ELECTRICAL TECHNOLOGY — ELECTRONICS A.A.S.

This program prepares students for employment and advancement in the field of electronics.

PROGRAM LEARNING OUTCOMES

  • Understand electrical terminology and component recognition.
  • Interpret manufacturers’ technical data sheets on components.
  • Interpret electrical schematics.
  • Build, test, and troubleshoot Analog and Digital electrical circuits on breadboards.
  • Demonstrate the safe and proper use of laboratory equipment including Multimeters, Oscilloscopes, Power Sources, Function Generators, and Spectrum Analyzers.
  • Analyze Industrial circuitry (including Programmable Logic Controllers).
  • Analyze electrical circuits through calculations involving theoretical concepts.
  • Capture, analyze, and troubleshoot circuitry using an electronics simulation program.
  • Create professional technical written documents.
  • Effectively communicate technical information to appropriate audiences.
  • Understand the appropriate professional conduct required in the workplace.

CAREER POSSIBILITIES

Positions in the fields of computers, robotics, medical instrumentation, audio/radio frequency communication, and manufacturing include:

  • Electronics Technician
  • Service Technician
  • Systems Test Technician
  • Research and Development Technician
  • Quality Control Technician
  • Software Technician
  • Biomedical Technician
  • Documentation Technician

TRANSFER INFORMATION

Students should contact their advisor and/or the Coordinator for Transfer and Articulation in the Centers for Student Engagement and Academic Advisement for information on transfer planning. Early consultation to plan the most appropriate course sequence will optimize transferability.

DEGREE REQUIREMENTS

A background in algebra and trigonometry is recommended.

Cayuga’s “hands-on” learning environment focuses on experimentation with the use of various pieces of test equipment and helps students develop troubleshooting skills for sophisticated electronic systems.

The curriculum provides the graduate with fundamental knowledge in DC and AC circuitry, digital circuits, microprocessor systems, programmable logic controllers, and high-frequency systems. Cayuga’s experimental and simulation laboratory environments help students gain necessary application experience in the proper use of multimeters, oscilloscopes, logic pulsers and probes, logic analyzers, spectrum analyzers, and network analyzers.

Degree requirements for the Electrical Technology – Electronics A.A.S. program
COURSES CREDIT HOURS
FIRST SEMESTER
ENGL 101 Freshman English I 3
ELEC 101 Electrical Circuits 4
ELEC 105 Introduction to Digital Computers 4
Math Elective * 3
Health or Physical Education 1
15
SECOND SEMESTER
ENGL 102
OR
ENGL 270
Freshman English II
OR
Technical Writing
3
ELEC 102 Basic Electronics 4
ELEC 107 Fundamentals of Microcomputers 4
MATH 114
OR
MATH 104
Applied Mathematics
OR
College Algebra and Trigonometry (or higher)
3
CS 200
OR
CS 222
Programming in Visual Basic
OR
Programming in C/C++
3
17
THIRD SEMESTER
ELEC 201 Intermediate Electronics 4
ELEC 208 Radio Frequency Communications 4
ENGR 207 Quality Assurance 3
PHYS 103 General Physics I 4
Technical Elective ** 3
18
FOURTH SEMESTER
ELEC 204 Industrial Electronics 4
ELEC 209 Programmable Logic Controllers 3
PHYS 104 General Physics II 4
Behavioral/Social Sciences 3
14
TOTAL CREDIT HOURS 64

* Math 112, 115, or 116 will not fulfill Math requirement.
** The following will fulfill this requirement: BUS 225 or BUS 226, CS 200 or higher, Electronics, Engineering, Geographic Information Systems, Math (except Math 112, 115, or 116), Mechanical Manufacturing Technology, Physics