School of Applied Technology

Electronics Technician (KET2)

Certificate of Completion
971 Hours

This program provides a solid foundation for students desiring to enter the electronics technician field. The program covers the basic theory, laws, circuits, and fundamentals of AC/DC, solid-state and digital electronics. Students learn modern assembly and soldering techniques such as surface-mount and ceramic-soldering techniques. In addition, the student will learn how to use various test equipment for trouble-shooting and repair of electronic circuits. This course covers electronic components, how they function, and how to test devices.

Occupations in this Area

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

  • 17-3024.00 Electro-Mechanical Technician
  • 49-2011.00 Computer, Automated Teller, and Office Machine Repairer
  • 49-2094.00 Electrical and Electronics Repairer, Commercial and Industrial Equipment
  • 49-2097.00 Electronic Home Entertainment Equipment Installers and Repairers
  • 49-9062.00 Medical Equipment Repairer

Tuition and Fees

  • Application Fee: $40.00
  • Tuition: $2,097.36
  • Student Fees: $145.65
  • Lab Fees: $170.00
  • Books: $1,796.33 - Required the first day of class

Total Estimated Cost: $3,844.99
(subject to change without notice)

Financial Aid

PELL, VA

Requirements

TABE Test Required

  • Reading: 8.0
  • Math: 10.00

           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. 

Program Student Learning Outcomes

Related College-Wide Student Learning Outcomes

  1. Acquire substantive knowledge
  2. Communicate effectively
  3. Develop quantitative literacies
  4. Think critically and creatively
  5. Develop knowledge and skills to be civically engaged
  6. Develop the knowledge and skills to work with others in a professional and constructive manner
  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 utilize and apply the IPC-A-610 F workmanship standard to electronics assemblies.

1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 7

The student will be able to demonstrate the ability to perform universal thru-hole assembly & repair technology to electronic assemblies.

1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 7

The student will be able to demonstrate the ability to complete surface mount technology to 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 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 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 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 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 knowledge at an Associate Technician level, by obtaining CET certification.

1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 7

The student will be able to demonstrate a working 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

Depending on the selected Elective(s)

1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 7

The student will be able to demonstrate 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 Microprocessor fundamentals, hardware and software, assembly language programming, interface hardware, and how to load, edit and debug program code. 

1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 7

The student will be able to demonstrate Embedded Controllers fundamentals,

Including, hardware design, programming of controllers, interfacing and loading, editing, and debugging of program code.

1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 7

The student will be able to demonstrate troubleshooting concepts, principles, techniques, and procedures for troubleshooting electronics circuits and equipment. Demonstration of proper selection and usage of various test equipment and schematic/block diagram documentation.

1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 7

The student will be able to demonstrate usage of LabVIEW to create and utilize the application features for data acquisition, analysis, display applications, charts, graphs and buttons. Use the programming structures and data types, Apply basic design templates and architectures for applications, use various editing and debugging techniques, Create their own Vis, and obtain LabVIEW Associate Developer Certification.

1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 7

The student will be able to demonstrate knowledge and application of RF Communications Principles, AM/FM, phase, pulse modulation, transmission lines/antennae, satellite transmission/reception, receivers/transmitters, analog/digital television, telephony,

data, and GPS.

1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 7

The student will be able to demonstrate knowledge and usage of Programmable Logic Controllers, aspects of programming, installation, maintaining procedures and hardware components. Development of wiring diagrams, Ladder Logic Programs, Programming of Timers, Counters, Data Manipulation, Sequencer and Shift Register Instructions. Troubleshooting of process control, Network Systems, SCADA and usage of the CLX Controllers.

1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 7

2 - Electives Combined for 100 Hours. IPC options.

The student will be able to demonstrate a knowledge of IPC J-STD 001E and IPC/WHMA-A-620 by obtaining CIS Certification.

1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 7

The student will be able to demonstrate and acquire specialized knowledge related to a Cooperative Externship.

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: (779 Clock Hours)

Course

 Title

Clock Hours

Semester

Prerequisite

KAOS 0170

Computer Concepts

30

A

None

KELA 0172

IPC-A-610 F Cert IPC Spec

36

A

None

KELA 0151

Univ. Assembly & Repair

72

A

None: Recommendations:IPCA610E/F or equivalent Industry Experience.

KELA 0161

Surface Mount Technology

72

A

None: Recommendations:IPCA 610E/F, and KELA 0151 or equivalent Industry Experience.

KET2 0109

Applied Electronics Math

60

A

None

KET2 0102

Technical Writing

18

A

None

KET2 0112

DC Electronics

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 Electronic

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 support courses or equivalent education and/or experience.

KWRK 515

Job-Seeking Skills

15

A

Recommended Prereq: Word Processing and computer literacy exam.



Elective Courses: (192 Clock Hours) Choose Any 2 from the following

Course

Title 

Clock Hours

Semester

Prerequisite

KECT 0151

Fiber Optics Installer Certification

96

A

None

KET2 0171

Microprocessor

96

A

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

KET2 0176

Microcontrollers

96

A

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

KET2 0173

Troubleshooting

96

A

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

KEET 0100

LabVIEW Basics

96

A

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

KET2 0250

Prog. Logic Controllers

96

A

None

Combined IPC ( 96 hrs)

KEMA 0167

and

KEMA 0169

IPC J-STD 001 F Cert

36 Hrs.

and

IPC/WHMA-A-620B Cert. 60 Hrs.

96

A

None. Recommend completion of equivalent support courses and/or experience.  IPC-J-STD-001E, or equivalent Industry Experience(KELA 151/161)

None

KET2 0220

Cooperative Externship

96

A

None

KAIT 0105

Automated Systems

96

A

None. Recommend completion of related program(s) or equivalent education and/or experience.

KAIT 0101

Introduction to Robotics

96

A

None.  Recommendations: Completion of support courses or equivalent 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