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Electronic Technology Evening Program Certificate Electronics Total Units: 50
This program is currently inactive. Catalog rights may apply, see a counselor for more information.

Term Effective: Fall 1981


The Electronic Technology Certificate of Achievement program prepares individuals for employment as electrical and electronic engineering technicians, with some of the "know why" of the engineer and some of the "know-how" of the craftsman.

The Electronic Technology Extended (Evening) program option is designed for individuals who want to take longer to complete the program due to work commitments. Courses in the Extended option are generally offered in the evenings. In this option, students enroll in fewer classes in a given semester, completing the program over an extended period, typically four years.

Individuals in the Extended (Evening) option may transfer to the Accelerated (Day) program option to complete the certificate more quickly. In this case, students should complete the following sequence of courses (ELEC 70A, 70AL, 191, 70B, and 70BL) in the Extended (Evening) option prior to shifting to the Accelerated (Day) option. Students should then continue by enrolling in ELEC 61 in the Accelerated (Day) option. (ELEC 70A, 70AL, 191, 70B, and 70BL are equivalent to ELEC 60, 60L, 90A and 64A. ELEC 71A, 71AL, 71B, 71BL are equivalent to ELEC 61, 61L, 90B.)

For students interested in an Associate Degree, an Electronics major is available.

Electronic engineering technicians lay out, build, test and modify electronic components, equipment, and systems such as computers, test equipment, and machine tool numerical controls, using principles of electronics, electrical circuitry, engineering, mathematics, and physics. An electronic technician usually works under the direction of engineering staff.

Typical tasks:
*Reviews blueprints, wiring diagrams, schematic drawings, and engineering instructions for assembling electronic units.
*Fabricates parts, such as coils, terminal boards, and chassis, using bench lathes, drills, and other machine tools.
*Assembles electronic components according to engineering instructions and technical manuals, using hand tools and power tools.
*Tests electronic units, using standard test equipment, to evaluate performance and determine needs for adjustment.
*Adjusts and replaces defective circuitry and electronic components, using hand tools and soldering irons.
*Designs basic circuitry and sketches for design documents, as directed by engineers, using drafting instruments and computer aided design equipment.
*Assists engineers in developing testing techniques, laboratory equipment, and installation specifications.

There are approximately 835-1025 electrical and electronic engineering technicians and technologists currently employed in the North Bay counties. Employers generally report that tit is very difficult to find applicant who meet their hiring standards. This indicates a very good outlook for qualified job seekers. About 20-25 job openings are projected per year, through 2004, due to a net increase in occupation size. About 20-25 openings per year are projected due to separations (workers retiring or leaving the occupations). Nationwide, overall employment of engineering technicians is expected to increase about as fast as the average for all occupations through 2009. As production of technical products continues to grow, competitive pressures will force companies to improve and update manufacturing facilities and product designs more rapidly than in the past.

Program Requirements:

The requirements for the Electronic Technology Evening Program Certificate program are:

  • Complete 50 units from
    • Electronic Technology (Extended) Requirements

Electronic Technology (Extended) Requirements - complete 50.00 units
ELEC 62Electronic Circuits Theory4.00
ELEC 63Electronic Circuits Theory4.00
ELEC 66Tests & Measurements/Troubleshooting4.00
ELEC 67ACommunications4.00
ELEC 68APulse and Digital Circuits3.00
ELEC 68BPulse & Digital Circuits4.00
ELEC 70ATheory of Direct Current3.00
ELEC 70ALDirect Current Lab1.00
ELEC 70BTheory of Alternating Current3.00
ELEC 70BLAlternating Current & Electronic Fabrication Lab1.00
ELEC 71AElectronic Devices3.00
ELEC 71ALElectronic Devices Lab2.00
ELEC 71BElectronic Devices3.00
ELEC 71BLElectronic Devices Lab2.00
ELEC 91Electronic Math3.00
Complete any combination totaling at least 4.00 units from the following:
ELEC 67BMicrowave4.00
ELEC 68CPulse & Digital Circuits4.00

Term Effective: Fall 1981

The requirements for this program of study are effective beginning the semester shown above. If you began working on this program before the effective semester, you may not be affected by the changes. Consult with the program contact person or the department chair to determine your eligibility to complete the program under previous requirements.

Term Inactive: Fall 2009

Course Prerequisites and Advisories:

Courses in a program of study may have prerequisites or advisories; that is, courses that must or should be completed before taking that course. Please check for prerequisites or advisories by clicking on the course numbers in the Program Requirements section.

It is important that students who are completing an Associate Degree and desire to transfer to a four-year institution meet with a counselor to plan their lower division coursework. While many majors at SRJC are intended to align with lower division major preparation required by California public universities, specific lower-division major requirements vary among individual campuses. See a counselor, visit the Transfer Center, and check Guides For Transfer in Specific Majors, and ASSIST to review transfer preparation guides for specific schools and majors.


The Electronic Technology program will begin each fall semester. Students interested in preparing for the program are encouraged to take ELEC 51A, 64A, and APTECH 90A or a review course in either algebra or a higher-level math course.
Students should possess mechanical and reasoning ability, and be able to work independently.
Mechanical drafting and electricity/electronics courses in high school are encouraged.
Students should begin the Extended program by taking ELEC 70A, 70AL, and 191.

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