Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Void in electronics education?

A year or two ago, I looked around for an introductory electronics course.

No luck.

Trade schools and community colleges may offer courses in electronics service, but these seem light on theory, light on actual knowledge to effect field repairs, and seem to offer little more than certificates in component swapping.

Missed my chance when I had it.

Used to be community colleges almost always taught basic electronics. And you could actually build stuff from raw components once you logged a semester or two. Wish I could find courses like that today.

I think today's students are missing out. Not sure they understand the technology. Maybe what schools used to teach in now obsolete. But understanding fundamentals, and being able to practice them without advanced degrees, should never go out of style.

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