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Campus: Boulder County Campus

Basic Electronics Certificate

My Academic Plan

Courses are displayed to show the fastest path to your certificate and should be completed in the order listed. If you are unable to complete all courses listed in a semester, complete as many courses in this sequence as your schedule allows. If you have questions or concerns about your MAP, please see your Pathways Advisor.

Program Description

This program is designed for students wanting to complete a one-year (two semester) Certificate in Basic Electronics and enter the workforce. During the first semester students learn basic electrical theory, soldering and assembly skills, and manufacturing print reading skills, earning a one-semester Certificate in Electronic Assembly. The second semester adds further instruction in electrical DC/AC theory, industrial wiring, motors and control, digital systems, and operational amplifiers. This program prepares students for entry-level careers in electronics manufacturing that require DC/AC electrical theory, print reading, and electrical assembly and wiring skills.

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First Semester

Course NumberTitleCredits
MTE 105Safety Manufacturing Environment


MTE 106Print Reading for Manufacturing


ELT 165Electronic Assembly


MATH MAT 108/121/122/125/166/201 or Higher


ELT 106Fundamentals of DC/AC


Total Credit Hours:14

Semester Note: ELT 206 is offered in fall semesters.

If the student cannot take all of the First Semester courses, they should take the recommended math course, otherwise they will not be able to complete the program in 2 years.

Upon completion of MTE 105MTE 106ELT 165MAT 108 or higher, and ELT 106, you should apply for the Electronics Assembly Certificate.

Second Semester

Course NumberTitleCredits
ELT 112Advanced DC-AC


ELT 254Industrial Wiring


ELT 252Motors and Controls


ELT 147Digital Devices I


ELT 215Operational Amplifiers


Total Credit Hours:16

Total Credit Hours: 30

Important Program Notes:

Basic Electronics Certificate cohort begins in the fall semester.