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Gain a broad understanding of electronics, optics or hardware computer and networking principles. Each of the concentrations listed below has an electronics/optics based core to prepare students for working in industry.

Program/Major/Concentration Codes: AASTEK/TEK/**** (see concentration codes below)

What can I do with this degree?

Career Options: Entry-level employment in a broad range of general electronics fields.

Academic Options:  While this program was not designed to transfer to a 4-year university, it may apply toward Bachelor of Applied Science (BAS) or other programs. See Pima’s Transfer Partnerships page to determine which universities offer BAS programs, and research how the universities may accept this program in transfer.

Program Requirements

General Education Requirements

This section lists general education requirements that are not fulfilled by core or support courses.* Select courses to fulfill the C or G requirement.**

Communication Requirement 6
Humanities and Social Science Requirement 6
Subtotal 12

Required Core Courses

Course # Course Title Credits
TEC 100 Introduction and Overview of Electronics 3
TEC 101 Physics for Technology 3
TEC 103 Light and Optical Systems 2
TEC 113 Problem Solving for Electronics and Optics 3
TEC 117 Optical Assembly Techniques 3
TEC 121/121LB Basic Electric and Magnetic Properties 4
TEC 122/122LB Applied Semiconductor Devices 4
TEC 123/123LB Digital Circuits and Computers 4
TEC 125/125LB AC Networks with Phasors 4
TEC 126 Electronics Construction and Assembly 3
TEC 128/128LB Electronic Measurements 3
TEC 130/130LB Computer Assembly and Testing 4
Subtotal 40

Required Support Course

Course # Course Title Credits
TEC 160 Microcomputers and Programming Techniques 3
Subtotal 3
Subtotal for Required Core and Support Courses 43

Core Concentrations:

complete courses in one of the concentrations below.

Course # Course Title Credits
Electronic (Concentration Code: TEKE)
TEC 221 Linear Devices 3
TEC 222/222LB Electromechanical Devices and Systems 4
TEC 225/225LB Fluid Devices and Automated Systems 3
TEC 228/228LB RF and Microwave Devices 4
TEC 250/250LB Digital Devices 4
TEC 251/251LB Analog Circuits 4
Subtotal for Electronic Concentration 22
Optics (Concentration Code: TEKO)
TEC 221 Linear Devices 3
TEC 222/222LB Electromechanical Devices and Systems 4
TEC 225/225LB Fluid Devices and Automated Systems 3
TEC 286 Fiber Optics Installation and Testing 3
TEC 287 Laser Fundamentals 3
TEC 288 Optical Testing 4
Subtotal for Optics Concentration 20
IT Specialist (Concentration Code: TEKI)
TEC 132/132LB Computer Systems Servicing 4
TEC 230/230LB Peer-to-Peer Networking and Networking Cabling Fundamentals 4
CIS 121 Web Publishing 3
CIS 137 Introduction to Unix Operating Systems 3
CIS 219 Introduction to Virtual Computing 4
Subtotal for IT Specialist Concentration 18
Total 73-77

* Other general education requirements are fulfilled by required core and support courses: Analysis and Critical Thinking Requirement - TEC 101 and TEC 113

** In the General education categories, select courses so that at least one course is marked "C" (cultural diversity) or "G" (global awareness).