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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

Course list for reference only. Current students please refer to your individualized program plan or see your advisor.
**Outside effort hours are an estimate based on state standards, and may vary from person to person.

Course Title
Course
Number
Credits
Instructional
Hours
Outside Effort
Hours**
Prior Learning
Credit Eligibility
Options
Solder Rework & Repair-IPC Prep
10-605-106
1Credit
36
18
36 hours in class and estimate 18 hours outside of class. 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
10-605-122
1Credit
36
18
36 hours in class and estimate 18 hours outside of class. 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
10-605-130
1Credit
27
27
27 hours in class and estimate 27 hours outside of class. 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
10-605-141
2Credit
54
54
54 hours in class and estimate 54 hours outside of class. 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
10-605-155
1Credit
36
18
36 hours in class and estimate 18 hours outside of class. 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
10-605-159
1Credit
27
27
27 hours in class and estimate 27 hours outside of class. 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
10-609-171
1Credit
27
27
27 hours in class and estimate 27 hours outside of class. 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
10-609-173
1Credit
27
27
27 hours in class and estimate 27 hours outside of class. 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
10-620-162
1Credit
27
27
27 hours in class and estimate 27 hours outside of class. 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
10-623-128
1Credit
18
36
18 hours in class and estimate 36 hours outside of class. 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
10-660-110
1Credit
27
27
27 hours in class and estimate 27 hours outside of class. 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
10-660-151
1Credit
27
27
27 hours in class and estimate 27 hours outside of class. 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
10-660-163
1Credit
36
18
36 hours in class and estimate 18 hours outside of class. 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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