Instruction in all aspects of electronics.
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Why choose program or class?
The Chemeketa electronics department traces its history back to 1957 when the program was established at our vocational high school predecessor with the charter to provide world-class technology education. Over fifty-plus years much has changed in electronics technologies but our purpose and goals remain the same –
- Prepare students for technology-based careers
- Provide upgrade training for currently employed high-tech workers
- Assist business and industry to stay competitive and on the cutting edge of technology
Personal electronics and technological advances are changing the world and Chemeketa offers you seven programs that can help you participate in building the future.
What will you learn?
Our experienced faculty offer you instruction in –
- Professional and environmental safety practices
- Use of standard terminology
- Use of equipment and procedures
- Skills in system performance and control processes
- Solving technology problems
- Interpreting manuals, technical bulletins, schematics
What will you do?
With electronics skills you may have the opportunity to work in a range of occupations, including –
- Electronics engineering technician
- Industrial electronics technician
- Computer electronics technician
- Renewable energy management
Our program staff maintains and seeks ties to our industry. Current job announcements are conducted through a LinkedIn account. If you would like to be placed on the notification list, please search for Charles Sekafetz in Linkedin and add him to your professional network. Be sure to include your year of graduation from the Electronics program and that you wish to be added to the list in your email.
COMPUTER ELECTRONICS TECHNICIAN
As a graduate of the Computer Electronics program, you might begin a career with companies that manufacture, install, debug, or maintain computers or computer-like equipment. This equipment includes, but is not limited to –
- Mainframe computers
- Mini and microcomputers
- Automated office equipment and systems
- Word processors
- Point-of-purchase terminals
- Local area and wide area networks
- Computer peripherals
- Engineering work stations
- Automated factory products
- Data communication networks
The training includes both specific technical skills needed in the field and broader skills in communications and human relations, which are necessary for your career success.
You'll have hands-on practice working with computer hardware and software. Classes emphasize both component and system-level troubleshooting as well as installation and maintenance of equipment and networks.
As a CISCO Regional Academy, we are driven to provide you with the most current and relevant networking education.
ELECTRONICS ENGINEERING TECHNICIAN
Upon graduation from the Electronic Engineering Technician program, you may begin a career in many different aspects of the field. You might design, manufacture, install or service equipment related to many different industries. While the list of opportunities that you could use an electronics background to choose from are varied, many electronics technicians will work with –
- Microelectronics and semiconductor manufacturing systems
- Telecommunication equipment and systems
- Electronic test instruments
- Medical measuring and monitoring equipment
- Video and audio systems
- Automation products
- Security and safety systems
- Process control systems
- Flexible automation systems including robots
Training includes specific technical skills needed in the field and broader skills in communications, teamwork, and human relations, which are necessary for your career success.
INDUSTRIAL ELECTRONICS TECHNICIAN
If you select and graduate from the Industrial Electronics program, you may begin a career assisting in developing, manufacturing, installing or servicing electronic systems including but not limited to –
- Computer-integrated manufacturing systems
- Semiconductor systems
- Microelectronic manufacturing equipment
- Process control equipment
This program stresses mechanical, computer, and electronic theory, as well as the communication and human relation skills needed for your career advancement.
RENEWABLE ENERGY MANAGEMENT
Oregon is recognized internationally as a leader in renewable energy. As the world seeks innovative solutions that will ensure a sustainable future, it looks here—because Oregon is where sustainability is taught, tested and practiced. We –
- Were the first state to install photovoltaics on our capitol building
- Provide strong tax incentives for building and using renewable energy
- Offer more than 30 different “green” training programs at our community colleges and union apprenticeship programs, as well as the nation’s first Bachelor’s degree in Renewable Energy Engineering
The Renewable Energy Management option at Chemeketa Community College provides education in –
If you decide to pursue this degree, you will be taking a common first year of courses with other electronics students and then begin specializing in your second year. Returning workers who meet course qualifications will be allowed to take the specialization courses after meeting prerequisites. Once you have graduated, job opportunities include designing, installing and managing renewable energy system.
The Process Control certificate is a three-term program focused on –
- Systems design
You will gain skills in system performance and control processes which will allow you to quickly adapt to changes in manufacturing technology. The skill sets taught in our program are aligned with the International Society of Automation (ISA) standards.