Electronic Systems Technician

Program Objective

The primary mission of the Electronic Systems Technician program is to provide quality educational training designed to meet the current and future needs of the electronic systems technician industry. To accomplish this, the following guidelines are established: assist students to choose, prepare for, enter, and be gainfully employed in the electronics field; offer a program which emphasizes sound fundamentals while responding to the needs of this particular industry; provide courses to meet current and specific needs of the student and this industry.

Occupational Outlook

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Curriculum Framework

Program Outlook

The Electronic Systems Technician program provides students with the technical knowledge and skills for employment as service, assembly, and/or installation technicians in the  Electronic industry. Instruction includes a combination of classroom theory and practical experience.

The program also offers supplemental training for persons  previously or currently employed in Electronic occupations.  Students are eligible to join SkillsUSA.

Program Content

The content includes but is not limited to direct current (DC) circuits, alternating current (AC) circuits and analog circuits; solid state and digital devices; microprocessors; use of circuit diagrams and schematics; soldering and chassis assembly techniques; laboratory practices technical recording and reporting and  employability skills and safety.

Length of Program

The average length of this program is 900 hours (approximately 12 months) for adults attending full-time. Actual time is dependent upon enrollment status (full- time/part-time) and the length of time the   student requires to achieve competencies.

Admission Requirements

  • Students must be at least 16 years old and not attending high school
  • Application Interview by a guidance counselor
  • Fees for supplies and textbooks are required.

Entrance Date

This program operates on an open-entry, open-exit basis. Students may enter the program anytime during the school year.  Entrance is dependent upon space availability. Call (305) 557-1100 for more information.

Graduation Requirements

  • Completion of all Occupational Completion Points (OCP’s)
  • Satisfy Basic Skills Requirements
    Mathematics 10      Language 9         Reading 9
  • No financial obligations
  • Students must complete the Clearance packet to receive program certificate.

OCP

Course Number

Course Title

Course Length

A

EEV0012

Electronics Assembler & DC Technician

150 hours

B

EEV0820

Electronic Digital and Microprocessor Technician

150 hours

C

EEV0130

Electronic AC Technician

150 hours

D

EEV0824

Electronic Solid-State and Analog Technician

150 hours

E

EEV0825

Electronic Systems and Equipment Technician

300 hours

Program Cost

  • In-state residents—$2.56 per hour (Subject to change)
  • Out of state resident—$10.25 per hour (Subject to change)
  • $15.00 application fee
  • Material fee—Varies by program
  • Identification Card fee—$5.00 per trimester
  • Students must purchase books/kits and/or uniforms, if applicable

Program Hours

Monday—Friday       7:20 p—1:00 pm
Tuesday—Thursday 6:00 pm—10:00 pm

Approximate Total Cost

$2,680

Employment Requirements

  • Electrical and electronics installers and repairers need at least a high school education, but most specializations  require further preparation through advanced education, work experience, or both. Employers often prefer applicants who have taken courses in electronics at a community college or technical school.
  • Students are strongly recommended to obtain an International Society of Certified Electronics Technician (ISCET) certification.

Career Opportunities

Electronic Technician, Computer Repair Technician, Audio Technician, Electronic Engineering Technician, Communication  Technician, Digital Equipment Repair Technician, Bench  Technician, Electronic Technician, Security Systems Technician

Salary

According to the 2018 Bureau of Labor Statics the median pay for an Electronic Systems Technician (Electrical and Electronics Installers and Repairers) was $57,890 per year or $27.83 per hour. Visit: https://www.bls.gov/ooh/

Job Outlook

Employment of electrical and electronics installers and repairers is projected to grow  by 1 percent from 2016 to 2026.

 

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