Electronics Technology & Electronics Engineering

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Electronics Technology

Certificate

This pathway meets the requirements for the Certificate in Electronics Technology. Students in this pathway learn the knowledge, skills, and abilities to operate, maintain and repair of a wide array of electronics-based equipment. Instruction provides a broad foundation in electronics training and 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 pathway offers job training directed toward immediate employment and future advancement with companies specializing in manufacturing or servicing all types of electronic equipment.

Estimated Length of Completion

Degree Quarters Credits
Certificate Full Time: 5
Part Time: 7
65.0 - 68.0

Program lengths are estimates, not guarantees. For the most current program information, please check with the program contact.

For Placement Testing: contact Testing Center, 527-3674

A minimum of 15 credits of this certificate must be taken in residence at North Seattle College

To begin program, students must test into the English and Math courses listed below:

Course Course ID Credits Availability

equivalent computer experience

This Office 2016 for Windows hands-on environment (for PC's not for MAC's) allows students to learn the basics of word processing (Word), spreadsheets (Excel), database (Access), and presentation graphics (PowerPoint). Students will create a variety of business documents and learn editing and formatting techniques. In addition, students will be introduced to file control features such as creating and naming folders; and renaming, deleting, copying, and moving files. Computer Fee.

BUS 169 5.0

Course Substitute : ENGL 098 - College Prep Writing IV or higher ENGL course

This course provides students with opportunities to develop the reading, writing, and critical thinking skills needed to write in academic settings. Topics include reading and writing processes, critical thinking strategies, study skills, and grammar instruction. Upon completion, students should be able to apply those skills toward understanding a variety of academic and career-related texts and composing unified and coherent sentences, paragraphs, and short essays.

ENGL 97 10.0

Course Substitute : higher MATH course or have taken equivalent or higher MATH course

Basic operations with algebraic expressions; solving and graphing linear equations and inequalities; word problems; systems of equations. Prereq: MATH 081 or higher or placement exam (C,N); MATH 083 or higher (S).

MATH 84 5.0

Students are strongly encouraged to meet with an advisor to discuss specific career goals and recommended coursework.


Job tests this program will prepare you for:

  • Fiber Optics CFOT
  • Electronics Technician Certifications
  • Comptia: A+ Certification

For current employment and wage estimates, please visit the following online resources and search for the relevant occupational term:

All costs are estimates and are not guarantees. For the most current program information, check with an adviser by calling 206.934.5391. There are additional costs for books and supplies. Each student is responsible for the purchase of certain supplies and required tools before the instruction begins.

Part Time

  • Resident Cost : $7,543.25 - $7,891.40
  • NonResident Cost : $8,532.55 - $8,926.36
  • International Student Cost : $19,442.80 - $20,340.16

Hours may vary based on specific program requirements. For the most current program information, check with an adviser by calling 206.934.5391.

Worker Friendly


This program is offered at times and in formats that meet the needs of working adults. This includes:

  • Online
  • Coursework is generally completed over the internet, within a quarterly timeframe, contact with instructor via email. Some courses may require limited on-campus visits.

Worker Friendly


This program is offered at times and in formats that meet the needs of working adults. This includes:

  • Hybrid
  • Hybrid courses provide students with the scheduling flexibility of fewer campus visits while covering the same materials as an equivalent class held entirely on campus. Hybrid classes usually have at least one on-campus meeting per week combined with a "virtual classroom" with online content, lessons and activities.

Worker Friendly


This program is offered at times and in formats that meet the needs of working adults. This includes:

  • Evening
  • Courses with a start time of 4:00 PM or later.

Coursework

Course Course ID Credits Availability

Survey disciplines within the field of electronics and technologies related to electronic occupations to give students a knowledge of the standards, practices and skills necessary for employment in electronic-related occupations. Guest speakers, field visits, reading, media or general discussion with class members. Computer Fee.

EET 105 2.0

Beginning electronics support course providing the student with information and skills to safely perform soldering tasks in the field. The student will acquire skills to remove components and replace them without causing damage to either the component or the Printed Circuit Boards (PCB's). The student will learn the techniques to select the proper solder, soldering aids, tools, and other associated test equipment. Prerequisite: EET 160 or EET 161 or instructor permission.

EET 106 1.0

Presents an overview of aviation electronics and the instrumentation commonly found in commercial aviation. Includes an introduction to schematic reading, OSHA/FAA/Basic electrical safety, tools and basic connectors, plugs, cables and wiring, shielding. Prerequisite: EET 162 or instructor permission to take EET 162 concurrently during the same quarter.

EET 107 5.0

Introduces fiber optics theory and maintenance as applied to Information Technology, Aerospace, Broadband and generic use. Emphasis on hands on labs using industry standard diagnostic test equipment, safety, routing, installation, cleaning, measurement, and inspection processes. Prepare for FOA certification. Prerequisites: Math 081 or placement into Math 084 or instructor permission. Computer Fee.

EET 108 5.0

This course is part one of a two course series that addresses the body of knowledge required for the current Comptia A+ Certification test. The emphasis is on the fundamentals of installing, maintaining and configuring, computer hardware, operating systems, networks and security.

EET 131 5.0

Course Substitute : EET 135 - Intro to Broadband (5 credits)

Part two of A+ Certification. The emphasis is on advanced aspects of installing, maintaining and configuring, computer hardware, operating systems, networks and security systems. Prerequisites: EET 131 or permission. Computer Lab Fee.

EET 132 5.0

**Please Note: This course replaces EET 136**This course introduces foundational concepts in building and programming robots. Students build, program and configure a robot using various electronic devices to enable a wide variety of robotic activity.

EET 137 5.0

First in a series of lecture-lab courses designed for an in-depth study of electronics. Performance goals will allow students to analyze series and parallel circuits. Basic concepts of energy, work, power, current and voltage are studied as well as Ohm's and Kirchhoff's laws. Achievement of course goals is supported using computer models and hands-on labs. Prerequisite: MATH 081 or equivalent, or higher

EET 161 5.0

This second course in a series designed for an in-depth study of electronics covers the sinusoidal waveform, its generation and measurement, and basic AC topics including frequency, inductance, capacitance, reactance, resonance, filters, and transformers. Computer models, as well as labs with the oscilloscope, are used throughout.

EET 162 5.0

Analysis of characteristics of analog semiconductor devices and their applications in common electronic circuits. Course begins with construction of simple power supplies and moves to more complex amplifier circuits. Construction and measurement of devices and circuit parameters verify math analysis of circuits explored. Prerequisites: EET 162 or instructor permission.Computer Fee.

EET 163 5.0

Continued analysis of characteristics of semiconductor devices and their applications in common electronic circuits. Explanation and analysis of field-effect transistors (FETs), thyristors, and operational amplifiers, their nomenclature and identification, characteristics, parameters, and basic circuit applications. Explanation and analysis of special-purpose diodes (particularly the zener) and their applications. Prerequisite: EET 163 or instructor permission. Computer Fee.

EET 165 5.0

Fundamentals of digital electronics and interface circuits. Course covers number systems, logic gates, Boolean algebra and logic simplification (including DeMorgan's theorems and Karnaugh maps), encoders and decoders, multiplexers and demultiplexers, and an introduction to flip-flops, and an introduction to programmable logic controllers (PLCs). Prerequisite: EET 161 or instructor permission. Computer fee.

EET 170 5.0
Course Course ID Credits Availability

Course Substitute : MATH 141 - Pre-Calculus I (5 credits) or higher MATH course

This is an overview of basic mathematical applications for electronic circuit analysis. Includes fundamental concepts of operations with numbers, the metric system, fundamental algebraic concepts, graphing, exponential and logarithmic functions, right triangles, basic trigonometric functions, vectors and complex numbers. Prerequisite: MATH 081 or equivalent.

EET 109 5.0

Course Substitute : ENGL& 230 - Technical Writing (3 credits) or ENGL& 235 - Technical Writing (5 credits)

English 101 is a college-level writing course that emphasizes academic writing and major strategies of reading and writing analytically. Writing assignments focus on engaging with and responding to a variety of texts. Instruction encourages students to develop, through revision and reflection, as readers, writers, and critical thinkers. Prereq: Eligibility for ENGL&101.

ENGL& 101 5.0

Choose from one of the following courses:

Course Course ID Credits Availability

BUS 236 - Interpersonal Communications is the preferred course

This course teaches effective interpersonal communication skills. Students learn communication styles and effective ways to adapt communication to meet business needs. Through individual and group activities, students improve understanding of cultural diversity, non-verbal communication, and individual influences on communication. Techniques for making informal and formal business presentations are also covered. Careful preparation for the employment interview is emphasized.

BUS 236 5.0

Examines the skills in communication and empathy required for intercultural communication. Includes an interdisciplinary study of diverse cultures and perspectives in the United States in the context of economic, political, and cultural globalization.

HUM 105 5.0

Intro to the globalization of cultures and societies in producing the current world system. Includes human interaction, social institutions, social stratification, socialization, deviance, social control, social and cultural change within the context of international inequality.

ISP 101 5.0

Intro to living in an interdependent and interconnected world, including the diversity in the world¿s biophysical landscape and examination of human inter-connectedness through time and space. Includes major global issues and problems such as migration, food and hunger and environmental pollution and development. Explores cultural diversity and unity at global, regional and national levels.

ISP 110 5.0

Intro to the nation-state system, elements of power and major problems facing nation-states today including demographics, hunger and disease, nuclear proliferation, energy, nationalism and North-South/East-West relations. May be taken for international studies credit as ISP 112.

POLS 112 5.0

Introduces students to the scientific study of society and to several sociological concepts, including socialization, stratification, research methods, social theory, group dynamics, social class, gender, sexuality, race, ethnicity, media, family, deviance, and social and cultural change. Students learn how to connect research to concepts and use the sociological imagination, the relationship between self and society, to deepen their understanding of social life.

SOC& 101 5.0