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LAREDO, Texas – The Laredo College Workforce Education Division is eager to launch its revamped Electronic Technologies Program this fall with a new emphasis on automation and controlling systems.
Electronics is a major component in systems of diverse industries, including information technology, network/wireless telecommunications, security systems, robotics, oil and gas, medical instrumentation and automation systems.
The program puts theory into practice with a hands-on approach. Students will learn the fundamentals of direct current (DC) and alternating current (AC), digital electronics, amplifiers, integrated circuits, program logic controllers (PLC) and microprocessors and systems control from instructors with practical industry knowledge.
The program recently relocated from the South Campus to the Ft. McIntosh Campus due to its significant growth and the need to expand hands-on training labs. As electronics is more integrated in the industrial sector, the division merged electronics with its other industrial technology programs.
“As the dependence on technology only increases, there is an increased reliance on automation systems and the ability to control processes,” said LC Dean of Workforce Education Heriberto Hernandez. “Electronics is at the heart of these processes and industries, and we are excited about the expanded electronic facilities and the ability to provide students with instruction through practical, real-world training.”
Students enrolled in the program can complete a one-semester certificate, one-year certificate or an associate in applied science degree. The program provides the technical skills for immediate entry into the job market.
The program offers student-teacher ratios that ensure individualized hands-on skills training. Classes will primarily be face-to-face to take full advantage of technical labs.
For additional information about the program, visit www.laredo.edu or call (956) 721-5109.