This course is designed to provide beginning students with a degree of proficiency in basic electrical and electronic skills. Emphasis is placed on basic atomic theory, conductors and insulators, the concept of direct current in a conductor, series and parallel resistive circuits, series/parallel circuits and digital technology. Students in this quarter will be trained in basic soldering and de-soldering skills as specified by the ANSI J-STD-001 Training and Certification Program.
Electronic Systems Technology
With the knowledge you gain from WTI’s Integrated Electronics Technology program you will be ready to install, troubleshoot, repair, and upgrade electronic and computer-controlled mechanical systems, such as robotic assembly machines. The number of Electronics Technology jobs are projected to increase by 7% from 2016-2026, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
After completing your Electronic Systems Technology Program, you will be prepared for a career as a:
- Electronics Technician
- Bench Technician
- PLC/Controls Technician
- Field Service Technician
- Instrumentation Technician
Courses available at the Wichita Main and Tulsa campuses.
This program helps graduates begin to prepare for careers in a variety of entry level electronics technician positions, such as avionics, communications, computers and industrial electronics.
The program introduces students to certain circuits and specialized techniques used in the electronics field. The program is taught using a combination of theory and practical application in a laboratory environment.
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|DC Circuit Fundamentals||4 Weeks||5 QCH|
|Intro to Digital Logic Systems||4 Weeks||5 QCH|
This course is designed to provide students with a degree of proficiency in the study of magnetism, electromagnetism, concepts of waveform phase relationships, waveform values, and frequency of a waveform. Students will also study number systems and digital logic gates.
|Digital Fundamentals and Research Paper||4 Weeks||5 QCH|
This course is designed to provide students with a degree of proficiency in the study of Basic Digital Circuitry and Digital Devices. The students will also pick a research project during this course, which will be presented during the final week of the course.
|AC Circuit Fundamentals||4 Weeks||5 QCH|
This course is designed to provide students with a degree of proficiency in the study of alternating current, how it is generated, concepts of phase relationships, sinusoidal waveform values, and frequency of an AC waveform. This course provides students with a degree of proficiency in basic electrical and electronic skills. Emphasis is placed on basic atomic theory, conductors and insulators, the concept of direct current in a conductor, series and parallel resistive circuits, series/parallel circuits.
|Intro to Reactive Circuits and Power Supplies||4 Weeks||5 QCH|
This course is designed to provide students with a degree of proficiency in the study of reactive circuits, tuned circuits, filters and resonant circuits. Students will gain a degree of proficiency in vector analysis as well as resonant circuit analysis. This course will also focus on the purpose and function of standard and switching power supplies.
|Advanced Analog Circuits and Research Paper||4 Weeks||5 QCH|
This training course is intended to provide knowledge and hands-on experience in the analog area of amplifiers, operational amplifiers, oscillators and other types of linear circuits. Students in this quarter will be trained in the operation and troubleshooting of audio amplifiers, and oscillators. The students will also pick a research project during this course, which will be presented during the final week of the course.
|Radio Frequency Communications||4 Weeks||5 QCH|
Radio frequency communications is part of everyday life, from AM/FM radio transmitters and receivers, TV stations, cell phone technology and now two-way video communications. All of these items use some form of RF communications technology. This course will help the student understand the technology utilized to make these systems work. The student will build an AM/FM RF receiver as part of their lab experience to emphasize the importance of this area of electronics.
|Telecommunications||4 Weeks||5 QCH|
This class will provide an introduction to telecom systems, along with structured cabling to include telecom, optical fiber and the connectors used in these systems. In addition, the students will study to take the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) exam towards the end of the course in order to gain their FCC License.
|CCTV, Security Systems and Research Project||4 Weeks||5 QCH|
The video system is one of the most widely used devices produced by the industry today. Video monitors are used in the computer, bio-medical, industrial, security and avionics fields. All of these applications utilize the same basic video display circuitry. The student with basic video system knowledge will be able to test, adjust, troubleshoot, install and repair any of the above receivers or any device that uses a video display. A person who knows basic electronics, can read schematic diagrams, block diagrams and service manuals, use basic test equipment and have a good foundation of troubleshooting, can enter into a field of electronics and be successful. The video system is one of the most sophisticated devices that can be used for many other applications in part or whole. The video receiver lends itself well as a training vehicle in the lab for students to learn complete circuitry and troubleshooting techniques associated with electronics technology that can be applied to many other areas in the electronics industry. The student will also become familiar with video surveillance systems (CCTV). This class will provide an introduction to security systems, along with structured cabling used in these systems. The students will also pick a research project during this course, which will be presented during the final week of the course.
|Industrial Components and Relay Logic||4 Weeks||5 QCH|
The students begin this course discussing electrical and mechanical safety. This will lead into advanced control circuits such as thyristor devices, solid state and mechanical relays as well as single and 3-phase power distribution. Industrial control devices such as relays are used in the manufacturing and process control environments to control three phase motor starters, limit switches and sensors, which will be one of the main topics of this course. During this course, the student will also prepare for and take the Associate CET Exam through the International Society of Certified Electronics Technicians (ISCET).
|Power Generation and Motor Control||4 Weeks||5 QCH|
The student will begin learning about power generation, using fossil fuels, hydro-electric, nuclear and renewable sources such as solar and wind. Students will follow the power from the power generation plant through the transmission line to the wall outlet. Motors in manufacturing industries consume the majority of the power generated in the world, therefore students will learn about both AC and DC motors and motor control circuits and ways to maximize motor efficiencies.
|Industrial Networking, PLC Programming and Research Project||4 Weeks||5 QCH|
During this course focus will be placed on the Allen Bradley line of Programmable Logic Controllers and RS Logix 5000 programming software. Students will become familiar with how PLC’s control industrial environments and help automate factories and ultimately help the manufacturing process be more efficient. Understanding PLC’s and how to proficiently program these devices can open the doors to the automation world of electronics. The course will conclude by learning the basics of industrial networking. Device connectivity in a factory is a key factor to maintaining uptime. Being able to instantly access a device or access it remotely over the internet can streamline troubleshooting and increase manufacturing productivity. The students will also pick a research project during this course, which will be presented during the final week of the course.
|PLC Process Automation||4 Weeks||5 QCH|
This course is designed to introduce the student to automated control systems used in factory and manufacturing environments. Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC’s) are one of the primary components of an automated industrial system. Focus will be on Allen-Bradley Control Logix processor based PLC’s and students will learn how to program and troubleshoot these devices. The student will learn programming languages such as Allen Bradley’s RS Logix 5000 programming software. The PLC’s will then be interfaced with Panel View (Human Machine Interface) HMI’s.
|Automated Motion and Motor Control||4 Weeks||5 QCH|
This class will expand on PLC Process Automation. The student will learn how to program Allen-Bradley Variable Frequency Drives (VFD’s). VFD’s are utilized to control 3-phase motor speed and torque. Other topics covered will include robotics, servomotors, stepper motors, and conveyor systems. The class will also prepare and take the ISCET Industrial Journeyman certification.
|Fluid and Air Power Systems and Research Project||4 Weeks||5 QCH|
This course is designed to introduce the student to fluid and air power systems such as hydraulic and pneumatic systems. PLC control units will create a fully automated control system incorporating Human Machine Interface (HMI) and Variable Frequency Drives (VFD’s). Understanding how fluid and air can be pressurized to move mechanical devices such as fluid and air powered pistons and motors is key to understanding these types of systems. The students will also pick a research project during this course, which will be presented during the final week of the course.
|Total||60 Weeks||75 QCH|
Do you have what it takes to be in Electronic Systems Technology?
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