The electronics program focuses on hands-on and theory of circuitry and practical application to designing, creating and repairing things we use in our everyday lives.  Students studying electronics are instructed in trade-specific safety and begin their training covering the following topics: proper use of hand tools and common electronic equipment; soldering; parts identification and schematic symbols; Ohm’s law and very basic direct current (DC) circuits; project assembly; and introduction to computers and software. As students advance in grade level, theory and project work includes series and parallel circuits; direct current (DC) circuits; alternating current (AC) circuits; magnetism and electromagnetism; capacitors, inductors and transformers; instruments and measurements and computer applications. Robotics and mechanisms are introduced in the curriculum in order to meet the changing needs of automated electronics manufacturers in the area.

Students advance from learning individual components and test circuits to combining each of these into larger circuits. Specific topics include semiconductors; operational amplifiers; oscillators and power supplies; advanced audio circuits and introduction to video electronics; troubleshooting techniques and computer applications; and introduction to integrated circuits. Students begin the study of digital electronics by designing digital circuits. Emphasis is placed on innovative and creative approaches to problem resolution in their designs.

  • Demonstrate safety practices in the classroom and laboratory
  • OSHA 10 General Industry certification
  • Demonstrate proper use of hand tools and equipment specific to the Electronics field
  • Demonstrate mastery of Ohm’s law and it’s application to electronic equipment
  • Apply theory of series and parallel circuits to real-world projects
  • Demonstrate skills in robotics and mechanisms and apply these to design and manufacture of electronic components
  • Combine individual components into more complex projects by incorporating semiconductors and integrated circuits.
  • Use sophisticated diagnostic equipment to troubleshoot components and larger projects
  • OSHA 10 General Industry Certification
  • Fluke Multimeter Certification
  • ETA Associate Certified Electronics Technician
  • ETA Basic Systems Technician
  • Electronics Modules 1-5 (DC, AC, Analog, Digital, Comprehensive)

• Electrical Engineers
• Electronics Engineers, Except Computer
• Electrical and Electronics Engineering Technicians
• Electro-Mechanical Technicians – Robotics Technicians
• Career and Technical Education Teachers
• Radio, Cellular, and Tower Equipment Installer and Repairers
• Telecommunications Equipment Installers and Repairers, except line installers
• Security and Fire Alarm Systems Installers
• Military – Avionics

Electronics:

  • H.C. Wilcox Tech, Meriden
  • Harvard H. Ellis Tech, Danielson
  • Oliver Wolcott Tech, Torrington
  • Platt Tech, Milford
  • F. Kaynor Tech, Waterbury

Electrical Engineering and Applied Electronics:

  • Norwich Tech, Norwich

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