The Electronics & Robotics Technology programs prepare students for entry into a broad range of electrical engineering and robotics engineering careers. Also, students will be well prepared for continued education at universities, community colleges, and technical schools. During the Electronics & Robotics Technology courses, students will build and understand many exciting systems such as audio amplifiers, autonomous vehicles and robotic controls. Students will also be introduced to several computer programming languages. All of the electronics and robotics classes emphasize analytical problem- solving, hands-on experimentation, projects, teamwork, creative thinking, data collection/recording and oral and written communication skills.

Electronics & Robotics Technology I

The first year of Electronics & Robotics Technology provides students with an understanding of electronic components, schematic symbols, circuit building, soldering, direct current (DC) circuits, alternating current (AC) circuits, semiconductors and motor control circuits for robotics. Students are introduced to electronic components such as resistors, capacitors, inductors, relays, diodes, transistors, integrated circuits (IC) and DC motors. Students conduct electronic experiments combining theory with practical applications. During laboratory exercises students construct electronic circuits such as power supplies, audio amplifiers, and DC motor control circuits.

Electronics & Robotics Technology II

This course provides an in-depth study of digital electronics and robotic motor control circuits. Advanced topics include digital logic circuits, programmable ICs, microcontroller programming, and the completion of the OSHA-10 safety course. Students must successfully complete the OSHA-10 certification component of this course to continue on in the Electronics and Robotics courses. Students will also learn how to program and interface a microcontroller to control motors for Robotics applications.

Electronics & Robotics Technology III

This course provides a focus and emphasis on Electronics Technology. This course is recommended for students pursuing Electrical Engineering in college. During this course, students will study advanced semiconductor circuits, optical semiconductors, wireless communication & radio theory, electronics CAD (Computer Aided Design), printed circuit board design, circuit board etching and audio amplifiers. During the second semester, students will study audio amplifiers and finish the year constructing an audio power amplifier. The Electronics Technology III course also prepares the students to take a portion of the industry recognized Certified Electronics Technician (CET) exam.

Robotics Technology III

This course provides a focus and emphasis on Robotics Technology. Students will complete an in depth study of DC motor control circuits, computer programming languages for robotics control, microcontroller programming, advanced electronic circuits, remote control circuits, Computer Numeric Control (CNC) Machines, 3-D printers and Autonomous Drones. The course also introduces students to basic metal fabrication techniques, mechanical design concepts and 3-D printing to construct a functioning robot platform. The course requires students to work independently or on a team to design and build an autonomous or remote controlled robotic vehicle.