Electronic & Communications Systems Technology

Get a job in the electronic and communications systems technology industry

Interested in a high-demand, high-wage career in technology? Consider the Electronic and Communication Systems Specialist program. Imagine working anywhere from an outdoor mountaintop repeater station or an ocean-going vessel to a comfortable indoor work environment. In as little as six quarters, learn to install and maintain structured cable or fiber optic systems for the communication services industry, like telephony, data, video, computer, broadcast or wireless networks. Graduates of this program also install, repair, test and maintain a wide variety of equipment, including radio and mobile communications, avionics, marine electronics, cellular and satellite, and associated electronic equipment and systems.

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Admissions Officer / Recruiter: Patricia Chase
253.680.7302 | pchase@batestech.edu

Location: Central/Mohler Campus
Hours: Mon - Fri, 7 a.m. - 2: 45 p.m.

Program Length: Six Quarters

  • National Median Salary$92,830
  • National Potential Annual Job Openings11,700

This information is base on data from August 2018. For updated information, visit careeronestop, a database sponsored by the U.S. Department of Labor.

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ELECTRONIC AND COMMUNICATIONS SYSTEMS TECHNOLOGY - Associate of Applied Science: 100 Credits

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General Education Requirements

Students may choose courses from the following options to fulfill their degree requirements.

Gen Ed Group Credits Required Course ID/Name Credits
Communication 5.0 ENGL&101 - English Composition I
An expository written communication course emphasizing critical thought, reflective reading, and information literacy with attention to rules and conventions of standard American English.
5
ENGL175 - Professional Writing
Enables students in career training programs to think logically and clearly and be effective and convincing in their professional and technical writing. It focuses on development of communication skills essential in a variety of forms of professional writing and technical writing.
5
HUM/SS/NS/O 5.0 BIOL&160 - General Biology
General Biology is intended to leave the student with an integrated view of the living world. The primary goal of the course is to provide students with exposure to and an appreciation of, basic cellular, molecular, genetic, evolutionary and ecological processes that will assist them in future advanced courses
5
BIOL&175 - Human Biology with Lab
This human anatomy and physiology course includes a brief overview of the human body for the non-science major. Basics of chemistry and cell structure are introduced and then the major systems of the human body are emphasized.
5
BIOL&241 - Human Anatomy and Physiology I
The first class in a two-quarter sequence in which human anatomy and physiology are studied using a body systems approach with emphasis on the interrelationships between form and function at the gross and microscopic levels of organization
5
BIOL&242 - Human Anatomy and Physiology II
This is the second in a two-quarter sequence in which human anatomy and physiology are studied using a body systems approach with emphasis on the interrelationships between form and function at the gross and microscopic levels of organization
5
BIOL&260 - Microbiology
This lab focused course is a survey of the biology of organisms too small to see without a microscope. It emphasizes the development of microscopy and culturing skills necessary to investigate the nutrition, grown, metabolism, isolation and identification of medically important bacteria. Lectures cover the concepts of microbial genetics and classification, infectious disease, immunity and immunization.
5
CHEM&121 - General Chemistry
Students in this course explore the structure of matter and how it behaves under various conditions in order to better understand the chemical world. Designed for students with little or no chemistry background. Laboratory activities and extended lecture concepts introduce the students to the experimental process.
5
CHEM&131 - Introduction to Organic/Biochemistry
Introduction to ogranic chemistry and biochemistry includes the study of the nomenclature, structure, reactions and synthesis of organic compounds and biochemistry applications in the nursing fields. The course is primarily intended for those who are interested in the application of the principles of organic chemistry and biochemistry to related areas of science, such as genetics, microbiology, physiology and nutrition.
5
CMST&102 - Introduction to Mass Media
This course critically examines core issues in the relationship between media and society, including news and entertainment media in print, electronic and digital format. Through readings, viewings, research and discussion, we examine the historical, cultural, political and economic contexts of media industries, representations and audiences.
5
CMST&152 - Intercultural Communication
This course is an introduction to the intercultural communication process and its importance in contemporary society. Students learn about the values and beliefse of a variety of cultures and develop skills to interact with people from those cultures. Emphasis is on acquiring an increased understanding of the relationship between culture and communication.
5
CMST&210 - Interpersonal Communication
This course is designed to increase students' awareness of the value and impact of utilizing improved interpersonal communication skills and strategies.
5
CMST&220 - Public Speaking
Introduction to the rhetoric of speech and the preparation and delivery of speech in an extemporaneous style, including ethical research methods, basic rhetoric and critical analysis, and organziation of various types of presentations. Two to four speaking assignments are required, plus regular quizzes, peer review and written examination. Online resources will be integrated.
5
CMST&230 - Small Group Communications
This course is designed to increase students awareness of the value and impact of utilizing improved small group communication skills and strategies.
5
ECON&201 - Microeconomics
This course focuses on the theory of the market systems as a method of allocating resources and distributing income and products. Analysis of current problems including government regulation, subsidies, monopoly and taxation
5
ECON&202 - Macroeconomics
Introduction to macroeconomics; elementary analysis of the determination of income through national income accounting. Covers macroeconomic issues including inflation, unemployment, economic growth, recessions, monetary/fiscal policy, and international trade and finance. Prerequisite: ECON& 201, MATH 098, and ENGL& 101 is recommended.
5
HIST101 - A History of Science and Technology
This course will trace the history of scientific and technological advancements in the western world. Students will be made aware of the evoultion in science from a philosophical and historical perspective. Part of the course will focus on the contributions that significant philosophers, scientists and institutions made to knowledge-making. At the same time, emphasis will also be directed toward the contributions of common, everyday artisans and craftsmen to "discovering", creating and recording scientific and technical knowledge.
5
HREL111 - College and Job Search Success
This course is an introduction to employment and life skills that encourage self-awareness, self-confidence, and self-discipline that are necessary for college and self-promotion success. Topics include: self-motivation, personal learning styles, self-management, emotional intelligence, study skills, cover letter and resume writing, and interviewing. Students exercise learned skills by journaling, participating in classroom discussions, creating cover letters and resumes, and participating in mock interviews and other work-related situational role plays.
5
NUTR&101 - Intro to Nutrition
Study of human nutrition and health. Topics include digestion, absorption and processing nutrients in the body; chemistry and functions of the major nutrients: carbohydrates, fat, protein; vitamin and mineral functions; food, culture and diet, energy balance, diet and metabolism; fitness and health; nutrition of the life cycle, food safety and local and world hunger issues
5
POLS&101 - Introduction to Political Science
This course is an introduction to American government and politics. Students will study the United States Constitution, governmental institutions, the political system, and the regulatory processes embedded within the document. The course format is lecture/discussion.
5
PSYC&100 - General Psychology
Introductory psychology for people with an interest in all that influences human behavior. Whether planning a career in psychology or gaining insights about yourself and others, you will find this a useful and interesting open enrollment course of study.
5
PSYC&200 - Lifespan Psychology
This course is an introduction to the various states of human development. Emphasis is on the major theories and perspectives and their relationship to the physical, cognitive and psychosocial aspects of development across the lifespan.
5
SOC&101 - Introduction to Sociology
This course is a general survey of sociology, the scientific study of the group life of humans in their environment. The course introduces the basic principles of social relationships, collective behavior, and human interaction. These principles are applied to the study of culture; race, gender, and class inequality; deviance; law; social institutions; and social change.
5
Quantitative 5.0 MATH&141 - Precalculus I
In this course students solve functions, function operations, rational, polynomial, exponential, logarithmic and linear functions and equation solving, function graphs, matrices and determinants, sequences and series.
5
MATH&142 - Precalculus II
Right and oblique triangle trigonometry, circular functions, graphs of trigonometric functions, identities, inverse trig functions, vectors and polar coordinates, and parametric equations
5
MATH&146 - Statistics
This course is designed to teach the student counting rules, probability, mean and standard deviation, graphing, confidence intervals, hypothesis testing and regression analysis. Also applications in business, health and technology
5
MATH&151 - Calculus
Limits and limit laws, continuity, tangents and rates of change, derivatives using definition and differentiation rules for polynomial, exponential, trigonometric, logarithmic and transcendental functions, max/min problems, LHospitals rule, Newtons method and antidifferentiation.
5
MATH&153 - Calculus III
Emphasizes the study of infinite sequences and series including power series. Topics include plane analytic geometry, graphing in polar coordinates, and an introduction to vectors.
5
MATH171 - Technical Math
Application of linear and quadratic equations, systems of equations, geometry and trigonometry and vectors and their applications in the technical workplace.
5
MATH172 - Business Math
Equation solving, exponents, markup, income tax, compoung interst, logarithms and finding time, annuities, amoritization and business statistics.
5
MATH174 - Math for Allied Health
Mathematical concepts for allied health fields including systems of measurement, use of formulas, ratios and proportions in health applications; and basic statistics
5

Required Coursework

Course ID Title Prerequisites Credits
ECS101 ECS101 - Introduction to Electronics
This course provides students with knowledge of fundamental electronic systems, quantities, units, and engineering and scientific notation used in the field of electronics. The course provides relevance to circuits and applications and delivers the material via a systems approach combined with electronic theory. Complex arithmetic is not required for this course.
2
ECS102 ECS102 - DC Circuits
This course provides students with knowledge of ohms law, energy, power, series and parallel circuits, and magnetism and electromagnetism. The course provides relevance to circuits and applications and delivers the material via a systems approach combined with electronic theory. Complex arithmetic is not required for this course.
5
ECS104 ECS104 - Analog Circuits I
This course provides students with knowledge and application of diodes and transistors. The course provides relevance to circuits and applications and delivers the material via a systems approach combined with electronic theory. Complex arithmetic is not required for this course
2
ECS105 ECS105 - Analog Circuits II
This course provides students with knowledge and application of operational amplifiers and measurement and control devices and circuits. The course provides relevance to circuits and applications and delivers the material via a systems approach combined with electronic theory. Complex arithmetic is not required for this course
3
ECS108 ECS108 - CET Certification Preparation
This course enhances the skills and knowledge of electronics technicians and students in electronics to a level commensurate with success on the Associate Level Certified Electronics Technician exam
3
ECS201 ECS201 - Telecommunications Network Cabling System
This course provides students with the skills necessary to take and pass industry certification exam for Network Cabling Specialist. Students train in termination, testing and troubleshooting copper based network to include twisted pair and coaxial cabling systems. Instruction includes lecture and lab on various pin, jack and termination block configurations. All construction and testing will conform to industry standards and specifications
5
ECS202 ECS202 - Fiber Optics
Applications of fiber optics, including telecommunications, CATV and computer networks, focusing on the technology, the components and their installation are covered in this course. Students utilize fiber specific equipment to learn and apply the fiber technology and perform fiber termination and testing
5
ECS203 ECS203 - FCC Licensure Prep I
Students prepare for Element 1 of the General Radiotelephone Operator License as issued through the Federal Communications Commission. Element 1 exam consists primarily of basic radio law and operating practices questions. Student s who pass Element 1 will receive their Marine Radio Operators Permit
3
ECS204 ECS204 - FCC Licensure Prep II
Students prepare for Element 3 of the General Radiotelephone Operators License as issued through the Federal Communications Commission. This exam consists of radio, electronic circuits, signals and emissions questions. Students who pass Elements 1 and 3 will receive the GROL License. Students must have knowledge in electronics and electronic communications as a prerequisite to the class
5
ECS205 ECS205 - Wireless/ RF Communcations
This course provides overview of wireless applications, advantages and disadvantages of wireless systems. Introduction to wireless data transmission techniques and standards overview. Simplified, but in-depth look at antennas and their role in successful implementation of a wireless data communications system
2
ECS206 ECS206 - Wireless Personal Area Networks
Personal, short distance area wireless networks for interconnecting devices centered around a workspace or home is explored. WPANs address wireless networking and mobile computing devices such as PCs, PDAs, peripherals, cell phones, pagers and consumer electronics. Short range wireless data communications technologies including, infrared, Bluetooth, and ZigBee, RFid, WiMedia and Ultra wide band are introduced
1
ECS207 ECS207 - Wireless Local Area Networks
This course examines the fundamentals of various 802.11 wireless standards including frequency bands, bandwidth, data rate, and applications. Topics include WLAN components such as NICs, access points, standards, operations and modulation technologies used to enable communication between devices in a limited area
2
ECS208 ECS208 - Wireless Broadband Networks
The fundamentals of medium and long range wireless communications from infrared free-space optics to WiMax, cellular and satellite technologies are covered in this class. Additional technologies studied include local multipoint and multichannel multipoint distribution services used in high speed Internet access, multimedia file transfer, remote access to local area networks and telephone services
2
ECS210 ECS210 - Introduction to RF Communications
Students are introduced to wireless RF communications concepts such as radio wave propagation, wavelength, frequency, bandwidth, and signal analysis
2
ECS211 ECS211 - Amplitude Modulation
Amplitude modulation principles are introduced to RF communications systems. Studies focus on fundamentals of AM transmitters and receivers including measurements with oscilloscope and spectrum analyzer
3
ECS212 ECS212 - Single Sideband and Frequency Modulation
Single sideband and frequency modulation principles are introduced to RF communications systems. Studies include principles of modulation, demodulation, transmitters and receivers
4
ECS213 ECS213 - Transmission Lines and Antennas
No communications system is complete without a media to transmit information. Types of transmission lines discussed are twisted pair, coaxial, ladder line, and waveguides. Curriculum includes principles of electromagnetic propagation, antenna theory, RF radiation and safety
2
ECS214 ECS214 - Microwave, Telephony, and Cellular
This course focus is on microwave, radar communications systems, circuits and transmission methods. Students learn how land line telephone and cell phone systems work. Additional wireless telephony operations to include AMPS, PCS, CDMA, GSM and TDMA
2
ECS215 ECS215 - Data and Networking Fundamentals
Studies include basics of data communications and networking fundamentals and topologies, networking hardware and media, LANs, MANs and WANs, the seven- layer OSI model and its application, Internet protocol (IP) and MAC addressing concepts, and additional protocols such as TCP, UDP, DHCP and ARP
2
ECS216 ECS216 - Advanced Communication Principles
Communications technologies change and advance to meet the desires of an information hungry society. Technologies such as global positioning systems (GPS), fiber optic and laser technology are just some of the methods used to deliver information such as data, video and more which are introduced in this course
2
ECS249 ECS249 - Job Search and Preparation
This course his course is a practical guide to resume preparation and job search. Students will complete various job preparation/job search assignments including a descriptive summary, resumes, cover letter, performance planner, and review questions likely to be asked at an interview.
3
ETECH103 ETECH103 - AC Circuits
This course provides students with knowledge of alternating current and voltage, capacitors. Capacitive circuits, inductors, inductive circuits, resonance, transformers and reactive circuits. The course provides relevance to circuits and applications and delivers the material via a systems approach combined with electronic theory. Complex arithmetic is not required for this course.
5
ETECH105 ETECH105 - Digital Circuits
This course provides students with knowledge and application of digital principles and circuits. The purpose of the course is to teach principles of digital electronics. The material covers a variety of topics including Boolean algebra, basic gates, logic circuits, flip-flops, registers, arithmetic circuits, counters, interfacing with analog devices, and computer memory. Complex arithmetic is not required for this course
5

Electives

Course ID Title Credits
CNST201 CNST201 - Cisco Network Fundamentals
The Cisco Networking Academy consists of four blocks. The course is an introduction to the skills and information needed to design, build, and maintain small to medium-size networks. Introducing the basic internetworking fundamentals.
5
CNST202 CNST202 - Cisco Routing Protocols and Concepts
This is the second block of the Cisco Networking Academy. The course is designed to introduce students to the skills and information needed to design, build, and maintain small to medium-size networks. Students are introduced to routing theory and router technologies
5
ECS230 ECS230 - Telecommunications Lab
Students are introduced to telecommunication systems describing the circuits and components contained, including telephone, cellular, and sattelite systems and processes. Students will utilize a laptop computer, and a computer aided instruction online platform to complete training.
2
ECS231 ECS231 - Radio Communications Lab
This lab class teaches the theory of operation, troubleshooting, and repair of standard AM/FM broadcast band receivers and AM/SSB/NBFM communications transceivers. Students will utilize laptop computer, computer aided instruction online platform, electronic experiment cards and industry recgonized test equipment to complete training.
3
ECS232 ECS232 - Microwave Fundamentals Lab
Students are introduced to microwave systems, waveguide theory, microwave devices and antennas. Students will utilize laptop computer, computer aided instruction online platform, electronic experiment cards, antennas, waveguide and reflectors, and industry recognized test equipment to complete training.
2
ECS233 ECS233 - Signals Processing Lab
This lab class teaches the theory of operation, troubleshooting, and repair of various signal processing and modulation techniques to include Time Division Multiplexing, Pulse Code Modulation, Frequency Division Multiplexing, Frequency Shifty Keying Modulation and Phase Shift Keying Modulation. Students will utilize laptop computer, computer aided instruction online platform, electronic experiment cards and industry recognized test equipment to complete training.
4
ECS290 ECS290 - Independent Study I
This course offers students an opportunity to work indepently on a project that is determined by both the instructor and the student. The project should be based on prior course work and should result in the acheivement of advanced learning in the subject area chosen.
3-5
ECS291 ECS291 - Independent Study II
This course offers students an opportunity to work indepently on a project that is determined by both the instructor and the student. The project should be based on prior course work and should result in the acheivement of advanced learning in the subject area chosen.
3-5
ECS296 ECS296 - Work Based Learning Experience
Work-based learning (WBL) allows students to participate in on-the-job training in the field in which they are studying. They apply the skills they have learned in the classroom to specific areas of employment in a variety of businesses/industries in the area. The learning activity is based on a written agreement with the participating training provider.
1-9
ETECH106 ETECH106 - Microcontrollers
The course is an introduction to the fundamentals of microcontroller-based systems, including applications, architecture, number systems, and languages
5
INFO101 INFO101 - Computer Applications Essentials
This course focuses on developing essential skills using Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook. Topics include creating and editing Word documents, and an introduction to Excel worksheets, charts, formulas and basic functions. PowerPoint focuses on enhancing presentations with illustrations and shapes. Outlook introduces essential E-mail and contact management skills
5
INFO104 INFO104 - A+ Essentials
In this course students acquire the essential skills and information needed to install, upgrade, repair, configure, troubleshoot, optimize, and perform preventative maintenance of basic personal computer hardware and operating systems. This course also prepares students for current CompTIA A+ certification
5
INFO105 INFO105 - A+ Practical
Students support PC hardware in a business setting, including installation, troubleshooting, component replacement, networking, and security. Also, they manage the Windows operating system and are prepared for current A+ certification
5

Computer Networking Systems Technician - Certificate of Competency: 66 Credits

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General Education Requirements

Students may choose courses from the following options to fulfill their degree requirements.

Gen Ed Group Credits Required Course ID/Name Credits
Communication 5.0 ENGL&101 - English Composition I
An expository written communication course emphasizing critical thought, reflective reading, and information literacy with attention to rules and conventions of standard American English.
5
ENGL175 - Professional Writing
Enables students in career training programs to think logically and clearly and be effective and convincing in their professional and technical writing. It focuses on development of communication skills essential in a variety of forms of professional writing and technical writing.
5
HUM/SS/NS/O 5.0 BIOL&160 - General Biology
General Biology is intended to leave the student with an integrated view of the living world. The primary goal of the course is to provide students with exposure to and an appreciation of, basic cellular, molecular, genetic, evolutionary and ecological processes that will assist them in future advanced courses
5
BIOL&175 - Human Biology with Lab
This human anatomy and physiology course includes a brief overview of the human body for the non-science major. Basics of chemistry and cell structure are introduced and then the major systems of the human body are emphasized.
5
BIOL&241 - Human Anatomy and Physiology I
The first class in a two-quarter sequence in which human anatomy and physiology are studied using a body systems approach with emphasis on the interrelationships between form and function at the gross and microscopic levels of organization
5
BIOL&242 - Human Anatomy and Physiology II
This is the second in a two-quarter sequence in which human anatomy and physiology are studied using a body systems approach with emphasis on the interrelationships between form and function at the gross and microscopic levels of organization
5
BIOL&260 - Microbiology
This lab focused course is a survey of the biology of organisms too small to see without a microscope. It emphasizes the development of microscopy and culturing skills necessary to investigate the nutrition, grown, metabolism, isolation and identification of medically important bacteria. Lectures cover the concepts of microbial genetics and classification, infectious disease, immunity and immunization.
5
CHEM&121 - General Chemistry
Students in this course explore the structure of matter and how it behaves under various conditions in order to better understand the chemical world. Designed for students with little or no chemistry background. Laboratory activities and extended lecture concepts introduce the students to the experimental process.
5
CHEM&131 - Introduction to Organic/Biochemistry
Introduction to ogranic chemistry and biochemistry includes the study of the nomenclature, structure, reactions and synthesis of organic compounds and biochemistry applications in the nursing fields. The course is primarily intended for those who are interested in the application of the principles of organic chemistry and biochemistry to related areas of science, such as genetics, microbiology, physiology and nutrition.
5
CMST&102 - Introduction to Mass Media
This course critically examines core issues in the relationship between media and society, including news and entertainment media in print, electronic and digital format. Through readings, viewings, research and discussion, we examine the historical, cultural, political and economic contexts of media industries, representations and audiences.
5
CMST&152 - Intercultural Communication
This course is an introduction to the intercultural communication process and its importance in contemporary society. Students learn about the values and beliefse of a variety of cultures and develop skills to interact with people from those cultures. Emphasis is on acquiring an increased understanding of the relationship between culture and communication.
5
CMST&210 - Interpersonal Communication
This course is designed to increase students' awareness of the value and impact of utilizing improved interpersonal communication skills and strategies.
5
CMST&220 - Public Speaking
Introduction to the rhetoric of speech and the preparation and delivery of speech in an extemporaneous style, including ethical research methods, basic rhetoric and critical analysis, and organziation of various types of presentations. Two to four speaking assignments are required, plus regular quizzes, peer review and written examination. Online resources will be integrated.
5
CMST&230 - Small Group Communications
This course is designed to increase students awareness of the value and impact of utilizing improved small group communication skills and strategies.
5
ECON&201 - Microeconomics
This course focuses on the theory of the market systems as a method of allocating resources and distributing income and products. Analysis of current problems including government regulation, subsidies, monopoly and taxation
5
ECON&202 - Macroeconomics
Introduction to macroeconomics; elementary analysis of the determination of income through national income accounting. Covers macroeconomic issues including inflation, unemployment, economic growth, recessions, monetary/fiscal policy, and international trade and finance. Prerequisite: ECON& 201, MATH 098, and ENGL& 101 is recommended.
5
HIST101 - A History of Science and Technology
This course will trace the history of scientific and technological advancements in the western world. Students will be made aware of the evoultion in science from a philosophical and historical perspective. Part of the course will focus on the contributions that significant philosophers, scientists and institutions made to knowledge-making. At the same time, emphasis will also be directed toward the contributions of common, everyday artisans and craftsmen to "discovering", creating and recording scientific and technical knowledge.
5
HREL111 - College and Job Search Success
This course is an introduction to employment and life skills that encourage self-awareness, self-confidence, and self-discipline that are necessary for college and self-promotion success. Topics include: self-motivation, personal learning styles, self-management, emotional intelligence, study skills, cover letter and resume writing, and interviewing. Students exercise learned skills by journaling, participating in classroom discussions, creating cover letters and resumes, and participating in mock interviews and other work-related situational role plays.
5
NUTR&101 - Intro to Nutrition
Study of human nutrition and health. Topics include digestion, absorption and processing nutrients in the body; chemistry and functions of the major nutrients: carbohydrates, fat, protein; vitamin and mineral functions; food, culture and diet, energy balance, diet and metabolism; fitness and health; nutrition of the life cycle, food safety and local and world hunger issues
5
POLS&101 - Introduction to Political Science
This course is an introduction to American government and politics. Students will study the United States Constitution, governmental institutions, the political system, and the regulatory processes embedded within the document. The course format is lecture/discussion.
5
PSYC&100 - General Psychology
Introductory psychology for people with an interest in all that influences human behavior. Whether planning a career in psychology or gaining insights about yourself and others, you will find this a useful and interesting open enrollment course of study.
5
PSYC&200 - Lifespan Psychology
This course is an introduction to the various states of human development. Emphasis is on the major theories and perspectives and their relationship to the physical, cognitive and psychosocial aspects of development across the lifespan.
5
SOC&101 - Introduction to Sociology
This course is a general survey of sociology, the scientific study of the group life of humans in their environment. The course introduces the basic principles of social relationships, collective behavior, and human interaction. These principles are applied to the study of culture; race, gender, and class inequality; deviance; law; social institutions; and social change.
5
Quantitative 5.0 MATH&141 - Precalculus I
In this course students solve functions, function operations, rational, polynomial, exponential, logarithmic and linear functions and equation solving, function graphs, matrices and determinants, sequences and series.
5
MATH&142 - Precalculus II
Right and oblique triangle trigonometry, circular functions, graphs of trigonometric functions, identities, inverse trig functions, vectors and polar coordinates, and parametric equations
5
MATH&146 - Statistics
This course is designed to teach the student counting rules, probability, mean and standard deviation, graphing, confidence intervals, hypothesis testing and regression analysis. Also applications in business, health and technology
5
MATH&151 - Calculus
Limits and limit laws, continuity, tangents and rates of change, derivatives using definition and differentiation rules for polynomial, exponential, trigonometric, logarithmic and transcendental functions, max/min problems, LHospitals rule, Newtons method and antidifferentiation.
5
MATH&152 - Calculus II
Course content includes the Fundamental Theorem of Calculus, definite and indefinite integrals, methods of integration, applications of integration, and improper integrals. The course also includes an introduction to first order differential equations, antiderivatives, definite and indefinite integrals, and methods of integration.
5
MATH&153 - Calculus III
Emphasizes the study of infinite sequences and series including power series. Topics include plane analytic geometry, graphing in polar coordinates, and an introduction to vectors.
5
MATH171 - Technical Math
Application of linear and quadratic equations, systems of equations, geometry and trigonometry and vectors and their applications in the technical workplace.
5
MATH172 - Business Math
Equation solving, exponents, markup, income tax, compoung interst, logarithms and finding time, annuities, amoritization and business statistics.
5
Math173 - Mathematic Concepts for Child Care/Early Education
Mathematics for Early Childhood Educators focuses on the conceptual understanding, connections between and the application of math concepts. Concepts include number systems and computation, geometry, measurement, data analysis, probability and statistics, and problem solving. Emphasis is placed on the ability to communicate mathematical concepts in ways appropriate for young children.
5

Required Coursework

Course ID Title Prerequisites Credits
ECS101 ECS101 - Introduction to Electronics
This course provides students with knowledge of fundamental electronic systems, quantities, units, and engineering and scientific notation used in the field of electronics. The course provides relevance to circuits and applications and delivers the material via a systems approach combined with electronic theory. Complex arithmetic is not required for this course.
2
ECS102 ECS102 - DC Circuits
This course provides students with knowledge of ohms law, energy, power, series and parallel circuits, and magnetism and electromagnetism. The course provides relevance to circuits and applications and delivers the material via a systems approach combined with electronic theory. Complex arithmetic is not required for this course.
5
ECS104 ECS104 - Analog Circuits I
This course provides students with knowledge and application of diodes and transistors. The course provides relevance to circuits and applications and delivers the material via a systems approach combined with electronic theory. Complex arithmetic is not required for this course
2
ECS105 ECS105 - Analog Circuits II
This course provides students with knowledge and application of operational amplifiers and measurement and control devices and circuits. The course provides relevance to circuits and applications and delivers the material via a systems approach combined with electronic theory. Complex arithmetic is not required for this course
3
ECS108 ECS108 - CET Certification Preparation
This course enhances the skills and knowledge of electronics technicians and students in electronics to a level commensurate with success on the Associate Level Certified Electronics Technician exam
3
ECS201 ECS201 - Telecommunications Network Cabling System
This course provides students with the skills necessary to take and pass industry certification exam for Network Cabling Specialist. Students train in termination, testing and troubleshooting copper based network to include twisted pair and coaxial cabling systems. Instruction includes lecture and lab on various pin, jack and termination block configurations. All construction and testing will conform to industry standards and specifications
5
ECS202 ECS202 - Fiber Optics
Applications of fiber optics, including telecommunications, CATV and computer networks, focusing on the technology, the components and their installation are covered in this course. Students utilize fiber specific equipment to learn and apply the fiber technology and perform fiber termination and testing
5
ECS203 ECS203 - FCC Licensure Prep I
Students prepare for Element 1 of the General Radiotelephone Operator License as issued through the Federal Communications Commission. Element 1 exam consists primarily of basic radio law and operating practices questions. Student s who pass Element 1 will receive their Marine Radio Operators Permit
3
ECS204 ECS204 - FCC Licensure Prep II
Students prepare for Element 3 of the General Radiotelephone Operators License as issued through the Federal Communications Commission. This exam consists of radio, electronic circuits, signals and emissions questions. Students who pass Elements 1 and 3 will receive the GROL License. Students must have knowledge in electronics and electronic communications as a prerequisite to the class
5
ECS205 ECS205 - Wireless/ RF Communcations
This course provides overview of wireless applications, advantages and disadvantages of wireless systems. Introduction to wireless data transmission techniques and standards overview. Simplified, but in-depth look at antennas and their role in successful implementation of a wireless data communications system
2
ECS206 ECS206 - Wireless Personal Area Networks
Personal, short distance area wireless networks for interconnecting devices centered around a workspace or home is explored. WPANs address wireless networking and mobile computing devices such as PCs, PDAs, peripherals, cell phones, pagers and consumer electronics. Short range wireless data communications technologies including, infrared, Bluetooth, and ZigBee, RFid, WiMedia and Ultra wide band are introduced
1
ECS207 ECS207 - Wireless Local Area Networks
This course examines the fundamentals of various 802.11 wireless standards including frequency bands, bandwidth, data rate, and applications. Topics include WLAN components such as NICs, access points, standards, operations and modulation technologies used to enable communication between devices in a limited area
2
ECS211 ECS211 - Amplitude Modulation
Amplitude modulation principles are introduced to RF communications systems. Studies focus on fundamentals of AM transmitters and receivers including measurements with oscilloscope and spectrum analyzer
3
ETECH103 ETECH103 - AC Circuits
This course provides students with knowledge of alternating current and voltage, capacitors. Capacitive circuits, inductors, inductive circuits, resonance, transformers and reactive circuits. The course provides relevance to circuits and applications and delivers the material via a systems approach combined with electronic theory. Complex arithmetic is not required for this course.
5
ETECH105 ETECH105 - Digital Circuits
This course provides students with knowledge and application of digital principles and circuits. The purpose of the course is to teach principles of digital electronics. The material covers a variety of topics including Boolean algebra, basic gates, logic circuits, flip-flops, registers, arithmetic circuits, counters, interfacing with analog devices, and computer memory. Complex arithmetic is not required for this course
5

Electives

Course ID Title Credits
CNST201 CNST201 - Cisco Network Fundamentals
The Cisco Networking Academy consists of four blocks. The course is an introduction to the skills and information needed to design, build, and maintain small to medium-size networks. Introducing the basic internetworking fundamentals.
5
CNST202 CNST202 - Cisco Routing Protocols and Concepts
This is the second block of the Cisco Networking Academy. The course is designed to introduce students to the skills and information needed to design, build, and maintain small to medium-size networks. Students are introduced to routing theory and router technologies
5
ECS230 ECS230 - Telecommunications Lab
Students are introduced to telecommunication systems describing the circuits and components contained, including telephone, cellular, and sattelite systems and processes. Students will utilize a laptop computer, and a computer aided instruction online platform to complete training.
2
ECS231 ECS231 - Radio Communications Lab
This lab class teaches the theory of operation, troubleshooting, and repair of standard AM/FM broadcast band receivers and AM/SSB/NBFM communications transceivers. Students will utilize laptop computer, computer aided instruction online platform, electronic experiment cards and industry recgonized test equipment to complete training.
3
ECS232 ECS232 - Microwave Fundamentals Lab
Students are introduced to microwave systems, waveguide theory, microwave devices and antennas. Students will utilize laptop computer, computer aided instruction online platform, electronic experiment cards, antennas, waveguide and reflectors, and industry recognized test equipment to complete training.
2
ECS233 ECS233 - Signals Processing Lab
This lab class teaches the theory of operation, troubleshooting, and repair of various signal processing and modulation techniques to include Time Division Multiplexing, Pulse Code Modulation, Frequency Division Multiplexing, Frequency Shifty Keying Modulation and Phase Shift Keying Modulation. Students will utilize laptop computer, computer aided instruction online platform, electronic experiment cards and industry recognized test equipment to complete training.
4
ECS290 ECS290 - Independent Study I
This course offers students an opportunity to work indepently on a project that is determined by both the instructor and the student. The project should be based on prior course work and should result in the acheivement of advanced learning in the subject area chosen.
3-5
ECS291 ECS291 - Independent Study II
This course offers students an opportunity to work indepently on a project that is determined by both the instructor and the student. The project should be based on prior course work and should result in the acheivement of advanced learning in the subject area chosen.
3-5
ECS296 ECS296 - Work Based Learning Experience
Work-based learning (WBL) allows students to participate in on-the-job training in the field in which they are studying. They apply the skills they have learned in the classroom to specific areas of employment in a variety of businesses/industries in the area. The learning activity is based on a written agreement with the participating training provider.
1-9
INFO101 INFO101 - Computer Applications Essentials
This course focuses on developing essential skills using Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook. Topics include creating and editing Word documents, and an introduction to Excel worksheets, charts, formulas and basic functions. PowerPoint focuses on enhancing presentations with illustrations and shapes. Outlook introduces essential E-mail and contact management skills
5
INFO104 INFO104 - A+ Essentials
In this course students acquire the essential skills and information needed to install, upgrade, repair, configure, troubleshoot, optimize, and perform preventative maintenance of basic personal computer hardware and operating systems. This course also prepares students for current CompTIA A+ certification
5
INFO105 INFO105 - A+ Practical
Students support PC hardware in a business setting, including installation, troubleshooting, component replacement, networking, and security. Also, they manage the Windows operating system and are prepared for current A+ certification
5

ELECTRONICS TECHNICIAN - Certificate of Training: 30 Credits

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Required Coursework

Course ID Title Prerequisites Credits
ECS101 ECS101 - Introduction to Electronics
This course provides students with knowledge of fundamental electronic systems, quantities, units, and engineering and scientific notation used in the field of electronics. The course provides relevance to circuits and applications and delivers the material via a systems approach combined with electronic theory. Complex arithmetic is not required for this course.
2
ECS102 ECS102 - DC Circuits
This course provides students with knowledge of ohms law, energy, power, series and parallel circuits, and magnetism and electromagnetism. The course provides relevance to circuits and applications and delivers the material via a systems approach combined with electronic theory. Complex arithmetic is not required for this course.
5
ECS104 ECS104 - Analog Circuits I
This course provides students with knowledge and application of diodes and transistors. The course provides relevance to circuits and applications and delivers the material via a systems approach combined with electronic theory. Complex arithmetic is not required for this course
2
ECS105 ECS105 - Analog Circuits II
This course provides students with knowledge and application of operational amplifiers and measurement and control devices and circuits. The course provides relevance to circuits and applications and delivers the material via a systems approach combined with electronic theory. Complex arithmetic is not required for this course
3
ECS108 ECS108 - CET Certification Preparation
This course enhances the skills and knowledge of electronics technicians and students in electronics to a level commensurate with success on the Associate Level Certified Electronics Technician exam
3
ETECH103 ETECH103 - AC Circuits
This course provides students with knowledge of alternating current and voltage, capacitors. Capacitive circuits, inductors, inductive circuits, resonance, transformers and reactive circuits. The course provides relevance to circuits and applications and delivers the material via a systems approach combined with electronic theory. Complex arithmetic is not required for this course.
5
ETECH105 ETECH105 - Digital Circuits
This course provides students with knowledge and application of digital principles and circuits. The purpose of the course is to teach principles of digital electronics. The material covers a variety of topics including Boolean algebra, basic gates, logic circuits, flip-flops, registers, arithmetic circuits, counters, interfacing with analog devices, and computer memory. Complex arithmetic is not required for this course
5
ETECH106 ETECH106 - Microcontrollers
The course is an introduction to the fundamentals of microcontroller-based systems, including applications, architecture, number systems, and languages
5

Students prepare for employment in the electronic and communications industry working to install, repair, test and maintain a wide variety of equipment including radio and mobile communication, avionics, marine electronics, cellular, satellite, as well as other electronic equipment and systems. Communications technicians may install and maintain structured cable or fiber optic systems to meet the needs of communication services including telephone, data, video, computer, broadcast or wireless networks. Graduates are employed as field or bench technicians with opportunities to work anywhere from an outdoor mountain top repeater station to a comfortable indoor work environment. Students also prepare for industry certifications and licenses including the Federal Communications Commission, Network Cabling Specialist, Certified Fiber Optic Technician and Certified Electronics Technician. Take charge of your life today and enroll in our Electronic and Communications Systems degree program to launch your career in any one of many high-growth industries with excellent income potential. With a rapidly changing economy, the time is right for you to acquire the specialized skills needed to succeed in todays fast paced world of electronics and communications.

At the successful completion of the program curriculum, students will be able to:

  1. Follow safety procedures and policies.
  2. Perform testing on DC, AC, analog, digital and microprocessor circuitry.
  3. Diagnose and troubleshoot electronic equipment utilizing industry specific test equipment.
  4. Perform installations, repairs, and troubleshooting of electronic, RF and communication systems.
  5. Describe, calculate and identify electronic communications equipment and circuitry.
  6. Describe, calculate and identify wireless, broadband, cellular communications equipment and systems.
  7. Utilize the job search documents students have prepared and skills they have learned to efficiently look for jobs in the industry.
  8. Utilize industry certifications and licenses in their job search process.
  9. Perform installation, termination and testing of fiber optic systems to industry standards.
  10. Perform installation, termination and testing of twisted pair and coaxial cabling systems to industry standards.
  11. Perform routine installation and service activities.

In addition, the following college-wide learning outcomes reflect the guiding expectations of all programs at Bates Technical College:

  • Human Diversity
  • Effective Communication
  • Critical Thinking

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Bates instructors are industry experts who enjoy working with and teaching students.

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