Electronics Technology

I had excellent instructors who provided real-world examples from their own experiences working in business and industry. My education opened doors.
Jim Bell, Electronics Graduate
My name is Rob, a recent graduate from the Electronics Technology program at the CWI Micron Center. I really enjoyed my experience obtaining my Associate of Applied Science degree.
Robert J. Dunfee

Overview

Working as an electronics technician is a fun career that will provide you with opportunities in a fascinating field with the potential for good pay and a variety of options. Students learn about electricity, mechanics, pneumatics, robotics, wireless communication, renewable energy, instrumentation, and industry computerized control systems. This broad-based skill set positions graduates to apply for jobs in manufacturing, food processing, bio-medical, energy production, wireless communication, avionics, and more!

Mission

Our mission is to develop qualified technicians for regional companies that work in the field of manufacturing, wireless communications, medical equipment, energy production, or food processing. Our goal is to offer the highest level of training in electronics used in those fields.

Why This Program

Graduates become technicians, whose job may include installing equipment, maintaining equipment, and/or repairing equipment.
All graduates will be officially "certified" as a nationally recognized "Certified Electronic Technician", and will become certified in various disciplines including OSHA and Customer Service.

What You Will Learn to Do

  • Understand core electronic skills
  • Understand and apply basic electronic theory
  • Interpret electronic symbols, schematics, and terminology
  • Make use of standard and advanced electronic components, including analog and digital integrated circuits, microprocessors, and microcontrollers
  • Perform printed-circuit-board work, including soldering and component replacement
  • Troubleshoot and repair industrial systems, including instrumentation, digital and microprocessor, communication and electromechanical systems
  • Analyze and program programmable logic controller systems
  • Understand electronic communication methods and circuits
  • Understand principles and applications behind Laser and Fiber Optics systems, and use opto-electronic devices
  • Work with electronic, hydraulic, pneumatic and robotic control systems
  • Make use of computers to analyze and simulate electronic circuits, and assemble technical documents and reports
  • Communicate professionally

Clubs

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Additional Opportunities

Students learn about electricity, electronics, mechanics, pneumatics, robotics, wireless communication, renewable energy, instrumentation and industry computerized control systems (PLCs).

Gainful Employment

For more information about our graduation rates, the median debt of students who have completed the program, and other important information, please visit our website at cwidaho.cc/ge

Requirements and Costs

Degrees and Certificates

Associate of Applied Science Degree in Electronics Technology

AAS

24

Delivery Formats:
Traditional

Post-Secondary Technical Certificate in Electronics Technology

PTC

12

Delivery Formats:
Traditional

Skills, Traits, and Prep Classes

  • Familiarity with math and algebra
  • Aptitude in mechanics and some level of manual dexterity
  • Computer (PC) familiarity and work experience
  • Reasonable-to-good abilities in written and verbal communications
  • An interest in problem solving and the ability to master puzzles
  • Ability to follow directions and pay attention to details

Advising

Navigating your way through college can be confusing, especially if you try to go it alone. CWI One Stop Student Services offers advising assistance, available each semester, to help in deciding which courses you need to take to complete your educational goals. Visit Advising for more information or contact One Stop Student Services to schedule an appointment.

Financial Aid Available

Did you know that as a student in this program you may be eligible for financial aid? Through grants, scholarships, and loans, more than 60 percent of first-time, full-time CWI students receive some form of financial assistance. To learn more about financial aid options and whether you may be eligible, visit Financial Aid.

Tuition and Fees

Tuition for a full-time CWI student averages half the cost of a state university and a third of the cost of a private college. Tuition and fees vary based on program and residence. Visit Tuition and Fees for more information.

Career Info

CWI's Electronic Technology program prepares students for employment in a wide variety of industries. They will receive training ion state-of-the-art concepts and equipment used in the nation's most advanced manufacturing plants. Their roles at the companies include installing, adjusting, calibrating, and maintaining instrumentation and process equipment. Training will include basic electronics, instrumentation and controls, robotics, pneumatics, programmable controllers, renewable energy and wireless communications.

Professions

  • Manufacturing
  • Biomedical Field
  • Instrumentation and Controls
  • Process Control
  • Energy - Wind Turbines
  • Energy - Hydro
  • Electronic Equipment Maintenance

Locations

Nampa Campus Micron Center for Professional Technical Education

Directions


5725 E. Franklin Road, Nampa, ID 83687

Instructors

Program Department Chair

Instructors