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 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 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.

OCPCOURSE NUMBERCOURSE TITLECOURSE LENGTH
AEEV0012Electronics Assembler & DC Technician150 hours
BEEV0820Electronic Digital and Microprocessor Technician150 hours
CEEV0130Electronic AC Technician150 hours
DEEV0824Electronic Solid-State and Analog Technician150 hours
EEEV0825Electronic Systems and Equipment Technician300 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

Approximately Total Cost:

$2,790

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 Statistics 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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