Electronics Liberal Arts (AA)

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Microchips, Electrons, Semiconductors – Make Them All Work Together in Electronics

Electronics blends physics, engineering, and technology in the design of circuits using transistors and microchips. It works with the movement of electrons in semiconductors, conductors, and vacuums. 

Working in electronics will provide you with an exciting career as you play a key role in the flow of electricity. You will work individually or with a team as you work with electronics on projects that may incorporate vacuum technology and the control of electrons accomplished by numerous non-metal conductor or semiconductor devices. 

Transmitters, receivers, integrated circuits, analog, and digital transmission, and reception of data, voice, and video are all parts of your work in electronics. You will work with details to keep data moving and circuits firing. You will analyze data, troubleshoot issues, and implement small and large systems. 

Careers in Computer Science

Here are some careers and their salaries you could have with an Associate in Arts degree in Liberal Arts - Electronics:

Career information below is taken from bls.gov in November 2019. Go to bls.gov for most current career information.

Design electronic components and systems for commercial, industrial, or scientific applications.

Data for Los Angeles/Long Beach/Anaheim

Typical Education Level: Salary: Hourly Median Wage:
Bachelor’s Degree  $124,380/year 
$59.80/hour
Work Experience in a Related Occupation: Job Outlook 2018-2028: Number of Jobs 2018:
None needed 4% increase

8,910

Install or repair a variety of electrical equipment.

Data for Los Angeles/Long Beach/Anaheim

Typical Education Level: Salary: Hourly Median Wage:
Some college $59,800/year
$28.75/hour
Work Experience in a Related Occupation: Job Outlook 2018-2028: Number of Jobs 2018:
None needed No change

5,920

 Help engineers design and develop electrical and electronic equipment.

 Data for Los Angeles/Long Beach/Anaheim

Typical Education Level: Salary: Hourly Median Wage:
Associate Degree $63,860/year
$30.70/hour
Work Experience in a Related Occupation: Job Outlook 2018-2028: Number of Jobs 2018:
None needed 3% increase

5,710

 

Assemble finished products and the parts that go into them.

Data for Los Angeles/Long Beach/Anaheim

Typical Education Level: Salary: Hourly Median Wage:
Some college  $34,230/year
$16.46/hour
Work Experience in a Related Occupation: Job Outlook 2018-2028: Number of Jobs 2018:
None needed 3% increase

13,440

 

Operate, test, and maintain unmanned, automated, robotic, or electromechanical equipment.

Data for Los Angeles/Long Beach/Anaheim

Typical Education Level: Salary: Hourly Median Wage:
Associate Degree $61,750/year
$29.69/hour
Work Experience in a Related Occupation: Job Outlook 2018-2028: Number of Jobs 2018:
None needed 4% increase

990

 

Install, maintain, and repair electrical power, communications, lighting, and control systems.

Data for Los Angeles/Long Beach/Anaheim

Typical Education Level: Salary: Hourly Median Wage:
Some college $67,360/year 
$32.39/hour
Work Experience in a Related Occupation: Job Outlook 2018-2028: Number of Jobs 2018:
None needed 3% decrease

19,470

 

What You’ll Learn at LASC in Liberal Arts Electronics

You can get Associate in Arts degree (AA) through LASC’s Liberal Arts Electronics program where you will:

  • Learn the intricacies of computer circuits and test them in the hands-on lab, analyze the test results, and develop solutions for any problems that arise to use these procedures in your career.
  • Gain invaluable experience working individually and with teams to understand the details of all facets of electronics, how they work together, and enhance our daily lives. From electron devices to computer circuits, this program will give you a comprehensive view of electronics to help you find exactly where you want to focus in such a vast subject.
  • LASC provides internships so you can get hands-on work experience, build your career connections and create community ties for after you graduate.
  • Want to transfer? Visit your academic counselor to learn how you can transfer with this degree and continue in your career through the university level.

Degrees & Courses You Will Take

Review the LASC Associate in Arts in Liberal Arts: Electronics degree below along with our suggested course of study for this program. Go to LASC’s current Course Catalog for specific course information:

Major Code: 934.01
Total Units Required: 60 

As a student, upon successfully completing this program, you will be able to:

  • Discern the main differences between conductors and non-conductors of electric current and quantify them.
  • Draw a simple electronic circuit and label the four main elements.
Required Courses (Choose and complete 18 units): Units
ELECTRN 2 Introduction to Electronics
3
ELECTRN 8 Electron Devices   4
ELECTRN 41 Measurements and Testing Laboratory I  1
OR 3
ELECTRN 43 Measurements and Testing Laboratory II   1
ELECTRN 56 Computer Circuits 
3
ELECTRN 57 Computer Circuits Laboratory 
1
ELECTRN 111 Introduction to Computer Servicing  4

ELECTRN 116 Computer A+ and Network+

Certificate Exam Prep    

2
TOTAL UNITS 18

Get Ready Before You Start 

Want to go into electronics? You can begin preparing for your career before your first class starts at LASC:

  • Make an appointment with your LASC academic counselor to review LASC’s program, start to develop a Student Education Plan (SEP), and discuss which support services and opportunities you can benefit from to enhance your academic goals. And, find out if getting a bachelor’s degree would be a good match for your future plans.
  • Still in high school? Find out if your school has an electronics or computer club to join. Follow electronics blogs and social media sites to learn about the industry. See if there are any local companies that have summer internships.
  • Once you’re at LASC, make sure to get involved with on-campus clubs and organizations, become a student ambassador, or run for student government. These create new relationships and show potential employers your commitment to work with others and building your leadership skills.

Program Learning Outcomes 

As a student, upon successfully completing this program, you will be able to:

  • Discern the main differences between conductors and non-conductors of electric current and quantify them.
  • Draw a simple electronic circuit and label the four main elements.