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Electronics Manufacturing

20-605-10 Certificate (C) 14 Credits Not Financial Aid Eligible Location*: Appleton

*Some general education courses may be available at multiple locations.

Prepare for a great career in circuit board assembly or design with this certificate program. You’ll be job ready to use, program and troubleshoot equipment used in the manufacturing of printed circuit boards. Learn about digital electronics, circuit board assembly, programming and testing. These specialized skills will set you apart in the job market.


*Course list for reference only. Current students please refer to your individualized program plan or see your advisor.

Course Title
Course Number
Prior Learning Credit
Eligibility Options
Solder Rework & Repair-IPC Prep
Teaches students how to produce high-quality soldered connections that meet the IPC standard regarding materials, methods and verification.
Prereq: Construction Techniques 10660163
PCB Assembly Systems
Trains students to work with surface mount technology (SMT) equipment used in electronic circuit manufacturing, including stencils and foils, pick and place machines, and reflow ovens. They will learn machine setup, calibration, and quality control.
Coreq: Solder Rework & Repair-IPC Prep (10605106)
Digital 1
Introduces digital electronics including Boolean, the operation of logic gates, and the theory of combination logic circuits. Laboratory activities are performed to verify the theory.
LabVIEW Graphical Programming
Introduces LabVIEW, which is used to write programs using the computer's serial or USB port and computer-based data acquisition cards. Projects introduce features of the acquisition boards and the software package. Students write programs for data acquisition applications involving digital input and output, analog input and output, and serial input and output.
Product Testing/Systems
Addresses programming on Test and Measurement with the graphical programming language LabVIEW. Students create electronic product testing, instrumentation, data acquisition, and data analysis.
Prereq: LabVIEW Graphical Programming (10605141)
PCB Design
Teaches students to design a printed circuit board using the OrCAD/Cadence design suite. Provides an overview of the Electronic Design Automation (EDA) tools used in industry today.
Coreq: CAD for Electronics (10605156)
Electrical Motors
Evaluates the operation of AC motors and DC motors such as the series, shunt and compound motors. Various types of servo motors are also examined. Laboratory activities reinforce the theory. A working knowledge of electronics is recommended.
Prereq: AC Circuits 1 (10660114)
Programmable Logic Controllers 1
Covers PLC I/O configuration, ladder diagram networks, latches, timers, counters, comparing and forcing concepts. Hands-on labs use the Allen Bradley SLC-500 series controllers.
Coreq: Ladder Logic and Control Devices (10609170)
Pneumatics 1
Introduces the principles of compressed air and studies various control operations such as speed, force and direction. Laboratory activities are performed to verify the theory.
Coreq: College Technical Math 1 (10804115) or College Technical Math 1A (10804113) or Industrial Maintenance Math (31804308) or College Algebra and Trigonometry with Applications (10804197)
Lean Six Sigma Fundamentals
Explores the fundamental concepts and tools of Lean Six Sigma and their application to the pursuit of organizational excellence through the reduction of variation and waste.
DC Circuits 1
Introduces electrical safety and program procedures. The course covers Ohm's Law, power law, series circuits, and voltmeter, ammeter and ohmmeter applications. Number powers, electronic notations, circuit component recognition and diagrams, resistor power ratings, color code, Kirchhoff's voltage law and atomic structure are also included.
Coreq: College Technical Math 1 (10804115) OR College Technical Math 1A (10804113) OR Industrial Maintenance Math (31804308) OR College Algebra and Trigonometry with Applications (10804197) OR Intermediate Algebra with Applications (10804118)
Embedded Programming 1
Introduces students to embedded computer systems through exploration of microcontroller operation, architecture and programming. Students will lay the groundwork for future courses and electronic projects while experimenting with programming language concepts and basic interfacing.
Construction Techniques
Introduces the use of common hand tools used by technicians. The safe use and application of hand and power tools is practiced through construction projects. Quality workmanship and craftsmanship are emphasized.

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