At a Glance:

Walker: Cody Brewer
Cody Brewer, Electronics Instructor
Office: 304
Phone: 706-764-3204
Campus: Walker County Campus
Department: Electronics Technology
Whitfield Murray:  Ronald Turner
Ronald Turner, Program Director & Instructor of Electronics Technology
Office: B619c
Phone: 706-272-2974
Campus: Whitfield Murray Campus
Department: Electronics Technology, Industrial Technologies


B.S., Kennesaw State University; Diploma, Coosa Valley Technical College


Electrical Contractors License, Non-Restricted

Electronics Technology (ET14)

Offered at the Following Campuses

  • Whitfield Murray Campus
  • Walker County Campus

Program Overview

The Electronics Technology Diploma program is a sequence of courses designed to prepare students for careers in electronics technology professions. Learning opportunities develop academic, technical, and professional knowledge and skills required for job acquisition, retention, and advancement. Program graduates are to be competent in the general areas of communications, mathematics, computer literacy, and interpersonal relations. The program emphasizes a combination of electronics technology theory and practical application necessary for successful employment using both manual and computerized electronics systems. Program graduates receive an Electronics Technology Diploma which qualifies them as electronics technicians with a specialization in biomedical instrumentation, communications electronics, computer electronics, general electronics, industrial electronics, or telecommunications electronics.

Entrance Date:  Fall Semester (Pre-Occupational Courses Any Semester)

Note:  This program is not accepting new students on the Floyd County Campus.

Gainful Employment Information

Course Overview

Credit Hours
Pre-Occupational Curriculum (14 - 15 hours)
Introduces the fundamental concepts, terminology, and operations necessary to use computers. Emphasis is placed on basic functions and familiarity with computer use. Topics include an introduction to computer terminology, the Windows environment, Internet and email, word processing software, spreadsheet software, database software, and presentation software.
Emphasizes the development and improvement of written and oral communication abilities. Topics include analysis of writing, applied grammar and writing skills, editing and proofreading skills, research skills, and oral communication skills.
Emphasizes concepts and operations which are applied to the study of algebra. Topics include basic mathematical concepts, basic algebraic concepts, and intermediate algebraic concepts.
and one of the following (2 - 3 hours)
Emphasizes human relations and professional development in today*s rapidly changing world that prepares students for living and working in a complex society. Topics include human relations skills, job acquisition skills and communication, job retention skills, job advancement skills, and professional image skills.
Presents basic concepts within the field of psychology and their application to everyday human behavior, thinking, and emotion. Emphasis is placed on students understanding basic psychological principles and their application within the context of family, work and social interactions. Topics include an overview of psychology as a science, the nervous and sensory systems, learning and memory, motivation and emotion, intelligence, lifespan development, personality, psychological disorders and their treatment, stress and health, and social relations.
and one of the following (3 hours)
Emphasizes basic geometric and trigonometric concepts. Topics include measurement conversion, geometric terminology and measurements, and trigonometric terminology and functions.
Emphasizes trigonometric concepts, logarithms, and exponential functions. Topics include trigonometric concepts, logarithms and exponentials.
Occupational Curriculum (26 hours)
Develops the ability to solder and desolder connectors, components, and printed circuit boards using industry standards. Topics include: safety practices, soldering, desoldering, anti-static grounding, and surface mount techniques.
This course provides instruction in the theory and practical application of simple and complex direct current circuitry. Topics include laboratory safety practices and procedures, electrical laws and principles, DC test equipment basic series, parallel and combination circuits, complex series and parallel circuits, and DC theorems.
This course introduces the theory and application of varying sine wave voltages and current, and continues the development of AC concepts with emphasis on constructing, verifying, and troubleshooting reactive circuits using RLC theory and practical application. Topics include AC wave generation, frequency and phase relationship, impedance, admittance, and conductance power factors, reactive components simple RLC circuits, AC circuit resonance, passive filters, and non-sinusoidal wave forms.
This course provides instruction in the theory and application of solid state devices in the electronics industry. Emphasis is placed on the physical characteristics and uses of solid state devices. Topics include PN diodes, power supplies, voltage regulation, bipolar junction theory and application, field effect transistors, and special applications.
This course is designed to provide sufficient coverage of digital electronics and microprocessor fundamentals. Digital fundamentals will introduce basic topics such as binary topics such as binary arithmetic, logic gates and truth tables, Boolean algebra and minimization techniques, logic families, and digital test equipment. Upon completion of the foundational digital requirements, a more advanced study of digital devices and circuits will include such topics as flip-flops, counters, multiplexers and de-multiplexers, encoding and decoding, displays, and analog to digital and digital to analog conversions. Students will also explore the basic architecture and hardware concepts of the microprocessor.
Provides in-depth instruction on the characteristics and applications of linear integrated circuits. Topics include: operational amplifiers, timers, and three-terminal voltage regulators.
And Completion of one of the Following Specializations (0 hours)
Telecommunications Electronics Technology Specialization (18 hours)
Provides an introduction to the fundamentals of installing, configuring, upgrading, troubleshooting, and repairing microcomputer systems. Topics include installation, configuration, upgrading, diagnosing, troubleshooting, preventive maintenance, basic hardware, printers, and basic networking.
Provides an introduction to networking technologies. Cover a wide range of material about networking, from careers in networking to local area networks, wide area networks, protocols, topologies, transmission media, and security. Focuses on operating network management systems and implementing the installation of networks. The course reviews cabling, connection schemes, the fundamentals of LAN and Wan technologies, TCP/IP configuration and troubleshooting, remote connectivity, and network maintenance and troubleshooting. Topics include: media and topologies, protocols and standards, network implementation, and network support.
Introduces the fundamentals of fiber optics and explores the applications of fiber optic transmission systems. Laboratory exercises give students hands-on experience with fiber optic devices and test equipment. Topics includes: fundamentals of fiber optics, types of optical fibers, fiber materials and manufacture, cabling, light sources/transmitters/receivers, connectors, splicing, test measurement, and fiber optic system design.
Introduces the basic of cable installation from the initial site survey to splicing cable and making connections. Through laboratory activities, students perform the basic tasks of a cable installer. Topics include: basic standards and practices, cable rating and performance, cable installation and management, testing and troubleshooting, industry standards, pulling cable, and understanding blueprints.
This course provides instruction in the installation, programming, testing, and repair of simple and complex telephone systems. An introduction is also given to basic concepts on telecommunication and data transmission.
Industrial Electronics Technology Specialization (16 hours)
Introduces industrial process control applications with an emphasis on sensors and signal conditioning. Topics include: symbology and drawing standards, control techniques, sensors and signal conditioning, and ISA and other relevant standards.
Introduces the application of motor controls in the industrial environment. Topics include: AC/DC motors, AC/DC drives, MCC and contractors, NEC and NEMA standards, ladder diagrams, and power sources.
Provides the basic skills and techniques used in industrial application of programmable controls. Topics include: controller hardware, programming, PC applications, and troubleshooting.
Develops knowledge and skills necessary to transmit mechanical power using common industrial linkage types. Emphasis is placed on use of mechanical devices in combination with electronic controls. Topics include: linkages, motion analysis, gear drives, and preventative maintenance.
Provides an overview of fluid power operation as applied to industrial electronics. Emphasis is placed on the interfacing of electronic and fluidic systems. Topics include: safety, fluid dynamics, hydraulics, pneumatics, air logic, and electrical interfacing.
This course continues an earlier study of microprocessor fundamentals and introduces robotic theory and application. Topics include the microprocessor instruction set, programming and debugging applications and troubleshooting, microprocessor applications for embedded systems, basic DSP concepts, robotic terminology and languages, and robotic programming.