Electronics Fundamentals

Program Overview

The Electronics Fundamentals diploma program is designed to prepare students for careers in electronics professions.  Learning opportunities develop academic, technical, and professional knowledge and skills required for job acquisition, retention, and advancement. The program emphasizes a combination of electronics theory and practical application necessary for successful employment. Program graduates receive an Electronics Fundamentals diploma which prepares them for entry-level positions in the electronics field and qualifies them for admission to the Electronics Technology program.

Students are accepted into the Electronics Fundamentals program every semester.  A full-time student can complete this program in 3 semesters.  To graduate, students must earn a minimum of 38 semester credit hours.

Career Traits/Requirements

Individuals wanting to enroll in the Electronics Fundamentals diploma program must have good eyesight, manual dexterity, hand eye coordination, critical thinking skills, problem solving skills, math skills, and the ability to apply technology to the work environment.

Offered at the Following Campus

South Campus (Dublin)

Salary Potential

$18,000.00 – $25,000.00

Program Costs

Tuition & Fees:  $4,793.00
Books & Supplies:  $1,150.00
(Costs are estimated and are subject to change.)

HOPE Career Grant:
The HOPE Career Grant, formerly known as the Strategic Industries Workforce Development Grant, is available to HOPE Grant-qualified students who enroll in select majors specifically aligned with one of 12 industries in which there are more jobs available in Georgia than there are skilled workers to fill them.

To qualify, an OFTC student must be fully admitted to the college, enrolled in one of the above programs and receiving the HOPE Grant for the same term. The amount of the HOPE Career Grant award is a fixed amount for each term of enrollment:

  • 9 or more credit hours – $500/semester
  • 3-8 credit hours – $250/semester
  • 1-2 credit hours – $125/semester
  • Commercial Truck Driving – $1,000 one time award

High School students in dual enrollment and joint enrollment are NOT eligible.

Employment Opportunities

Program graduates receive an Electronics Fundamentals diploma which prepares them for entry-level positions in the electronics field and qualifies them for admission in the Electronics Technology program. Continuation into the Electronics Technology program is recommended and encouraged.

Co-op Opportunity:

Oconee Fall Line Technical College participates in a cooperative agreement with Warner Robins Air Force Base. For students to be eligible to compete for the co-op program, a student must be in regular admit status. No provisional or learning support students will be accepted for co-op interviews. For additional information, contact the program instructor.

Admission Requirements

  • Submit a completed application and application fee;
  • Be at least 16 years of age;
  • Submit official high school transcript or GED transcript;
  • Submit official college transcripts, if applicable;
  • Meet assessment requirements by taking the entrance placement test. In lieu of the placement test, official scores on COMPASS, ASSET, SAT, ACT, PSAT or GED may be substituted.

Curriculum

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Course Overview

  • GENERAL EDUCATION COURSES
  • EMPL1000Interpersonal Relations & Prof Devlpmnt2 credit hours30 contact hours
  • ENGL1010Fundamentals of English I3 credit hours45 contact hours
  • and one of the following:
  • MATH1012Foundations of Mathematics3 credit hours45 contact hours
  • MATH1013Algebraic Concepts3 credit hours45 contact hours
  • MATH1111College Algebra3 credit hours45 contact hours
  • OCCUPATIONAL COURSES
  • COLL1060Introduction to College and Computers3 credit hours50 contact hours
  • ELCR1005Soldering Technology1 credit hours30 contact hours
  • ELCR1010Direct Current Circuits6 credit hours105 contact hours
  • ELCR1020Alternating Current Circuits7 credit hours135 contact hours
  • ELCR1030Solid State Devices5 credit hours90 contact hours
  • ELCR1040Digital and Microprocessor Fundamentals5 credit hours105 contact hours
  • ELCR1060Linear Integrated Circuits3 credit hours60 contact hours
  • Credit Hours: 38