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Electronics Engineering

Associate Applied Science - Transfer

Choose BTC’s Electronics program to prepare for an exciting career as an electronics engineering technician. Electronics engineering technicians are in high demand as engineering assistants, field service technicians, electronic equipment technicians, manufacturing support technicians, and electronic product development engineering assistants.

At BTC, you’ll learn the latest electronics processes and systems, including analog and digital circuits design and analysis, analog and digital electronics , embedded micro-controller systems , sensors and instrumentation, industrial electronics, programmable logic controller and manufacturing automation, robotics and controls, lasers , optoelectronics and fiber optics, wireless communications, NANO/Micro Systems, renewable energy and emerging electronics technology. You can put your valuable skills to work in manufacturing companies, processing plants, computer service firms, telephone and wireless communications companies, electronic instrument high tech industries, electronic product development labs, and in the solar and renewable energy areas and biomedical equipment field.

This program also provides a pathway for students to: • To obtain Electronics Technician Certificate after the first year of study and Certified by the Electronics Technicians Association – International (ETA-i) with an Associate Certified Electronics Technician (CETa) certificate. • To obtain associate of Applied Science Degree in the field of Electronics • To choose to transfer from a two years associate degree at four years bachelorette Electronics Engineering Technology degree.

Program Facts

Average annual wage $61,925

Wage potential $72,342 annually

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Jobs & Employment

The average annual wage in this field is $61,925, with an earning potential of about $72,342 per year.*

Criminal convictions may restrict or prevent student participation with internships and employment in this industry.

Potential Positions

Program graduates work primarily as electronics technicians. Opportunities exist in manufacturing, computer servicing, mobile two-way radio servicing, telephone and wireless communication servicing, and biomedical equipment servicing. Potential positions include electronic equipment technician, biomedical technician, manufacturing tech, general electronics technician, computer systems repair technician, cable or satellite TV technician, technical writer, technical sales, engineering or engineers assistant, field service technician, broadcast technician and microwave technician.

Courses

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  • Quarter 1
  • ELTR 100Direct Current 14 credits

    A thorough introduction for the new student to the fundamental properties and applications of electricity. This course opens the doors to a wide array of career opportunities in computer servicing, biomedical equipment servicing, manufacturing technology, telecommunications, and home entertainment equipment servicing. In addition, safety procedures are emphasized. Students learn how to make good solder connections and recognize and repair bad solder connections. Students learn how to select and clean soldering tools. This course continues with the basics of current, voltage and resistance. The application of Ohm’s Law and the construction of circuits to verify electronic theory provide the knowledge necessary to build the foundation for a thorough understanding of electronics. This course teaches the student to use a logical course of correction to an electronic problem in a minimum amount of time. Student will learn generic troubleshooting technique procedures and tricks of the trade from analog to digital circuits.


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    9/23-10/10DAILY 9:30a-11:00aCHEUNG SOpenings: 1
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  • ELTR 105Direct Current II4 credits

    The development of a working knowledge of the basic principles of DC electronics. The purpose and operation of such devices as resistors, capacitors, inductors and meters are covered in labs and theory.

    Prerequisite:
    ELTR 100

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    10/13-11/3DAILY 9:30a-11:00aCHEUNG SWaitlisted: 0
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    1/29-2/18DAILY12:30p-2:55pSTARKOVICH DOpenings: 6
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    4/28-5/15DAILY12:30p-2:55pSTARKOVICH DOpenings: 6
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  • ELTR 110Alternating Current 14 credits

    An introduction and examination of the principles and applications of alternating current, including frequency, reactance, impedance, and resonance.

    Prerequisite:
    Admission and ELTR 105

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    11/4-11/21DAILY 9:30a-11:00aCHEUNG SWaitlisted: 0
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    2/19-3/10DAILY12:30p-2:55pSTARKOVICH DOpenings: 6
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  • ELTR 115Alternating Current II4 credits

    Students continue their exploration of AC with transformers and filter circuits (low-pass, high-pass, band-stop and band-pass), with theory and labwork.

    Prerequisite:
    ELTR 110

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    11/24-12/12DAILY 9:30a-11:00aCHEUNG SWaitlisted: 0
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    11/24-12/12TTh 8:00a-11:30aCHEUNG SWaitlisted: 0
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    3/11-3/26DAILY12:30p-2:55pSTARKOVICH DOpenings: 6
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  • MATH& 141 *Precalculus I5 credits

    The focus of this course will be functions. Students manipulate and graph linear, polynomial, rational, exponential, logarithmic and quadratic functions. The course will also cover systems of equations, matrices and determinants, and their applications.

    Prerequisite:
    BTC College Level Math score of 32 or a C grade in MATH 099.

    Future Offerings
    9/24-12/12MWF 9:00a-10:25aBILLS MOpenings: 16
    9/24-12/12MWF 1:00p-2:25pBILLS MOpenings: 17
    9/24-12/12MWF 3:00p-4:25pHONEYCUTT TOpenings: 10
    1/7-3/25MWF 9:00a-10:25aSTAFFOpenings: 28
    1/7-3/25MWF 3:00p-4:25pSTAFFOpenings: 28
    1/7-3/25MWF11:00a-12:25pSTAFFOpenings: 28
    4/8-6/22MWF 9:00a-10:25aSTAFFOpenings: 28
    4/8-6/22MWF 3:00p-4:25pSTAFFOpenings: 28
    4/8-6/22MWF11:00a-12:25pSTAFFOpenings: 28
  • Quarter 2
  • ELTR 120Semiconductors I5 credits

    Students learn how discrete semiconductor devices are constructed, how to handle them, how diodes, bipolar transistors, FETS, and thrystors operate and how to use them in practical circuits. ACDC power supply circuits introduced as well.

    Prerequisite:
    ELTR 115.

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    9/23-10/15DAILY12:30p-2:55pSTARKOVICH DOpenings: 16
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    9/23-10/15DAILY12:30p-2:55pSTARKOVICH DOpenings: 18
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    1/7-1/30DAILY 9:30a-11:00aCHEUNG SOpenings: 25
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    4/7-4/29DAILY12:30p-2:55pSTARKOVICH DOpenings: 24
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  • ELTR 125Semiconductors II5 credits

    This course introduces the student to various “building block” circuits including amplifiers, oscillators, and power supply circuits, through theory and labwork.

    Prerequisite:
    ELTR 120

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    10/16-11/6DAILY12:30p-2:55pSTARKOVICH DOpenings: 17
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    10/16-11/6DAILY12:30p-2:55pSTARKOVICH DOpenings: 17
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    2/2-2/25DAILY 9:30a-11:00aCHEUNG SOpenings: 25
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    4/30-5/20DAILY12:30p-2:55pSTARKOVICH DOpenings: 24
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  • ELTR 130Op-Amps 013 credits

    Explores the design and operation of basic operational amplifier circuits through theory and labwork to illustrate and confirm the design and operation of linear amplifiers, voltage and current converters, comparators and precision rectifiers.

    Prerequisite:
    ELTR 125

    Future Offerings
    11/7-11/25DAILY12:30p-2:55pSTARKOVICH DOpenings: 17
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    11/7-11/25DAILY12:30p-2:55pSTARKOVICH DOpenings: 17
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    2/26-3/12DAILY 9:30a-11:00aCHEUNG SOpenings: 25
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    5/21-6/8DAILY12:30p-2:55pSTARKOVICH DOpenings: 24
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    5/21-6/8DAILY12:30p-2:55pSTARKOVICH DOpenings: 24
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  • ELTR 135Op-Amps 23 credits

    Oscillators, active filters and single power-supply circuits and other applications of op-amps are covered in theory and practical labs.

    Prerequisite:
    ELTR 130

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    11/26-12/12DAILY12:30p-2:55pSTARKOVICH DOpenings: 19
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    11/26-12/12DAILY12:30p-2:55pSTARKOVICH DOpenings: 17
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    3/13-3/26DAILY 9:30a-11:00aCHEUNG SOpenings: 25
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    6/9-6/23DAILY12:30p-2:55pSTARKOVICH DOpenings: 24
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  • MATH& 142 *Precalculus II5 credits

    The majority of this course will cover trigonometry. Students will explore trigonometry functions, right and oblique triangle trigonometry, graphing, trigonometry identifies, laws of Sine and Cosine as well as trigonometric application problems. This course will also cover vectors in the plane and in space, along with parametric equations. Polar coordinates and graphs of polar equations will also be included.

    Prerequisite:
    MATH& 141 with a C grade.

    Future Offerings
    9/24-12/12MWF11:00a-12:25pHONEYCUTT TOpenings: 25
    1/7-3/25MWF 1:00p-2:25pSTAFFOpenings: 28
    1/7-3/25MWF 9:00a-10:25aSTAFFOpenings: 28
    4/8-6/22MWF 1:00p-2:25pSTAFFOpenings: 28
    4/8-6/22MWF11:00a-12:25pSTAFFOpenings: 28
  • Quarter 3
  • ELTR 140Digital 15 credits

    A comprehensive focus on the concepts, terminology, components and circuits that combine to form basic digital systems.

    Prerequisite:
    ELTR 135

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    9/23-10/14DAILY12:30p-2:55pSTARKOVICH DOpenings: 14
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    9/23-10/14DAILY12:30p-2:55pSTARKOVICH DOpenings: 17
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    1/7-1/29DAILY12:30p-2:55pSTARKOVICH DOpenings: 25
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    1/7-1/29DAILY12:30p-2:55pSTARKOVICH DOpenings: 25
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    4/7-4/29DAILY 9:30a-11:00aCHEUNG SOpenings: 24
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  • ELTR 145Digital 25 credits

    Flip-flops, Sequential Logic, Combination Logic, Semiconductor Memory, Data Conversion and Digital Troubleshooting theory and practical labs help the student understand digital circuits and techniques.

    Prerequisite:
    ELTR 140

    Future Offerings
    10/15-11/4DAILY12:30p-2:55pSTARKOVICH DOpenings: 14
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    10/15-11/4DAILY12:30p-2:55pSTARKOVICH DOpenings: 17
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    1/30-2/19DAILY12:30p-2:55pSTARKOVICH DOpenings: 25
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    1/30-2/19DAILY12:30p-2:55pSTARKOVICH DOpenings: 25
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    4/30-5/22DAILY 9:30a-11:00aCHEUNG SOpenings: 24
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  • ENGL& 101 *English Composition I5 credits

    A composition course in which students read, analyze, and write essays using a variety of rhetorical strategies, as well as develop and verbally express ideas clearly and effectively. The critical reading of essays will provide a basis for the student's own critical writing, which will reflect a command of college-level literacy standards. Attention to writing fundamentals and stylistic techniques will also be included. Word processing, email and internet knowledge required.

    Prerequisite:
    Accuplacer Reading Comprehension score of 85 or B grade in RDG 085, and Accuplacer Sentence Skills score of 86 or B grade in ENGL 092 or C grade in AENGL 100.

    Future Offerings
    9/23-12/11TTh 9:00a-11:05aLONG ROpenings: 18
    9/24-12/12MWF 9:00a-10:25aLONG ROpenings: 18
    9/24-12/12MWF11:00a-12:25pMATHEWS ROpenings: 9
    9/23-12/11TTh 6:00p-8:05pNEWTON DOpenings: 21
    9/23-12/12Online VANLEUVEN NOpenings: 5
    1/8-3/26TTh 9:00a-11:05aSTAFFOpenings: 26
    1/8-3/26TTh12:00p-2:05pSTAFFOpenings: 26
    1/7-3/25MWF 9:00a-10:25aSTAFFOpenings: 26
    1/7-3/25MWF 3:00p-4:25pSTAFFOpenings: 26
    1/7-3/26Online NEWTON DOpenings: 26
    1/7-3/26Online NEWTON DOpenings: 26
    4/8-6/22MWF 9:00a-10:25aSTAFFOpenings: 26
    4/8-6/22MWF11:00a-12:25pSTAFFOpenings: 26
    4/8-6/22MWF 3:00p-4:25pSTAFFOpenings: 26
    4/7-6/23Online NEWTON DOpenings: 26
    4/7-6/23Online NEWTON DOpenings: 26
  • ETEC 150Electronic Communications6 credits

    This course provides a comprehensive introduction to electronic communication fundamentals and applications including modulation, transmitters, receivers, antennas, RF, digital communication, multiplexing, cellular and PC.


    Future Offerings
    11/5-12/12DAILY12:30p-2:55pSTARKOVICH DOpenings: 16
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    11/5-12/12DAILY12:30p-2:55pSTARKOVICH DOpenings: 16
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    2/20-3/26DAILY12:30p-2:55pSTARKOVICH DOpenings: 24
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    2/20-3/26DAILY12:30p-2:55pSTARKOVICH DOpenings: 24
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    5/26-6/23DAILY 9:30a-11:00aCHEUNG SOpenings: 24
  • Quarter 4
  • ETEC 200Introduction to Programming5 credits

    This course is designed for beginners. The goal is to make programming fun and learn how to build game applications. Primary emphasis of this course is to introduce Microsoft Small Basic by using the Microsoft Small Basic Development Environment. Topics include: text window applications, graphics window applications, looping, arrays and subroutines. Using objects such as; clock, controls, shapes, mouse, timer, sound, text and ImageList to develop animation game programs.

    Prerequisite:
    MATH&141 Precalculus
  • ETEC 282Certifiied Electronics Technician Test Prep.3 credits

    This course prepares students for the nationally recognized Certified Electronics Technician (CET) Test.


    Future Offerings
    9/23-12/12ARRCHEUNG SOpenings: 23
    4/7-6/23ARRCHEUNG SOpenings: 24
  • Certified Electronics Technician Test Exam (see program advisor)

  • Quarter 5
  • ETEC 212Micro-Controller System I6 credits

    This course introduces the students to the basic computer theory; Intel 808X microprocessor architecture, 68HC12 processor architecture and its instruction sets. Students will also be introduced to hardware design concepts for a stand-alone and an expanded system; the data address bus, control signals, microprocessor architecture, digital circuits and programming with emphasis in learning from a systems approach.

    Prerequisite:
    ELTR 145, MATH& 141

    Future Offerings
    9/23-10/15DAILY 8:30a-11:30aCHEUNG POpenings: 13
     MThF12:30p-3:00pCHEUNG P
  • ETEC 281Robotics5 credits

    Teaches students the basic concepts of robot technology, including major elements in a robotic system, understanding a robot’s linkages and joint-spherical geometry and motion transfer from axis motors plus programming robot motion. PREREQUISITE: ELTR 145, MATH& 141

    Prerequisite:
    ELTR 145.

    Future Offerings
    11/13-12/5DAILY 8:30a-11:30aCHEUNG POpenings: 13
     MThF12:30p-3:00p
  • MATH& 151 *Calculus I5 credits

    Study of functions, limits, continuity,limits at infinity, differentiation of algebraic,exponential, logarithmic, and trigonometric functions and their inverses.

    Prerequisite:
    MATH& 142 with a C grade.

    Future Offerings
    9/24-12/12MWF 9:00a-10:25aSTAFFOpenings: 26
    9/24-12/10W 1:00p-2:25pRANGEL DOpenings: 23
    1/7-3/25MWF 9:00a-10:25aSTAFFOpenings: 28
    1/7-3/25MWF 1:00p-2:25pSTAFFOpenings: 28
    4/8-6/22MWF 9:00a-10:25aSTAFFOpenings: 28
    4/8-6/22MWF 1:00p-2:25pSTAFFOpenings: 28
  • PHYS& 221 *Engineering Physics I w/Lab5 credits

    Kinematics and dynamics of particles; work and energy; gravitation; collisions and conservation of momentum.

    Prerequisite:
    ENGL& 101 with a grade of C or better, Prerequisite or Co-requisite: MATH& 151 with a C grade or better.

    Future Offerings
    9/23-12/9T 1:00p-4:00pRANGEL DOpenings: 23
    9/24-12/12MWF 9:00a-11:10aSTAFFOpenings: 27
    1/8-3/26TTh 1:00p-4:00pSTAFFOpenings: 28
    1/7-3/25MWF 9:00a-11:15aSTAFFOpenings: 28
    4/7-6/23TTh 1:00p-4:05pSTAFFOpenings: 28
    4/8-6/22MWF 9:00a-11:15aSTAFFOpenings: 28
  • Quarter 6
  • CHEM& 161 *General Chemistry w/ Lab I5 credits

    For programs requiring strong backgrounds in chemistry. Atomic theory, stoichiometry, periodic table, nomenclature, reactions in aqueous solutions, gases, and thermochemistry. Lab included.

    Prerequisite:
    College Level Math score of 32 or a C grade in MATH 099 or AMATH 111.

    Future Offerings
    9/26-12/12MF 1:00p-2:45pSTAFFOpenings: 7
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    1/9-3/23MF 1:00p-2:45pSTAFFOpenings: 24
     W 1:00p-3:00pSTAFF
    1/9-3/23MF 9:00a-10:45aSTAFFOpenings: 24
     W 9:00a-11:00aSTAFF
    1/9-3/23MF 3:00p-4:45pSTAFFOpenings: 24
     W 3:00p-5:00pSTAFF
    4/10-6/22MF 1:00p-2:45pSTAFFOpenings: 24
     W 1:00p-3:00pSTAFF
  • ETEC 245Mechatronics I5 credits

    This course introduces the open and close loop control systems, the Microprocessor-Based control and Operational Amplifiers and Signal Conditioning, sensors, switches and relays, direct current motor, stepper motor and alternating current motors, Electric, Hydraulic and Pneumatic actuators, and Mechanical Systems.

    Prerequisite:
    ELTR 145, MATH& 141

    Future Offerings
    1/7-1/28DAILY 8:30a-11:30aCHEUNG POpenings: 24
     DAILY12:30p-3:00pCHEUNG P
  • MATH& 152 *Calculus II5 credits

    The study of Riemann Sums, methods of integration, numerical methods, polar and rectangular forms, fundamental theorem of Calculus, areas of regions, volumes of solids, centroids, length of curves, surface area, and an introduction to differential equations. Prerequisite: MATH& 151 with a C or better.


    Future Offerings
    1/7-3/25MWF 9:00a-10:25aSTAFFOpenings: 28
    1/7-3/25W 1:00p-2:25pSTAFFOpenings: 28
  • PHYS& 222 *Engineering Physics II w/Lab5 credits

    Basic principles of thermodynamics, mechanics of fluids and oscillatory motion, and mechanical waves.

    Prerequisite:
    PHYS& 221 with a grade of C or better, Prerequisite or Co-requisite MATH& 152 with a C grade or better.

    Future Offerings
    1/13-3/24T 1:00p-4:00pSTAFFOpenings: 28
    1/7-3/25MWF 9:00a-11:15aSTAFFOpenings: 28
  • Quarter 7
  • ENGL& 235 *Technical Writing5 credits

    This course is designed to help students report technical information clearly, completely, and persuasively. Technical writing shares many of the same concerns of other kinds of writing, such as attention to Purpose, Readability, and most significantly, Audience. This course is designed to provide instruction and practice in creating practical and effective documents for students in medical, scientific, technical, and other professional fields.

    Prerequisite:
    ENGL& 101 with a C grade.

    Future Offerings
    9/23-12/11TTh12:00p-2:05pNEWTON DOpenings: 22
    1/8-3/26TTh12:00p-2:05pSTAFFOpenings: 26
    1/7-3/25MWF 9:00a-10:25aSTAFFOpenings: 26
    4/7-6/23TTh12:00p-2:05pSTAFFOpenings: 26
    4/8-6/22MWF 9:00a-10:25aSTAFFOpenings: 26
    4/8-6/22MWF 3:00p-4:25pSTAFFOpenings: 26
  • Circuit Simulation/FPGA6 credits

  • MATH 204 *Introduction to Linear Algebra ALGEBRA (5)5 credits

    Elementary study of the fundamentals of linear algebra. Course is intended for stronger math or science students. Course to include the study of systems of linear equations; matrices; n-dimensional vector space; linear independence, bases, subspaces and dimension. Introduction to determinants and the eigenvalue problem; applications. Graphing calculator required.

    Prerequisite:
    MATH& 151 with a C grade or better.
  • PHYS& 223 *Engineering Physics III w/Lab5 credits

    Basic principles of electricity and magnetism, waves, optics and atomic structure.

    Prerequisite:
    PHYS& 222 with a grade of C or better.

    Future Offerings
    4/7-6/23T 1:00p-4:00pSTAFFOpenings: 28
TOTAL PROGRAM CREDITS133 credits

* Minimum requirement. List of other AAS-T General Education class options

Program Entry Information

Program Start

  • This program admits students three times a year, in the fall, winter and spring quarter.

Testing Requirements

These requirements are for the AAS-T degree and are higher than those for the AAS degree. Please see AAS Entry Page for AAS requirements.

  • BTC College Level Math score of 32 or a C grade in MATH 099.
  • Accuplacer Reading Comprehension score of 85 or B grade in RDG 085, and Accuplacer Sentence Skills score of 86 or B grade in ENGL 092 or C grade in AENGL 100.

Pre-Program Course Requirements

  • Completion of Intermediate Algebra (MATH 099) or placement into Pre-Calculus (MATH&141) is a required prerequisite for enrollment in this Program.

Program Outcomes

  • Practice safety procedures and use protective equipment to safeguard against injury and workplace accidents.
  • Assess and analyze a variety of active and passive electronic devices to determine operational efficiency and effectiveness.
  • Implement design for serviceability, packaging, wiring, and technical reports.
  • Utilize critical and logical thinking procedures/processes in troubleshooting and problem solving.
  • Analyze and troubleshoot components at the system level.
  • Calibrate, align, and adjust electronic devices.
  • National certification through Electronics Technicians Association International (ETA-i).

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Samuel Cheung

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scheung@btc.ctc.edu


Instructor Information

    • Biography

      Sam started his career as an electronics technician at Hughes Aircraft Company in 1972 after finished his electronics diploma. In 1975, Sam completed his BSEE and joined Rockwell International as an electrical engineer working in the field of satellite communication system. In 1977, Sam joined IBM and worked as a manufacturing engineer, development engineer and engineering manager. His work experiences are in the areas of; thin-film, laser and optical measurements, PC development and server system performance. Sam received numerous awards from IBM and they were: First Patent Application Invention Achievement Award, the Outstanding Achievement Award for Technical Leadership in Test Engineering, the First Plateau Invention Achievement Award, and the First Plateau Authors’ Recognition Award. Sam also received one US patent and one pending for patent with his work at IBM. Sam has been an adjunct faculty teaching mathematics and electronics at Palm Beach Community College in Florida, and Wake Technical Community College in North Carolina in the past 17 years. Prior to joining Bellingham Technical College as a faculty member in 2005, he was a full-time faculty member in the mathematics department at Durham Technical Community College in North Carolina.

    • Degrees and Certifications

      M.S., Electrical Engineering, University of Vermont

      M.Ed., Continuing & College Education, WWU

      B.S., Electrical / Engineering, California State University

      E.I.T., State of California

      WA Professional Technical Certification



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Dave Starkovich

360 752-8416

dstarkovich@btc.ctc.edu


Instructor Information

    • Degrees and Certifications

      M.S., Technical Education, Western Washington University

      B.S., Electronics Technology, Western Washington University

      A.S., Electronics Technology, Everett Community College

      Instrumentation Certificate, Perry Technical Institute

      WA Professional Technical Certification



Associate of Applied Science Degree

Choose BTC’s Electronics program to prepare for an exciting career as an electronics technician. Electronics technicians are in high demand as engineering assistants, field service technicians, electronic equipment technicians, service technicians, and broadcast technicians.

At BTC, you’ll learn the latest electronics processes and systems, like instrumentation, industrial electronics, NANO/Micro Systems, robotics, lasers, automated equipment, fiber optics, and wireless communications. You can put your valuable skills to work in manufacturing companies, processing plants, computer service firms, telephone and wireless communications companies, or in the biomedical equipment field.

Program Facts

Average annual income $61,925

Wage potential $72,342

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Jobs & Employment

The average annual wage in this field is $61,925, with an earning potential of about $72,342 per year.*

Criminal convictions may restrict or prevent student participation with internships and employment in this industry.

Potential Positions

Program graduates work primarily as electronics technicians. Opportunities exist in manufacturing, computer servicing, mobile two-way radio servicing, telephone and wireless communication servicing, and biomedical equipment servicing. Potential positions include electronic equipment technician, biomedical technician, manufacturing tech, general electronics technician, computer systems repair technician, cable or satellite TV technician, technical writer, technical sales, engineering or engineers assistant, field service technician, broadcast technician and microwave technician.

Courses

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  • Quarter 1
  • ELTR 100Direct Current 14 credits

    A thorough introduction for the new student to the fundamental properties and applications of electricity. This course opens the doors to a wide array of career opportunities in computer servicing, biomedical equipment servicing, manufacturing technology, telecommunications, and home entertainment equipment servicing. In addition, safety procedures are emphasized. Students learn how to make good solder connections and recognize and repair bad solder connections. Students learn how to select and clean soldering tools. This course continues with the basics of current, voltage and resistance. The application of Ohm’s Law and the construction of circuits to verify electronic theory provide the knowledge necessary to build the foundation for a thorough understanding of electronics. This course teaches the student to use a logical course of correction to an electronic problem in a minimum amount of time. Student will learn generic troubleshooting technique procedures and tricks of the trade from analog to digital circuits.


    Future Offerings
    9/23-10/10DAILY 9:30a-11:00aCHEUNG SOpenings: 1
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    9/23-10/10TTh 8:00a-11:30aCHEUNG SWaitlisted: 0
     DAILY12:00p-3:00pCHEUNG S
    1/7-1/28DAILY12:30p-2:55pSTARKOVICH DOpenings: 6
     DAILY 3:00p-5:30pSTARKOVICH D
    1/7-1/28DAILY12:30p-2:55pSTARKOVICH DOpenings: 6
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    4/7-4/27DAILY12:30p-2:55pSTARKOVICH DOpenings: 6
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    4/7-4/27DAILY12:30p-2:55pSTARKOVICH DOpenings: 6
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  • ELTR 105Direct Current II4 credits

    The development of a working knowledge of the basic principles of DC electronics. The purpose and operation of such devices as resistors, capacitors, inductors and meters are covered in labs and theory.

    Prerequisite:
    ELTR 100

    Future Offerings
    10/13-11/3DAILY 9:30a-11:00aCHEUNG SWaitlisted: 0
     DAILY12:00p-2:45pCHEUNG S
    10/13-11/3TTh 8:00a-11:30aCHEUNG SWaitlisted: 0
     DAILY12:00p-3:00pCHEUNG S
    1/29-2/18DAILY12:30p-2:55pSTARKOVICH DOpenings: 6
     DAILY 3:00p-5:30pSTARKOVICH D
    1/29-2/18DAILY12:30p-2:55pSTARKOVICH DOpenings: 6
     DAILY 3:00p-5:30pSTARKOVICH D
    4/28-5/15DAILY12:30p-2:55pSTARKOVICH DOpenings: 6
     DAILY 3:00p-5:30pSTARKOVICH D
    4/28-5/15DAILY12:30p-2:55pSTARKOVICH DOpenings: 6
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  • ELTR 110Alternating Current 14 credits

    An introduction and examination of the principles and applications of alternating current, including frequency, reactance, impedance, and resonance.

    Prerequisite:
    Admission and ELTR 105

    Future Offerings
    11/4-11/21DAILY 9:30a-11:00aCHEUNG SWaitlisted: 0
     DAILY12:00p-2:45pCHEUNG S
    11/4-11/21TTh 8:00a-11:30aCHEUNG SWaitlisted: 0
     DAILY12:00p-3:00pCHEUNG S
    2/19-3/10DAILY12:30p-2:55pSTARKOVICH DOpenings: 6
     DAILY 3:00p-5:30pSTARKOVICH D
    2/19-3/10DAILY12:30p-2:55pSTARKOVICH DOpenings: 6
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    5/18-6/5DAILY12:30p-2:55pSTARKOVICH DOpenings: 6
     DAILY 3:00p-5:30pSTARKOVICH D
    5/18-6/5DAILY12:30p-2:55pSTARKOVICH DOpenings: 6
     DAILY 3:00p-5:30pSTARKOVICH D
  • ELTR 115Alternating Current II4 credits

    Students continue their exploration of AC with transformers and filter circuits (low-pass, high-pass, band-stop and band-pass), with theory and labwork.

    Prerequisite:
    ELTR 110

    Future Offerings
    11/24-12/12DAILY 9:30a-11:00aCHEUNG SWaitlisted: 0
     DAILY12:00p-2:45pCHEUNG S
    11/24-12/12TTh 8:00a-11:30aCHEUNG SWaitlisted: 0
     DAILY12:00p-3:00pCHEUNG S
    3/11-3/26DAILY12:30p-2:55pSTARKOVICH DOpenings: 6
     DAILY 3:00p-5:30pSTARKOVICH D
    3/11-3/26DAILY12:30p-2:55pSTARKOVICH DOpenings: 6
     DAILY 3:00p-5:30pSTARKOVICH D
    6/8-6/23DAILY12:30p-2:55pSTARKOVICH DOpenings: 6
     DAILY 3:00p-5:30pSTARKOVICH D
    6/8-6/23DAILY12:30p-2:55pSTARKOVICH DOpenings: 6
     DAILY 3:00p-5:30pSTARKOVICH D
  • MATH& 141 *Precalculus I5 credits

    The focus of this course will be functions. Students manipulate and graph linear, polynomial, rational, exponential, logarithmic and quadratic functions. The course will also cover systems of equations, matrices and determinants, and their applications.

    Prerequisite:
    BTC College Level Math score of 32 or a C grade in MATH 099.

    Future Offerings
    9/24-12/12MWF 9:00a-10:25aBILLS MOpenings: 16
    9/24-12/12MWF 1:00p-2:25pBILLS MOpenings: 17
    9/24-12/12MWF 3:00p-4:25pHONEYCUTT TOpenings: 10
    1/7-3/25MWF 9:00a-10:25aSTAFFOpenings: 28
    1/7-3/25MWF 3:00p-4:25pSTAFFOpenings: 28
    1/7-3/25MWF11:00a-12:25pSTAFFOpenings: 28
    4/8-6/22MWF 9:00a-10:25aSTAFFOpenings: 28
    4/8-6/22MWF 3:00p-4:25pSTAFFOpenings: 28
    4/8-6/22MWF11:00a-12:25pSTAFFOpenings: 28
  • Quarter 2
  • ELTR 120Semiconductors I5 credits

    Students learn how discrete semiconductor devices are constructed, how to handle them, how diodes, bipolar transistors, FETS, and thrystors operate and how to use them in practical circuits. ACDC power supply circuits introduced as well.

    Prerequisite:
    ELTR 115.

    Future Offerings
    9/23-10/15DAILY12:30p-2:55pSTARKOVICH DOpenings: 16
     DAILY 3:00p-5:30pSTARKOVICH D
    9/23-10/15DAILY12:30p-2:55pSTARKOVICH DOpenings: 18
     DAILY 3:00p-5:30pSTARKOVICH D
    1/7-1/30DAILY 9:30a-11:00aCHEUNG SOpenings: 25
     DAILY12:00p-3:00pCHEUNG S
    4/7-4/29DAILY12:30p-2:55pSTARKOVICH DOpenings: 24
     DAILY 3:00p-5:30pSTARKOVICH D
    4/7-4/29DAILY12:30p-2:55pSTARKOVICH DOpenings: 24
     DAILY 3:00p-5:30pSTARKOVICH D
  • ELTR 125Semiconductors II5 credits

    This course introduces the student to various “building block” circuits including amplifiers, oscillators, and power supply circuits, through theory and labwork.

    Prerequisite:
    ELTR 120

    Future Offerings
    10/16-11/6DAILY12:30p-2:55pSTARKOVICH DOpenings: 17
     DAILY 3:00p-5:30pSTARKOVICH D
    10/16-11/6DAILY12:30p-2:55pSTARKOVICH DOpenings: 17
     DAILY 3:00p-5:00pSTARKOVICH D
    2/2-2/25DAILY 9:30a-11:00aCHEUNG SOpenings: 25
     DAILY12:00p-3:00pCHEUNG S
    4/30-5/20DAILY12:30p-2:55pSTARKOVICH DOpenings: 24
     DAILY 3:00p-5:30pSTARKOVICH D
    4/30-5/20DAILY12:30p-2:55pSTARKOVICH DOpenings: 24
     DAILY 3:00p-5:30pSTARKOVICH D
  • ELTR 130Op-Amps 013 credits

    Explores the design and operation of basic operational amplifier circuits through theory and labwork to illustrate and confirm the design and operation of linear amplifiers, voltage and current converters, comparators and precision rectifiers.

    Prerequisite:
    ELTR 125

    Future Offerings
    11/7-11/25DAILY12:30p-2:55pSTARKOVICH DOpenings: 17
     DAILY 3:00p-5:30pSTARKOVICH D
    11/7-11/25DAILY12:30p-2:55pSTARKOVICH DOpenings: 17
     DAILY 3:00p-5:30pSTARKOVICH D
    2/26-3/12DAILY 9:30a-11:00aCHEUNG SOpenings: 25
     DAILY12:00p-3:00pCHEUNG S
    5/21-6/8DAILY12:30p-2:55pSTARKOVICH DOpenings: 24
     DAILY 3:00p-5:30pSTARKOVICH D
    5/21-6/8DAILY12:30p-2:55pSTARKOVICH DOpenings: 24
     DAILY 3:00p-5:30pSTARKOVICH D
  • ELTR 135Op-Amps 23 credits

    Oscillators, active filters and single power-supply circuits and other applications of op-amps are covered in theory and practical labs.

    Prerequisite:
    ELTR 130

    Future Offerings
    11/26-12/12DAILY12:30p-2:55pSTARKOVICH DOpenings: 19
     DAILY 3:00p-5:30pSTARKOVICH D
    11/26-12/12DAILY12:30p-2:55pSTARKOVICH DOpenings: 17
     DAILY 3:00p-5:30pSTARKOVICH D
    3/13-3/26DAILY 9:30a-11:00aCHEUNG SOpenings: 25
     DAILY12:00p-3:00pCHEUNG S
    6/9-6/23DAILY12:30p-2:55pSTARKOVICH DOpenings: 24
     DAILY 3:00p-5:30pSTARKOVICH D
    6/9-6/23DAILY12:30p-2:55pSTARKOVICH DOpenings: 24
     DAILY 3:00p-5:30pSTARKOVICH D
  • ENGL& 101 *English Composition I5 credits

    A composition course in which students read, analyze, and write essays using a variety of rhetorical strategies, as well as develop and verbally express ideas clearly and effectively. The critical reading of essays will provide a basis for the student's own critical writing, which will reflect a command of college-level literacy standards. Attention to writing fundamentals and stylistic techniques will also be included. Word processing, email and internet knowledge required.

    Prerequisite:
    Accuplacer Reading Comprehension score of 85 or B grade in RDG 085, and Accuplacer Sentence Skills score of 86 or B grade in ENGL 092 or C grade in AENGL 100.

    Future Offerings
    9/23-12/11TTh 9:00a-11:05aLONG ROpenings: 18
    9/24-12/12MWF 9:00a-10:25aLONG ROpenings: 18
    9/24-12/12MWF11:00a-12:25pMATHEWS ROpenings: 9
    9/23-12/11TTh 6:00p-8:05pNEWTON DOpenings: 21
    9/23-12/12Online VANLEUVEN NOpenings: 5
    1/8-3/26TTh 9:00a-11:05aSTAFFOpenings: 26
    1/8-3/26TTh12:00p-2:05pSTAFFOpenings: 26
    1/7-3/25MWF 9:00a-10:25aSTAFFOpenings: 26
    1/7-3/25MWF 3:00p-4:25pSTAFFOpenings: 26
    1/7-3/26Online NEWTON DOpenings: 26
    1/7-3/26Online NEWTON DOpenings: 26
    4/8-6/22MWF 9:00a-10:25aSTAFFOpenings: 26
    4/8-6/22MWF11:00a-12:25pSTAFFOpenings: 26
    4/8-6/22MWF 3:00p-4:25pSTAFFOpenings: 26
    4/7-6/23Online NEWTON DOpenings: 26
    4/7-6/23Online NEWTON DOpenings: 26
  • Quarter 3
  • CMST& 210 *Interpersonal Communications5 credits

    Designed to introduce students to the application of basic interpersonal communication theory, with a focus on achieving success in the workplace. Topics explored include self-awareness, self-disclosure, conversation skills, relationship development and maintenance, assertiveness, teamwork and group dynamics, conflict management strategies, and diversity issues.

    Prerequisite:
    Accuplacer Reading Comprehension score of 71 or a C grade in RDG 085, and Accuplacer Sentence Skills score of 71 or a C grade in ENGL 092.

    Future Offerings
    9/24-12/12MWF 1:00p-2:25pOEKERMAN COpenings: 4
    9/24-12/12MWF11:00a-12:25pOEKERMAN CWaitlisted: 0
    9/23-12/11TTh 6:00p-8:05pOEKERMAN COpenings: 14
    9/24-12/12MWF 3:00p-4:25pNELSON NOpenings: 17
    9/23-12/12Online OEKERMAN COpenings: 2
    9/23-12/12Online LIPPMAN LOpenings: 10
    1/7-3/25MWF 1:00p-2:25pSTAFFOpenings: 28
    1/7-3/25MWF11:00a-12:25pSTAFFOpenings: 28
    1/7-3/25MWF 3:00p-4:25pSTAFFOpenings: 28
    1/7-3/25MWF 9:00a-10:25aSTAFFOpenings: 28
    1/7-3/26Online STAFFOpenings: 24
    1/7-3/26Online STAFFOpenings: 24
    4/8-6/22MWF 1:00p-2:25pSTAFFOpenings: 28
    4/8-6/22MWF 9:00a-10:25aSTAFFOpenings: 28
    4/7-6/23TTh12:00p-2:25pSTAFFOpenings: 28
    4/7-6/23Online STAFFOpenings: 24
    4/7-6/23Online STAFFOpenings: 24
  • ELTR 140Digital 15 credits

    A comprehensive focus on the concepts, terminology, components and circuits that combine to form basic digital systems.

    Prerequisite:
    ELTR 135

    Future Offerings
    9/23-10/14DAILY12:30p-2:55pSTARKOVICH DOpenings: 14
     DAILY 3:00p-5:30pSTARKOVICH D
    9/23-10/14DAILY12:30p-2:55pSTARKOVICH DOpenings: 17
     DAILY 3:00p-5:30pSTARKOVICH D
    1/7-1/29DAILY12:30p-2:55pSTARKOVICH DOpenings: 25
     DAILY 3:00p-5:30pSTARKOVICH D
    1/7-1/29DAILY12:30p-2:55pSTARKOVICH DOpenings: 25
     DAILY 3:00p-5:30pSTARKOVICH D
    4/7-4/29DAILY 9:30a-11:00aCHEUNG SOpenings: 24
     DAILY12:00p-3:00pCHEUNG S
  • ELTR 145Digital 25 credits

    Flip-flops, Sequential Logic, Combination Logic, Semiconductor Memory, Data Conversion and Digital Troubleshooting theory and practical labs help the student understand digital circuits and techniques.

    Prerequisite:
    ELTR 140

    Future Offerings
    10/15-11/4DAILY12:30p-2:55pSTARKOVICH DOpenings: 14
     DAILY 3:00p-5:30pSTARKOVICH D
    10/15-11/4DAILY12:30p-2:55pSTARKOVICH DOpenings: 17
     DAILY 3:00p-5:30pSTARKOVICH D
    1/30-2/19DAILY12:30p-2:55pSTARKOVICH DOpenings: 25
     DAILY 3:00p-5:30pSTARKOVICH D
    1/30-2/19DAILY12:30p-2:55pSTARKOVICH DOpenings: 25
     DAILY 3:00p-5:30pSTARKOVICH D
    4/30-5/22DAILY 9:30a-11:00aCHEUNG SOpenings: 24
     DAILY12:00p-3:00pCHEUNG S
  • ETEC 150Electronic Communications6 credits

    This course provides a comprehensive introduction to electronic communication fundamentals and applications including modulation, transmitters, receivers, antennas, RF, digital communication, multiplexing, cellular and PC.


    Future Offerings
    11/5-12/12DAILY12:30p-2:55pSTARKOVICH DOpenings: 16
     DAILY 3:00p-5:30pSTARKOVICH D
    11/5-12/12DAILY12:30p-2:55pSTARKOVICH DOpenings: 16
     DAILY 3:00p-5:30pSTARKOVICH D
    2/20-3/26DAILY12:30p-2:55pSTARKOVICH DOpenings: 24
     DAILY 3:00p-5:30pSTARKOVICH D
    2/20-3/26DAILY12:30p-2:55pSTARKOVICH DOpenings: 24
     DAILY12:00p-5:30pSTARKOVICH D
    5/26-6/23DAILY 9:30a-11:00aCHEUNG SOpenings: 24
  • Quarter 4
  • ETEC 200Introduction to Programming5 credits

    This course is designed for beginners. The goal is to make programming fun and learn how to build game applications. Primary emphasis of this course is to introduce Microsoft Small Basic by using the Microsoft Small Basic Development Environment. Topics include: text window applications, graphics window applications, looping, arrays and subroutines. Using objects such as; clock, controls, shapes, mouse, timer, sound, text and ImageList to develop animation game programs.

    Prerequisite:
    MATH&141 Precalculus
  • ETEC 282Certifiied Electronics Technician Test Prep.3 credits

    This course prepares students for the nationally recognized Certified Electronics Technician (CET) Test.


    Future Offerings
    9/23-12/12ARRCHEUNG SOpenings: 23
    4/7-6/23ARRCHEUNG SOpenings: 24
  • Certified Electronics Technician Exam (see program advisor)

  • Quarter 5
  • CTE 108Job Skills1 credits

    This course provides students with the foundation for job preparation and job searching. Students will identify their qualifications for their chosen career; identify what employers look for in strong candidates; build resumes and cover letters; gain tips on completing applications; job and informational interviewing; as well as job searching, professional networking, and tips for setting up a successful career. This is a hybrid course that includes a combination of face-to-face and online instruction. It is important that students should have skills in Microsoft Word before enrolling in this course.

    Prerequisite:
    Students should have skills in Microsoft Office before enrolling in this course.

    Future Offerings
    9/29-10/15MW 1:00p-3:00pBRYSON MOpenings: 26
    9/24-10/29W 3:00p-5:00pNELSON LOpenings: 17
    9/23-10/28T 3:00p-5:00pDETTMAN DOpenings: 15
    11/5-12/10W 3:00p-5:00pPISCOPO NOpenings: 13
    1/13-2/10T 2:15p-4:15pSTAFFOpenings: 30
    1/14-2/11W 2:15p-4:15pSTAFFOpenings: 30
    1/7-2/11W 3:00p-5:00pSTAFFOpenings: 30
    4/13-5/18M 3:00p-5:00pSTAFFOpenings: 24
    4/7-5/13W 3:00p-5:00pSTAFFOpenings: 30
    4/8-5/13W 3:00p-5:00pSTAFFOpenings: 24
  • ETEC 212Micro-Controller System I6 credits

    This course introduces the students to the basic computer theory; Intel 808X microprocessor architecture, 68HC12 processor architecture and its instruction sets. Students will also be introduced to hardware design concepts for a stand-alone and an expanded system; the data address bus, control signals, microprocessor architecture, digital circuits and programming with emphasis in learning from a systems approach.

    Prerequisite:
    ELTR 145, MATH& 141

    Future Offerings
    9/23-10/15DAILY 8:30a-11:30aCHEUNG POpenings: 13
     MThF12:30p-3:00pCHEUNG P
  • ETEC 213Micro-Controller System II6 credits

    The course materials include principles of interfacing, including A/D, D/A, digital and analog I/O, PWM, etc. Programming the microcontroller will be based on ANSI-C with introduction to C++. Real time multitasking and basic operating system principles are also covered. This course includes an introduction to different vendor’s products and working with a single board development system such as PSOC. Students will continue to implement, debug and complete a sizeable term project that was designed in the Microcontroller System I class.

    Prerequisite:
    ELTR 212 and MATH& 141.

    Future Offerings
    10/16-11/12DAILY 8:30a-11:30aCHEUNG POpenings: 18
     MThF12:30p-3:00pCHEUNG P
  • ETEC 281Robotics5 credits

    Teaches students the basic concepts of robot technology, including major elements in a robotic system, understanding a robot’s linkages and joint-spherical geometry and motion transfer from axis motors plus programming robot motion. PREREQUISITE: ELTR 145, MATH& 141

    Prerequisite:
    ELTR 145.

    Future Offerings
    11/13-12/5DAILY 8:30a-11:30aCHEUNG POpenings: 13
     MThF12:30p-3:00p
  • ETEC 290Capstone Project I2 credits

    This capstone project I is one of the three part series. This course emphasizes on some of the basic concepts of project management. Topics include: project selection and definition, need assessments, realistic design and implementation methodology, budget and delivery schedule. Students’ proposal must be completed and approved by their program instructors before the next capstone project.

    Prerequisite:
    ELTR 140

    Future Offerings
    9/23-12/12ARRCHEUNG POpenings: 22
  • Quarter 6
  • CHEM& 161General Chemistry w/ Lab I5 credits

    For programs requiring strong backgrounds in chemistry. Atomic theory, stoichiometry, periodic table, nomenclature, reactions in aqueous solutions, gases, and thermochemistry. Lab included.

    Prerequisite:
    College Level Math score of 32 or a C grade in MATH 099 or AMATH 111.

    Future Offerings
    9/26-12/12MF 1:00p-2:45pSTAFFOpenings: 7
     W 1:00p-3:00p
    1/9-3/23MF 1:00p-2:45pSTAFFOpenings: 24
     W 1:00p-3:00pSTAFF
    1/9-3/23MF 9:00a-10:45aSTAFFOpenings: 24
     W 9:00a-11:00aSTAFF
    1/9-3/23MF 3:00p-4:45pSTAFFOpenings: 24
     W 3:00p-5:00pSTAFF
    4/10-6/22MF 1:00p-2:45pSTAFFOpenings: 24
     W 1:00p-3:00pSTAFF
  • ETEC 241Photonics & Fiber Optic4 credits

    This course introduces the students to the basic concepts of light properties, index of refraction, light interactions on reflection and refraction plane surfaces or optical interface, a good understanding of how optical fiber devices work and practical implementation of fiber optic cabling for industrial applications, laser safety while applying theory into lab work and projects.

    Prerequisite:
    ELTR 140

    Future Offerings
    2/23-3/9DAILY 8:30a-11:30aCHEUNG POpenings: 25
     DAILY12:30p-3:00pCHEUNG P
  • ETEC 245Mechatronics I5 credits

    This course introduces the open and close loop control systems, the Microprocessor-Based control and Operational Amplifiers and Signal Conditioning, sensors, switches and relays, direct current motor, stepper motor and alternating current motors, Electric, Hydraulic and Pneumatic actuators, and Mechanical Systems.

    Prerequisite:
    ELTR 145, MATH& 141

    Future Offerings
    1/7-1/28DAILY 8:30a-11:30aCHEUNG POpenings: 24
     DAILY12:30p-3:00pCHEUNG P
  • ETEC 246Mechatronics II5 credits

    This course is an introduction to basics of DCS, their applications, programming and troubleshooting. Also covers control principles, programmable logic controller and embedded controllers using the existing PLC cube and adding the Vendor POSC embedded controller kit.

    Prerequisite:
    ETEC 245, MATH& 141

    Future Offerings
    1/29-2/20DAILY 8:30a-11:30aCHEUNG POpenings: 24
     DAILY12:30p-3:00pCHEUNG P
  • ETEC 291Capstone Project II2 credits

    This capstone project II is the second phase of the three part series. This course emphasizes on construction, test and evaluation for the students’ projects. Topics include: procurement with critical components, prototype testing and evaluation, a power point presentation to highlight critical paths and challenges, alternative solutions to meet schedule delivery and overall accomplishments.

    Prerequisite:
    ETEC 290

    Future Offerings
    1/7-3/26ARRCHEUNG POpenings: 24
  • Quarter 7
  • CTE 109Job Skills II1 credits

    This course teaches the students how to find enployment that are not listed in classified advertisements or job search engines. Students will apply for positions in their field of interest, and provide feedback from their experiences.


    Future Offerings
    9/23-12/12ARRCHEUNG SOpenings: 24
    1/7-3/26ARRCHEUNG SOpenings: 24
    4/7-6/23ARRCHEUNG SOpenings: 24
  • ETEC 250Wireless Communication5 credits

    This course focuses on fundamental concepts that play a key role in the study of telecommunication systems such as transmission of data, voice, and video networks. Through lecture and direct experiments with telecommunications equipment students learn the fundamental techniques of signal transmission and impairment measurement, frequencies, harmonic distortion, voice and data switching, and the fundamental functions of data networking and services.

    Prerequisite:
    ELTR 145, MATH& 141

    Future Offerings
    5/6-5/29DAILY 8:30a-11:30aCHEUNG POpenings: 24
     DAILY12:30p-3:00pCHEUNG P
  • Circuit Simulation/FPGA5 credits

  • ETEC 264Emerging Technology4 credits

    This course is designed to keep students current with technology. Currently this course is an introduction to nano-technology, solar cells and fuel cell (PEM) technologies. Students will learn the characteristics and the efficiency of the solar and PME fuel cell. Also applications of nano-technology in the field of electronics, medicine, and pharmaceuticals will be examined. This course will change as new emerging technologies move to the forefront.

    Prerequisite:
    ELTR 145, MATH& 141

    Future Offerings
    6/1-6/17DAILY 8:30a-11:30aCHEUNG POpenings: 24
     DAILY12:30p-3:00pCHEUNG P
  • ETEC 292Capstone Project III2 credits

    This capstone project III is the final phase of the overall project. This course emphasizes on deliverable. Topics include: workable prototype or product, fine tune product specification as defined in the project proposal, packaging, testing and characterization, written report with introduction, table of contents, product description, block diagrams, theory of operations, schematics, program listings, part list and costs. A final project presentation and demonstration will be required to fellow students, program advisors, instructors, faculty and staffs.

    Prerequisite:
    ETEC 291

    Future Offerings
    4/7-6/23ARRCHEUNG POpenings: 24
  • MATH& 142Precalculus II5 credits

    The majority of this course will cover trigonometry. Students will explore trigonometry functions, right and oblique triangle trigonometry, graphing, trigonometry identifies, laws of Sine and Cosine as well as trigonometric application problems. This course will also cover vectors in the plane and in space, along with parametric equations. Polar coordinates and graphs of polar equations will also be included.

    Prerequisite:
    MATH& 141 with a C grade.

    Future Offerings
    9/24-12/12MWF11:00a-12:25pHONEYCUTT TOpenings: 25
    1/7-3/25MWF 1:00p-2:25pSTAFFOpenings: 28
    1/7-3/25MWF 9:00a-10:25aSTAFFOpenings: 28
    4/8-6/22MWF 1:00p-2:25pSTAFFOpenings: 28
    4/8-6/22MWF11:00a-12:25pSTAFFOpenings: 28
TOTAL PROGRAM CREDITS135 credits

* Minimum requirement. List of other AAS General Education class options

Program Entry Information

Program Start

  • This program admits students three times a year, in the fall, winter and spring quarter.

Testing Requirements

These requirements are for the AAS degree and are lower than those for the AAS-T degree. Please see the AAS-T Entry Page for AAS-T requirements.

  • BTC College Level Math score of 32 or a C grade in MATH 099.
  • Accuplacer Reading Comprehension score of 71 or a C grade in RDG 085, and Accuplacer Sentence Skills score of 71 or a C grade in ENGL 092.

Pre-Program Course Requirements

  • Completion of Intermediate Algebra (MATH 099) or placement into Pre-Calculus (MATH&141) is a required prerequisite for enrollment in this Program.

Program Outcomes

  • Practice safety procedures and use protective equipment to safeguard against injury and workplace accidents.
  • Assess and analyze a variety of active and passive electronic devices to determine operational efficiency and effectiveness.
  • Implement design for serviceability, packaging, wiring, and technical reports.
  • Utilize critical and logical thinking procedures/processes in troubleshooting and problem solving.
  • Analyze and troubleshoot components at the system level.
  • Calibrate, align, and adjust electronic devices.
  • National certification through Electronics Technicians Association International (ETA-i).

Samuel Cheung - Instructor image

Samuel Cheung

360 752-8455

scheung@btc.ctc.edu


Instructor Information

    • Biography

      Sam started his career as an electronics technician at Hughes Aircraft Company in 1972 after finished his electronics diploma. In 1975, Sam completed his BSEE and joined Rockwell International as an electrical engineer working in the field of satellite communication system. In 1977, Sam joined IBM and worked as a manufacturing engineer, development engineer and engineering manager. His work experiences are in the areas of; thin-film, laser and optical measurements, PC development and server system performance. Sam received numerous awards from IBM and they were: First Patent Application Invention Achievement Award, the Outstanding Achievement Award for Technical Leadership in Test Engineering, the First Plateau Invention Achievement Award, and the First Plateau Authors’ Recognition Award. Sam also received one US patent and one pending for patent with his work at IBM. Sam has been an adjunct faculty teaching mathematics and electronics at Palm Beach Community College in Florida, and Wake Technical Community College in North Carolina in the past 17 years. Prior to joining Bellingham Technical College as a faculty member in 2005, he was a full-time faculty member in the mathematics department at Durham Technical Community College in North Carolina.

    • Degrees and Certifications

      M.S., Electrical Engineering, University of Vermont

      M.Ed., Continuing & College Education, WWU

      B.S., Electrical / Engineering, California State University

      E.I.T., State of California

      WA Professional Technical Certification



Dave Starkovich - Instructor image

Dave Starkovich

360 752-8416

dstarkovich@btc.ctc.edu


Instructor Information

    • Degrees and Certifications

      M.S., Technical Education, Western Washington University

      B.S., Electronics Technology, Western Washington University

      A.S., Electronics Technology, Everett Community College

      Instrumentation Certificate, Perry Technical Institute

      WA Professional Technical Certification



Electronics Technician

Choose BTC’s Electronics program to prepare for an exciting career as an electronics technician. Electronics technicians are in high demand as engineering assistants, field service technicians, electronic equipment technicians, service technicians, and broadcast technicians.

At BTC, you’ll learn the latest electronics processes and systems, like instrumentation, industrial electronics, NANO/Micro Systems, robotics, lasers, automated equipment, fiber optics, and wireless communications. You can put your valuable skills to work in manufacturing companies, processing plants, computer service firms, telephone and wireless communications companies, or in the biomedical equipment field.

Program Facts

Average annual income $61,925

Wage potential $72,342 annually

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Gainful Employment

Program Costs, Financing, and Outcomes

Jobs & Employment

The average annual wage in this field is $61,925, with an earning potential of about $72,342 per year.*

Criminal convictions may restrict or prevent student participation with internships and employment in this industry.

Potential Positions

Program graduates work primarily as electronics technicians. Opportunities exist in manufacturing, computer servicing, mobile two-way radio servicing, telephone and wireless communication servicing, and biomedical equipment servicing. Potential positions include electronic equipment technician, biomedical technician, manufacturing tech, general electronics technician, computer systems repair technician, cable or satellite TV technician, technical writer, technical sales, engineering or engineers assistant, field service technician, broadcast technician and microwave technician.

Courses

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  • Quarter 1
  • ELTR 100Direct Current 14 credits

    A thorough introduction for the new student to the fundamental properties and applications of electricity. This course opens the doors to a wide array of career opportunities in computer servicing, biomedical equipment servicing, manufacturing technology, telecommunications, and home entertainment equipment servicing. In addition, safety procedures are emphasized. Students learn how to make good solder connections and recognize and repair bad solder connections. Students learn how to select and clean soldering tools. This course continues with the basics of current, voltage and resistance. The application of Ohm’s Law and the construction of circuits to verify electronic theory provide the knowledge necessary to build the foundation for a thorough understanding of electronics. This course teaches the student to use a logical course of correction to an electronic problem in a minimum amount of time. Student will learn generic troubleshooting technique procedures and tricks of the trade from analog to digital circuits.


    Future Offerings
    9/23-10/10DAILY 9:30a-11:00aCHEUNG SOpenings: 1
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    9/23-10/10TTh 8:00a-11:30aCHEUNG SWaitlisted: 0
     DAILY12:00p-3:00pCHEUNG S
    1/7-1/28DAILY12:30p-2:55pSTARKOVICH DOpenings: 6
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    1/7-1/28DAILY12:30p-2:55pSTARKOVICH DOpenings: 6
     DAILY 3:00p-5:30pSTARKOVICH D
    4/7-4/27DAILY12:30p-2:55pSTARKOVICH DOpenings: 6
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    4/7-4/27DAILY12:30p-2:55pSTARKOVICH DOpenings: 6
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  • ELTR 105Direct Current II4 credits

    The development of a working knowledge of the basic principles of DC electronics. The purpose and operation of such devices as resistors, capacitors, inductors and meters are covered in labs and theory.

    Prerequisite:
    ELTR 100

    Future Offerings
    10/13-11/3DAILY 9:30a-11:00aCHEUNG SWaitlisted: 0
     DAILY12:00p-2:45pCHEUNG S
    10/13-11/3TTh 8:00a-11:30aCHEUNG SWaitlisted: 0
     DAILY12:00p-3:00pCHEUNG S
    1/29-2/18DAILY12:30p-2:55pSTARKOVICH DOpenings: 6
     DAILY 3:00p-5:30pSTARKOVICH D
    1/29-2/18DAILY12:30p-2:55pSTARKOVICH DOpenings: 6
     DAILY 3:00p-5:30pSTARKOVICH D
    4/28-5/15DAILY12:30p-2:55pSTARKOVICH DOpenings: 6
     DAILY 3:00p-5:30pSTARKOVICH D
    4/28-5/15DAILY12:30p-2:55pSTARKOVICH DOpenings: 6
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  • ELTR 110Alternating Current 14 credits

    An introduction and examination of the principles and applications of alternating current, including frequency, reactance, impedance, and resonance.

    Prerequisite:
    Admission and ELTR 105

    Future Offerings
    11/4-11/21DAILY 9:30a-11:00aCHEUNG SWaitlisted: 0
     DAILY12:00p-2:45pCHEUNG S
    11/4-11/21TTh 8:00a-11:30aCHEUNG SWaitlisted: 0
     DAILY12:00p-3:00pCHEUNG S
    2/19-3/10DAILY12:30p-2:55pSTARKOVICH DOpenings: 6
     DAILY 3:00p-5:30pSTARKOVICH D
    2/19-3/10DAILY12:30p-2:55pSTARKOVICH DOpenings: 6
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    5/18-6/5DAILY12:30p-2:55pSTARKOVICH DOpenings: 6
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    5/18-6/5DAILY12:30p-2:55pSTARKOVICH DOpenings: 6
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  • ELTR 115Alternating Current II4 credits

    Students continue their exploration of AC with transformers and filter circuits (low-pass, high-pass, band-stop and band-pass), with theory and labwork.

    Prerequisite:
    ELTR 110

    Future Offerings
    11/24-12/12DAILY 9:30a-11:00aCHEUNG SWaitlisted: 0
     DAILY12:00p-2:45pCHEUNG S
    11/24-12/12TTh 8:00a-11:30aCHEUNG SWaitlisted: 0
     DAILY12:00p-3:00pCHEUNG S
    3/11-3/26DAILY12:30p-2:55pSTARKOVICH DOpenings: 6
     DAILY 3:00p-5:30pSTARKOVICH D
    3/11-3/26DAILY12:30p-2:55pSTARKOVICH DOpenings: 6
     DAILY 3:00p-5:30pSTARKOVICH D
    6/8-6/23DAILY12:30p-2:55pSTARKOVICH DOpenings: 6
     DAILY 3:00p-5:30pSTARKOVICH D
    6/8-6/23DAILY12:30p-2:55pSTARKOVICH DOpenings: 6
     DAILY 3:00p-5:30pSTARKOVICH D
  • MATH& 141 *Precalculus I5 credits

    The focus of this course will be functions. Students manipulate and graph linear, polynomial, rational, exponential, logarithmic and quadratic functions. The course will also cover systems of equations, matrices and determinants, and their applications.

    Prerequisite:
    BTC College Level Math score of 32 or a C grade in MATH 099.

    Future Offerings
    9/24-12/12MWF 9:00a-10:25aBILLS MOpenings: 16
    9/24-12/12MWF 1:00p-2:25pBILLS MOpenings: 17
    9/24-12/12MWF 3:00p-4:25pHONEYCUTT TOpenings: 10
    1/7-3/25MWF 9:00a-10:25aSTAFFOpenings: 28
    1/7-3/25MWF 3:00p-4:25pSTAFFOpenings: 28
    1/7-3/25MWF11:00a-12:25pSTAFFOpenings: 28
    4/8-6/22MWF 9:00a-10:25aSTAFFOpenings: 28
    4/8-6/22MWF 3:00p-4:25pSTAFFOpenings: 28
    4/8-6/22MWF11:00a-12:25pSTAFFOpenings: 28
  • Quarter 2
  • ELTR 120Semiconductors I5 credits

    Students learn how discrete semiconductor devices are constructed, how to handle them, how diodes, bipolar transistors, FETS, and thrystors operate and how to use them in practical circuits. ACDC power supply circuits introduced as well.

    Prerequisite:
    ELTR 115.

    Future Offerings
    9/23-10/15DAILY12:30p-2:55pSTARKOVICH DOpenings: 16
     DAILY 3:00p-5:30pSTARKOVICH D
    9/23-10/15DAILY12:30p-2:55pSTARKOVICH DOpenings: 18
     DAILY 3:00p-5:30pSTARKOVICH D
    1/7-1/30DAILY 9:30a-11:00aCHEUNG SOpenings: 25
     DAILY12:00p-3:00pCHEUNG S
    4/7-4/29DAILY12:30p-2:55pSTARKOVICH DOpenings: 24
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    4/7-4/29DAILY12:30p-2:55pSTARKOVICH DOpenings: 24
     DAILY 3:00p-5:30pSTARKOVICH D
  • ELTR 125Semiconductors II5 credits

    This course introduces the student to various “building block” circuits including amplifiers, oscillators, and power supply circuits, through theory and labwork.

    Prerequisite:
    ELTR 120

    Future Offerings
    10/16-11/6DAILY12:30p-2:55pSTARKOVICH DOpenings: 17
     DAILY 3:00p-5:30pSTARKOVICH D
    10/16-11/6DAILY12:30p-2:55pSTARKOVICH DOpenings: 17
     DAILY 3:00p-5:00pSTARKOVICH D
    2/2-2/25DAILY 9:30a-11:00aCHEUNG SOpenings: 25
     DAILY12:00p-3:00pCHEUNG S
    4/30-5/20DAILY12:30p-2:55pSTARKOVICH DOpenings: 24
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    4/30-5/20DAILY12:30p-2:55pSTARKOVICH DOpenings: 24
     DAILY 3:00p-5:30pSTARKOVICH D
  • ELTR 130Op-Amps 013 credits

    Explores the design and operation of basic operational amplifier circuits through theory and labwork to illustrate and confirm the design and operation of linear amplifiers, voltage and current converters, comparators and precision rectifiers.

    Prerequisite:
    ELTR 125

    Future Offerings
    11/7-11/25DAILY12:30p-2:55pSTARKOVICH DOpenings: 17
     DAILY 3:00p-5:30pSTARKOVICH D
    11/7-11/25DAILY12:30p-2:55pSTARKOVICH DOpenings: 17
     DAILY 3:00p-5:30pSTARKOVICH D
    2/26-3/12DAILY 9:30a-11:00aCHEUNG SOpenings: 25
     DAILY12:00p-3:00pCHEUNG S
    5/21-6/8DAILY12:30p-2:55pSTARKOVICH DOpenings: 24
     DAILY 3:00p-5:30pSTARKOVICH D
    5/21-6/8DAILY12:30p-2:55pSTARKOVICH DOpenings: 24
     DAILY 3:00p-5:30pSTARKOVICH D
  • ELTR 135Op-Amps 23 credits

    Oscillators, active filters and single power-supply circuits and other applications of op-amps are covered in theory and practical labs.

    Prerequisite:
    ELTR 130

    Future Offerings
    11/26-12/12DAILY12:30p-2:55pSTARKOVICH DOpenings: 19
     DAILY 3:00p-5:30pSTARKOVICH D
    11/26-12/12DAILY12:30p-2:55pSTARKOVICH DOpenings: 17
     DAILY 3:00p-5:30pSTARKOVICH D
    3/13-3/26DAILY 9:30a-11:00aCHEUNG SOpenings: 25
     DAILY12:00p-3:00pCHEUNG S
    6/9-6/23DAILY12:30p-2:55pSTARKOVICH DOpenings: 24
     DAILY 3:00p-5:30pSTARKOVICH D
    6/9-6/23DAILY12:30p-2:55pSTARKOVICH DOpenings: 24
     DAILY 3:00p-5:30pSTARKOVICH D
  • ENGL& 101 *English Composition I5 credits

    A composition course in which students read, analyze, and write essays using a variety of rhetorical strategies, as well as develop and verbally express ideas clearly and effectively. The critical reading of essays will provide a basis for the student's own critical writing, which will reflect a command of college-level literacy standards. Attention to writing fundamentals and stylistic techniques will also be included. Word processing, email and internet knowledge required.

    Prerequisite:
    Accuplacer Reading Comprehension score of 85 or B grade in RDG 085, and Accuplacer Sentence Skills score of 86 or B grade in ENGL 092 or C grade in AENGL 100.

    Future Offerings
    9/23-12/11TTh 9:00a-11:05aLONG ROpenings: 18
    9/24-12/12MWF 9:00a-10:25aLONG ROpenings: 18
    9/24-12/12MWF11:00a-12:25pMATHEWS ROpenings: 9
    9/23-12/11TTh 6:00p-8:05pNEWTON DOpenings: 21
    9/23-12/12Online VANLEUVEN NOpenings: 5
    1/8-3/26TTh 9:00a-11:05aSTAFFOpenings: 26
    1/8-3/26TTh12:00p-2:05pSTAFFOpenings: 26
    1/7-3/25MWF 9:00a-10:25aSTAFFOpenings: 26
    1/7-3/25MWF 3:00p-4:25pSTAFFOpenings: 26
    1/7-3/26Online NEWTON DOpenings: 26
    1/7-3/26Online NEWTON DOpenings: 26
    4/8-6/22MWF 9:00a-10:25aSTAFFOpenings: 26
    4/8-6/22MWF11:00a-12:25pSTAFFOpenings: 26
    4/8-6/22MWF 3:00p-4:25pSTAFFOpenings: 26
    4/7-6/23Online NEWTON DOpenings: 26
    4/7-6/23Online NEWTON DOpenings: 26
  • Quarter 3
  • CMST& 210 *Interpersonal Communications5 credits

    Designed to introduce students to the application of basic interpersonal communication theory, with a focus on achieving success in the workplace. Topics explored include self-awareness, self-disclosure, conversation skills, relationship development and maintenance, assertiveness, teamwork and group dynamics, conflict management strategies, and diversity issues.

    Prerequisite:
    Accuplacer Reading Comprehension score of 71 or a C grade in RDG 085, and Accuplacer Sentence Skills score of 71 or a C grade in ENGL 092.

    Future Offerings
    9/24-12/12MWF 1:00p-2:25pOEKERMAN COpenings: 4
    9/24-12/12MWF11:00a-12:25pOEKERMAN CWaitlisted: 0
    9/23-12/11TTh 6:00p-8:05pOEKERMAN COpenings: 14
    9/24-12/12MWF 3:00p-4:25pNELSON NOpenings: 17
    9/23-12/12Online OEKERMAN COpenings: 2
    9/23-12/12Online LIPPMAN LOpenings: 10
    1/7-3/25MWF 1:00p-2:25pSTAFFOpenings: 28
    1/7-3/25MWF11:00a-12:25pSTAFFOpenings: 28
    1/7-3/25MWF 3:00p-4:25pSTAFFOpenings: 28
    1/7-3/25MWF 9:00a-10:25aSTAFFOpenings: 28
    1/7-3/26Online STAFFOpenings: 24
    1/7-3/26Online STAFFOpenings: 24
    4/8-6/22MWF 1:00p-2:25pSTAFFOpenings: 28
    4/8-6/22MWF 9:00a-10:25aSTAFFOpenings: 28
    4/7-6/23TTh12:00p-2:25pSTAFFOpenings: 28
    4/7-6/23Online STAFFOpenings: 24
    4/7-6/23Online STAFFOpenings: 24
  • ELTR 140Digital 15 credits

    A comprehensive focus on the concepts, terminology, components and circuits that combine to form basic digital systems.

    Prerequisite:
    ELTR 135

    Future Offerings
    9/23-10/14DAILY12:30p-2:55pSTARKOVICH DOpenings: 14
     DAILY 3:00p-5:30pSTARKOVICH D
    9/23-10/14DAILY12:30p-2:55pSTARKOVICH DOpenings: 17
     DAILY 3:00p-5:30pSTARKOVICH D
    1/7-1/29DAILY12:30p-2:55pSTARKOVICH DOpenings: 25
     DAILY 3:00p-5:30pSTARKOVICH D
    1/7-1/29DAILY12:30p-2:55pSTARKOVICH DOpenings: 25
     DAILY 3:00p-5:30pSTARKOVICH D
    4/7-4/29DAILY 9:30a-11:00aCHEUNG SOpenings: 24
     DAILY12:00p-3:00pCHEUNG S
  • ELTR 145Digital 25 credits

    Flip-flops, Sequential Logic, Combination Logic, Semiconductor Memory, Data Conversion and Digital Troubleshooting theory and practical labs help the student understand digital circuits and techniques.

    Prerequisite:
    ELTR 140

    Future Offerings
    10/15-11/4DAILY12:30p-2:55pSTARKOVICH DOpenings: 14
     DAILY 3:00p-5:30pSTARKOVICH D
    10/15-11/4DAILY12:30p-2:55pSTARKOVICH DOpenings: 17
     DAILY 3:00p-5:30pSTARKOVICH D
    1/30-2/19DAILY12:30p-2:55pSTARKOVICH DOpenings: 25
     DAILY 3:00p-5:30pSTARKOVICH D
    1/30-2/19DAILY12:30p-2:55pSTARKOVICH DOpenings: 25
     DAILY 3:00p-5:30pSTARKOVICH D
    4/30-5/22DAILY 9:30a-11:00aCHEUNG SOpenings: 24
     DAILY12:00p-3:00pCHEUNG S
  • ETEC 150Electronic Communications6 credits

    This course provides a comprehensive introduction to electronic communication fundamentals and applications including modulation, transmitters, receivers, antennas, RF, digital communication, multiplexing, cellular and PC.


    Future Offerings
    11/5-12/12DAILY12:30p-2:55pSTARKOVICH DOpenings: 16
     DAILY 3:00p-5:30pSTARKOVICH D
    11/5-12/12DAILY12:30p-2:55pSTARKOVICH DOpenings: 16
     DAILY 3:00p-5:30pSTARKOVICH D
    2/20-3/26DAILY12:30p-2:55pSTARKOVICH DOpenings: 24
     DAILY 3:00p-5:30pSTARKOVICH D
    2/20-3/26DAILY12:30p-2:55pSTARKOVICH DOpenings: 24
     DAILY12:00p-5:30pSTARKOVICH D
    5/26-6/23DAILY 9:30a-11:00aCHEUNG SOpenings: 24
  • Quarter 4
  • ETEC 282Certifiied Electronics Technician Test Prep.3 credits

    This course prepares students for the nationally recognized Certified Electronics Technician (CET) Test.


    Future Offerings
    9/23-12/12ARRCHEUNG SOpenings: 23
    4/7-6/23ARRCHEUNG SOpenings: 24
  • Certified Electronics Technician Exam (see program advisor)

TOTAL PROGRAM CREDITS66 credits

* Minimum requirement. List of other AAS General Education class options

Program Entry Information

Program Start

  • This program admits students three times a year, in the fall, winter and spring quarter.

Testing Requirements

These requirements are for the Certificate and are lower than those for the AAS-T degree. Please see the AAS-T Entry Page for AAS-T requirements.

  • BTC College Level Math score of 32 or a C grade in MATH 099.
  • Accuplacer Reading Comprehension score of 71 or a C grade in RDG 085, and Accuplacer Sentence Skills score of 71 or a C grade in ENGL 092.

Pre-Program Course Requirements

  • Completion of Intermediate Algebra (MATH 099) or placement into Pre-Calculus (MATH&141) is a required prerequisite for enrollment in this Program.

Program Outcomes

  • Be prepared to obtain entry-level positions as electronics/manufacturing technicians, installer and troubleshooter.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of the electrical/electronic safety procedures, critical and analytical thinking, troubleshooting skills, teamwork and communications skills.
  • Earn the industry standard as an Associated Certified Electronics Technician (CET).

Samuel Cheung - Instructor image

Samuel Cheung

360 752-8455

scheung@btc.ctc.edu


Instructor Information

    • Biography

      Sam started his career as an electronics technician at Hughes Aircraft Company in 1972 after finished his electronics diploma. In 1975, Sam completed his BSEE and joined Rockwell International as an electrical engineer working in the field of satellite communication system. In 1977, Sam joined IBM and worked as a manufacturing engineer, development engineer and engineering manager. His work experiences are in the areas of; thin-film, laser and optical measurements, PC development and server system performance. Sam received numerous awards from IBM and they were: First Patent Application Invention Achievement Award, the Outstanding Achievement Award for Technical Leadership in Test Engineering, the First Plateau Invention Achievement Award, and the First Plateau Authors’ Recognition Award. Sam also received one US patent and one pending for patent with his work at IBM. Sam has been an adjunct faculty teaching mathematics and electronics at Palm Beach Community College in Florida, and Wake Technical Community College in North Carolina in the past 17 years. Prior to joining Bellingham Technical College as a faculty member in 2005, he was a full-time faculty member in the mathematics department at Durham Technical Community College in North Carolina.

    • Degrees and Certifications

      M.S., Electrical Engineering, University of Vermont

      M.Ed., Continuing & College Education, WWU

      B.S., Electrical / Engineering, California State University

      E.I.T., State of California

      WA Professional Technical Certification



Dave Starkovich - Instructor image

Dave Starkovich

360 752-8416

dstarkovich@btc.ctc.edu


Instructor Information

    • Degrees and Certifications

      M.S., Technical Education, Western Washington University

      B.S., Electronics Technology, Western Washington University

      A.S., Electronics Technology, Everett Community College

      Instrumentation Certificate, Perry Technical Institute

      WA Professional Technical Certification