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Electronics is a technological giant among America's businesses and industries. The electronics technician acts as a liaison between the electronics engineer and the skilled worker. The technician possesses fundamental knowledge of the engineer and the craftsperson.

Study in this department consists of building and testing prototype circuits and equipment, modifying electronic apparatus, and interpreting schematic drawings and sketchings.

Southwestern College is a member of the
International Electronics Technicians Articulation Committee (IETAC).

Degree/Certificate Options

Associate in Science Degree: Electronics Common Core
Associate in Science Degree: Electronics - Computer Technician
Associate in Science Degree: Electronics - Electronics Technician
Associate in Science Degree: Electronics - Internetworking Technician
Associate in Science Degree: Electronics - Network Administrator
Certificate of Achievement: Electronics - Computer Technician —Basic
Certificate of Achievement: Electronics - Computer Technician —Advanced
Certificate of Achievement: Electronics - Electronics Technician
Certificate of Achievement: Electronics - Internetworking Technician —Basic
Certificate of Achievement: Electronics - Internetworking Technician —Advanced
Certificate of Achievement: Electronics - Network Administrator —Basic
Certificate of Achievement: Electronics - Network Administrator —Advanced

Associate in Science Degree: Electronics

Common Core
ELEC/CIS 10A Microcomputer Repair and Service 2 units
ELEC 100 Introduction to Electronics 3 units
ELEC 111 DC Circuit Principles 2 units
ELEC 113 DC Circuit Analysis and Computer Simulation 2 units
ELEC 131 Digital Electronics Principles 2 units
ELEC 162 Electronics Fabrication 1 unit
Total units 12
Plus at least one emphasis below (14-22 units)

Associate in Science Degree: Electronics - Computer Technician

Provides intensive training in the theory and practice of the operation and maintenance of computers, computer peripherals, and computer networks.
Prepares students for employment as certified,entry-level technicians in the computer industry. Independent National Certification Objectives designed to prepare students to take certification exams in A+ Computer Technician.

CAD 220 Introduction to CAD/CAM Systems 3 units
CIS 130 Microcomputer Disk Operating System 1 unit
CIS 139 Windowing Environments 1 unit
ELEC/ CIS 10B Microcomputer Hardware and Software Upgrade 2 units
ELEC/CIS 14 Office Automation Equipment Repair 2 units
ELEC 15 Data,Voice,and Video Cable Installation 2 units
ELEC 260 Microcomputer Systems &A+Certification 4 units
ELEC 266 Network Management for Technicians 4 units
Plus Common Core courses required for Electronics 12 units
Total units 31

Associate in Science Degree: Electronics - Electronics Technician

Provides training in the theory and practice of the operation and maintenance of industrial, commercial, and consumer electronics equipment. Prepares students for employment as certified, entry-level technicians in the electronics industry. Independent National Certificate Objectives prepares students to take certification exams in certified electronics technician.

ELEC 116 AC Circuit Principles 2 units
ELEC 118 AC Circuit Analysis and Computer Simulation 2 units
ELEC 122 Solid State Principles 2 units
ELEC 138 Digital Circuit and IC Families 2 units
ELEC 152 Microprocessors and Controllers 2 units
ELEC 226 Diode and Transistor Circuitry Theory and Troubleshooting 2 units
ELEC 228 Linear Integrated Circuits 2 units
Plus Common Core courses required for Electronics 12 units
Total units 26

Associate in Science Degree: Electronics - Internetworking Technician

Provides intensive training in the theory and practice of the operation and maintenance of internetworking with special emphasis on switches, routers, and other specialized equipment. Prepares students for employment as certified, entry-level technicians in the internetworking industry. Independent National Certification Objectives designed to prepare students to take certification exams in the following areas: Cisco Certified Network Associate and A+Computer Technician.

CIS 144A Routers and Internetwork Fundamentals (Cisco Certification Preparation) 3 units
CIS 144B Advanced Routers and LAN Networking 3 units
CIS 144C Wide Area Networks Implementation and Support 3 units
ELEC 15 Data,Voice,and Video Cable Installation 2 units
ELEC 142 Networking Academy Fundamentals (Cisco Certification Preparation) 3 units
ELEC 260 Microcomputer Systems and A+Certification 4 units
ELEC 266 Network Management for Technicians 4 units
Plus Common Core courses required for Electronics 12
Total units 34

Associate in Science Degree: Electronics - Network Administrator

Provides intensive training in the theory and practice of the operation and maintenance of computers, computer peripherals, and computer networks.
Prepares students for employment as certified entry-level technicians in the computer industry and as entry-level network administrators.
Independent National Certification Objectives designed to prepare the students to take certification exams in the following areas: A+Computer Technician and N+Network Technician.

ELEC/CIS 10B Microcomputer Hardware and Software Upgrade 2 units
ELEC 260 Microcomputer Systems and A+Certification 4 units
ELEC 265 Computer Networking for N+Certification 4 units
ELEC 266 Network Management for Technicians 4 units
CIS 140 Computer Networking Software 1 unit
CIS 141A Computer Networking Systems —Windows 2 units
Plus Common Core courses required for Electronics 12 units
Total units 29

Certificate of Achievement: Electronics - Computer Technician —Basic

ELEC/CIS 10A Microcomputer Repair and Service 2 units
ELEC/CIS 10B Microcomputer Hardware and Software Upgrade 2 units
ELEC/CIS 14 Office Automation Equipment Repair 2 units
ELEC 15 Data,Voice,and Video Cable Installation 2 units
ELEC 260 Microcomputer Systems &A+Certification 4 units
ELEC 266 Network Management for Technicians 4 units
CIS 139 Windowing Environments 1 unit
Total units 17

Certificate of Achievement: Electronics - Computer Technician —Advanced

CAD 220 Introduction to CAD/CAM Systems 3 units
CIS 130 Microcomputer Disk Operating System 1 unit
CIS 139 Windowing Environments 1 unit
ELEC/CIS 10B Microcomputer Hardware and Software Upgrade 2 units
ELEC/CIS 14 Office Automation Equipment Repair 2 units
ELEC 15 Data,Voice,and Video Cable Installation 2 units
ELEC 260 Microcomputer Systems &A+Certification 4 units
ELEC 266 Network Management for Technicians 4 units
Plus Common Core courses required for Electronics 12 units
Total units 31

Certificate of Achievement: Electronics - Electronics Technician

Provides training in the theory and practice of the operation and maintenance of industrial, commercial, and consumer electronics equipment. Prepares students for employment as certified, entry-level
technicians in the electronics industry.

ELEC 116 AC Circuit Principles 2 units
ELEC 118 AC Circuit Analysis and Computer Simulation 2 units
ELEC 122 Solid State Principles 2 units
ELEC 138 Digital Circuit and IC Families 2 units
ELEC 152 Microprocessors and Controllers 2 units
ELEC 226 Diode and Transistor Circuitry Theory and Troubleshooting 2 units
ELEC 228 Linear Integrated Circuits 2 units
Plus Common Core courses required for Electronics 12 units
Total units 26

Certificate of Achievement: Electronics - Internetworking Technician —Basic

Certificate of Achievement: Electronics - Internetworking Technician —Advanced

Provides intensive training in the theory and practice of the operation and maintenance of Internetworking with special emphasis on switches, routers, and other specialized equipment. Prepares students for employment as certified,entry-level technicians in the Internetworking industry.

CIS 144A Routers and Internetwork Fundamentals (Cisco Certification Preparation) 3 units
CIS 144B Advanced Routers and LAN Networking 3 units
CIS 144C Wide Area Networks Implementation and Support 3 units
ELEC 15 Data,Voice,and Video Cable Installation 2 units
ELEC 142 Networking Academy Fundamentals (Cisco Certification Preparation) 3 units
ELEC 260 Microcomputer Systems and A+Certification 4 units
ELEC 266 Network Management for Technicians 4 units
Plus Common Core courses required for Electronics 12 units
Total units 37

Certificate of Achievement: Electronics - Network Administrator —Basic

Provides intensive training in the theory and practice of the
operation and maintenance of computers, computer peripherals,
and computer networks. Prepares students for employment as certified entry-level technicians in the computer industry and as entry-level network
administrators.

ELEC/CIS 10A Microcomputer Repair and Service 2 units
ELEC/CIS 10B Microcomputer Hardware and Software Upgrade 2 units
ELEC 260 Microcomputer Systems and A+Certification 4 units
ELEC 265 Computer Networking for N+Certification 4 units
or
ELEC 266 Network Management for Technicians 4 units
CIS 140 Computer Networking Software 1 unit
CIS 141A Computer Networking Systems —Windows 2 units
Total units 15

Certificate of Achievement: Electronics - Network Administrator —Advanced

Provides intensive training in the theory and practice of the operation and maintenance of computers, computer peripherals, and computer networks.
Prepares students for employment as certified entry-level technicians in the computer industry and as entry-level network administrators.

ELEC 10B Microcomputer Hardware and Software Upgrade 2 units
ELEC 260 Microcomputer Systems and A+Certification 4 units
ELEC 265 Computer Networking for N+Certification 4 units
ELEC 266 Network Management for Technicians 4 units
CIS 140 Computer Networking Software 1 unit
CIS 141A Computer Networking Systems —Windows 2 units
Plus Common Core courses required for Electronics 12 units
Total units 29

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