Let’s face it: Society relies on technology to make things simpler, easier, and most importantly, efficient.
Have you ever wondered how your TV remote, Smartphone or any other electronic device works? Enroll in the Electronic Technology class and learn not only how they work, but how to design and build those high tech circuit boards that control all those special devices. You will utilize the same advanced diagnostic tools and instruments used in the most modern manufacturing facilities to troubleshoot and repair those complex circuits. Start with basic DC circuitry and advance at your own pace to study AC, analog, digital, solid state, and microprocessors. You will learn the skills that today’s employers expect beyond the comprehensive technical skills including: employability skills, problem-solving strategies, critical thinking, and teamwork to name a few. This program prepares students for Electronics Technician Association certifications.
Course content in the Electronic Technology program includes the following: 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; and technical recording and reporting. The course content also includes training in communication; leadership; human relations; employability skills; and safe, efficient work practices. This program focuses on broad, transferable skills and stresses understanding and demonstration of the following elements of the electronic industry: planning; management; finance; technical and product skills; underlying principles of technology; labor issues; and community, health, safety, and environmental issues.
The following table illustrates the program structure:
Electronics Equipment Repairer
Approximately 13 months
Monday – Friday
8 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
What You’ll Learn
- Direct Current Basic Fundamentals
- Direct Current Advanced
- Alternating Current Basic Fundamentals
- Alternating Current Advanced
- Analog Circuitry
- Digital Circuitry
- Microprocessor Fundamentals
- Relay Logic Fundamentals
- Circuit Schematics, Analysis, Troubleshooting
- Solid State Device
- Lab Practice
- Soldering J-STD-001
- Electronics Technician Association, Internet IOU21
- ETA EM1 – DC Basics
- ETA EM2 – AC Basics
- ETA EM3 – Analog (inc Semiconductor and Analog IC)
- ETA EM4 – Digital
- ETA EM4 – Comprehensive
Career Ready Skills
- Act as a responsible and contributing citizen and employee.
- Apply appropriate academic and technical skills.
- Attend to personal health and financial well-being.
- Communicate clearly, effectively and with reason.
- Consider the environmental, social and economic impacts of decisions.
- Demonstrate creativity and innovation.
- Employ valid and reliable research strategies.
- Utilize critical thinking to make sense of problems and persevere in solving them.
- Model integrity, ethical leadership and effective management.
- Plan education and career path aligned to personal goals.
- Use technology to enhance productivity.
- Work productively in teams while using cultural/global competence.
- Multi Sims
- Lab Volt
Students who complete this course can expect to earn a starting salary of $13+ per hour in the following industries (Actual wages vary according to education, experience, and certifications.)
- Quality Control Engineer
- Reliability Engineer
- Test and Repair Technician
- Field Service Technician
According to O’Net Online, jobs in Florida for electrical and electronics repairers will grow 14% in Florida between 2014 – 2024.
Steps to Enroll
- Attend an Information Session (Tuesday at 9:30 a.m. and Thursday at 1:00 p.m. [when school is in session])
- Meet with an admissions specialist
- Take the Wonderlic test, if applicable
- Obtain official transcripts, if applicable (high school, GED, college, etc.)
- Apply for financial aid (official transcripts required)
- Provide appropriate residency documents
- Complete application packet
- Pay application fee
- Ernest White
- (239) 334-4544 ext. 371