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2021-2022 Applied Technology Pathway
Applied Technology guided pathway at RCC

Embedded Systems Technician
(Formerly Microcontroller Systems Technician)

Certificate of Completion

About the Program

The Embedded Systems Technician four-term certificate is designed for students seeking entry-level positions servicing, upgrading, and repairing personal computer and microcontroller-based equipment. The coursework emphasizes electronics studies aimed at the hardware portion of the field as well as computer science courses involving operating systems, networking, and related software applications.

Technical courses involve lecture, lab work, and real-world experience in the lab using industry standard test equipment and practices. This program will help students gain skills for entry into one of today’s most dynamic occupations. Typical occupations include those of PC/microcontroller support technicians, network specialists, microcomputer technicians, and field service technicians. Training also provides excellent positioning for lateral movement into areas such as technical sales or technical writing. Certificate courses are aligned for continuation into the Electronics Technology AAS degree and Computer and Embedded Systems Engineering Technology AS degree for transfer to Oregon Institute of Technology.

Program Learning Outcomes

The curriculum in RCC courses is derived from a set of identified learning outcomes that are relevant to the discipline. Program learning outcomes for electronics technology programs are:

Identify and solve real-world problems through the application of electronics theory and concepts.

Calibrate, test, and repair analog and digital circuitry using industry standard test equipment.

Organize, interpret, and use technical information and documentation.

Communicate effectively across a variety of audiences: technicians, engineers, management, and customers.

Function collaboratively as a member of a team to achieve specified and measurable results.

Demonstrate flexibility, adaptability, and time management skills commensurate with industry productivity needs.

Demonstrate the ability to adhere to personal and industry safety standards.

Entry Requirements

Students are required to complete the Placement Process to determine skill level and readiness in math, reading, and writing. As part of their training program, students must begin with the courses within their skill level as determined through the Placement Process. In addition, students may also be required to enroll in classes that would increase their employability and success.

Students are also required to complete any prerequisites listed.

Advanced Standing

Coursework from accredited colleges and universities will be accepted in accordance with college policies and the Electronics Technology Department chair’s recommendation. In order to ensure that coursework is current, program courses over three years old must be reviewed and approved by the appropriate department chair before being accepted toward core requirements. Official transcripts must be filed with Enrollment Services and the Electronics Technology Department.

Graduation Requirements

Students must complete all courses in this program with a grade of “C” or better to receive their certificates. Certain required courses are graded on a pass/no pass basis only. A grade of “P” for these courses indicates a student earned the equivalent of a “C” or better grade.


TOTAL PROGRAM CREDITS:

45-54

Program Map

This guide lays out an optimal path to graduate. Where zero credits are listed in the prerequisites, students may place into a higher level(s) based on designated placement score(s). Note, some prerequisites may be required for graduation. Please consult an advisor with any program completion questions.

Program Prerequisites
Course No. Course Title Credits Alternate Course Comments

CIS120

Concepts in Computing I 1

0-2

 

MTH20

Pre-algebra

0-4

 

RD90

College Reading

0-4

WR91

WR91 fulfills RD90/WR90

WR90

Fundamentals of Composition

0-4

WR91

WR91 fulfills RD90/WR90

 

Prerequisites credits vary based on Placement Score(s):

0-14

 

 

Term 1

EET125

Electronics Fundamentals I (DC)

6

 

 

EET129

Introduction to Embedded Systems

3

 

 

MTH63

Applied Algebra I

4-5

MTH60

or higher level math (credits may vary by course)

 

Total Credits:

13-14

 

 

Term 2

EET130

Digital Fundamentals I

6

 

 

HE112

Emergency First Aid

1-3

 

or approved health course

PSY101

Psychology of Human Relations

3

BT101

 

EET112

Introduction to Mechatronics

0-3

 

or approved program elective (credits vary by course)

 

Total Credits:

10-15

 

 

Term 3

EET131

Digital Fundamentals II

5

 

 

CIS140

Introduction to Operating Systems

4

 

 

LIB127

Introduction to Academic Research

1

 

 

WR115

Introduction to Expository Writing

3-4

 

or higher level

 

Total Credits:

13-14

 

 

Term 4

CIS227

PC Hardware Fundamentals and Repair

3

 

 

EET127

Exploring the Raspberry Pi

3

 

 

EET180

CWE/Electronics

3-5

EET104

or approved program elective (credits vary by course)

 

Total Credits:

9-11

 

 

Approved Program Electives

(one or more courses totaling 4-8 credits required)

Course No. Course Title Credits

BT121

Digital Marketing and e-Commerce

4

CIS      

Any computer applications course, CIS125 or above

3-4

EET104

Fundamentals of Manufacturing Electronics

4

EET112

Introduction to Mechatronics

3

EET113

Exploration of Alternative Energies

3

EET118

Introduction to Renewable Energy Systems

5

EET132

Digital Fundamentals III

5

EET199

Selected Topics in Technology

variable

EET240

Microcontrollers I

4

GS104

Physical Science with lab

5

MET101

Mechanical Drafting

3

MET121

CAD I: Mechanical (Solid Works)

3

MET122

CAD II: Mechanical (SolidWorks)

3

MET160

Materials and Metallurgy

3

MFG101

Introduction to Manufacturing

3

MFG121

Manufacturing Processes I

4

MFG210

AC/DC Electrical Systems for Manufacturing

3

MFG230

Statistics and Quality Control

3

MTH65

Fundamentals of Algebra II or higher level math (if not taken as a required course)

4

WR121

English Composition I

4

WR122

English Composition II

4

WR227

Technical Writing

4

1Approved Computer Information Science or Computer Science class, CIS120/CS120 or above, or documented computer proficiency within the past ten years. Required for graduation.


For more information, contact the Electronics Technology Department.

Electronics Technology Department faculty and staff can also be reached by:
Phone: 541-956-7500
Email: electronics@roguecc.edu
Web address: www.roguecc.edu/electronics
TTY: Oregon Telecom Relay Service, 711

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