Students in the Electronics/Robotics program learn the basic principles of analog and digital electronics with emphasis on AC and DC circuits, solid state devices, and digital circuits. In conjunction with this, students perform laboratory experiments that require prototyping, circuit assembly, and soldering skills. Students integrate these skills by building various electronic projects and kits that refl ect real-world applications. In the robotic area, students learn how electronic circuits are used to control mechanical devices by building simple robotic projects such as mobile robots. Students also design and build robotic projects using computers and robotics software which progresses from basic programming levels up to more challenging ones. Emphasis in the program is given to problem solving and critical thinking skills, along with extensive hands-on activities. Skills in several technological areas are combined to broaden students’ development and to maximize career opportunities.
Upon completion of the program, graduates have the foundation to pursue careers such as fi eld service technicians, video game technicians, electronic inspectors, electronic assemblers or electronic inspectors. With further instruction, graduates could pursue careers such as electronic engineers, licensed radio/television technicians or medical electronic technicians.
Articulation Agreements between Whittier Regional Vocational Technical High School’s Electronics/Robotics program exist at the following colleges and institutions: Northern Essex Community College New England Institute of Technology Baran Institute Central Maine Technical Institute
Electronics/Robotics graduates and co-op students are working at the following companies: CPR Technologies QSI Systems Advanced Communications Beckwood Services, Inc. Antares Analytical