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Basic Electronics Certificate (09250.CM)

School of Agriculture and Industrial Technology

The Electronics Department at Merced College is offering cross disciplinary curricula that prepare students for rewarding entry-level technician positions in various high-tech fields as Electronics, Electrical, Computer Networking and Industrial Electronics, and Instrumentation and Process Control.

These programs introduce students to electrical and electronics tools, components, circuits, energy sources, analog and digital integrated devices that can be found in complex technical equipment. Hands-on laboratory exercises are designed to develop real-world practical skills in using modern test equipment for troubleshooting circuits and repairing various industrial computerized systems and networks, specific to each area of study.

A Certificate of Achievement in Basic Electronics will be awarded upon the satisfactory completion of the curriculum listed below, with a minimum grade of a “C” (or P) in each course in the certificate and maintains a 2.0 GPA.

Program Student Learning Outcomes

A. Develop the lifelong learning skills necessary to think and to act competently in a complex, diverse, and constantly changing technologies.

B. Differentiate between “Active” and “Passive” electronics components and analyze a basic electronic circuit with DC and/or AC voltage source.

C. Demonstrate autonomous thinking, problem-solving strategies to facilitate working effectively both, in teams and individually, to accomplish an assigned project.

D. Develop practical skills in working with electronics test equipment to be able to trouble shoot electronic circuits.

Visit the Program Mapper for more information on when to take classes and career information.

Program Requirements:

Program Core: (11 Units)


ELCT-31 Foundations of Electronics - DC and AC Circuits


ELCT-34 Digital Logic Circuits and Systems


ELCT-44 Electronics Project Design, Fabrication and Repair


Total: (11 Units)

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Contact Information


Bryan Tassey


(209) 384-6250

School Office

AGIT Office


(209) 381-6478

Electronics Program Website