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ELECTRONICS MECHANIC (NSQF LEVEL 5 )
(Duration: Two Years)
CRAFTSMEN TRAINING SCHEME (CTS) NSQF LEVEL- 5
SECTOR – Electronics & Hardware 1. COURSE INFORMATION :-
- During the two-year duration of Electronics Mechanic trade a candidate is trained on professional skill, professional knowledge, Engineering Drawing, Workshop Calculation & Science and Employability skill related to job role. In addition to this a candidate is entrusted to undertake project work and extracurricular activities to build up confidence. The Broad components covered professional skill, subjects are as below:-
- FIRST YEAR:
- In this year the trainee learns about safety and environment, use of fire extinguishers, artificial respiratory resuscitation to begin with. He gets the idea of trade tools & its standardization, Familiarize with basics of electricity, test the cable and measure the electrical parameter. Skilling practice on different types & combination of cells for operation and maintenance of batteries being done. Identify and test passive and active electronic components. Construct and test unregulated and regulated power supplies. Practice soldering and de-soldering of various types of electrical and electronic components on through hole PCBs. Assemble a computer system, install OS, Practice with MS office. Use the internet, browse, create mail IDs, download desired data from internet using search engines. The candidate will be able to construct and test amplifier, oscillator and wave shaping circuits. Testing of power electronic components. Construct and test power control circuits. Identify and test opto electronic devices. Able to achieve the skill on SMD Soldering and De-soldering of discrete SMD components. Verifying the truth tables of various digital ICs by referring Data book. Practice circuit simulation software to simulate and test various circuits. Identify various types of LEDs, LED displays and interface them to a digital counter and test. Construct and test various circuits using linear ICs 741 & 555. SECOND YEAR: In this year the trainee will be able to operate DSO and perform various functions. Gaining the skill by practicing SMD Soldering and De-soldering of various types of IC Packages. Able to identify the defects and do rework of PCB. Construct and test simple electrical control circuits and various electrical protective devices. Identify, prepare, terminate and test various types of electronic cables used in various electronic systems. Identify various functional blocks and I/O Ports of a 8051 microcontroller system, Familiarize with the instruction set of 8051 micro controller. Interface a model application with the Microcontroller kit and run the application. Construct and test various modulation/demodulation circuits. The trainee will identify and test various types of sensors used in electronic industries and construct and test circuits using various sensors system. They can construct and test analog and digital IC based application circuits as a part of project work. The trainee will work with DPM Modules to measure various electrical parameter, also interface the LCD modules to display a word. They will also skilled with various modulation techniques to acquaint with fibre optic communication techniques by using trainer kit. Identify various functional blocks/major components/ICs in the given stabilizer, rectify the faults. Identify various Input and output sockets/connectors of the given SMPS and UPS. Install and troubleshoot the given solar panel system. Dismantle and assemble various types of cell / smart phones and trouble shoot the cell/smart phone. Dismantle and assemble the given LED light stack. Design a LED light for the given ratings. Assemble decorative lighting system (serial lights) using LED strips. Dismantle, assemble, trouble shoot and rectify LED and LCD TV sets.
2. TRAINING SYSTEM :- 2.1 GENERAL :-
- Directorate General of Training (DGT) under Ministry of Skill Development & Entrepreneurship offers range of vocational training courses catering to the need of different sectors of economy/ Labour market. The vocational training programmes are delivered under aegis of Directorate General of Training (DGT). Craftsman Training Scheme (CTS) with variants and Apprenticeship Training Scheme (ATS) are two pioneer programmes of DGT for propagating vocational training. Electronics Mechanic trade under CTS is one of the most popular courses delivered nationwide through network of ITIs. The course is of two years duration. It mainly consists of Domain area and Core area. The Domain area (Trade Theory & Practical) impart professional skills and knowledge, while Core area (Workshop Calculation and science, Engineering Drawing and Employability Skills) impart requisite core skill & knowledge and life skills. After passing out the training program, the trainee is awarded National Trade Certificate (NTC) by DGT which is recognized worldwide.
Candidates need broadly to demonstrate that they are able to:
- Read & interpret technical parameters/documentation, plan and organize work processes, identify necessary materials and tools;
- Perform task with due consideration to safety rules, accident prevention regulations and environmental protection stipulations;
- Apply professional knowledge, core skills & employability skills while performing the job and repair & maintenance work.
- Check the job with circuit diagrams/components as per drawing for functioning, diagnose and rectify faults in the electronics components/module.
- Document the technical parameters in tabulation sheet related to the task undertaken.
2.2 PROGRESSION PATHWAYS:
- Can join industry as Technician and will progress further as Senior Technician, Supervisor and can rise up to the level of Manager.
- Can become Entrepreneur in the related field.
- Can appear in 10+2 examination through National Institute of Open Schooling (NIOS) for acquiring higher secondary certificate and can go further for General/ Technical education.
- Can take admission in diploma course in notified branches of Engineering by lateral entry.
- Can join Apprenticeship programme in different types of industries leading to National Apprenticeship certificate (NAC).
- Can join Crafts Instructor Training Scheme (CITS) in the trade for becoming instructor in ITIs.
- Can join Advanced Diploma (Vocational) courses under DGT as applicable.
2.3 COURSE STRUCTURE:
- Table below depicts the distribution of training hours across various course elements during a period of two years: –
- 2.4 ASSESSMENT & CERTIFICATION: The trainee will be tested for his skill, knowledge and attitude during the period of course through formative assessment and at the end of the training programme through summative assessment as notified by the DGT from time to time. a) The Continuous Assessment (Internal) during the period of training will be done by Formative assessment method by testing for assessment criteria listed against learning outcomes. The training institute have to maintain individual trainee portfolio as detailed in assessment guideline. The marks of internal assessment will be as per the formative assessment template provided on www.bharatskills.gov.in. b) The final assessment will be in the form of summative assessment. The All India trade Test for awarding NTC will be conducted by Controller of examinations, DGT as per the guidelines. The pattern and marking structure is being notified by DGT from time to time. The learning outcome and assessment criteria will be basis for setting question papers for final assessment. The examiner during final examination will also check individual trainee’s profile as detailed in assessment guideline before giving marks for practical examination.
2.4.1 PASS REGULATION
- For the purposes of determining the overall result, weightage of 100% is applied for six months and one year duration courses and 50% weightage is applied to each examination for two years courses. The minimum pass percent for Trade Practical and Formative assessment is 60% & for all other subjects is 33%. There will be no Grace marks.
2.4.2 ASSESSMENT GUIDELINE:-
- Appropriate arrangements should be made to ensure that there will be no artificial barriers to assessment. The nature of special needs should be taken into account while undertaking assessment. Due consideration to be given while assessing for team work, avoidance/reduction of scrap/wastage and disposal of scarp/wastage as per procedure, behavioral attitude, sensitive to environment and regularity in training. The sensitivity towards OSHE and self-learning attitude to be considered while assessing competency. Assessment will be evidence based comprising the following:
- Job carried out in labs/workshop
- Record book/ daily diary
- Answer sheet of assessment
- Progress chart
- Attendance and punctuality
- Project work Evidences and records of internal (Formative) assessments are to be preserved until forthcoming examination for audit and verification by examination body.
3. JOB ROLE :-
- Electronics Fitter, General; fits, assembles and repairs various kinds of electronic equipment in factory or workshop or at place of use. Examines drawings and wiring diagrams; checks parts for accuracy of fit and minor adjustments; assembles parts or mounts them on chassis or panels with aid of hand tools; installs and connects wiring, soldering joints equipment, diagnoses faults with aid of electronic testing equipment; dismantles equipment if required and replaces faulty parts or wiring.
- Electronics Fitter, other; include all other workers engaged in fitting, assembling, repairing and maintaining electronic equipment, machinery, appliances, etc., not elsewhere classified.
- Electronics Mechanic; Electronic Equipment Mechanic repairs electronic equipment, such as computers, industrial controls, transmitters, and telemetering control systems following blueprints and manufacturer’s specifications and using hand tools and test instruments. Tests faulty equipment and applies knowledge of functional operation of electronic units and systems to diagnose cause of malfunction. Tests electronic components and circuits to locate defects, using instruments, such as oscilloscopes, signal generators, ammeters and voltmeters. Replaces defective components and wiring and adjusts mechanical parts, using hand tools and soldering iron. Aligns, adjusts and calibrates testing instruments. Maintains records of repairs, calibrations and test.
- Radio Technician (Radio Manufacturing); tests assembled radio sets with testing equipment to ensure that assembly soldering, frequency, performance, etc. are in accordance with prescribed standards. Places assembled radio set in position and visually examines it to ensure that position of components, connections, soldering, wiring, etc. are in order. Switches on and operates different knobs to check calibration, audibility and general performance of set by varying its tone and listening to various stations and frequencies. Tightens loose nuts and screws, locates faults, replaces defective components and conducts necessary changes. Approves correctly assembled sets for further processing and rejects defective ones for rectification. May tests sets at different stages of assembly. May service, repair and overhaul radio sets.
- Solar Panel Installation Technician; is also known as ‘Panel Installer’, the Solar Panel Installation Technician is responsible for installing solar panels at the customers’ premises. The individual at work checks the installation site, understands the layout requirement as per design, assesses precautionary measures to be taken, installs the solar panel as per customer’s requirement and ensures effective functioning of the system post installation.
- Optical fibre technician; is responsible for maintaining uptime and quality of the network segment (both optical media and equipment) assigned to him by undertaking periodic preventive maintenance activities and ensuring effective fault management in case of fault occurrence. He is also required to coordinate activities for installation and commissioning of Optical Fibre Cable (OF) as per the route plan.
- Field Technician: UPS and Inverter; is also called, ‘UPS repair Technician’, this is an after sales service job for installing and providing support to customers of different types of UPS and inverters. The individual at work installs the newly purchased UPS or inverter. The individual also and interacts with customers to diagnose problems in them, assesses possible causes, rectifies faults or replaces faulty modules or recommends factory repairs for bigger faults as per the route plan. Installation, service, repair and overhaul radio sets service centre. May install television sets.
- Television Installation Man; installs and adjusts television receivers and antennas, using hand tools. Selects antenna according to type of set and location of transmitting station. Bolts cross arms and dipole elements in position to assemble antenna. Secures antenna in place with bracket and guy wires, observing insurance codes and local ordinances to protect installation from lighting and other hazards. Drills and waterproofs holes in building to make passage for transmission line. Connects line between receiver and antenna and fastens it in place. Tunes receiver on all channels and adjusts screws to obtain desired density, linearity, focus and size of picture. Orients antenna and installs reflector to obtain strongest possible reception.
- Cable Television Installer; installs cable television cables and equipment on customer’s premises, using electrician’ stools and test equipment: Measures television signal strength at utility pole, using electronic test equipment. Computes impedance of wire from pole to house to determine additional resistance needed for reducing signal to desired level. Installs terminal boxes and strings lead-in wires, using electrician’s tools. Connects television set to cable system and evaluates incoming signal. Adjusts and repairs cable system to ensure optimum reception. May collect installation fees and explain cable service operation to subscriber. May clean and maintain tools, test equipment.
- Television Service and Repairman; repairs and adjusts radios and television receivers, using hand tools and electronic testing instruments. Tunes receiver on all channels and observes audio and video characteristics to locate source of trouble. Adjusts controls to obtain desired density, linearity, focus and size of picture. Examines chassis for defects. Tests voltages and resistance of circuits to isolate defect following schematic diagram and using voltmeter, oscilloscope, signal generator and other electronic testing instruments. Tests and changes tubes, solders loose connections and repairs or replaces defective parts, using hand tools and soldering iron. Repair radios and other audio equipment.
- Television Repair Technician; job role is applicable to both Television manufacturing facilities as well as electronics service centers. This role pertains to rectify faults identified during testing of TV on in manufacturing process and providing after sales assistance and ensuring appropriate functioning of television sets. A TV repair technician identifies the section in the TV that is not functioning. If the problem identified is in the Printed Circuit Board (PCB), the technician identifies the specific fault in the PCB and corrects it. Replaces the dysfunctional PCB with a new one, if the damage identified requires fixing at the service centre. Plan and organize assigned work and detect & resolve issues during execution. Demonstrate possible solutions and agree tasks within the team. Communicate with required clarity and understand technical English. Sensitive to environment, self-learning and productivity. Reference NCO-2015: a) 7421.0100 – Electronics Fitter, General
- b) 7421.0300 – Electronics Mechanic
- c) 7422.1100 – Television Installation Man
- d) 7422.1200 – Cable Television Installer
- e) 7422.1300 – Television Service and Repairman
- f) 7422.1302 – Television Repair Technician
- g) 7422.1400 – Radio Technician (Radio Manufacturing)
- h) 7421.1401 – Solar Panel Installation Technician
- i) 7422.0801 – Optical fibre technician
- j) 7421.0801 – Field Technician: UPS and Inverter