Electronic & Communications Systems Technology

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Central Campus

Laura Robertson
Instructor
253.680.7358

Bob Traufler
Career Advisor
253.680.7605

Location Central/Mohler Campus

Hours Mon - Fri, 7 a.m. - 2: 45 p.m.


Students enrolled in the program or taking elective classes in Electronic & Communications Systems earned 71 industry certifications in the 2013-2014 school year.

What our students say about this program:
"My time at Bates was fun and productive. The industry certificates I earned easily put me on the top of a selected list in my field. The teachers took time to know me personally, brang out my strengths, and helped me with my weaknesses. To this day, I keep in touch [with my instructors] and appreciate the advice and learning I received."
-Brad '13

"Choosing to enroll in [this program] was most certainly a worthwhile endeavor. It provided me with a broad platform of skills, which I would apply to an impressive variety of career options."
-Julie '14

"My instructor, Laura Robertson, and all the Information Technology instructors are very good, they took me from knowing nothing to understanding how information technology works. If you are out of the military and don't know what to do or where to go, education is the best thing for you, go to school and get a skill.  I'm very glad I chose Bates Technical College as my education choice for the start of my new career."
-Brian Griffin '14 <<Meet Brian>>

Brian Griffin, Electronic and Communications Systems Technology from Bates Technical College on Vimeo.

Students prepare for employment in the electronic and communications industry working to install, repair, test and maintain a wide variety of equipment including radio and mobile communication, avionics, marine electronics, cellular, satellite, as well as other electronic equipment and systems.

Communications technicians may install and maintain structured cable or fiber optic systems to meet the needs of communication services including telephony, data, video, computer, broadcast or wireless networks. Graduates are employed as field or bench technicians with opportunities to work anywhere from an outdoor mountain top repeater station to a comfortable indoor work environment.  

Students also prepare for industry certifications and licenses including the Federal Communications Commission, Network Cabling Specialist, Certified Fiber Optic Technician and Certified Electronics Technician. Take charge of your life today and enroll in our Electronic and Communications Systems degree program to launch your career in any one of many high-growth industries with excellent income potential.

With a rapidly changing economy, the time is right for you to acquire the specialized skills needed to succeed in today's fast paced world of electronics and communications.

With a degree or certificate in Electronic and Communications Systems, graduates are well-positioned for employment as: 

  • Fiber Optics Systems Specialist
  • Cellular Systems Technician
  • Cable Systems Installer
  • Data/Voice Network
  • Mobile Radio Technician
  • Wireless Systems Support
  • Electronic Technician
  • Telecommunications Specialist

Program Length: Six quarters (approximate)

Associate in Applied Science Degree: 100 Credits

GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS CREDITS
100+ Level Human Relations 5
100+ Level Communications 5
100+ Level Mathematics 5

REQUIRED COURSEWORK CREDITS
ECS 101 Introduction to Electronics 2
ECS 102 DC Circuits 5
ETECH 103 AC Circuits 5
ECS 104 Analog Circuits I 2
ECS 105 Analog Circuits II 3
ETECH 105 Digital Circuits 5
ECS 108 CET Certification Preparation 3
ECS 201 Telecommunications Network Cabling Systems 5
ECS 202 Fiber Optics 5
ECS 203 FCC Licensure Prep I   3
ECS 204 FCC Licensure Prep II  5
ECS 205 Wireless/RF Communications 2
ECS 206 Wireless Personal Area Networks 1
ECS 207 Wireless Local Area Networks  2
ECS 208 Wireless Broadband Networks  2
ECS 210 Introduction to RF Communications 2
ECS 211 Amplitude Modulation   3
ECS 212 Single Sideband and Frequency Modulation 4
ECS 213 Transmission Lines and Antennas 2
ECS 214 Microwave, Telephony,  and Cellular 2
ECS 215 Data and Networking Fundamentals 2
ECS 216 Advanced Communications Principles 2
ECS 249 Job Search and Preparation 3
Students must choose 15 credits from elective list. 15

Certificate of Competency: 65 Credits

GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS CREDITS
90+ Level Human Relations 5
90+ Level Communications 5
90+ Level Mathematics 5

REQUIRED COURSEWORK CREDITS
ECS 101 Introduction to Electronics 2
ECS 102 DC Circuits 5
ETECH 103 AC Circuits 5
ECS 104 Analog Circuits I 2            
ECS 105 Analog Circuits II 3
ETECH 105 Digital Circuits 5
ECS 108 CET Certification Preparation 3
ECS 201 Telecommunications Network Cabling Systems 5
ECS 202 Fiber Optics 5
ECS 205 Wireless/RF Communications 2
ECS 206 Wireless Personal Area Networks 1
ECS 207 Wireless Local Area Networks  2
ECS 208 Wireless Broadband Networks  2
Students must choose 8 credits from the electives list. 8

Electives List CREDITS
ECS 230  Telecommunications Fundamentals Lab 2
ECS 231 Radio Communications Lab 3
ECS 232 Microwave Lab Fundamentals 2
ECS 233 Signal Processing Lab 4
ECS 290 Independent Study I 3-5
ECS 291 Independent Study II 3-5
ECS 296 Work-based Learning Experience  1-9
INFO 101 Computer Applications Essentials 5
INFO 104 A+ Essentials 5
INFO 105 A+ Practical 5
CNST 201 Cisco Network Fundamentals 5
CNST 202 Cisco Routing Protocols and Concepts 5

Electronics Technician

Certificate of Training: 25 Credits

REQUIRED COURSEWORK CREDITS
ECS 101 Introduction to Electronics 2
ECS 102 DC Circuits 5
ETECH 103 AC Circuits 5
ECS 104 Analog Circuits I 2
ECS 105 Analog Circuits II 3
ETECH 105 Digital Circuits 5
ECS 108 CET Certification Preparation 3



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