2012-2013 Catalog 
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2012-2013 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Computers, Electronics, and Networks - Robotics and Electronics Technology Associate of Technical Arts

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PGM Code – 630T

Program Description The Robotics and Electronics Associate of Technical Arts (ATA) degree program trains students to enter the job market as Electronics Technicians, Electromechanical Technicians, Field Service Technicians, and Manufacturing Technicians. The training is generic and is applicable to many fields such as Aerospace, Electronics Manufacturing, Medical Equipment, and Telecommunications. This program trains students in electronic circuit analysis, functional testing and troubleshooting of complex linear, digital, and microprocessor/microcontroller based systems. This training makes extensive use of practical, hands on learning. Whenever possible, we model real-world applications so our graduates are prepared for the work they will find.

This program takes two academic years to complete. Students typically enter in fall quarter unless they have prior electronics training. Students should have taken high school algebra, have strong reading skills, and an aptitude for solving technical problems. Students who complete just the first year of this program are eligible for the Basic Electronics Certificate .

Common Course Numbering  Please refer to www.edcc.edu/ccn for more information.

Credit/Grade Requirements This ATA degree is awarded upon a student’s completion of a minimum of 90 credits of Program Requirements and Recommended Electives as outlined. A minimum of 30 credits or one-third, whichever is less, of the required credits must have been received from Edmonds Community College. Students are required to maintain a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.0.

Cultural Diversity Requirement All students earning degrees and certificates of 45 credits or more must meet a cultural diversity (CD) requirement by completing courses marked as “CD” on the requirement sheet and/or “Meets Cultural Diversity Requirement” in the quarterly class schedule. Those courses may also be used to fulfill other requirements of the degree or certificate.

High School Transition Program Students (Tech Prep, College in the High School, and Running Start) It is recommended that high school students who have earned college credit through dual credit programs meet with a college adviser.

Students Are Advised To

  • Plan their schedule several quarters in advance in order to accommodate courses that are offered only once or twice a year,
  • Review the college catalog for required course prerequisites and include these in schedule planning, and
  • Communicate with a faculty adviser.

Graduation Application A completed Graduation Application form must be submitted to Enrollment Services by the 10th day of the quarter in which the student expects to graduate. Forms are available online or at Enrollment Services located in Lynnwood Hall. Note applications for summer quarter are due by the 8th day of the quarter.

CWU Transfer This ATA degree transfers directly to Central Washington University’s Bachelors in Information Technology and Administrative Management on the Edmonds Community College campus. Students must complete specific requirements for English, math, and logic. For more information, visit CWU BAS-ITAM or contact the CWU adviser at linklett@cwu.edu.

College Resources
College Website | www.edcc.edu
How to Enroll | www.edcc.edu/es
Transfer Center | www.edcc.edu/transfer
College Bookstore | www.edcc.edu/bookstore
Advising Appointments | 425.640.1458

The advisers for this program are
Kay Latimer | klatimer@edcc.edu | 425.640.1136
Bill Marshall | bmarshal@edcc.edu | 425.640.1985

Department websites
Computers, Electronics, and Networks | www.edcc.edu/cen
CWU BAS-ITAM | www.cwu.edu/~itam

Advising Note

This program requirement sheet is not a substitute for meeting with an academic adviser. Meeting the requirements to graduate with an Edmonds Community College certificate or degree is ultimately the responsibility of the student.

I. General Education/Related Instruction Requirements (15 credits)

Students who plan to transfer credits toward a Bachelor’s degree should consult an adviser regarding transfer Math requirement.

A. Communication Skills (5 credits)

B. Quantitative Skills (5 credits)

C. Human Relations/Group Interaction (5 credits)

Cultural Diversity Requirement

____Cultural Diversity Requirement met.

General Education/Related Instruction Requirements Learning Outcomes

Students will demonstrate General Education/Related Instruction Learning Outcomes in each of the following areas:

Communication Skills: Write in clear, effective ways, adapted to audience, context, and purpose.
Quantitative Skills: Apply mathematical, quantitative or symbolic models to solve problems, draw inferences, or support conclusions appropriate to an individual discipline.
Human Relations/Group Interaction: Identify and explain how to apply the skills needed to maintain effective working relationships in multicultural settings.
Cultural Diversity: Apply multiple perspectives when examining cultural differences and interacting in multicultural settings.

Career Management (1 credit)

Program Requirements Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the Program Requirements for this degree, students will be able to:
  • Use independent research to learn about new technology and equipment.
  • Analyze, test and troubleshoot complex electronic circuits using industry standard test equipment.
  • Use simulation software to model circuits and predict circuit operation.
  • Write, run and debug diagnostic test programs for service and repair.
  • Communicate technical information effectively in writing.
  • Apply industry standard methods to the replacement of parts on a circuit board.
  • Career Management: Demonstrate the ability to research employment opportunities, prepare an effective employment package, and present oneself positively in a job interview.


Adviser’s Signature and Date

Dean’s Signature and Date

Eff: summer 2012  |  Rev: 06/12

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