Program Outcomes (Electronic & Communications System Tech)

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Central Campus

Laura Robertson
Instructor
253.680.7358

Admissions Office
253.680.7002

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

"Hey Laura. I'm picking up on stuff fast, so they've had me training an intern we got for the next two weeks. This is the best work environment I have ever been in. Everyone is so cool, laid back and help you out in any way they can. I have to say that driving sheriff/police cars and playing with/testing the lights and sirens is pretty cool. I've been doing a lot of new installs which includes the radio, antenna and coax but also we get some walk ins, so I get to put to use my troubleshooting skills I learned. My starting pay is $25.51 an hour plus the awesome benefits!" -Excerpt from email from Aaron Oestmann, Communications Technician/Installer with King County

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At the successful completion of the program curriculum, students will be able to:

  1. Follow safety procedures and policies.
  2. Perform testing on DC, AC, analog, digital and microprocessor circuitry.
  3. Diagnose and troubleshoot electronic equipment utilizing industry specific test equipment.
  4. Perform installations, repairs, and troubleshooting of electronic, RF and communication systems.
  5. Describe, calculate and identify electronic communications equipment and circuitry.
  6. Describe, calculate and identify wireless, broadband, cellular communications equipment and systems.
  7. Utilize the job search documents students have prepared and skills they have learned to efficiently look for jobs in the industry.
  8. Utilize industry certifications and licenses in their job search process.
  9. Perform installation, termination and testing of fiber optic systems to industry standards.
  10. Perform installation, termination and testing of twisted pair and coaxial cabling systems to industry standards.
  11. Perform routine installation and service activities.

In addition, the following college-wide learning outcomes reflect the guiding expectations of all programs at Bates Technical College:

  • Human Diversity
  • Effective Communication
  • Critical Thinking