Electronics & Computer Technology
Planning your Class Schedule
If you'd like help planning which courses to take for each semester while you're in the Electronics program, you have come to the right place! Below is everything you'll need to obtain an Electronics Certificate. You do not need to take any General Ed classes if you only plan on obtaining a certificate rather than an A.S. Degree. See "Electronics Certificate" below for class scheduling.
If you plan on getting an A.S degree, the same scheduling rules apply in the the "Electronics Certificate" section for Electronics classes, but also see "General Ed Requirements for A.S. Degree" below.
- Classes offered in Fall semesters: ELEC50A/50B, 51, 53, 54A, 56, 11, 61
- Classes offered in Winter sessions: ELEC10, 62, TECH60
- Classes offered in Spring semesters: ELEC50A/50B, 56, 11, 61, 54B, 55, 12, 74, TECH60
- Classes offered in the Summer sessions: Sometimes TECH60 is offered in the summer
- Take ELEC51 as soon as you can after ELEC50A/50B
- Take ELEC54A, 54B, 53, and 55 either concurrently with 51 or better yet after you’ve taken 51
- Take ELEC12 after ELEC51
- Take ELEC74 after ELEC56
- Take ELEC61 after ELEC50A/50B
- ELEC54A and 54B can be taken in either order
- See the 3 year tentative class schedule on the Electronics Website
NOTE: The following suggested schedules take all the above bullets into account
General Education Requirements for A.S. Degree
To obtain an Associate in Science degree in Electronics and Computer Engineering Technology you will need to complete at least 26 units of general-education (G.E.) course work. Below are some recommendations.
Recommended G.E Schedule
We recommend taking your G.E's concurrently with, rather than after, your Electronics courses so that your technical skills are current when applying for jobs upon graduation. We recommend taking English 1A (Freshman Composition) early as it will help with writing assignments encountered in the Electronics courses. Other than that, G.E.'s can be taken in any order. The following recommended G.E's are for courses that pair well with our Electronics courses.
- 2 courses from Area A - We recommend English 1A (4 units) and Speech 1A (4 units).
- 1 course from Area B
- 2 courses from Area C
- 2 courses from Area D
- 1 course from Area E - Any 3-unit course.
If you need to take one or more college preparatory courses (for example, Math 51, Math 71, or English 68), we recommend taking those as you begin your course work in Electronics. We recommend an Elementary Algebra or higher level of math ability coming into Electronics 50A, (Electronic Circuits - Direct Current).
Math courses preceding Math 51 should be completed before entering Electronics 50A. However, other courses in the department, specifically Electronics 11 (Technical Applications in Microcomputers), and Technology 60 (Customer Relations for the Technician), have no college preparatory course requirement. In addition, though not required for the Electronics certificate or degree, Electronics 10 (Introduction to Mechatronics), is an ideal introduction to our program and has no prerequisites.