Electronics Technology

Welcome to the Electronics Technology Program at Kaua'i Community College!  

Students enrolled in the Electronics Technology program receive an education in basic electronics, computer technology, computer programming, RF and optical systems, and networking that includes knowledge of DC/AC/Semiconductor circuits, digital electronics, lasers, computers, and networks. Graduates may enter the workforce as entry-level technicians or continue their education in Electronics or Computer Engineering Technology baccalaureate programs.

PROGRAM ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS:

  1. Placement in ENG 100;
  2. “C” or higher in MATH 82X or placement in MATH 103; or
  3. approval of instructor.

PROGRAM STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES

  1. Demonstrate an appropriate mastery of the knowledge, techniques, and skills in the use of contemporary tools of electronics technology.
  2. Demonstrate theoretical and technical knowledge of components, systems, and control processes that govern the outcomes of systems for purposes of operation, maintenance, and improvement.
  3. Apply current technical knowledge in the analysis and solution of technical problems.
  4. Function effectively on teams interacting with all levels of personnel, fully participating, and adding to the dynamics of the group.
  5. Communicate effectively orally, in writing, and by means of the various electronic communication devices.
  6. Exhibit professional, ethical, and social responsibilities showing a respect for diversity and an awareness of contemporary professional, societal, and global issues.
  7. Explain the importance of commitment to quality, timeliness, and continuous professional improvement in adapting to emerging technologies.

GUIDED PATHWAYS TO COMPLETION

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Electronics Technology Associate in Science Degree (AS), 61 credits

Fall Semester 1

  • ETRO 101 - Introduction to Electronics Technology (3 credits)
  • ETRO 105 - Circuit Analysis I (4 credits)
  • ETRO 140B - Cisco Networking 1 (3 credits)
  • MATH 103 - College Algebra (3 credits)
  • Written Communication: ENG 100 - Composition I (3 credits)

Spring Semester 2

  • EE 160 or ICS 111 (3 credits)
  • Recommended option: ICS 111
  • ETRO 106 - Circuit Analysis II (4 credits)
  • ETRO 140C - Cisco Networking 2 (3 credits)
  • ETRO 287 - Computer Systems and Networking (4 credits)
  • Social Environment: Core Options (3 credits)

Fall Semester 3

  • ETRO 143 - Digital Electronics (3 credits)
  • ETRO 143L - Digital Electronics Laboratory (1 credit)
  • ETRO 210 - Electronic Technology 1 (3 credits)
  • Electives: Choose from the following: (3 credits)
    • Civil Track: GIS 189 and GIS 200
    • Electronics Track: ETRO 212*, ETRO 257, and ETRO 296*
    • Network Track: ETRO 240B and ETRO 240C
    • Programming Track: EE 160 and ETRO 275 
  • Oral Communication: SP 251 - Principles of Effective Public Speaking (3 credits)

Spring Semester 4

  • ETRO 161 - Introduction to Optics and Photonics (3 credits)
  • ETRO 280 - Microprocessor Architecture, Programming, and Interfacing (3 credits)
  • SCI 122 - Introduction to Science: Physical Science (3 credits)
  • SCI 122L - Introduction to Science: Physical Science Laboratory (1 credit)
  • Cultural Environment: Core Options (3 credits)
  • Electives: Choose from the following: (3 credits)
    • Civil Track: GIS 189 and GIS 200
    • Electronics Track: ETRO 212*, ETRO 257, and ETRO 296*
    • Network Track: ETRO 240B and ETRO 240C
    • Programming Track: EE 160 and ETRO 275

*Not yet approved

Total credits: 62

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Electronics Technology Certificate of Achievement (CA), 24 credits

Fall Semester 1

  • ETRO 101 - Introduction to Electronics Technology (3 credits)
  • ETRO 143 - Digital Electronics (3 credits)
  • ETRO 143L - Digital Electronics Laboratory (1 credit)
  • SP 251 - Principles of Effective Public Speaking (3 credits)

Spring Semester 2

  • EE 160 or ICS 111 (3 credits)
  • ENG 100 - Composition I (3 credits)

Fall semester 3

  • ETRO 105 Circuit Analysis I (4 credits)

Spring Semester 4

  • ETRO 106 Circuit Analysis II (4 credits)

Total credits: 24

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Network Administrator and Security Certificate of Achievement (CA), 35 credits

Fall Semester 1

  • ETRO 101 - Introduction to Electronics Technology (3 credits)
  • ETRO 140B - Cisco Networking 1 (3 credits)
  • Written Communication: ENG 100 - Composition I (3 credits)

Spring Semester 2

  • ETRO 18 - General Electronics (3 credits)
  • ETRO 140C - Cisco Networking 2 (3 credits)

Fall semester 3

  • ETRO 240B - Cisco Networking 3 (3 credits)
  • ETRO 287 - Computer Systems and Networking (3 credits)
  • Oral Communication: SP 251 - Principles of Effective Public Speaking (3 credits)

Spring Semester 4

  • ETRO 240C - Cisco Networking 4 (3 credits)
  • ETRO 244 - Cisco CCNA Security (4 credits)
  • ETRO 275 - Fundamentals of Linux (3 credits

Total credits: 35

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Cisco I Certificate of Competence (CO), 6 credits

Fall Semester 1

  • ETRO 140B - Cisco Networking 1 (3 credits)

Spring Semester 2

  • ETRO 140C - Cisco Networking 2 (3 credits)

Total credits: 6

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Cisco II Certificate of Competence (CO), 6 credits

Fall Semester 1

  • ETRO 240B - Cisco Networking 3 (3 credits)

Spring Semester 2

  • ETRO 240C - Cisco Networking 4 (3 credits)

Total credits: 6

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Electronics Technology Certificate of Competence (CO), 6 credits

Fall Semester 1

  • ETRO 18 - General Electronics (3 credits)
  • ETRO 101 - Introduction to Electronics Technology (3 Credits)

Total credits: 6

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Computer Support Certificate of Competence (CO), 10 credits

Fall Semester 1

  • ETRO 18 - General Electronics (3 credits)
  • ETRO 140B - Cisco Networking (3 credits)
  • ETRO 287 - Computer System and Networking (3 credits)

Total credits: 10

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Programming Certificate of Competence (CO), 10 credits

Fall Semester 1

  • EE 160 - Programming for Engineers (4 credits)

Spring Semester 2

  • ETRO 275 - Fundamentals of Linux (3 credits)
  • ICS 111 - Introduction to Computer Science I (3 credits)

Total credits: 10

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Network Security Certificate of Competence (CO), 17 credits
 

Fall Semester 1

  • ETRO 140B - Cisco Networking 1 (3 credits)
  • ETRO 287 - Computer Systems and Networking (3 credits)

Spring Semester 2

  • ETRO 140C - Cisco Networking 2 (3 credits)
  • ETRO 275 - Fundamentals of Linux (3 credits)

Fall semester 3

  • ETRO 244 - Cisco CCNA Security (4 credits)

Total credits: 17

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The Cisco Networking Academy is part of this program. We provide outstanding, hands-on educational experiences using advanced electronic and computer networking equipment.