The Electronics and Computer Technology Department offers several concentrations in electronics, computer, and related technologies that are designed to prepare students for a variety of high-tech job/career and transfer opportunities.

The Electronics and Computer Technology Department offers an Associate Degree program in Electronics Engineering Technology with an emphasis in electronics and/or computers. Electronics Technology Certificate, Electronics Technology Certificates with an emphasis to include: Telecommunications, Wireless Communications, Optoelectronics, Industrial Electronics and Computer Technology.

Certificates/certifications offered in specific areas of electronics, computers, and related technology include: Certified Electronics Technician, A+ Certified Computer Service Technician, N+ Certified Networking Technician, Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA), Cisco Certified Network Professional (CCNP), Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer (MCSE), network cabling technician, fiber optic cabling technician, and certified wireless communications (WCM, FCC) license) technician.

Career Opportunities
Electronics Engineering Technician
Computer Engineering Technician
Telecommunications Technician
 
Certified Electronics Technician, CET
A+ Certified Computer Technician
N+ Certified Network Technician
Cisco Certified Network Associate, CCNA
Cisco Certified Network Professional, CCNP
Microsoft Certified Professional, MCP
Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer, MCSE
Network Cable Technician
Fiber Optic Technician
Microwave/Radar Technician
Laser/Optical Technician
Industrial Electronics Technician
Biomedical Instrument Technician
Audio/Visual Systems Technician
Broadcast Radio and Television
Research and Development
Military
Sales Representative, electronics and computer equipment
Quality Control Technician

Faculty
Full Time
Tom Faro
Khalid Rubayi

Degrees and Certificates Awarded
Associate in Science, Electronics Engineering Technology, Electronics Emphasis
Associate in Science, Engineering Technology, Computer Emphasis
Electronics Technology Certificate
Computer Technology Certificate
Electronics Technology Certificate with Telecommunications emphasis
Electronics Technology Certificate with Wireless Communications emphasis
Electronics Technology Certificate with Optoelectronics emphasis
Electronics Technology Certificate with Industrial Electronics emphasis
Cisco Networking Academy Certificate Level I
Cisco Networking Academy Certificate Level II
Cisco Networking Academy Certificate Level III
Cisco Networking Academy Certificate Level IV
Cisco Networking Academy Certificate Level V
Cisco Networking Academy Certificate Level VI
Cisco Networking Academy Certificate Level VII
Cisco Networking Academy Certificate Level VIII
Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer (MCSE) Examination Preparation Certificate Level I
Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer (MCSE) Examination Preparation Certificate Level II
A+ Certification Examination Preparation Certificate
N+ Certification Examination Preparation Certificate
Certified Electronics Technician (CET) Examination Preparation Certificate
FCC License Examination Preparation Certificate
Network Cabling Technician Certificate
Fiber Optic Cabling Technician Certificate


Certificate Programs

ASSOCIATE DEGREE ENGINEERING

TECHNOLOGY CERTIFICATE

Requirements
64.5 - 65 units minimum
All of the following must be completed:
    Units
ELCT 131 DC Circuit Theory and Analysis     4.0
ELCT 132 AC Circuit Theory and Analysis     4.0
ELCT 133 Solid Sate Devices and Circuits     4.0
ELCT 134 Solid State Circuit Analysis     4.0
ELCT 50 A+ Operating Systems Technologies     4.0
ELCT 51

C++ Programming for Electronics and Computer Technology     4.0

ELCT 71 Principles of Digital Logic and Circuits     4.0
ELCT 73 Microprocessor Principles     4.0
One of the following options must be completed:
Option 1: Electronics Engineering Technology
ELCT 53 Electronic Communications Principles     4.0
ELCT 54 Electronic Communications Systems     4.0

Option 2: Computer Engineering Technology
ELCT 79A Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer I     4.0
ELCT 79B Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer II     4.0
All of the following must be completed:

ELCT 57 Technical Mathematics for Electronics I     3.0
ELCT 58 Technical Mathematics for Electronics II     3.0
ELCT 59 Technical Calculus for Electronics I     3.0
ELCT 60 Technical Calculus for Electronics II     3.0

One of the following must be completed:
Any course that will satisfy the VVC Social Science requirement*

One of the following must be completed:

Any course that will satisfy the VVC Humanities requirement*


6 units from the following must be completed:

Any course that will satisfy the VVC Language Skills requirement*


One of the following must be completed:
Any course the will satisfy the VVC Physical Education requirement*

* See the Victor Valley College Catalog for a listing of courses that can satisfy the various GE requirements. Click here to view the catalog online.


ELECTRONICS TECHNOLOGY CERTIFICATE
Requirements
30 units minimum
All of the following must be completed:
Units
ELCT 131 DC Circuit Theory and Analysis     4.0
ELCT 132 AC Circuit Theory and Analysis     4.0
ELCT 133 Solid Sate Devices and Circuits     4.0
ELCT 134 Solid State Circuit Analysis     4.0
ELCT 57 Technical Mathematics for Electronics I     3.0
ELCT 58 Technical Mathematics for Electronics II     3.0
ELCT 71 Principles of Digital Logic and Circuits     4.0
ELCT 73 Microprocessor Principles     4.0

ELECTRONICS TECHNOLOGY
TELECOMMUNICATION EMPHASIS
Requirements
36 units minimum
All of the following must be completed:
Units
ELCT 131 DC Circuit Theory and Analysis     4.0
ELCT 132 AC Circuit Theory and Analysis     4.0
ELCT 133 Solid Sate Devices and Circuits     4.0
ELCT 134 Solid State Circuit Analysis     4.0
ELCT 57 Technical Mathematics for Electronics I     3.0
ELCT 58 Technical Mathematics for Electronics II     3.0
ELCT 71 Principles of Digital Logic and Circuits     4.0
ELCT 73 Microprocessor Principles     4.0
ELCT 97* Telecommunications: Digital Communications     3.0
ELCT 99*

Telecommunications: Microwave Communications

    3.0

* Independent Instruction courses require supervised laboratory activities.


ELECTRONICS TECHNOLOGY
WIRELESS COMMUNICATION EMPHASIS
Requirements
36 units minimum
All of the following must be completed:
Units
ELCT 131 DC Circuit Theory and Analysis     4.0
ELCT 132 AC Circuit Theory and Analysis     4.0
ELCT 133 Solid Sate Devices and Circuits     4.0
ELCT 134 Solid State Circuit Analysis     4.0
ELCT 57 Technical Mathematics for Electronics I     3.0
ELCT 58 Technical Mathematics for Electronics II     3.0
ELCT 71 Principles of Digital Logic and Circuits     4.0
ELCT 73 Microprocessor Principles     4.0
ELCT 53 Electronic Communications Principles     4.0
ELCT 54 Electronic Communications Systems     4.0

ELECTRONICS TECHNOLOGY
OPTOELECTRONICS EMPHASIS
Requirements
36 units minimum
All of the following must be completed:
Units
ELCT 131 DC Circuit Theory and Analysis     4.0
ELCT 132 AC Circuit Theory and Analysis     4.0
ELCT 133 Solid Sate Devices and Circuits     4.0
ELCT 134 Solid State Circuit Analysis     4.0
ELCT 57 Technical Mathematics for Electronics I     3.0
ELCT 58 Technical Mathematics for Electronics II     3.0
ELCT 71 Principles of Digital Logic and Circuits     4.0
ELCT 73 Microprocessor Principles     4.0
ELCT 85* Fiber Optics     3.0
ELCT 86* Lasers     3.0
* Independent Instruction courses require supervised laboratory activities.


ELECTRONICS TECHNOLOGY
INDUSTRIAL ELECTRONICS EMPHASIS
Requirements
36 units minimum
All of the following must be completed:
Units
ELCT 131 DC Circuit Theory and Analysis     4.0
ELCT 132 AC Circuit Theory and Analysis     4.0
ELCT 133 Solid Sate Devices and Circuits     4.0
ELCT 134 Solid State Circuit Analysis     4.0
ELCT 51

C++ Programming for Electronics and Computer Technology

    4.0

ELCT 57 Technical Mathematics for Electronics I     3.0
ELCT 58 Technical Mathematics for Electronics II     3.0
ELCT 71 Principles of Digital Logic and Circuits     4.0
ELCT 73 Microprocessor Principles     4.0
ELCT 87* Industrial Control Systems     3.0
ELCT 88*

Industrial Process Control Applications

    3.0
* Independent Instruction courses require supervised laboratory activities.


COMPUTER TECHNOLOGY CERTIFICATE
Requirements
30 units minimum
All of the following must be completed:
Units
ELCT 131 DC Circuit Theory and Analysis     4.0
ELCT 132 AC Circuit Theory and Analysis     4.0
ELCT 57 Technical Mathematics for Electronics I     3.0
ELCT 58 Technical Mathematics for Electronics II     3.0
ELCT 71 Principles of Digital Logic and Circuits     4.0
ELCT 73 Microprocessor Principles     4.0
ELCT 50 A+ Operating Systems Technologies     4.0
ELCT 61

Basic Maintenance of Personal Computers

    4.0

CISCO NETWORKING ACADEMY CERTIFICATE
LEVEL I
Requirements
17 units minimum
All of the following must be completed:
Units
ELCT 50 A+ Operating Systems Technologies     4.0
ELCT 61

Basic Maintenance of Personal Computers

    4.0
ELCT 78A Cisco Networking Academy I     4.0
ELCT 69* Network Topologies and Cabling     2.0
ELCT 80* Fiber Optics Cabling     3.0
* Independent Instruction courses require supervised laboratory activities.


CISCO NETWORKING ACADEMY CERTIFICATE
LEVEL II
Requirements
17 units minimum
All of the following must be completed:
Units
ELCT 50 A+ Operating Systems Technologies     4.0
ELCT 61

Basic Maintenance of Personal Computers

    4.0
ELCT 78B Cisco Networking Academy II     4.0
ELCT 69* Network Topologies and Cabling     2.0
ELCT 80* Fiber Optics Cabling     3.0
* Independent Instruction courses require supervised laboratory activities.


CISCO NETWORKING ACADEMY CERTIFICATE
LEVEL III
Requirements
17 units minimum
All of the following must be completed:
Units
ELCT 50 A+ Operating Systems Technologies     4.0
ELCT 61

Basic Maintenance of Personal Computers

    4.0
ELCT 78C Cisco Networking Academy III     4.0
ELCT 69* Network Topologies and Cabling     2.0
ELCT 80* Fiber Optics Cabling     3.0
* Independent Instruction courses require supervised laboratory activities.


CISCO NETWORKING ACADEMY CERTIFICATE
LEVEL IV
Requirements
17 units minimum
All of the following must be completed:
Units
ELCT 50 A+ Operating Systems Technologies     4.0
ELCT 61

Basic Maintenance of Personal Computers

    4.0
ELCT 78D Cisco Networking Academy IV     4.0
ELCT 69* Network Topologies and Cabling     2.0
ELCT 80* Fiber Optics Cabling     3.0
* Independent Instruction courses require supervised laboratory activities.


CISCO NETWORKING ACADEMY CERTIFICATE
LEVEL V
Requirements
17 units minimum
All of the following must be completed:
Units
ELCT 50 A+ Operating Systems Technologies     4.0
ELCT 61

Basic Maintenance of Personal Computers

    4.0
ELCT 78E Cisco Networking Academy V     4.0
ELCT 69* Network Topologies and Cabling     2.0
ELCT 80* Fiber Optics Cabling     3.0
* Independent Instruction courses require supervised laboratory activities.


CISCO NETWORKING ACADEMY CERTIFICATE
LEVEL VI
Requirements
17 units minimum
All of the following must be completed:
Units
ELCT 50 A+ Operating Systems Technologies     4.0
ELCT 61

Basic Maintenance of Personal Computers

    4.0
ELCT 78F Cisco Networking Academy VI     4.0
ELCT 69* Network Topologies and Cabling     2.0
ELCT 80* Fiber Optics Cabling     3.0

CISCO NETWORKING ACADEMY CERTIFICATE
LEVEL VII
Requirements
17 units minimum
All of the following must be completed:
Units
ELCT 50 A+ Operating Systems Technologies     4.0
ELCT 61

Basic Maintenance of Personal Computers

    4.0
ELCT 78G Cisco Networking Academy VII     4.0
ELCT 69* Network Topologies and Cabling     2.0
ELCT 80* Fiber Optics Cabling     3.0
* Independent Instruction courses require supervised laboratory activities.


CISCO NETWORKING ACADEMY CERTIFICATE
LEVEL VIII
Requirements
17 units minimum
All of the following must be completed:
Units
ELCT 50 A+ Operating Systems Technologies     4.0
ELCT 61

Basic Maintenance of Personal Computers

    4.0
ELCT 78H Cisco Networking Academy VIII     4.0
ELCT 69* Network Topologies and Cabling     2.0
ELCT 80* Fiber Optics Cabling     3.0
* Independent Instruction courses require supervised laboratory activities.


MICROSOFT CERTIFIED SYSTEMS ENGINEER (MCSE) EXAMINATION

LEVEL I

Requirements
14 units minimum
All of the following must be completed:
Units
ELCT 50 A+ Operating Systems Technologies     4.0
ELCT 61

Basic Maintenance of Personal Computers

    4.0
ELCT 79A Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer I     4.0
ELCT 69* Network Topologies and Cabling     2.0
* Independent Instruction courses require supervised laboratory activities.


MICROSOFT CERTIFIED SYSTEMS ENGINEER (MCSE) EXAMINATION
LEVEL II
Requirements
14 units minimum
All of the following must be completed:
Units
ELCT 50 A+ Operating Systems Technologies     4.0
ELCT 61

Basic Maintenance of Personal Computers

    4.0
ELCT 79B Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer II     4.0
ELCT 69* Network Topologies and Cabling     2.0
* Independent Instruction courses require supervised laboratory activities.


A+ CERTIFICATION
EXAMINATION PREPARATION CERTIFICATE
Requirements
15 units minimum
All of the following must be completed:
Units
ELCT 50 A+ Operating Systems Technologies     4.0
ELCT 65

PC Monitors

    3.0
ELCT 69* Network Topologies and Cabling     2.0
ELCT 61 Basic Maintenance of Personal Computers     4.0
ELCT 7* A+ Certification Examination Preparation     2.0
* Independent Instruction courses require supervised laboratory activities.


N+ CERTIFICATION
EXAMINATION PREPARATION CERTIFICATE
Requirements
14 units minimum
All of the following must be completed:
Units
ELCT 50 A+ Operating Systems Technologies     4.0
ELCT 61

Basic Maintenance of Personal Computers

    4.0
ELCT 77A Networking Technology and Practices I     4.0
ELCT 69* Network Topologies and Cabling     2.0
* Independent Instruction courses require supervised laboratory activities.


CERTIFIED ELECTRONICS TECHNICIAN (CET)
EXAMINATION PREPARATION CERTIFICATE
Requirements
16 units minimum
All of the following must be completed:
Units
ELCT 131 DC Circuit Theory and Analysis     4.0
ELCT 132 AC Circuit Theory and Analysis     4.0
ELCT 133 Solid Sate Devices and Circuits     4.0
ELCT 71 Principles of Digital Logic and Circuits     4.0

FCC LICENSE
EXAMINATION PREPARATION CERTIFICATE
Requirements
16 units minimum
All of the following must be completed:
Units
ELCT 131 DC Circuit Theory and Analysis     4.0
ELCT 132 AC Circuit Theory and Analysis     4.0
ELCT 133 Solid Sate Devices and Circuits     4.0
ELCT 53 Electronic Communications Principles     4.0

NETWORK CABLING TECHNICIAN CERTIFICATE
Requirements
16 units minimum
All of the following must be completed:
Units
ELCT 131 DC Circuit Theory and Analysis     4.0
ELCT 132 AC Circuit Theory and Analysis     4.0
ELCT 57 Technical Mathematics for Electronics I     3.0
ELCT 58 Technical Mathematics for Electronics II     3.0
ELCT 69* Network Topologies and Cabling     2.0
* Independent Instruction courses require supervised laboratory activities.


FIBER OPTIC CABLING TECHNICIAN CERTIFICATE
Requirements
17 units minimum
All of the following must be completed:
Units
ELCT 131 DC Circuit Theory and Analysis     4.0
ELCT 132 AC Circuit Theory and Analysis     4.0
ELCT 57 Technical Mathematics for Electronics I     3.0
ELCT 58 Technical Mathematics for Electronics II     3.0
ELCT 80* Fiber Optics Cabling     3.0
* Independent Instruction courses require supervised laboratory activities.



Special Programs

FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION (FCC)
COMMERCIAL RADIO OPERATOR LICENSE
FCC Licenses are required by law to operate and maintain many types of communications equipment. The broadcasting, avionics, and maritime industries are the primary employers of commercial license holders. Many other fields now require FCC licenses. New technologies are evolving which must have qualified technicians and operators to comply with the procedures and rules needed to bring order to the international communication maze.

Under the auspices of the Electronics Technician Association and the International (ETA), FCC license examinations are administered at the Electronics and Computer Technology Department by an official ETA examiner. An examination fee is required.

The following FCC commercial licenses and endorsements are obtained by successfully passing a series of examinations:

General Radiotelephone (Examination elements 1 and 3)
Radar Endorsement (Element 8)
Examination schedules can be obtained by contacting the Electronics and Computer Technology Department. An FCC license preparation course also is offered (see course offerings in the Electronics and Computer Technology Department in the Victor Valley College Catalog).

CERTIFIED ELECTRONICS TECHNICIAN
(CET) CERTIFICATION

CET examinations thoroughly assess an individual's (a) general knowledge of electronics and computer technology, and (b) specific knowledge in separate specialty areas. Upon successful completion of the selected examination, the technician is registered and receives certification from the Electronics Technician Association, International. This certificate identifies the technician has having attained a high level of competence in the profession.

Under the auspices of the Electronics Technician Association, International (ETA), examinations are administered at the Electronics and Computer Technology Department by an official ETA examiner. An examination fee is required.

The following certifications are obtained by successfully passing a series of examinations.

Associate:
For students and entry-level technicians with two years of combined electronics education and training. This examination pertains to basic electronics and computer technology.
Journeyman: For technicians with four or more years of combined electronics education and experience. This examination consists of the associate examination plus one of the following options:
Associate Electronics Technician - AST
Telecommunications - TCM
Wireless - WCM
Radar - RAD
Industrial - IND
Certified Network Computer Technician - CNCT
Certified Network Systems Technician - CNST
Computer Service Technician - CST
Data Cabling - DCIC
Fiber Optics Installer - FOIC
Fiber Optics Technician - FOT
Examination schedules can be obtained by contacting the Electronics and Computer Technology Department.

A CET certification preparation course also is offered. For a description and scheduling information, please visit our courses page.

Associate Degree
To earn an Associate in Science degree with a major in Electronics and Computer Technology, complete a minimum of 18 units from any of the certificate requirements above or from any Electronics and Computer Technology courses and meet all Victor Valley College graduation requirements. The Associate Degree in Electronics Engineering Technology and Computer Engineering Technology certificates includes all general education requirements for an Associate in Science degree with a major in Electronics Engineering Technology or Computer Engineering Technology. ELCT 38 (Cooperative Education) may be used as elective credit, but may not be used to fulfill major requirements.

Transfer
Most electronics and computer technology courses fulfill subject credit requirements or transfer as electives.

 


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Electronic & Computer Technology Department
Victor Valley College
18422 Bear Valley Rd
Victorville, CA 92395
760-245-4271 x2221
E-Mail:
rosanderg@vvc.edu

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