Associate in Technical Arts

The Electronics Program at Olympic College provides for two years of instruction designed to prepare a student for entry in the field or industry.

Upon completion of the Associate in Technical Arts Degree (ATA) a student may transfer these credits and apply them towards a Bachelor’s degree in Electronic Technology at a four-year institution.

Studies include industrial control circuits using linear integrated circuits and other solid state devices, digital circuits, microcomputer operation and languages, microprocessors, as well as studies in general industrial electronics.

Program Outcomes

Upon completion of this program, successful students will have demonstrated the ability to apply their skills and knowledge in the following ways:
  1. Analyze, interpret and trace digital logic diagrams used in signal tracing of complex digital circuits.
  2. Select and operate electronic test equipment during troubleshooting and repair operations, with an emphasis on safety in use and accuracy in results.
  3. Design and evaluate machine language programs for efficiency and effectiveness.
  4. Based upon equipment troubleshooting results, research and document required replacement parts.
  5. Successfully replace miniature circuit board components using industrial standard soldering/fabrication techniques.
  6. 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.
  7. Pass industry/Federal-style examination on the theory and procedures of electronic technology.
Advisor Office Phone
Seybold, Eugene "Craig" Technical 115A 360.475.6814

Required Courses Credits
ELECT 101 Direct Current*-+ 5
ELECT 102 Alternating Current*-+ 5
ELECT 103 Introduction to Solid-State*+ 5
ELECT 106 Electronic Fabrication 1
ELECT 111 Direct Current Circuit Laboratory*- 3
ELECT 112 Alternating Current Circuit Lab*- 3
ELECT 113 Basic Solid-State Laboratory*- 3
ELECT 160 Computer Applications I*- 2
ELECT 165 Introduction to Digital Logic*- 4
ELECT 166 Introduction to Digital Logic Lab*- 2
ELECT 170 Computer Applications II*- 2

Students taking ELECT 200 with a passing grade of 3.0 may test out of Electronics classes 101 through 170.
ELECT 201 Solid-State Devices* 5
ELECT 202 Advanced Solid-State Devices* 5
ELECT 203 Special Circuits* 5
ELECT 211 Solid-State Laboratory* 3
ELECT 212 Advanced Solid-State Circuit Lab* 3
ELECT 213 Special Circuits Laboratory* 3
ELECT 225 Advanced Digital Circuits* 5
ELECT 227 Microcomputers* 3
ELECT 228 Advanced Microprocessors* 3
ELECT 235 Advanced Digital Circuits Laboratory* 2
ELECT 237 Microcomputer Laboratory* 2
ELECT 238 Advanced Microprocessor Lab* 2
ENGL& 101 English Composition I* 5

Choose one of the following two classes:
ENGL& 102 Composition II* 5  
ENGL& 235 Technical Writing* 5 5
MATH& 141 Precalculus I: Algebra* 5
OLRM 225 Human Relations in Organizations 5
Successful completion of additional courses numbered 100 and above 5
Total Credits Required 101

-Required first year curriculum.

+Course may be eligible for advance credit for qualified students. Contact an appropriate Division Dean for more information.

*See course description for prerequisite.

Source: 2013-2014 Olympic College Catalog