Electronics Technology Career Opportunities
The Electronics Technology program at College of DuPage provides the student with a broad exposure to the fundamentals of electricity and electronics, including digital electronics and microprocessors.
Demand for graduates typically exceeds supply with placement in corporations such as Lucent Technologies, Motorola Inc., and numerous other companies in the Chicago metropolitan area.
Occupation Specific Tasks:
- Analyze and implement engineering designs for producing electronic devices and systems and microprocessor-based control applications.
- Assemble circuitry for electronic systems according to engineering instructions, production specifications, and technical manuals.
- Assist scientists and engineers in conducting applied research in electronics engineering.
- Conduct or supervise the installation and operation of electronic equipment and systems.
- Educate equipment operators on the proper use of equipment.
- Evaluate machine and process control requirements and develop device and controller specifications suited to operating environments.
- Inspect newly installed equipment to adjust or correct operating problems.
- Integrate software and hardware components using computer, microprocessor, and control architecture.
- Modify, maintain, and repair electronics equipment and systems to ensure that they function properly.
- Prepare and maintain design, testing, or operational records and documentation.
- Produce electronics drawings and other graphics representing industrial control, instrumentation, sensors, or analog and digital telecommunications networks using computer-aided design (CAD) software.
- Provide support to technical sales staff regarding product characteristics.
- Replace defective components and parts using hand tools and precision instruments.
- Select electronics equipment, components, and systems to meet functional specifications.
- Set up and operate specialized and standard test equipment to diagnose, test, and analyze the performance of electronic components, assemblies, and systems.
- Specify, coordinate, or conduct quality control and quality assurance programs and procedures.
- Supervise the building and testing of prototypes of electronic circuits, equipment, and systems.
- Troubleshoot microprocessors and electronic instruments, equipment, and systems using electronic test equipment such as logic analyzers.
- Write software programs for microcontrollers and computers in machine, assembly, and other languages.
David Earl, Program Advisor
Technical Education Center (TEC), Room 1047, (630) 942-2538
Peter Deeman, Program Advisor
Technical Education Center (TEC), Room 1047, (630) 942-2548
Bridget McFarland, Program Support Specialist
Technical Education Center (TEC), (630) 942-8419
Business and Technology Division
Technical Education Center (TEC), Room 1034, (630) 942-2592
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