Electronics Technology (IELT), Certificate

At Dunwoody College of Technology, the Electronics Technology certificate provides evening students with the entry-level skills and theoretical knowledge needed to design and troubleshoot circuits utilizing the latest semiconductor devices, biomedical devices, microprocessors, and microcontrollers. Graduates from this program are prepared to enter the industry as assemblers, troubleshooters, calibration technicians, and field service technicians.

The course of study includes: basic electricity and electronics; digital electronics; microprocessors; and microcontrollers.

Arts & Sciences curriculum supports the technical coursework by enhancing the students' communication, mathematics, and critical thinking skills.

Credits earned in the Electronics Technology certificate directly transfer into Dunwoody's Industrial Controls & Robotics (ICON) or Electronics Technology (IELT) associate's degree programs. 

Credential Earned: Certificate
Length of Program: 1 year (2 semesters)
Classes Offered: Evening
Available Starts: Fall Semester; Spring Semester
  • Apply the concepts of basic electricity. 
  • Demonstrate required industry safety standards. 
  • Explain the operation of electronic devices. 
  • Troubleshoot circuits and systems using industry standard test equipment. 
  • Analyze electrical schematics and mechanical prints. 
  • Employ fundamental concepts of industrial electronics and process control. 
  • Apply concepts of analog and digital communication systems. 
  • Analyze the operation of microprocessors, micro-controllers, and computers. 
General Requirements
MATH1000Algebra & Trigonometry3
Technical Requirements
ELTT1100Basic Electricity & Electronics Lab2
ELTT1120Basic Electricity & Electronics Theory8
ELTT1200Digital & Microprocessors Lab2
ELTT1220Digital & Microprocessors Theory8
Total Credits23

The following sample academic plan demonstrates how a student's schedule might look on a semester-by-semester basis, including elective courses. Your actual degree plan may differ from this sequence, depending on whether you start in the fall or spring semester, what transfer credits you may have (if any), and which Arts & Sciences courses and electives you take and when you take them.

The sample academic plan is for informational purposes only. To determine your academic plan, please meet with an academic advisor.

Plan of Study Grid
First Year
FallCredits
ELTT1100 Basic Electricity & Electronics Lab 2
ELTT1120 Basic Electricity & Electronics Theory 8
MATH1000 Algebra & Trigonometry 3
 Credits13
 Total Credits13
Plan of Study Grid
First Year
SpringCredits
ELTT1200 Digital & Microprocessors Lab 2
ELTT1220 Digital & Microprocessors Theory 8
 Credits10
 Total Credits10

Descriptions

ELTT1100 | Basic Electricity & Electronics Lab | Laboratory (2 Credits)

Analyze, design, and build series, parallel and combination AC and DC circuits. Build and test semiconductor circuits, power supplies, transistor circuits using protoboards and various test equipment.

Corequisite(s): ELTT1120

ELTT1120 | Basic Electricity & Electronics Theory | Lecture (8 Credits)

Identification, recognition and calculations associated with basic electricity, including Ohm's Law, resistance, capacitance, inductance in AC and DC circuits, as well as solid state principles of diodes, power supplies and transistors.

Corequisite(s): ELTT1100 ELTT1110

ELTT1200 | Digital & Microprocessors Lab | Laboratory (2 Credits)

Design, build, and troubleshoot digital circuits. Debug and program microprocessors and microcontrollers for various operations and interface to external devices. Analyze digital and microprocessor circuits using industry standard test equipment.

Prerequisite(s): ELTT1100

ELTT1220 | Digital & Microprocessors Theory | Lecture (8 Credits)

Identification, recognition and calculations associated with combinational and sequential logic circuits as well as internal architecture of microprocessors and microcontrollers, programming, logic operations, memory mapping, addressing, data transfer, and system control.

Prerequisite(s): ELTT1120

MATH1000 | Algebra & Trigonometry | Lecture (3 Credits)

Real numbers and polynomials, exponents and radicals, fractional equations; proportions and linear equations; trigonometric functions, solutions of triangles, radians, trig functions graphs, vectors, and basic identities.

General Education: Mathematics