Applied Electronics for Manufacturing Technicians


The Southern Tier has roughly 450 manufacturers employing 19 percent of the total workforce with a payroll that approaches $2 billion a year. There is a significant and immediate need for Electrical Techs for many of the area manufacturers. Employers are interested in credentialed employees.

Stackable to Degree Program

These micro-credentials align with requirements for the Electrical Technology-Electronics A.A.S. should students choose to continue their education after obtaining the micro-credential. 

Our micro-credential is 19 credits and is comprised of the following courses:

MATH 1230, Elements of Applied Math I

Primarily for students enrolled in the technology programs. Problems in science and engineering are stressed. First semester includes algebraic operations review, functions and graphs, trigonometric functions and graphs, vectors and oblique triangles. (3 cr. hrs.) (Fall, Spring). Prerequisite: MATH 0980 or placement. Cannot receive credit for this course if previously received credit for MATH 1210-1220 or MATH 1215-1225. A graphing calculator without a CAS (Computer Algebra System) is required; Texas Instruments TI-83 or TI- 84 recommended.

ELEC 1010, Electricity

Electrical quantities and their measurement, series and parallel DC circuits, electrical power, AC circuits, magnetism and basic instrumentation. Basic circuit analysis theorems. (4 cr. hrs.) (Fall, Spring). Prerequisites: Be taking or have taken ENGL 1010 and MATH1230. Lecture/Laboratory. Lab fee.

ELEC 1500, Solid State Electronics

Theory of operation, design, analysis, and circuit configurations of P-N junction diode, bridge rectifiers, zener diodes, LEDs, bipolar transistors, optocouplers, single-stage and multi-stage amplifiers. The use of circuit analysis software for schematic drawing and simulation will be included. (4 cr. hrs.) (Spring). Prerequisite: ELEC 1010. Lecture/ Laboratory. Lab fee.

ELEC 1510, Digital Electronics

Digital circuits and their application. Binary and hexadecimal number systems and codes, basic logic gates, combinational and sequential logic circuits, Boolean algebra, arithmetic circuits, decoders, encoders multiplexers, flip flops and counters. Lab work includes design of circuits utilizing integrated circuits and FPGA hardware/software. (4 cr. hrs.) (Spring). Prerequisite: ELEC 1010. Lecture/Laboratory. Lab fee.

ELEC 2020, Industrial Electronics

Analysis and design of automatic control systems using industrial programmable logic controllers and ladder logic, using Allen Bradley SLC500 PLCs. Other topics include industrial relays, switches, sensors, solenoids, and thermal overload protection schemes. The use of software for simulation of industrial system automation will be included. (4 cr. hrs.) (Spring). Prerequisites: ELEC 1500 and 1510; or ELEC 1580. Lecture/Laboratory. Lab fee.