Program Director: Steve Shen, 406.243.7914
Electronic devices are an integral component of our society. Industrial control and automation systems; communication networks; entertainment systems; wireless communication devices; medical technology devices; home appliances systems; satellite communications; public emergency safety systems; and private security systems all utilize electronics technology.
The Electronics Technology Program offers students a broad-based foundation in electricity, electronics, semiconductors, digital logic, control systems, robotics, instrumentation, data communications, and wireless technologies. The program utilizes a focused hands-on instructional approach with an emphasis on real-world applications. The curriculum includes numerous lab-based courses. The Electronics Technology Program offers a comprehensive technical foundation for individuals seeking an education involving the entry-level skills required of a successful technician in the broad field of electronics.
Upon completion of the program, a student will:
- Demonstrate a solid understanding of electricity and electrical circuit theory.
- Employ logic, critical thinking, and problem solving skills in the troubleshooting of electronic components.
- Utilize instrumentation to measure, calibrate, test, and repair electronic components.
- Develop safe workplace practices.
- Solve technical problems involving mathematics at the level of college algebra, trigonometry, and applied calculus.
- Demonstrate the ability to clearly articulate technical concepts using written language.
- Effectively utilize information technology as a research and productivity tool.
Related Job Titles
- Electronics Technician
- Electrical Engineering Technician
- Instrumentation Technician
- Computer Control Operator/Programmer
- Telecommunications/ Radio Technician
- Laboratory Technician
- Security System Technician
- Residential Appliance Technician
- Home Entertainment System Technician
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