Electronics

Mission Statement

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The Electronics Engineering Department focus is directed at providing highly educated technicians for the engineering, manufacturing, and service industries. We pride ourselves in the partnerships we have with many diverse local industries which ensures that the course content and emphasis is applicable to the ever-changing high tech career field. The goal of this department is to provide an education to our students that are directly applicable to problems and situations encountered in real life and thus foster a successful career.

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Students spend the first five quarters studying basic electronics and electronic circuits. They receive in-depth instruction in AC and DC circuit math, analysis and measurements, the fundamentals of semiconductors, amplifiers, digital and linear circuits, and microprocessors. In addition to classroom study, students gain lab experience in circuit analysis, laboratory techniques, and the use of modern test equipment. SCC facilities include a newly refurbished laboratory with computers for circuit simulation and equipment for hands-on experiments.


Our faculty set SCC apart from other technical and vocational electronics programs. They have a very diverse background and a combined experience of over 100 years in the industry. All are certified by the State of Washington to teach vocational electronics and have a combined teaching experience of over 100 years as well. They stay current in their respective areas of expertise by maintaining contact with industry through partnering, special projects, and attending conferences and workshops.

Department Advisory Committee

Electronics Department Advisory Committee

The purpose of the Electronics Engineering Advisory Committee is to advise and assist the division dean, the department chair, the program faculty and the college in matters pertaining to the program to ensure that the college program is effective in training students to meet the entry-level employment needs of the business world.

The advisory committee is made up mostly of private sector members who have volunteered their time, talent, and knowledge to help strengthen and modernize vocational-technical education. The members work with instructors and administrators to initiate policies, procedures, and methods in order to improve the instructional delivery system

Advisory Committee Members (as of 2004-2005)

Industry Partners

The Electronics Engineering Department is very proud to have many local leaders in the electronics industry as community partners. These partners are very important to the success of the program by their donations or loaning of equipment, offering off-campus sites for special projects, as well as acting as guest expert lecturers.

Partnering with industry is a two way relationship. Often, our partners allow our faculty and students the opportunity to help them with special projects. Faculty offers consultation and circuit design expertise in exchange for the reward of expanding local businesses and adding potential job sites to the many from which our graduates have to choose.

Industry Partners

Graduates

Graduates of the Electronics Engineering program are working in exciting careers at many local companies as well as around the world. Below is a list of some companies that have hired students recently.

Company Position
Agilent Technologies Engineering Technician
Avista Corporation Communications Technician
Burlington Northern Communications Technician
City of Spokane Power Generation Technician
Intel Manufacturing Technician
Federal Aviation Administration Electronics Technician
Itron Electronics Technician
Itronix Electronics Technician
KAYU Television Broadcast Engineer
KHQ Television Broadcast Engineer
KXLY Television Broadcast Engineer
KSPS Television Broadcast Engineer
Micron Manufacturing Technician
Saudi Arabian Air Avionics Technician
Spokane School District 81 Electronics Teacher
Sweitzer Engineering Engineering Technician
VisionTek Manufacturing Technician
Western Avionics, Inc.
Avionics Technician