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Electronics Technology

Electronics Technology is open to Juniors OR Seniors. It is an A.M. only program.

The Electronics core curriculum consists of lecture and laboratory experience involving: analysis of direct current and alternating current circuits; the study of semiconductor physics; semiconductors as physical devices and circuit elements. Instruction in Mathematics is also a concurrent component of the program and includes selected topics from algebra, trigonometry, and plane geometry with technical applications.

The student must be currently enrolled as a junior or senior in high school. The student must have a basic understanding of the following mathematical concepts: addition, subtraction, multiplication and division. The student should understand and be functional in these concepts as they pertain to whole numbers, fractions and decimals. Coursework that demonstrates abstract reasoning ability and geometric concepts, or assessments such as the ASVAB, would be beneficial.

Electronics Technicians are employed as engineering associates, calibration technicians; medical electronics service technicians, and industrial equipment technicians. Courses will also prepare students for engineering programs.

Earn 18 credit hours towards Biomedical Electronics Technician Program. Example: ETC103 DC Circuits = 5 credits, ETC104 AC Circuits = 5 credits, ETC132 Semiconductors I = 5 credits, and CIS150 Introduction to Computer Support = 3 credits. Credits may also transfer to 4-year institutions in areas such as engineering.

Students enrolled in a Career Education Program are expected to conduct themselves in a professional manner. Students must be able to follow instructions and work as a member of a team to achieve the course objectives. Students are expected to be accurate, have a positive attitude and maintain good attendance throughout the school year.

Instruction will involve both classroom and laboratory experiences with home study required.

Recommended High School Courses:

  • Algebra (with grade of C or better)
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Basic Electricity
  • General Shop
  • Physical Sciences
  • Geometry

These are not established pre-requisites. Students that have been successful in any of these courses have historically demonstrated a higher degree of success in this career education program.

Estimated Tools/Supply Requirements:
Scientific Notation Calculator (Recommended: Texas Instruments TI-30 or Casio FX260)

For more information on this program, please contact any of the following:

Your high school guidance counselor

Amanda McCarty, ATS Recruiter and Placement Coordinator or (636)481-3498

OR the program instructor, Melissa Coolich  or (636)481-3540