Associate of Science in
Associate of Science in Electronics and Computer Engineering Technology Mt. San Antonio College
The Electronics and Computer Engineering Technology (ECET) certificate program prepares individuals either for initial employment or for enhancement of existing skills in the electronics field or for transfer into B.S. programs in Electronics Technology or Industrial Technology offered in the CSU system. Required courses for the certificate — many of which articulate directly to their equivalents at the CSUs are the same as for the ECET A.S. degree program except for the college General Education requirement. In addition to exposing students to core topics such as components and circuits, the program includes coursework in advanced areas, including microcontrollers and interfacing, communications, and industrial electronic controls. Nearly all laboratories have new, state-of-the-art equipment to provide students with quality, hands-on learning experiences.
Students completing the ECET certificate program possess ample skills to make them versatile employees. Typical technician-level job classifications include field service technician, field engineer, computer service technician, customer service technician, communications technician, maintenance technician, and electronics technician. All students completing the certificate program are automatically eligible to receive, without further examination, the 4th class technician license from the National Association of Radio and Telecommunications Engineers (N.A.R.T.E.).
This degree requires the completion of General Education coursework plus the following:
- ELEC 11 Technical Applications in Microcomputers, 3 Units
- ELEC 12 Computer Simulation and Troubleshooting, 2 Units
- ELEC 50A Electronic Circuits - Direct Current (DC), 4 Units
- ELEC 50B Electronic Circuits (AC), 4 Units
- ELEC 51 Semiconductor Devices and Circuits, 4 Units
- ELEC 53 Communications Systems, 4 Units
- ELEC 54A Industrial Electronics, 4 Units
- ELEC 54B Industrial Electronic Systems, 3 Units
- ELEC 55 Microwave Communications, 4 Units
- ELEC 56 Digital Electronics, 4 Units
- ELEC 61 Electronic Assembly and Fabrication, 3 Units
- ELEC 74 Microcontroller Systems, 4 Units
- TECH 60 Customer Relations for the Technician, 2 Units
- Total Units: 45
- CISP 11 Programming in Visual Basic, 3 Units
- ELEC 62 Advanced Surface Mount Assembly and Rework, 2 Units
- ELEC 76 FCC General Radiotelephone Operator License Preparation, 2 Units
- ELEC 10 Introduction to Mechatronics, 2 Units
- CNET 56 Computer Networks, 4 Units
Program Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this program, a student will be able to:
- Apply knowledge of electronic principles to the areas of communications, industrial electronics, and microcontrollers.
- Demonstrate proper use of electronic test equipment and associate measurement results with circuit behaviors in the laboratory.
- Quantitatively determine unknown electrical parameters from given or measured values and use these results to assess or troubleshoot faults in circuit and system operation.
- Communicate, both verbally and in writing, knowledge of electrical concepts and their application to the observed behaviors of circuits and systems.
- In advanced courses, connect concepts learned in introductory courses to more general principles applicable in the employment context.
Student Learning Outcomes
*Student Learning Outcomes include general skills, knowledge, or applications which students are expected to demonstrate after completing a course or program of study. The discipline faculty responsible for a course or program develop these outcomes, as well as measure or assess the students to determine if the outcomes are being met. The goal of assessing Student Learning Outcomes is to help improve our courses, curriculum, student success, and/or instruction. Course-level Student Learning Outcomes do not need to be comprehensive, they can focus on a particular aspect of a course, and the measurements of these assessments are not necessarily part of the student's grades in the courses. Remember, Student Learning Outcomes do not necessarily represent all of the material and objectives to be learned in a course.