Albany, Georgia – Albany Technical College will have a Refresh presentation featuring Electronics Technology, Thursday, November 18, at 10 a. m. in the Carlton Construction Academy building, room 123.  A group of faculty, staff, and students will be on hand during the event, highlighting what is new in the program and expected outcomes for graduates. Electronics Technology program graduates receive an Electronics Technology Associate of Applied Science degree or diploma, which qualifies them as electronics technicians specializing in biomedical instrumentation, industrial electronics, computer electronics, general electronics, or telecommunications electronics. 

When a student enters the program, they start with basic devices: resistors, capacitors, and inductors, leading to semiconductor devices, Integrated Circuits, including microprocessors and microcontrollers.  While the canons of law are central to the study of electronics, emphasis is on industrial applications and troubleshooting.  In the refreshed lab students obtain firsthand experience using the most advanced and industry-standard testing equipment including Fluke and Mastek Digital Multimeters, 80 MHz 2 Channel Function Generators, and Super Phosphor 200 MHz 4 channel digital storage Oscilloscopes. 

Dr. Anthony Parker, President of Albany Technical College, stated, "Albany Technical College's Electronics Technology is an exciting program. I think it will soon be unmatched in the state for the quality of the education and the training that the students will receive in workforce training.” 

“Our graduates are most sought after by employers, they are workforce ready from day one; combined with soft skills to be valued and productive employees," said Dr. Emmett Griswold Executive Vice President and Vice President for Academic Affairs.  

Electronics Technology is a field that covers the operation, maintenance, and repair of electrical and electronic equipment. This program is ideal for those students interested in learning to build, test, troubleshoot, maintain, and repair electronic systems and components, be it in a military HUMVEE, Hospital PET Scanner, DNA 
Analyzer conducting high throughput electrophoresis, F-22 Raptor stealth tactical fighter aircraft, FANUC robot, Rockwell Allen Bradley Programmable controllers (PLCs), IV infusion pump, or utility company electronic instrumentation. The role is to provide reliable, well-maintained equipment to ensure manufacturing and service quality. 

The Program Chair, Dr. Gamini, comes to us from the University of Wisconsin, where he served as the Automation and Electronics Technology program coordinator and professor. He has over 15 years of experience as an instructor and industrial practitioner in all aspects of electronics and robotics. Dr. Gamini also served as a Biomedical Engineer at Lafayette General Hospital.