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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.



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


Program Availability

Courses available at the Wichita Main campus only.

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.

Computer Technology / A+

12 Weeks / 15.5 Quarter Credit Hours

This quarter’s design is to teach microcomputer systems, the internal architecture, as well as the basics of using and networking PCs while preparing the student to take the CompTIA A+ certification. The first five periods of this phase cover basic hardware and software knowledge, including installation of components and basic software. The last five periods will include details on operating systems, networking, portables and printers. The trainee then has the opportunity to take both A+ certification exams which, if passed, will allow the trainee to receive certification in the Computer Industry.

Fundamentals of Electronics

12 Weeks / 15.5 Quarter Credit Hours

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, and resistive circuits. Also, during this quarter of training, students will study the concepts of alternating current, how it is generated, the concepts of phase relationships, sinusoidal waveform values, and frequency of an AC waveform. In addition, the concepts of tuned circuits, filters as well as resonance and circuit bandwidth will be explored.

Advanced Analog & Digital Circuitry

12 Weeks / 15.5 Quarter Credit Hours

Students in this quarter will be trained in basic soldering and de-soldering skills as specified by the ANSI J-STD-001E Training and Certification Program. We will then study reactive components, such as capacitors and inductors in great detail, and learn how they are used in many analog or linear circuit applications. This training is also intended to provide knowledge and hands-on experience in the analog area by learning about semi-conductor devices such as diodes and transistors. These devices are utilized extensively in electronic circuitry such as amplifiers, operational amplifiers, power supplies, regulators, oscillators and many other types of linear circuits. In addition, students will learn about the various number systems used in Digital Technology, as well as basic gate circuits and combinational Logic Circuits. Also taught during this quarter will be special purpose circuits, such as Flip-Flops, Counters, Registers, and Memory Systems and addressing.

Communications Integration Technology

12 Weeks / 15.5 Quarter Credit Hours

Electronics has become a part of our everyday life. The video system is one of the most widely used devices produced by the electronics industry today. Video monitors are used in the computer, bio-medical, industrial, security and avionics field. All these applications utilize the same basic video display circuitry.

The student with basic video system knowledge will be able to test, adjust, align, troubleshoot, install and repair any of the above receivers or any device that uses a video display. A person who knows basic electronics, who 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.

An introduction to security and alarm systems are also covered during this quarter. The student will also become familiar with video surveillance systems. This class will provide an introduction to Tele-com systems, along with structured cabling to include telecom, video, security and optical fiber and the connectors used in these systems. The school will also help the student prepare for the FCC exam.

Industrial Electronics Technology/Industrial Controls

12 Weeks / 15.5 Quarter Credit Hours

The student will be introduced to advanced control circuits such as thyristor devices, solid state and mechanical relays as well as 3-phase power distribution.

Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC’s) will be one of the main topics of this quarter. PLC’s control automation in factory and manufacturing environments. The course will focus on Allen Bradley Programmable Logic Controllers and will learn to program with Allen Bradley’s RS Logix 500 Programming Software and learn to interface input and output devices to the PLC.

Other topics covered include servomotors, stepper motors and control circuits, variable frequency AC drives, pneumatic circuits and solar and wind power generation.

Automated Control Systems/Basic Pneumatics and Hydraulics

12 Weeks / 15.5 Quarter Credit Hours

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. We will focus on Allen-Bradley Micrologic 1000, SLC-500 and Control Logix processor based PLC’s and learn how to program and troubleshoot these devices. The student will learn programming languages such as Allen Bradley’s RS Logix 500 as well as RS Logix 5000 programming software. The PLC’s will then be interfaced with Variable Frequency Drives (VFD’s) as well as Hydraulic and Pneumatic control units to create a fully automated control system. Other topics covered will include robotics, servomotors, stepper motors, pneumatic control devices, hydraulic control devices and conveyor systems.

Do you have what it takes to be in Electronic Systems Technology?

If you would like to get more training, we’d love to hear from you. For more information about the Electronic Systems Technology program at WTI, please contact us or call (888) 885-6661.

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