The Electronics Program at Olympic College provides for two years of instruction designed to prepare a student for entry in the 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.
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. Students should work closely with an advisor at the baccalaureate institution they plan to transfer to before finalizing their education plan.
The ATA program has been accepted through the Evergreen State University as an Upside Down Degree.
Advisor / Program Contacts
Upon completion of this program, successful students will have demonstrated the ability to apply their skills and knowledge in the following ways:
- 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 examination on the theory and procedures of electronic technology.
Required & Prerequisite Courses
ELECT 101 Direct Current-+
ELECT 102 Alternating Current-+
ELECT 103 Introduction to Solid-State+
ELECT 111 Direct Current Circuit Laboratory-
ELECT 112 Alternating Current Circuit Lab-
ELECT 113 Basic Solid-State Laboratory-
ELECT 160 Computer Applications I-
ELECT 165 Introduction to Digital Logic-
ELECT 166 Introduction to Digital Logic Lab-
ELECT 170 Computer Applications II-