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Electronic Systems Technician

Mission Statement

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 electronics industry. Toward this end 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; and provide courses to meet current and specific needs of the student and this industry.

Occupational Outlook

O*NET Program Detail

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 provides supplemental training for persons previously or currently employed in Electronic occupations. Students who successfully complete the requirements of this program may receive college credits toward an Associate in Science degree at Miami Dade College. Students are encouraged to join the SkillsUSA and eligible students may be nominated by their teachers to join the National Vocational-Technical Honor Society.

Program Content

  • Basic Electricity Concepts
  • Semiconductor Concepts
  • Advanced Analog Circuitry
  • Electronic Control Devices
  • Basic Digital Circuits
  • Sequential Logic Circuits
  • Advanced Digital Concepts
  • Microprocessor and Computer Concepts
  • Radio Circuits
  • FCC License Preparation
  • Employability Skills and Safety

Length of Program

The average length of this program is 1,400 hours, approximately 16 months, for adults if attending full-time. Actual time is dependent upon enrollment status, whether you are a full-time or part-time student, and the length of time necessary for the student to achieve competencies. This program contains several occupational completion points designed to prepare students for various entry level jobs within this occupational area.

Entrance Requirements

  • Application.
    • Interview by guidance counselor.
    • Assessment in reading, math and language.
    • Must be at least 16 years old and not attending high school.
  • Fees:
    • ID $20.00
    • Application fee $15.00
    • Material fee $140.00
      • Tuition $3010.00
      • Books $300.00
      • Miscellaneous fees 0.00
  • Approximate total $3485.00

Entrance Dates

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 and speak to a counselor.

Career Opportunities

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

O*NET lists the following occupations that the Electronics Technology program prepares students to enter:

17-3029.04 Electronics Engineering Technologists

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The United States Department of Education requires the following information be disclosed for all educational programs that are Title IV eligible.

The Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) in reporting year 09/10, under Institutional Characteristics, indicates the following average program costs:

Tuition & Fees: $3010.00/program
Room and Board:
No on campus room or board provided
Off campus, not with family: Est. $21440/16 month program
Off campus, with family: Est. $12080/16 month program
Books and Supplies: $ 200 /year
Other Cost:   N/A

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