In Grade 12, students begin their final year with the study of digital electronics. They design digital circuits to perform to certain criteria. Emphasis is placed on innovative and creative approaches to problem resolution in their designs. Specific topics include digital electronics including logic gates, counters, shift registers and memory devices, combinational and sequential logic circuits, industrial microprocessors, basic computer theory, troubleshooting, repair and LAN fundamentals. Special projects are designed to meet the needs of local employers and the interests of the students. Students continue to receive instruction in safety requirements and demonstrate sound safety practices. Each student will take the National Occupational Competency Testing Institute exam, a performance-based test.
Students successfully completing this course of study will be able to pursue a two-year engineering technology degree at state colleges and universities or go on to a four-year electrical engineering degree. Students can obtain immediate employment in the electronics field. Jobs include: engineering assistant sales, alarm system technician, quality control and many others. Students graduating from Electronics Technology also find great success in the military in fields such as communications, information systems and avionics, to name just a few.