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Minnesota State College Southeast
A Technical & Community College
Expect a bright future with an education in electronics technology.

Career Area: Engineering, Manufacturing & Trades
Program: Electronics Technology
Campus(es): Winona

Major Details

Expect a bright future with an education in electronics technology.

ETA International - Electronics Technicians AssociationElectronic equipment is everywhere: in our homes, businesses, factories, vehicles. Continuing advances in electronics have made possible the sweeping technological changes we see all around us. That's why there will always be a high demand for individuals with the training to build, design, and maintain electronic devices.

When you earn a diploma in Electronics Technology at MSC Southeast in Winona, you will learn both the theory and practical aspects of electronics. Coursework and hands-on lab experience cover:

  • DC and AC Electricity
  • Digital Electronics
  • Instrumentation and Controllers
  • Electronic Fabrication Technology
  • Solid State Devices
  • Networking
  • Microcontroller Applications

Equipped with knowledge of electric and electronic principles, our graduates may work in design, repair, or installation of industrial, automotive or home electronics, and maintenance of these devices.

A member of the Electronics Technician Association (ETA)

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Career Field: Engineering, Manufacturing & Technology
Cluster: Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics
Pathway: Engineering & Technology

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1) 1000 level (minimum) General Education courses required unless specified

English/Communications requirement
Choose one 2 credit (or greater) English or Communications course.
2 cr
Math requirement
Choose one 2 credit (or greater) Math course.
2 cr
4 crs
Introduction to DC Electricity
This course covers the general information, theory, and problem-solving techniques required for an analysis of DC circuits with emphasis on the meter measurements, current flow, and voltage division. (Prerequisite: Proficient in basic math) (2 credits: 1 lecture/1 lab)

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2 cr
Introduction to AC Electricity
This course covers the general information, theory, and problem-solving techniques required for an analysis of AC circuits. Topics include: AC waveforms, oscilloscope operation, meter measurements, and AC vs. DC comparisons. (Prerequisites or Concurrent: ELEC1202, proficiency in basic math) (2 credits: 1 lecture/1 lab)

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2 cr
DC Theory & Circuits
This course covers the study of Ohm's Law, Kirchoff's Law and network theorems, with an emphasis on the theoretical concepts as related to electricity/electronics. The application of DC theory through laboratory experiments are also examined. Instruction in the operation of basic test equipment is used to provide verification of topics and to reinforce the theory. (Prerequisite or Concurrent PHYS1515 or ELEC1202) (2 credits: 1 lecture/1 lab)

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2 cr
Digital Electronics I
Students will learn what a digital circuit is and how digital circuits are used in electronic equipment, from simple clocks to large computers. Experimentation with digital circuits will aid in the reinforcement of digital concepts. (Prerequisite: None) (3 credits: 2 lecture/1 lab)

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3 cr
Electronic Fabrication Technology
In this course students will study the proper techniques necessary for placement of components on PCB's, with emphasis on THM and SMT technologies. Proper use of standard and specialized tools and equipment will be demonstrated. Soldering techniques will be critiqued in accordance with IPC-A-610 and J-STD-001 soldering standards. (Prerequisite: None) (2 credits: 1 lecture/1 lab)

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2 cr
Electronic Communications
This course presents an overview of electronic communication systems and principles. Amplitude Modulation, Frequency Modulation, and Multiplexing Fundamentals. Practical experiments will reinforce many points presented in Electronics Communications. (Prerequisites: ELEC1202, ELEC1204) (2 credits: 1 lecture/1 lab)

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2 cr
Introduction to Solid State
A theoretical understanding of solid-state devices, which includes diodes, bipolar transistors, field effect transistors, SCR's, triacs, and others, and their operation in both DC and AC circuits will be covered. Analysis of these operations will be demonstrated through the lab exercises and proper use of test equipment. Proper biasing of solid state devices is stressed. (Prerequisites: ELEC1202, ELEC1204) (4 credits: 2 lecture/2 lab)

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4 cr
Solid State Devices
An in-depth understanding of solid state circuit configurations and operations will be enhanced through both theoretical and experimental exercises. Topics of interest will be Transistor amplifiers, Mosfets, Operational Amplifiers, Solid State switching circuits and Voltage regulators. (Prerequisite or Concurrent: ELEC1250) (4 credits: 2 lecture/2 lab)

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4 cr
Introduction to Instrumentation & Control
This course is an introduction to sensing, instrumentation and control using National Instruments hardware and software (such as MultiSim, LabView, and the MyDAQ). Pre-built applets will be used to input and output data from digital and analog interfaces, make logical decisions based upon input, and data processing. Devices interfacing with this tool may include, but are not limited to photo-electric sensors, servos, and LEDs. Upon completion, students should have a cursory understanding of how National Instruments hardware and software tools can be used for data acquisition, control, and instrumentation environments. (Prerequisite: none) (2 credits: 1 lecture/1 lab)

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2 cr
Networking I
This course provides an introduction to network systems. The student will learn about the basic concepts, terminology, equipment, and the techniques that are needed in the development of a data communication system. The protocols used for typical data exchange will be explored in a lab environment. This is semester one of the Cisco curriculum. (Prerequisites: None.) (3 credits: 2 lecture/1 lab)

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3 cr
Digital Electronics II
Digital electronics are so widely used that it is almost impossible to think of electronic equipment without them. Digital circuits have greatly improved electronic methods and have given practical electronic equipment amazing capabililty. In this course you will learn what digital electronics is, how they are used to reduce board area, improve reliability and increase performance. (Prerequisite: ELEC1212) (4 credits: 2 lecture/2 lab)

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4 cr
PC Hardware & OS
This course will explore the personal computer. Emphasis will be placed on the managing, monitoring and optimizing of the PC. Basic troubleshooting techniques will be discussed as it relates to the Personal Computer. The use of diagnostic and monitoring software will be emphasized. Topics covered provide a preparation for CompTia A+ certification. (Prerequisite: ELEC1500 Networking I) (4 credits: 3 lecture/1 lab)

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4 cr
Microcontroller Applications
This course will introduce the student to embedded controllers. The student will configure microcontrollers to read switches and drive output devices. Students will explore the features and benefits of single chip systems. (Prerequisites: ELEC2211 Digital Electronics I I) (5 credits: 3 lecture/2 lab)

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5 cr
Linear Integrated Circuits
This course covers linear integrated circuits. In this course a wide variety of amplifiers, oscillators and generators will be analyzed, which use the op amp. The op amp is one of the most versatile integrated circuits; it provides high gain and wideband width in a simple configuration. (Prerequisite: ELEC1218) (4 Credits: 2 lecture/2 lab)

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4 cr
43 crs

Total Credits Required for this Major: 47 Credits

Estimated Costs for this Major

Approximate Tuition/Fees:$9,865
Minimum Tool Cost:$50
Estimated Total:$10,815


Career Opportunities

  • Electronic System Installation/Maintenance
  • Manufacturing System Installation/Maintenance
  • Electronic Engineering Technician
  • Computer Equipment Repair/Maintenance
  • Computer Network Installation/Maintenance
  • Wireless Communication Systems Installation/Maintenance
  • Technical Field Service
  • Technical Sales
  • Security System Technician
  • Residential Electronics Systems Integrator

Career Information


Program graduates will be able to:
  1. Use knowledge and skills to analyze, troubleshoot, measure and/or program systems and devices used in the Electronics industries.
  2. Repair systems and equipment by applying logic and knowledge to solve complex problems.
  3. Demonstrate the use of software, programming, and interfacing to troubleshoot micro and personal computers.
  4. Demonstrate an ability to communicate effectively.
  5. Demonstrate an ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering to the analysis of electronic problems.
  6. Apply acquired skills and learn new skills by engaging in lifelong learning.
  7. Work as a productive and responsible team member.
  8. Function with a respect for diversity and knowledge or professional, social, and global issues.


  • Broad spectrum of career opportunities
  • Current technology is implemented in the curriculum
  • 50% of class work is hands-on
  • Our instructors stay current in the electronics field
  • Electronic technicians play a critical role in technology


Marc Kalis
Marc Kalis received his Electronics Diploma from Austin Technical Institute (Riverland Community College, Austin Campus) and currently holds a license in Electronics Technology for the State of Minnesota. Marc has experience in a variety of electronic areas which include but are not limited to: medical equipment repair, industrial controllers, networking, computers and mobile electronics. He is an IPC-A-610 Class “A” Instructor (solder joint inspection), a J-STD-001 class “A” Instructor (Solder Application Specialist, and a Mobile Electronics Certified Professional.




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