Build Your Story in Electronics

The ability to analyze, install and repair the tools of the Information Age has become a much sought after skill. So has the ability to work with automated equipment, and design digital circuits for practical applications in industry. The WACTC Electronics program covers everything from the fundamentals of electronic components and how they interact together, to computer programming using Python for game design and C++ for microcontrollers. Whether our students’ interests are in hardware or software, we prepare them to face and navigate the electronic landscape that has become an essential part of everyone’s life. The majority of program graduates go on to pursue some sort of post-secondary education, although some, armed with the appropriate certification, will enter straight into the job market.

The WACTC Electronics Program maintains college articulation agreements with the Community College of Rhode Island and the New England Institute of Technology. Qualifying graduates can receive college credits.

Students can also earn certification from the Electronics Technician Association.

Accolades

SkillsUSA Gold, Silver, and Bronze medalists

Civic Leadership Award

Internships

WACTC Electronics students have worked at internships across Rhode Island, including Kent County Hospital and Sound FX.

Curriculum

Elements of both the Electronic Industry Association and the Electronic Technicians Association sponsored curricula are incorporated into the program. Students will prepare for A+ Computer Repair certificates in Hardware and Software.

Year One

The field of Electronics is introduced beginning with terminology, the laws and measurement of electricity, and a number of hands-on laboratory exercises to develop skills. Students are introduced to digital circuits, Boolean algebra, core hardware and operating system technology as well as installation, configuration, diagnostics, and preventative maintenance.

Year Two

Students progress to advanced applications of the above in preparation for the A+ Hardware Certification exam. Content includes security, safety, and environmental issues, communication skills, and professional etiquette.

Year Three

Advanced operating system theory and computer networking are studied in preparation for the A+ Software Certification exam. Qualified seniors will be provided internships in computer-related positions in business, industry and government.