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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/Red Wing

Major Details

Electronic 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 the 9 credit Basic Electronics certificate at MSC Southeast in Winona, you will learn both the theory and practical aspects of electronics. Course work and hands-on lab experience cover:

  • Introduction to DC Electricity
  • Introduction to AC Electricity
  • DC Theory and Circuits
  • Digital Electronics I

With this certificate, you may work at an internship level, in repair, maintenance and installation of electronic devices in a variety of settings: industry, business, education, and more. You may find introductory level employment working for service companies, distributors, manufacturers, or repair shops. Earning a certificate may also upgrade your skills in your current career.

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

0 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
9 crs

Total Credits Required for this Major: 9 Credits

Estimated Costs for this Major

Approximate Tuition/Fees:$1,982
Minimum Tool Cost:N/A
Estimated Total:$1,982


Career Opportunities

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


  1. Use knowledge and skills to analyze, troubleshoot, and repair circuits and devices used in the Electronics industries.
  2. Repair systems and equipment by applying logic nd knowledge to solve basic problems.
  3. Demonstrate the use of basic test equipment used in troubleshooting.
  4. Demonstrate an ability to communicate effectively.
  5. Demonstrate an ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, and science to analyze electronic problems.
  6. Apply acquired skills and learn new skills by engaging in lifelong earning.
  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 n 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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