ENGINEERING

PATHWAY: ELECTRONICS

 ELECTRONICS

 

Lay out, build, test, troubleshoot, repair, and modify developmental and production electronic components, parts, equipment, and systems, such as computer equipment, missile control instrumentation, electron tubes, test equipment, and machine tool numerical controls, applying principles and theories of electronics, electrical circuitry, engineering mathematics, electronic and electrical testing, and physics. Usually work under direction of engineering staff.

 

 

Pathway Description

This pathway covers electronic practices and fundamentals, roles of electronics in communications and industry, and career development. Topics include safety, tools, direct current, schematics, measuring electricity, Ohm's/Watt's/Kirchoff's Laws, power, and circuits. Leadership skills, science, thinking skills, and principles of technology are reinforced. This pathway also covers advanced electronic practices and principles, special equipment and materials, and employment opportunities.  Safety, mathematics, reading, problem solving, tools, and using test equipment are reinforced.

Level
Course Name
Course Code
Course Abbreviation
Level 1
*Foundations of Electronics
21.45200
ENGR-FE
Level 2
*Advanced AC and DC Circuits
21.45300
ENGR-AE
Level 3
*Digital Electronics
21.45400
ENGR-DE
Level 4
Electronics Internship
21.47800
ENGR-LI

*Required for Pathway Completion 

Course Description

21.45200                  Foundations of Electronics – Grades 9-12
This course is designed for beginning students who are interested in careers related to the design, production, analysis, repair, and operation of devices that use electronics. 

21.45300                  Advanced AC and DC Circuits – Grades 10-12
This course introduces students to the fundamental principles of engineering. Students learn about areas of specialization within engineering and engineering design, and apply engineering tools and procedures as they complete hands-on instructional activities.

21.45400                  Digital Electronics – Grades 10-12
Students have opportunities to apply engineering design as they develop a solution for a technological problem.  Students use applications of mathematics and science to predict the success of an engineered solution and complete hands-on activities with tools, materials, and processes as they develop a working drawings and prototypes.

21.47800                  Electronics Internship – Grades 10-12
This course provides students with opportunities to work with students from other pathways as a member of a design team.  Research strategies, prototype testing and evaluation, and communication skills are emphasized.

Electronics Opportunities

Occupation  Level of Education Salary
Electronics Technician Related Work Experience $20,000
Electronics Specialist 2 Year Associates Degree $30,000
Electrical Engineer Bachelor’s Degree $65,000

 

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