications Technician (KEC3)

Certificate of Completion
1067 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

For state and national occupation information, visit http://online.onetcenter.org/find/and enter the following O*Net code(s):
  • 17-3023.01 Electronics Engineering Technicians
  • 49-2093.00 Electrical Installers and Repairers

Tuition and Fees

  • Application Fee: $40.00
  • Tuition: $2,304.72
  • Student Fees: $160.05
  • Lab Fees: $165.00
  • Books: $1,828.74 - Required the first day of class

Total Estimated Cost: $4,458.51

(subject to change without notice)

Financial Aid

PELL, VA pending

Requirements

TABE Test Required

  • Reading: 8.0
  • Math: 10.00

Other

Students need a USB Flash Drive and headphones for the first day of class.

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. 

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.

7

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, Programmable Field Analog Devices 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, Programmable Logic Devices, 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

Demonstrate ability to complete a job application, utilize networking skills for job search, produce a resume/electronics, and demonstration of interviewing skills.   

1, 2





Required Courses: (1067 Clock Hours)  

Course

 Title

Clock Hours

Semester

Prerequisite

KAOS 0170

Computer Concepts

30

A

None

KELA 0190

Assembly & Soldering

24

A

None

KET2 0109

Applied Electronics Math

60

A

None

KET2 0102

Technical Writing

18

A

None

KET2 0112

DC Electronic

96

A

None. Recommend completion of equivalent support courses and/or experience. 

KET2 0113

AC Electronics

96

A

None. Recommend completion of equivalent support courses and/or experience. 

KET2 0114

Analog Electronics

96

A

None. Recommend completion of equivalent support courses and/or experience. 

KET2 0119

Digital Circuits & Systems

96

A

None. Recommendations: Completion of previous support courses or equivalent education and/or experience. 

KET2 0107

Technician Certification

32

A

None

KET2 0108

Test & Measurement Instrumentation

60

A

None. Recommendations: Completion of previous support courses or equivalent education and/or experience. 

KWRK 0515

Job-Seeking Skills

15

A

Recommended Prereq: Word Processing.

KECT 0110

Signal Processing

60

A

None. Recommend completion of equivalent support courses and/or experience. 

KECT 0111

Electronic Communications Systems

120

A

None. Recommendations: Completion of previous support courses or equivalent education and/or experience. 

KECT 0112

Antennas, Transmission Lines & Towers

60

A

None. Recommendations: Completion of previous support courses or equivalent education and/or experience. 

KECT 0141

Microwaves and Radar Systems

72

A

None. Recommendations: Completion of previous support courses or equivalent education and/or experience. 

KECT 0151

Fiber Optics Installer Certification

96

A

None. Recommendations: Completion of previous support courses or equivalent education and/or experience. 

KECT 0114

FCC License Preparation – GROL

36

A

None. Recommendations: Completion of previous support courses or equivalent education and/or 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.

Additional Program Notes

Students can submit requests for prior education and/or work experience for program substitutions and/or waivers. All requests must have official support documentation, transcripts, industry certifications and or work records required. Student should make this request if possible before start of program.

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

Instructors
Jeff Thompson