Aug 19, 2019  
2016-2017 Course Catalog 
    
2016-2017 Course Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Electronics Fundamentals, Diploma


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The Electronics Fundamentals diploma provides the foundational knowledge for a position in the field of electronic technology. The curriculum focuses on AC/DC circuits, digital electronics, computer technology, and electronics fabrication/repair; preparing graduates for entry-level positions such as computer service technician or installation technician.

Locations:  Ankeny

Students may start any semester

Program Entry Requirements

  1. Complete an application for admission.
  2. Satisfy the assessment requirement.
  3. Attend any required information/registration session.

Graduation Requirements

To earn an Electronics Fundamentals diploma a student must complete all required coursework as prescribed and maintain a 2.0 grade point average.

Option 1 - Select 1


Semester 3


Total Credits Required to Complete this Diploma - 38


Fixed Costs


Tuition……………………………………………………………………………………..$147.00 per credit

The costs for each program are estimates and subject to change.

Varied Costs


  Semester 1 Semester 2 Semester 3
Books 500 500 500
Supplies 150 100 100

Approximate total for the program: $7,436*

*Program entry requirements are not included in the total approximate costs.

What Kind of Work Will You Do?


  • Install, diagnose and repair a wide variety of Electronics/electromechanical systems including  business equipment, consumer equipment, audio-visual equipment, circuit-board repair and network and computer equipment.
  • Perform preventive maintenance, calibrations and upgrades on existing equipment.
  • Maintain service records.
  • Interact with administration, coworkers, customers, users, vendors and other trades.

What Skills and Abilities Will You Need?


  • Demonstrate knowledge of test equipment used for testing, calibrating and maintaining electronic equipment.
  • Apply knowledge to problems with the operation, installation, maintenance, and repair of electronic equipment.
  • Demonstrate ability to understand technical manuals and reference material to upgrade existing skills and learn new skills.
  • Communicate with managers and staff regarding the safe operation, installation, and modification of electronic systems.

What Else Should I Consider about this Program or Career Choice?


  • Demonstrate the ability to be a “self-starter”.

Nondiscrimination Policy


Des Moines Area Community College shall not engage in nor allow discrimination covered by law against any person, group or organization. This includes in employment, hiring practices or the provision of services, and harassment or discrimination based on race, color, national origin, creed, religion, sex (including pregnancy and marital status), sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability and genetic information. Veteran status in educational programs, activities, employment practices, or admission procedures is also included to the extent covered by law. Individuals who believe they have been discriminated against may file a complaint through the College Discrimination Complaint Procedure. Complaint forms may be obtained from the Campus Provost’s office, the Academic Deans’ office, the Judicial Officer, or the EEO/AA Officer, Human Resources. For information about the ADA, the Section 504/ADA Coordinator may be contacted at 515-964-6857.  For Title IX questions and concerns contact 515-964-6850. (2016)

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