The Electronics Program at Olympic College provides two years of training designed to prepare a student for entrance into this field or industry.
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.
Students planning to complete a program in electronics should check with their faculty advisor before registering for classes.
DEGREES & CERTIFICATES
Associate in Technical Arts
Certificate of Proficiency
Certificate of Recognition
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.
At the end of the program, successful students will be able to:
- 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.
To learn more about the Electronics program, view the program brochure.
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MEDIAN HOURLY WAGE IN WASHINGTON STATE
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REQUIREMENTS FOR LICENSURE AND EMPLOYMENT
Currently no license is required for many electronics careers in Washington State. Students are encouraged to research career goals as more employers are seeking employees with degrees and may also require specific certifications. Some positions, such as those in aviation, may require National FAA certifications. Students should talk with advisors prior to enrollment in classes.
Source: 2012 Olympic College Workforce Development "Red Book"