Electronics & Robotics Technology

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Instructor: Mr. Matt Undercofler
mundercofler@ccctc.edu
Cost:  $6,500(Plus Kit and Certification Costs)
Hours:  900
Start Date:  August 26, 2015
Schedule:  Monday-Friday,  8:30 am-2:30 pm

The Electronics and Robotics Technology Program prepares students for careers in the electronics and communications fields or continuing education at a post- secondary institution. Program components include:

  • troubleshooting and repair of electronic equipment such as computers, cell phones, CAT scanners, robots, security alarms, computer networks, gas instrumentation equipment, and alternative energy equipment.
  • reading schematics
  • electronic assembly
  • industry OSHA safety standards
  • A.C. and D.C. circuits and fundamentals
  • semiconductors and solid state circuits
  • operational amplifiers
  • basic and advanced logic circuits
  • power supplies and control circuits
  • cable and fiber optic networking
  • telecommunication principles
  • Programming humanoid & industrial robotic systems

On the practical side of electronics, the following are taught: printed circuit board layout and manufacturing, chassis layout and construction; systems wiring and soldering; equipment breakdown and reassembly; projects (construction, testing and troubleshooting), and personal computer repair. In the second year of the program, students can obtain three industry recognized communication certifications: certified network specialist, certified fiber optics specialist, and certified integrated key phone and message specialist.

Areas of Instruction

Equipment Used:

  • Analog and digital voltmeters
  • Oscilloscopes
  • Signal Generators
  • Frequency counters
  • Hand Tools
  • Network Testers
  • Fiber Optic Analyzer

Topics Covered:

  • Computers, LANs
  • Consumer Electronics
  • Biomedical Electronics
  • Automotive Electronics

Career Opportunities:

  • Computer Network Specialist Technician
  • Home Entertainment Integrated System Technician
  • Electronics Technician
  • Commercial Telephone Installer and Repair Technician
  • Automotive Electronics Technician
  • Telecommunication Technician
  • Aircraft Maintenance Technician
  • Electrical Engineering Technologist
  • Computer Repair Technician

Salary Information:

Salaries range from $12/hour entry level to $42/hour with experience and certifications. Job opportunity and placement are good due to the development of more electronic systems and expanding technology.

College Credits:

Graduates of the Electronics program at Clearfield County Career & Technology Center can receive advanced standing when pursuing an Associate Degree in Electronics Technology. As a result of an articulation agreement between Clearfield County Career & Technology Center and Penn College of Technology, CCCTC graduates can be awarded up to 12 college credits for work completed at CCCTC. The awarding of the credits results in a substantial tuition credit at Penn College of Technology. Beginning in 2008-2009, students will also have the opportunity to dual enroll with CCCTC and Penn College of Technology. More details will be released as they become available. Students can also participate in a dual enrollment program with Pennsylvania Highlands Community College which allows them to obtain up to 22 credits towards an Associate Degree in Electronics Engineering.

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