Electronics Technology Certificate
Description
View printer-friendly version This program provides opportunities for students interested in the operation, maintenance and repair of a wide array of electronics-based equipment. The Electronics Technology Certificate program provides a broad foundation in electronics training. Instruction emphasizes a hands-on approach, use of sophisticated test equipment, and a solid base of information concerning computer hardware and software for technical applications. This program offers job training directed toward immediate employment and future advancement with companies specializing in manufacturing or servicing all types of electronic equipment. Our graduates are preferred by industry employers and perform better in advanced training.
Learning Outcomes
  • Identify and apply technical concepts and terms used in electronics.
  • Install, analyze and troubleshoot electronic systems.
  • Use and configure computer hardware, operating systems and basic networks.
  • Use electronic circuit simulation software for circuit design and analysis.
  • Locate, evaluate and apply relevant information from various sources to address workplace problems.
Prerequisites
Many classes have prerequisites. Prerequisites are those classes that prove eligibility for entry-level classes by testing or by having satisfied prior coursework. Coursework earned at other institutions must be unofficially evaluated or approved by a program advisor before registering. Courses in this certificate with prerequisites are marked with an asterisk (*). See catalog for more information. Electronics Technology Certificate Prerequisites: Placement into ENGL 097/098 or higher, placement into MATH 084 or higher or successful completion of equivalent class (or higher) and BUS 169 or equivalent computer experience.  Note: Advanced placement testing, work experience and transfer of credits may result in course waivers, credit transfer and advanced placement.
Curriculum

Program Requirements

Course Number

General  Education/Related Instruction Requirements (13-15 credits)

Credit Hours

Human Relations

Choose one of the following: BUS236 preferred, HUM105, ISP101, ISP110, POLS112,  SOC&101

5

ENGL&101* or

ENGL&230* or

ENGL&235*

Composition or

Technical Writing

3-5

EET109* or
MATH&141*

Mathematical Applications for Circuit Analysis or

Pre-Calculus I (or any higher math course)

5

Course Number

Certificate Requirements (53 credits)

 

EET105

Introduction to Technology

2

EET106

Introduction to Soldering

1

EET107

Introduction to Avionics

4-5

EET108

Introduction to Fiber Optics

5

EET131

IT Essentials – A+ Certification

5

EET132* or
EET135

IT Essentials – A+ Certification Advanced or

Introduction to Broadband

5

EET137*

Introduction to Robotics

5

EET161

D.C. Principles of Electronics

5

EET162*

A.C. Principles of Electronics

5

EET163*

Solid State Electronics

5

EET165*

Analog Circuits and Devices

5

EET170*

Digital Electronics & PLCs I

5

Total Credits
65
Total Credits -- Minimum
65.00
Sequence
This program of study is outlined by quarter, and courses should be taken in the indicated sequence. However, it should not be concluded that students will always proceed through their program of study exactly as prescribed here. The number of quarters listed here is minimal. Not all courses are offered every quarter. Individual student experiences, educational and training background, and personal schedules and demands all may affect the time it takes to finish this program. Also, in general, Summer Quarter is not considered one of the full-time quarters in the program. 1st quarter: EET 105, EET 161, EET 109 or MATH&141 or higher 2nd quarter: EET 131, EET 162, ENGL&101 or ENGL&230 or ENGL&235 3rd quarter: EET 132 or EET 135, EET 163, EET 170, EET 107 4th quarter: Human Relations, EET 137, EET 108, EET 165, EET106
Notes

What skills do I need to be successful in this field?

What are some potential job titles?

  • Electronics Technician
  • Repair Technician
  • Electrical and Instrument Mechanic

Wages, employment trends and pathways

4th quarter: Human Relations, EET 137, EET 108, EET 165, EET106

Program Contact:         
Tim Fiegenbaum                   
(206) 934-0181                   
Tim.Fiegenbaum@seattlecolleges.edu        

NSC Advising Office:                                                                                 
(206) 934-3658                   
https://northseattle.edu/advising

Program Website:                               
https://northseattle.edu/certificates/electronics-technology-certificate

Effective beginning: Fall 2015 
Electronics Technology Certificate
630E / 15.0303