2019-2020 Catalog 
    
    Nov 18, 2019  
2019-2020 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Analog and Digital Circuit Electronic Technology Associate of Science


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The Analog and Digital Circuit Electronic Technology Associate of Science degree program primarily prepares the student for entry-level employment as an electronic technician in companies involved in the manufacture, testing, troubleshooting, and repair of analog and digital circuit hardware. The program also provides skill updating and upgrading for persons already employed in the electronics industry or related fields. Courses cover a wide variety of discrete and integrated circuits with many functions, technologies, physical implementations, frequency bands, and complexities to provide maximum flexibility for employment within the electronics industry. Possible careers for electronic technicians with this degree include field service technician, medical equipment technician, test and calibration technician, and electronics sales. Some of the courses are transferable to university programs in Engineering Technology or Industrial Technology.

Program Student Learning Outcomes


Students who complete this program will be able to:

  • Demonstrate knowledge of common electronic components: identify, describe, and determine the performance of common analog and digital electronic components.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of common electronic circuits: identify, describe, and determine the performance of common analog and digital electronic circuits.
  • Demonstrate proper use of electronics test equipment: show proper use of and connection to common laboratory test equipment for measuring the performance of common analog and digital circuits.
  • Demonstrate electronics troubleshooting skills: state and show troubleshooting skills and procedures for analog and digital electronics.
  • Describe and determine the performance of common analog and digital electronic communication systems.

Total Units for the Major: 20


*Course has a prerequisite, corequisite, limitation, or recommended preparation; see course description.

Associate of Science Degree


Complete a minimum of 60 units including the total number of units described above and the General Education requirements with an overall GPA of 2.0 to qualify for the Associate of Science degree. A minimum of 12 units must be completed at Saddleback College.

General Education Requirements for Associate Degrees


Refer to the Graduation Requirements  or to the CSU-GE and IGETC patterns in this catalog for specific courses which meet general education requirements. Refer to ASSIST.org and to the transfer institution’s catalog for transfer requirements.

Suggested coursework not required for the degree: Any Electronic Technology courses not taken in degree such as ET 101 , ET 201 , or ET 202 ; Additional suggested coursework: CIM 10  , CMT 220 , CMT 225 CMT 230 ; MATH 124 , MATH 253 , MATH 7 ; PHYS 2A , PHYS 2B , PHYS 20 .

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