Electrical Technology - Basic Electronics - Certificate of Achievement

This program has been discontinued or temporarily suspended. Currently enrolled students may complete their program of study, but new students will not be admitted.

Program Info

Year Established
Program Code
Degree Type
Certificate of Achievement
Office Contact
School of Business, Entrepreneurship, and Professional Development: 313-845-9645, bepdinfo@hfcc.edu, Technology Bldg, Room: E-211
Faculty Contact
James Blair: 313-845-7170, jblair@hfcc.edu, Technology Bldg, Room: E-115A

Program Description


Covers the fundamental of electricity and electronics as applied to the electrical field. Topics include Ohm's and Watts Law, circuits, magnetism, inductance, resistance, capacitance and alternating current circuits. Also covers an introduction to solid state devices such as diodes, transistors, and JFET's. Utilizes voltmeters, ammeters, power supplies, signal generators, and oscilloscopes to construct circuits during lab activities. This certificate can be earned while pursuing an Associate in Applied Science degree in Electrical Technology.

Program Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this program, students should be able to:

  1. Demonstrate the ability to apply laws to the design, construction, analysis, and measurement of electric, hydraulic and pneumatic circuits.
  2. Interpret and develop technical drawing, schematics and diagrams.
  3. Apply electrical/mechanical laws to the operation and control of machines.
  4. Apply critical thinking skills to solving problems.

Program Requirements

Required Core Courses
Credit Hours: 11
Minimum Total Credit Hours
Requirements are subject to change. The information represented here is effective starting Fall 2023 and applies to the current catalog year. If you were admitted prior to this year, please check your requirements under the My Progress section of HFC Self Service.