Why buy a digital clock when you can build one yourself? Students in Digital Electronics II have the opportunity to do just that as their final project in the course. This capstone project lets students use the skills they have learned in all of their electronic courses. The department also sponsors a contest for the most functional and most professionally wired project. Our most recent winner, from the Winter 2017 term, is Devin Terry. Devin will have all the fame he can handle during the Spring term as his clock will be on display in Room 313 until the next winner is honored.
The CET Department also wants to recognize recent graduate Chris Mullins for receiving the departmental award at the Spring graduation. Chris was one of our most dedicated students and frequently visited us on Plus Friday to work on course material and repair his own electronic equipment. We wish Chris the best in the future!
The Electronics Technicians’ Association (ETA) is always looking for members. If you are interested, please see Dan Adams in Room 314.
– Jim Barks, CET Dept. Chair
The CET department started the Fall 2016 term with one of its largest incoming classes in recent history. Fourteen students have joined the ranks of the department and are learning the basic principles of electronics. In addition to theory, the new students are gaining hands-on experience through a variety of laboratory exercises and building an operational piece of test equipment that will be useful in their career. These students will also be completing eleven certifications from the Institute of Printed Circuits (IPC). These certifications encompass areas such as soldering, component identification, electrostatic discharge, and safety. These certifications afford CET students an advantage in seeking employment within the field. The CET department has also recently established a chapter of the Electronics Technicians’ Association (ETA). The purpose of the chapter, which is open to both CET and AMT students, is to promote a sense of community within the department, encourage professional development and additional certifications for students, and service to the local area. Two sets of officers were elected, one for day school and one for night school, in order to maximize leadership opportunities. The Sullivan Tech Chapter of ETA immediately planned and held two successful fundraisers with the student body. The purpose of these fundraisers was to encourage membership and to subsidize the efforts of Sullivan Tech ETA members to obtain additional industry certifications from ETA.
– Jim Barks, CET Department Chair