Becoming an Electronics Technician : Securing Your High-Tech Future / Edition 4

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Overview

This book provides readers with useful and encouraging information on the exciting world of electronics.

Important changes to the fourth edition are:

  • Data have been revised and updated.
  • Information on job shadowing has been included in Chapter 5.
  • Information on ISCET Certification has been expanded in Chapter 7.
  • A completely new chapter on information technology (IT) certification, with emphasis on A+ certification, has been added.
  • Material on online job search techniques has been expanded in Chapter 9.
  • Information on negotiating salary and benefits has been included in Chapter 9.
  • A completely new chapter on virtual electronics has been added.
  • Five new projects have been added to Chapter 17.
  • Appendix 1, Electronic Kit and Part Sources, has been completely updated.
  • Fifty new terms have been added to the Glossary.

A free Instructor's Manual (ISBN 0-13-093210-8) is available to instructors using this book for a course.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780130932198
  • Publisher: Prentice Hall
  • Publication date: 8/28/2001
  • Edition description: 4TH
  • Edition number: 4
  • Pages: 348
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.90 (d)

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As I travel about, talk with electronics instructors, and visit schools, I detect—particularly among first-semester electronics students—confusion concerning the electronics world and their place in it. Many students, while already enrolled in electronics programs, still do not have a clear appreciation of what it is like to be or to become an electronics technician. This is unfortunate. If students are to do well in their studies, greeting each school day with a "plan and a purpose," they need to better understand the world of electronics, the role they will eventually play in it, and the type of preparation needed for success as an electronics technician. This book is an attempt to give electronics students the encouragement and support they need to become part of the exciting future in electronics.

Electronics students have many questions that need to be answered. They want to know about the electronics industry—its strength and its diversity. They are curious about the people who populate this industry, their occupations, and their careers. Students are particularly interested in the role of the electronics technician in today's and tomorrow's workplace. And they want to meet electronics technicians, to hear from them, in their own words, what it is like in the real world.

Students also want to know what it takes to become educated and trained in electronics: what type of schooling is available and what is to be learned. They want help in succeeding as electronics students: planning their day and developing their study skills. Furthermore, they know electronics can be more than just books and theory. They want to know what it takes to be an "electronics activist." And they want clarification on the myriad of information technology (IT) certifications, from A+ certification to advanced networking credentials. Finally, of course, students want to start a career as an electronics technician. They want to know how to find, get, and keep their first job in the field.

In sum, electronics students want to know what it means to be an electronics technician and what it takes to become such a technician. I hope this book will provide some answers to their questions.

But they also want more. Particularly, at this stage in their studies, students are eager to "do" electronics. They want to get their hands on the "goodies": components, breadboards, and test equipment. They want to "make like" an electronics technician. In Part III, we give them the opportunity.

Where can such a book be used? Actually, anywhere in the electronics curriculum; I believe no student should graduate without having been exposed to this material. Of course, it makes sense to read such a book at the "front end" of the program, in an electronics survey class or an introduction to do/ac fundamentals. I know time is limited, and instructors are hard pressed to present what is already in their course outline. But this book is short and, I am told, easy to read. More to the point, a do/ac fundamentals course, which tends to be quite theoretical, even esoteric, is just the place where a supplemental book of this type can liven up the subject, while giving students direction and support for their study tasks ahead.

Just reading the book, however, is not enough. Students must become involved in the subjects presented. To that end, each chapter in Parts I and II contains individual and group activities, along with issues for class discussion, to involve students and engage the entire class in meaningful dialogue. Take full advantage of the material presented.

This edition contains a number of additions and changes:

  • Data (charts, diagrams, and supporting text) have been revised throughout.
  • Information on job shadowing has been included (Chapter 5).
  • Information on ISCET certification has been expanded (Chapter 7).
  • A completely new chapter (Chapter 8) on information technology (IT) certification, with emphasis on A+ certification, has been added.
  • Material on online job search techniques has been expanded (Chapter 9)
  • Information on negotiating salary and benefits has been included (Chapter 9).
  • A completely new chapter (Chapter 16) on virtual electronics has been added.
  • Five new projects have been added to Chapter 17.
  • Appendix 1, has been completely updated and now contains 34 listings.
  • A glossary of over 50 terms has been added.

If you have any questions or suggestions, please contact me via e-mail at Ronelect@aol.com.

Acknowledgments

Once again, thanks to Charles Stewart, my acquisitions editor, for his enthusiasm and support. I also wish to thank Alex Wolf, who saw the book through to completion.

Ronald A. Reis

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Table of Contents

I. BEING AN ELECTRONICS TECHNICIAN.

1. The Electronics Industry: In the Air and Everywhere.

2. Electronics: Field of Dreams.

3. The Electronics Technician: Bringing Electronics to Life.

4. Electronics Technician Profiles: Meet Ron, David, Kay, Gideon, and Eric.

II. BECOMING AN ELECTRONICS TECHNICIAN.

5. Taking the Big Step: Getting Educated in Electronics.

6. Succeeding as an Electronics Student: Making the Most of Your School Day.

7. Being an “Electronics Activist”: Electronics Beyond the Classroom.

8. Information Technology (IT) Certification: A New World of Credentialing.

9. Launching Your Career as an Electronics Technician: Finding, Getting, and Keeping Your First Position.

III. “MAKING LIKE” AN ELECTRONICS TECHNICIAN.

10. Breadboarding: A Half-Dozen Ways to Go.

11. Creating Troubleshooting Trees: Your Key to Circuit Understanding and Repair.

12. Transducers: The Ins and Outs of Electronic Circuits.

13. A Short Course on Active Solid-State Components: The Big Half-Dozen.

14. Electronics Safety: Where the Danger Lies.

15. Getting Started with SMT: Surface Mount Technology for the Electronics Experimenter.

16. Virtual Electronics.

17. Useful Electronic Projects You Can Build.

Appendix 1: Electronic Kit and Part Sources.

Appendix 2: The Big Three Electronics Magazines.

Glossary.

Index.

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Preface

As I travel about, talk with electronics instructors, and visit schools, I detect—particularly among first-semester electronics students—confusion concerning the electronics world and their place in it. Many students, while already enrolled in electronics programs, still do not have a clear appreciation of what it is like to be or to become an electronics technician. This is unfortunate. If students are to do well in their studies, greeting each school day with a "plan and a purpose," they need to better understand the world of electronics, the role they will eventually play in it, and the type of preparation needed for success as an electronics technician. This book is an attempt to give electronics students the encouragement and support they need to become part of the exciting future in electronics.

Electronics students have many questions that need to be answered. They want to know about the electronics industry—its strength and its diversity. They are curious about the people who populate this industry, their occupations, and their careers. Students are particularly interested in the role of the electronics technician in today's and tomorrow's workplace. And they want to meet electronics technicians, to hear from them, in their own words, what it is like in the real world.

Students also want to know what it takes to become educated and trained in electronics: what type of schooling is available and what is to be learned. They want help in succeeding as electronics students: planning their day and developing their study skills. Furthermore, they know electronics can be more than just books and theory. They want to know what it takes to be an "electronics activist." And they want clarification on the myriad of information technology (IT) certifications, from A+ certification to advanced networking credentials. Finally, of course, students want to start a career as an electronics technician. They want to know how to find, get, and keep their first job in the field.

In sum, electronics students want to know what it means to be an electronics technician and what it takes to become such a technician. I hope this book will provide some answers to their questions.

But they also want more. Particularly, at this stage in their studies, students are eager to "do" electronics. They want to get their hands on the "goodies": components, breadboards, and test equipment. They want to "make like" an electronics technician. In Part III, we give them the opportunity.

Where can such a book be used? Actually, anywhere in the electronics curriculum; I believe no student should graduate without having been exposed to this material. Of course, it makes sense to read such a book at the "front end" of the program, in an electronics survey class or an introduction to do/ac fundamentals. I know time is limited, and instructors are hard pressed to present what is already in their course outline. But this book is short and, I am told, easy to read. More to the point, a do/ac fundamentals course, which tends to be quite theoretical, even esoteric, is just the place where a supplemental book of this type can liven up the subject, while giving students direction and support for their study tasks ahead.

Just reading the book, however, is not enough. Students must become involved in the subjects presented. To that end, each chapter in Parts I and II contains individual and group activities, along with issues for class discussion, to involve students and engage the entire class in meaningful dialogue. Take full advantage of the material presented.

This edition contains a number of additions and changes:

  • Data (charts, diagrams, and supporting text) have been revised throughout.
  • Information on job shadowing has been included (Chapter 5).
  • Information on ISCET certification has been expanded (Chapter 7).
  • A completely new chapter (Chapter 8) on information technology (IT) certification, with emphasis on A+ certification, has been added.
  • Material on online job search techniques has been expanded (Chapter 9)
  • Information on negotiating salary and benefits has been included (Chapter 9).
  • A completely new chapter (Chapter 16) on virtual electronics has been added.
  • Five new projects have been added to Chapter 17.
  • Appendix 1, has been completely updated and now contains 34 listings.
  • A glossary of over 50 terms has been added.

If you have any questions or suggestions, please contact me via e-mail at Ronelect@aol.com.

Acknowledgments

Once again, thanks to Charles Stewart, my acquisitions editor, for his enthusiasm and support. I also wish to thank Alex Wolf, who saw the book through to completion.

Ronald A. Reis

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