CURRICULAR GUIDE

Electronics Technology
Associate in Applied Science Degree

Curriculum Code: 0894  (Effective Fall 1999 - Summer 2004)

Electronics technicians install, operate, maintain, and service electronics
equipment.  They also diagnose and repair problems caused by mechanical or
electrical malfunctions in individual electronic units and in complex systems
such as local area networks (LANS) and industrial controllers.  They deal with
the analysis and component level troubleshooting of analog and digital circuits. 
Electronics technicians are employed with automotive manufacturers, industrial
automation companies, business machine service companies, telephone companies,
hospitals, aircraft service companies, radio and TV service companies,
instrumentation sales, robotics repair companies,and maintenance companies. Not
all courses in this program transfer to all colleges.  Students planning to
transfer should see an academic advisor or counselor before enrolling in any

Students should see the "Course Descriptions" section of this catalog or the
Course Schedule for course prerequisite information.  Basic skills assessment and
advising information may be found on page 8 of this catalog.

General education is an important part of this program and includes a mathematics
competency requirement. To fulfill the mathematics competency requirement,
students may need to complete specific coursework in mathematics.  For
information on how to fulfill all general education requirements, see page 22.

Contact the Technology Careers Department, Gannon Vocational-Technical Center,
Room 136, telephone number (517) 483-1336.

REQUIREMENTS                                                 TOTAL: 57 CREDITS
CODE        TITLE                                                 CREDIT HOURS
CISB 200    Info Tech/Problem Solving                                        3
ELCT 100    Schematic Drawing                                                1
ELCT 101    Analog Problems                                                  5
ELCT 109    DC Circuits                                                      3
ELCT 110    AC Circuits                                                      3
ELCT 112    Transistors                                                      6
ELCT 120    Programming Preparation                                          2
ELCT 131    Digital Basics                                                   3
ELCT 161    Soldering/Desoldering                                            1
ELCT 211    Linear Circuits I                                                3
ELCT 212    Linear Circuits II                                               3
ELCT 231    Advanced Digital Electronics                                     4
ELCT 232    Digital Commun and Networking                                    4
ELCT 251    Electronic Troubleshooting                                       2
ELCT 271    Communications I                                                 4
ELCT 272    Communications II                                                4
SPCH 110    Oral Communication                                               3
WRIT 124    Technical Writing                                                3

LIMITED CHOICE REQUIREMENTS                                   TOTAL: 8 CREDITS
Complete the indicated number of credits from each CHOICE listed below.

CHOICE 1:   General Education Core Areas                             3 Credits
(See the "GENERAL EDUCATION" section above)
            Writing Core Area (See Note 1)                                   0
            Speech Communication Core Area (See Note 1)                      0
            Science/Technology Core Area (See Note 1)                        0
            Global Perspectives and Diversity Core Area                      3
            Mathematics Competency (See page 22 for information on
            how to fulfill this requirement)

CHOICE 2:   Electronics Specialty (Choose 1 Subchoice)               5 Credits
Subchoice 2A: Biomedical
ELCT 261    Consumer Product Systems                                         3
ELCT 290    Biomedical Internship                                            2

Subchoice 2B: Communications
ELCT 261    Consumer Product Systems                                         3
ELCT 291    Communications Internship                                        2

Subchoice 2C: Digital
ELCT 242    Comp Intrfcng and Peripherals                                    3
ELCT 292    Digital Electronics Internship                                   2
            MINIMUM TOTAL                                                   65

1.    Students completing "REQUIREMENTS" have fulfilled the requirements for
      this Core area.

Students should see course descriptions to find out when departments plan to
offer courses.  Students who for any reason are unable to follow the course
sequence suggested below (for example, those who are part-time, have transferred
in courses from another school, or have prerequisites to fulfill) should contact
an academic advisor or counselor for help with adjustments.
I                 II                III               IV
ELCT 100          CISB 200          ELCT 211          ELCT 212
ELCT 101          ELCT 112          ELCT 231          ELCT 232
ELCT 109          ELCT 120          ELCT 251          ELCT 272
ELCT 110          ELCT 131          ELCT 271          Lim.Ch.2
ELCT 161          WRIT 124          Lim.Ch.1          Lim.Ch.2
SPCH 110