The Electronics Program at Olympic College provides two years of training designed to prepare a student for entrance into this field of industry.
Students planning to complete a program in electronics should check with their faculty advisor before registering for classes.At the end of the program, successful students will be able to:
To learn more about the Electronics program, view the program brochure.
- Analyze, interpret, and trace digital logic diagrams used in signal tracing of complex digital circuits.
- Select and operate electronic test equipment during troubleshooting and repair operations with an emphasis on safety in use and accuracy in results.
- Design and evaluate machine language programs for efficiency and effectiveness.
- Based upon equipment troubleshooting results, research and document required replacement parts.
- Successfully replace miniature circuit board components using industrial standard soldering/fabrication techniques.
- Effectively communicate with and advise customers and co-workers, both written and orally, regarding the progress of and decisions made concerning test and repair procedures.
- Pass industry/federal style examinations on the theory and procedures of electronic technology.
Associate in Technical Arts
Certificate of Proficiency
Certificates of Recognition
- Electronics (19 credits)
- Exploring Electronics (10 credits)
The ATA in Electronics may transfer to Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering Technology programs. Please see an advisor at the intended institution for details.
Prior Learning Assessment
Students with previous experience in electronics from the workplace or military may be able to waive out of some coursework in Electronics. For more information please visit the Prior Learning Assessment site (see Processes by Which Credit May be Earned on page 2) or discuss options with the Electronics faculty advisor.
The Olympic College Electronics program has been certified to become part of the Federal Aviation Administration's (FAA) "Technical Operations-Collegiate Training Initiative Program" (TO-CTI). Only 44 colleges and universities have been accredited nationally by the FAA.
Visit WashingtonCareerPathways.org to view Career Pathways Roadmaps and learn more about career options and opportunities.
- Aircraft Electrician
- Electronics Drafter
- Electronics Engineer
- Electronics Equipment Assemblers
- Electronics Technician
- Electronics Mechanic
- Electronics Installer and Repairer
MEDIAN HOURLY WAGE IN WASHINGTON STATE
$18.06 - $31.02
Gainful Employment Program Disclosure
Some of the programs listed above may fall under Gainful Employment regulations. Please visit www.olympic.edu/GainfulEmployment for disclosure on programs that may lead to gainful employment.
Source: 2012 Olympic College Workforce Development "Red Book"