Electronics Fundamentals Diploma Diploma


Campus Locations: Vidalia

The Electronics Fundamentals Diploma program is a sequence of courses designed to prepare students for entry-level positions as electronic technicians. Learning opportunities develop academic, technical, and professional knowledge and skills required for job acquisition, retention, and advancement. The program emphasizes a combination of electronic theory and practical applications necessary for successful employment. Program graduates are to be competent in the general areas of communications, math, and interpersonal relations. Final exams for the four (4) major electronics areas are the Electronics Systems Associate ESA-1 through ESA-4 exams.

The standard curriculum for the Electronics Fundamental Diploma program is designed for the semester system. Students may enter the program beginning any semester. The program generally takes three (3) semesters to complete. To graduate, students must earn a minimum of 41 credit hours.

Requirements

  • Submit a completed application;
  • Be at least 16 years of age;
  • Submit official high school/high school equivalent transcripts;
  • Submit official college transcripts, if applicable;
  • Meet the following assessment requirements:

Test

Reading

Writing

Numerical

Algebra

ACCUPLACER

55

60

34

41

ASSET

38

37

32

36

COMPASS

70

32

26

28

SAT

24

25

22

ACT

13

12

17

Please Note: Electronics Technology students who plan to graduate with the A.A.S. degree, but are enrolled in the Diploma program for financial aid reasons, must met the following assessment requirements to complete the Degree program:

Test

Reading

Writing

Numerical

Algebra

ACCUPLACER

64

70

57

ASSET

41

40

42

COMPASS

79

62

37

SAT

26

26

24

ACT

17

16

19

Program Costs

Costs are estimates and are subject to change.

  • Tuition/Fees: $4,354
  • Books/Supplies: $1,995

In addition to regular tuition/fees and book/supply costs for the program, there is a $35 testing fee for each of the ESA-1 through ESA-4 certification exams for the four major electronics subject areas.

Curriculum Outline (41 hours)
General Core (11 hours) 11
COLL 1040

(Prerequisite: None) This course is designed to provide tools to assist students to acquire skills necessary to achieve academic and professional success in their chosen occupational/technical program of study. Topics include: Computer Applications/Technology Skills, Getting off to a Good Start, Learning and Personality Styles, Time and Money Management, Study and Test Taking Skills, Stress Management and Wellness, Communication Skills, and Career Exploration.

3
EMPL 1000

(Prerequisite: Provisional admission) Emphasizes human relations and professional development in today's rapidly changing world that prepares students for living and working in a complex society. Topics include human relations skills, job acquisition skills and communication, job retention skills, job advancement skills, and professional image skills.

2
ENGL 1010

(Prerequisite: ENGL 0097 OR Appropriate Placement Test Score AND READ 0097 OR Appropriate Placement Test Score) Emphasizes the development and improvement of written and oral communication abilities. Topics include analysis of writing, applied grammar and writing skills, editing and proofreading skills, research skills, and oral communication skills.

3
Choose One (3 hours) 3
MATH 1012

(Prerequisites: MATH 0097 OR Appropriate arithmetic placement test score.) Emphasizes the application of basic mathematical skills used in the solution of occupational and technical problems. Topics include fractions, decimals, percents, ratios and proportions, measurement and conversion, geometric concepts, technical applications, and basic statistics.

3
MATH 1013

(Prerequisites: MATH 0098 OR Appropriate algebra placement test score.) Emphasizes concepts and operations which are applied to the study of algebra. Topics include basic mathematical concepts, basic algebraic concepts, and intermediate algebraic concepts.

3
MATH 1111

(Prerequisites: Appropriate algebra placement test score) Emphasizes techniques of problem solving using algebraic concepts. Topics include fundamental concepts of algebra, equations and inequalities, functions and graphs, and systems of equations; optional topics include sequences, series, and probability or analytic geometry.

3
Occupational Courses (30 hours) 30
COMP 1000

This course introduces the fundamental concepts, terminology, and operations necessary to use computers. Emphasis is placed on basic functions and familiarity with computer use. Topics include introductions to computer and digital terminology and usage, operating systems, Internet and digital communication, word processing applications, spreadsheet applications, database applications, and presentation applications.

3
ELCR 1005

(Prerequisites: Provisional admission) Develops the ability to solder and de-solder connectors, components, and printed circuit boards using industry standards. Topics include: safety practices, soldering, de-soldering, anti-static grounding, and surface mount techniques.

1
ELCR 1010

(Prerequisites: Degree - MATH 1111, Diploma - MATH 1013) This course provides instruction in the theory and practical application of simple and complex direct current circuitry. Topics include laboratory safety practices and procedures, electrical laws and principles, DC test equipment, basic series, parallel and combination circuits, complex series and parallel circuits, and DC theorems.

6
ELCR 1020

(Prerequisites: ELCR 1010) This course introduces the theory and application of varying sine wave voltages and current, and continues the development of AC concepts with emphasis on constructing, verifying, and troubleshooting reactive circuits using RLC theory and practical application. Topics include AC wave generation, frequency and phase relationship, impedance, admittance and conductance, power factors, reactive components, simple RLC circuits, AC circuit resonance, passive filters, and non-sinusoidal wave forms.

7
ELCR 1030

(Prerequisites: ELCR 1020) This course provides instruction in the theory and application of solid state devices in the electronics industry. Emphasis is placed on the physical characteristics and uses of solid state devices. Topics include PN diodes, power supplies, voltage regulation, bipolar junction theory and application, field effect transistors, and special applications.

5
ELCR 1040

(Prerequisites: ELCR 1020) (Co-requisites: ELCR 1030) This course is designed to provide sufficient coverage of digital electronics and microprocessor fundamentals. Digital fundamentals will introduce basic topics such as binary topics such as binary arithmetic, logic gates and truth tables, Boolean algebra and minimization techniques, logic families, and digital test equipment. Upon completion of the foundational digital requirements, a more advanced study of digital devices and circuits will include such topics as flip-flops, counters, multiplexers and de-multiplexers, encoding and decoding, displays, and analog to digital and digital to analog conversions. Students will also explore the basic architecture and hardware concepts of the microprocessor.

5
ELCR 1060

(Prerequisites: ELCR 1030) Provides in-depth instruction on the characteristics and applications of linear integrated circuits. Topics include: operational amplifiers, timers, and three-terminal voltage regulators.

3
Faculty
Advisor

Electronics Technology Instructor
Vidalia Campus - Gillis Building, Office 822

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