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Electrical Systems Technology

ELECTRICAL SYSTEMS TECHNOLOGY  – MAJOR # 8171

Welcome to the Electrical Systems Technology Department at Fresno City College. Electronic Technology courses prepare students for envronments in residential, commercial or industrial settings. Electronics is a booming field. Wherever there is a power, control, or refrigeration system, there is a job designing and maintaining that system. And FCC's broad-based training provides the flexibility to survive a downturn in any one industry.

Electronic Technology majors at FCC can earn either a Certificate of Achievement or an Associate in Science (A.S.) Degree. Students may earn an Associate in Science Degree in approximately two academic years.

Because they can avoid traditional barriers by choosing to go into business for themselves, electronics is a particularly attractive field for women. There is a wide age range among FCC electronics majors. The youngest students enter the program directly from high school. Other students are already working in the industry and wish to update their skills; some work outside the industry, but want to enter it; some are retraining following a workers' compensation injury; others are retirees.

Solid reading, writing, and communications skills are important for any student who hopes to succeed in this field. An independent contractor needs to communicate effectively with clients. And corporate employees need to communicate effectively with management and the company's network users. Good math skills and a general knowledge of electronics are helpful.

ASSOCIATE IN SCIENCE DEGREE AND CERTIFICATE OF ACHIEVEMENT

FIRST YEAR

First Semester   Units
AT 10 Technical Computer Applications 2
EST 51 Direct Current Fundamentals Of Electronics 3
EST 52 Alternating Current Fundamentals 3
EST 54 Integrated Devices 3
 

Total

11

Second Semester   Units
EST 53 Lab Safety Practices 1
EST 55A Digital Concepts 3
EST 55B Digital Applications 3
EST 57C Voice and Data Cabling 3
EST 96A National Electrical Code Part 1 or  
    EST 96B National Electrical Code Part 2 or  
    EST 96C National Electrical Code Part 3 3
 

Total

13


SECOND YEAR

First Semester    Units
EST 55C SCADA Systems 2
EST 57A Analog Communications 3
EST 57B Digital Communications 3
EST 58 Programmable Logic Controllers 3
 

Total

11

Second Semester   Units
AT 40 Preparing for Employment Opportunities 3
EST 56A Wiring Methods 3
EST 56B Motor Control 3
EST 56C Industrial Electronics 3
EST 59 Instrumentation Systems 3
 

Total

15



Last updated: 6/24/2008 2:57:04 PM