Electronics Technology

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

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

Students can take specific classes for certificates, or complete a comprehensive Degree Plan to earn an Associate Degree. 

Electronics Technology is an exciting and dynamic field. As an Electronics Engineering Technician, you'll be qualified to work in a variety of industries, including:

  • Research and development laboratories
  • Military operations and facilities
  • Networking facilities
  • Electronic equipment manufacturers
  • Public utilities
  • Resorts
  • Electronic equipment distributors
  • Electronics equipment repair

Our highly-skilled instructors use a hands-on approach to teaching, with practical applications relevant to the local job market. Classes are limited to 15 students, creating a personalized learning environment. We also have many internship opportunities that give students valuable experience for future employment. Our technical equipment and laboratories on campus are unmatched on the island of Kauai:

  • Printed Circuit Board Fabrication Equipment
  • Networking Equipment (in-class & remote access)
  • Computer Laboratories 
  • Laser-optics Laboratory
  • Hawaii Space Flight Laboratory
  • Satellite Tracking Ground Station


For more information contact us today. We look forward to serving you!

ADMISSIONS REQUIREMENTS

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

GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS

A GPA of 2.0 or higher for all courses applicable toward the certificate or degree is needed to meet graduation requirements.

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

Students have the flexibility to earn individual certificates that provide a solid foundation in the Electronics Technology, computer networking, and cyber security field. This is a tremendous benefit if you would like to become professional in a particular area, within a relatively short amount of time.  

Every class that you take to receive an Achievement Certificate or Competence Certificate can be applied to earn a Degree, so with each certificate, you are one step closer to receiving an Associate of Science Degree in Electronics Technology. You can also take courses through the Cisco Network Academy and earn additional Cisco Certificates.

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Electronics Associate in Science Degree (AS), 61 Credits
 
Fall Semester 1
  • ENG 100 Composition I (3 Credits)
  • ETRO 101 Electronics Fabrication and Assembly (3 Credits)
  • ETRO 105 Circuit Analysis I (4 Credits)
  • ETRO 140B Cisco Networking 1 (3 Credits)
  • MATH 103 College Algebra (3 Credits)
Spring Semester 2
  • ETRO 106 Circuit Analysis II (4 Credits)
  • ETRO 140C Cisco Networking 2 (3 Credits)
  • ETRO 287 Computer Hardware and OS (3 Credits)
  • ICS 111 Introduction to Computer Science I (3 Credits)
  • Social Environment: Core Options* (3 Credits)
Fall Semester 3
  • Elective** (3-4 Credits)
  • ETRO 143 Digital Electronics (3 Credits)
  • ETRO 143L Digital Electronics Lab (1 Credit)
  • ETRO 210 Electronic Technology 1 (3 Credits)
  • P 251 Principles of Effective Public Speaking (3 Credits)
Spring Semester 4
  • Cultural Environment: Core Options* (3 Credits)
  • Elective** (3 Credits)
  • 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 Lab (1 Credit)
Total Credits 61

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Computer Support Specialist Certificate of Competence (CO), 9 Credits
 
Fall Semester 1
  • ETRO 18 General Electronics (3 Credits)
  • ETRO 140B Cisco Networking (3 Credits)
  • ETRO 187 Computer Hardware and OS (3 Credits)
Total credits 9

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Electronics Certificate of Achievement (CA), (24 Credits)
 
Fall Semester 1
  • ETRO 101 Electronics Fabrication and Assembly (3 Credits)
  • ETRO 143 Digital Electronics (3 Credits)
  • ETRO 143L Digital Electronics Lab (1 Credit)
  • SP 251 Principles of Effective Public Speaking (3 Credits)
Spring Semester 2
  • ENG 100 Composition I (3 Credits)
  • ICS 111 Introduction to Computer Science 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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Electronics Certificate of Competence (CO), 6 Credits

Fall Semester 1

  • ETRO 18 General Electronics (3 Credits)
  • ETRO 101 Electronics Fabrication and Assembly (3 Credits)
Total credits 6

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Network Administrator and Security Certificate of Achievement (CA), 31 Credits

Fall Semester 1

  • ENG 100 Composition I (3 Credits)
  • ETRO 140B Cisco Networking 1 (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 Hardware and OS (3 Credits)
  • 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 31

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Network Security Specialist Certificate of Competence (CO), 16 Credits

Fall Semester 1

  • ETRO 140B Cisco Networking 1 (3 Credits)
  • ETRO 287 Computer Hardware and OS (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 16

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