ELECTRONICS/NETWORKING PROGRAM (ET/NET) OUTCOMES:
The Bachelor of Science Degree Program in Electronics Technology is designed to prepare students for employment as Electronic Technologists. Typical entry-level jobs involve (but are NOT limited to) the installation and maintenance of electrical/electronic systems. More specifically, the graduates of this program will:
OUTCOME 1: Exhibit the technical/managerial skills and knowledge of electronics professionals.
Component 1: Mathematics, Science, and Physics.
- Graduates will be able to apply mathematical and scientific principles to solve problems in the electronics field.
- Graduates will be able to apply principles of physics and mathematics to solve specific electrical problems in electronic components, circuits, systems, and software applications.
Component 2: Technical Proficiency.
- Graduates will be able to demonstrate a level of proficiency beyond the entry level related to one or more areas of their selected specialization.
- Graduates will demonstrate technical and general knowledge required in occupational work areas related to the specific field of study.
Component 3: Management.
- Graduates will be able to function effectively in a team environment.
- Graduates will be able to identify, analyze, and solve technical and management problems related to their field of electronics specialization.
- Graduates will be able to research, prepare, and present both oral and written reports on a technical or management subject related to their area of specialization.
Component 4: Computer Applications/Automation and Test Equipment.
- Graduates will be able to use the computer proficiently to develop written reports, computerized presentations, and conduct research.
- Graduates will be able to select and use the proper type electronics test equipment to test, measure, troubleshoot, and analyze a variety of electronics circuits.
- Graduates will demonstrate knowledge and skill writing code for circuit operation and/or to solve software errors.
- Graduates will be able to design, build, and analyze circuits using CAD programs.
OUTCOME 2: Communicate effectively.
- Graduates will be able to articulate problems and proposed solutions orally and in writing.
- Graduates will be able to listen effectively.
- Graduates will be able to interpret and convey technical information.
- Graduates will be able to use the computer effectively in communications, presentations and to generate graphics, charts, reports and other visual support material.
- Graduates will be able to use appropriate interpersonal communication techniques.
OUTCOME 3: Utilize systematic problem solving and critical thinking strategies.
- Graduates will solve electronics problems independently and as a team member.
- Graduates will analyze and question electronics equipment/circuit situations and problems.
- Graduates will observe and document existing methods and procedures.
- Graduates will use critical thinking to reason and anticipate results.
- Graduates will know and use problem-solving techniques.
OUTCOME 4: Exhibit a global awareness.
- Graduates will have a concern for the global environment.
- Graduates will be sensitive to human and cultural diversity.
OUTCOME 5: Reflect professionalism, valuing and ethics in decision making.
- Graduates will know and utilize effective leadership and supervisory traits.
- Graduates will set appropriate goals and plan their realization.
- Graduates will recognize and reflect ethical action and conduct.
- Graduates will identify potentially compromising situations.
- Graduates will abide by appropriate laws, regulations and standards.