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Electronics, Associate of Arts Degree

Financial Aid Eligible
Banner Code: 3_AA_ELEC
Control Number: 19337

This sequence of classes is designed to give the student a solid foundation in Electronics using applied theory to solve practical applications utilizing the materials and forces of nature for the benefit of society. Students who successfully complete this sequence of classes will be able to pursue a bachelor’s degree in Engineering or Engineering Technology or be employed as a skilled productive member of an Engineering team in Industry. Areas of interest in this program include theory and application of electric and electronic systems and components, including circuits, electro-magnetic fields, energy sources, communications devices, computers, and other components and devices powered by electricity. Design, assembly, installation, operation, maintenance, and repair of electronic equipment used in industry and manufacturing including the fabrication and assembly of related components. Design, development, testing, and maintenance of electro-mechanical and servo-mechanical devices and systems.

Program Level Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this program, students will be able to:

  1. Design and build several of the most common circuits used in electronics technology.
  2. Analyze operating and defective electronic circuits by interpreting data from a variety of test and measurement equipment.
  3. Research and interpret basic electronic components using manufacturer’s data manuals, library resources, and the Internet.

Associate Degree Requirements

Unit Requirement

Complete at least 60 units of acceptable college work with a minimum of 12 units completed in residence at Coastline. Earn an overall grade point average of 2.0 or higher from all colleges attended and a 2.0 or higher grade point average at Coastline.

*Students must be in good academic standing (not on probation and/or disqualification) during the semester graduation is petitioned.

Program of Study

Complete the required courses in one of the programs as detailed In the Requirements for the Major section of this catalog. All coursework must be completed with a grade of C or higher.

General Education

Complete one of the three General Education options below (visit the General Education page for details):

Option 1 — Coastline General Education: designed for students pursuing an Associate degree and who may or may not be planning to transfer to a four-year university. The degree is transferable to many colleges and universities.

Option 2—CSU GE Breadth: designed for students who are planning to transfer to a university in the CSU system. It may also be appropriate for transfer to some independent colleges and universities.

Option 3—IGETC: designed for students who are planning to transfer to a university in the CSU or UC system. It also may be appropriate for transfer to some independent colleges and universities.

Global and Multicultural Studies Requirement

Complete at least 2.5 units from any Global and Multicultural Studies courses. See what courses fulfill the Global and Multicultural Studies Requirement.

Course Title Units
Required Core
Students will complete all of the following:
ELEC C101Introduction to Electronics with Computer Application3
ELEC C102DC Circuit Analysis4
ELEC C103AC Circuit Analysis4
ELEC C104Digital Computer Electronics3
Program Electives
Select a minimum of 10 units of the following:10
Semiconductor Devices and Circuits
Analog Electric Circuit Analysis
Advanced Digital Electronics
Microcomputer Systems and Assembly Programming
Electronic Manufacturing
Basic Electrical Machines
Work Based Learning
Work Based Learning
Work Based Learning
Work Based Learning
Total Units24

Courses for a degree in Electronics at Coastline are offered through our Military/Contract Education Program with distance learning (online) delivery designed to meet the needs of our global military community. The class schedule and degree roadmap for this program can be found at Students who wish to pursue a degree or certificate in Electronics who live in the local Orange County or nearby areas and are not eligible for enrollment in our Military/Contract Education Programs are encouraged to visit our sister college, Orange Coast College, the home college for Electronics. Information about their Electronics Program may be found at

Requirement Units
Total Units for Major Preparation 24
Degree Option 1, 2, or 3 Varies
Electives to satisfy unit requirement Varies
Total Degree Units 60