CATALOG: Basic Electronics Career Studies Certificate

Length: 2 Semesters


The Basic Electronics Career Studies Certificate is designed for the investigation of career possibilities, upgrading occupational skills and/or to provide entry level skills in electronics for those students who are proficient in electrical concepts. It is also an articulated pathway to the Engineering General Technology Associate of Applied Science Degree.

Program Requirements

Students must maintain a minimum GPA of 2.0 in the curriculum.


In addition to the admission requirements established for the college, entry into this program requires proficiency in English, reading, and mathematics. Students who do not meet entry requirements, or whose placement test scores indicate a need for further preparation, will be placed in the appropriate developmental courses in English, mathematics, and/or reading. These developmental course credits do not apply toward the degree. Students required to take two or more developmental courses will need additional semesters to complete the degree.


Graduates are prepared for entry-level positions in the sales and installation of electrical/electronic components and equipment.


First Semester
Course # Title Lecture Lab Credit
MTH MTH Level 100 or higher 1 3 0 3
ETR 113 D.C. & A.C. Fundamentals I 2 3 3
ETR 203 Electronic Devices I 3 3 4
Total: 8 6 10
Second Semester
Course # Title Lecture Lab Credit
ETR 271 Microcomputer Electronics I 3 3 4
ETR 114 D.C. & A.C. Fundamentals II 2 3 3
ETR 198 or
Approved Elective
Seminar and Project
or Approved Elective 2
3 0 3
Total: 8 6 10

Total Minimum Credits: 20

1Courses used to fulfill this requirement: MTH Level 100 or higher.

2Courses used to fulfill this requirement: DRF 231, DRF 232, EGR 120, ELE 120, ELE 127, ELE 143, ELE 144, ELE 101, ETR 198, ETR 203, ETR 263, ITN 107, ITP 132, ITP 100, ITP 110, ITP 120, ETR 272 and ETR 263.

Last modified on 08-01-2019