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Electrical Technologies

Electronic devices are everywhere in your life. Understanding basic electronics will open doors for you to work in a world that depends upon electricity to function. You will prepare to enter as a technician or transfer to a four year degree in electrical technology.

 

Program Learning Outcomes

Electrical Technology: Electronics A.A.S. students will:

  • Demonstrate a basic understanding of the language, terminology, component recognition, component purpose, and the facts, rules, and laws for the application of: DC and AC circuitry
  • Demonstrate a basic understanding of the language, terminology, component recognition, component purpose, and the facts, rules, and laws for the application of: Digital and Analog circuitry
  • Demonstrate a basic understanding of the language, terminology, component recognition, component purpose, and the facts, rules, and laws for the application of: Industrial circuitry
  • Demonstrate a basic understanding of the language, terminology, component recognition, component purpose, and the facts, rules, and laws for the application of: Programmable Logic Controllers
  • Read, analyze, interpret and draw schematics of the following diagrams: Single and Block
  • Read, analyze, interpret and draw schematics of the following diagrams: Wiring and Connection
  • Read, analyze, interpret and draw schematics of the following diagrams: Circuit plan and Ladder
  • Safely and properly use the following devices: Meters and Oscilloscopes
  • Safely and properly use the following devices: Generators and Tracers
  • Safely and properly use the following devices: Analyzers and Probes
  • Safely and properly use the following devices: Basic PC Computers
  • Safely and properly use the following devices: Power Sources
  • Create electrical drawings and schematics using CADD

 

Cayuga Success Stories

“This position was made possible for me by the fantastic education I received at CCC. My adviser made sure that I got the classes I needed.”  — Tim Clark '03 Process quality technician, TRW

“The program at CCC consists of not only technical classes but also computer science classes. This combination has allowed me to be a resource to several engineering departments. Engineering is not just electrical and mechanical design anymore. PC and software knowledge is a must, and CCC offers that.”  — Darrin Emperato '05 Technician III, Welch Allyn

“My education at Cayuga Community College allowed me the opportunity not only to break into the job market at a very difficult time, but to excel in it. The knowledge base, skill set, and confidence that I gained have been invaluable to my career.”  — Matthew Wilson '01 Engineering technician/Space and Defense, Anaren Microwave

 

Specialized Courses

  • Electric Circuits
  • Introduction to Digital Computers
  • Basic Electronics
  • Fundamentals of Microcomputers
  • Intermediate Electronics
  • Programmable Logic Controllers
  • Quality Assurance
  • Electronics Drafting with CADD
  • Industrial Electronics
  • Radio Frequency Communication

 

Unique Features

  • Emphasis on state-of-the-art technology and student-centered learning
  • Solid foundation of skills to prepare for evolving industry technologies
  • Practical approach to instruction, including regular contact with established industry and professional organizations
  • Middle States accreditation for simplified transfer to four-year technology programs, including an articulation agreement with SUNY Institute of Technology at Utica/Rome

 

Program Highlights

  • Fundamental knowledge in DC and AC circuitry, digital circuits, microprocessor systems, programmable logic controllers, and high-frequency systems
  • Hands-on learning and experimentation with a variety of test equipment including multimeters, oscilloscopes, logic pulsers and probes, logic analyzers, spectrum analyzers, and network analyzers
  • Essential troubleshooting skills for sophisticated electronic systems
  • Use of computer simulation software such as Electronics Workbench Multisim to validate experimental results from constructed laboratory circuits
  • Up-to-date industry standards information maintained through the Electrical Technology Advisory Board, representing local industry and educational organizations
  • Links to other two- and four-year colleges through involvement with the New York State Engineering and Technology Association (NYSETA)
  • Student Technology Club, sponsoring local plant tours, campus visits to four-year colleges, and networking with professionals in industry and education

 

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For information, please contact:

Thomas Karle, PhD.
315-255-1743, x 2420
karle@cayuga-cc.edu