Electronics is the science whose continuing advances have enabled the sweeping technological changes we see all around us.
The skilled electronics technician thus has a wide choice of career opportunities. Equipped with knowledge of electric and electronic principles, the graduate may work in design, repair, or installation of industrial, automotive or home electronics, and maintenance of these devices.
An electronic technician is trained to use instruments and equipment in testing, repair and maintenance of electronic systems. The work may include installation, adjustment and correction of malfunctions in computers, communications devices and other electronic equipment.
Entry each term and part-time enrollment are possible, but not all required and elective courses are available every term.
Program Learning Outcomes
Program graduates will be able to:
- Use knowledge and skills to analyze, troubleshoot, measure and/or program systems and devices used in the Electronics industries.
- Repair systems and equipment by applying logic and knowledge to solve complex problems.
- Demonstrate the use of software, programming, and interfacing to troubleshoot micro and personal computers.
- Demonstrate an ability to communicate effectively.
- Demonstrate an ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering to the analysis of electronic problems.
- Apply acquired skills and learn new skills by engaging in lifelong learning.
- Work as a productive and responsible team member.
- Function with a respect for diversity and knowledge or professional, social, and global issues.
- Marc Kalis received his Electronics Diploma from Austin Technical Institute (Riverland Community College, Austin Campus) and currently holds a license in Electronics Technology for the State of Minnesota. Marc has experience in a variety of electronic areas which include but are not limited to: medical equipment repair, industrial controllers, networking, computers and mobile electronics. He is an IPC-A-610 Class “A” Instructor (solder joint inspection), a J-STD-001 class “A” Instructor (Solder Application Specialist, and a Mobile Electronics Certified Professional.
- Mike Wadewitz graduated from the Electronics Technology program here in 1978. Obtained RCDD (Registered Communication Distribution Designer) from BICSI in 1999, and obtained CCAI (Cisco Certified Academy Instructor) in 2001. Since 1978 has been employed by or owned companies which work with RF, telecommunications, network, industrial control and sound systems. Started teaching in the Electronics technology program in 1983.