Electronics Technician (SC)

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Be the Person Your Company Relies on to Keep Things Humming

As an electronics technician, you will have the opportunity to work with electron devices and computer circuits, and multi-task while servicing your company’s computers. Things never get old in this job, as you are the go-to person who keeps all devices running and solves technology and electronic problems.

Combine computers and electronics, and you have the core of any business. Operations depend on these areas to keeping things running so payroll can be processed, inventory can be tracked, or classroom enrollment can be documented. 

Take your companies plans and put them into action. This is a pivotal position and you will be nimble and able to work individually or with a team of colleagues to integrate structures and systems.

Careers as an Electronics Technician

Here are some careers and their salaries you could have with Skill Certificate in Electronics Technician: 

Career information below taken from bls.gov November 2019. Go to bls.gov for most current career information.

Help engineers design and develop electrical and electronic equipment.

Data for Los Angeles/Long Beach/Anaheim

Typical Education Level: Salary: Hourly Median Wage:
Associate Degree 
$67,700/year
$32.55/hour
Work Experience in a Related Occupation: Job Outlook 2018-2028: Number of Jobs 2018:
None needed No change

22,990

Operate, test, and maintain unmanned, automated, robotic, or electromechanical equipment.

Data for Los Angeles/Long Beach/Anaheim

Typical Education Level: Salary: Hourly Median Wage:
Associate Degree   $63,830/year    $30.69/hour
Work Experience in a Related Occupation: Job Outlook 2018-2028: Number of Jobs 2018:
None needed 1% increase

2,510

Repair and perform scheduled maintenance on aircraft.

Data for Los Angeles/Long Beach/Anaheim

Typical Education Level: Salary: Hourly Median Wage:
Associate degree    
$70,750/year
 $34.01/hour
Work Experience in a Related Occupation: Job Outlook 2018-2028: Number of Jobs 2018:
None needed 3% increase

12,920

 

Install or repair a variety of electrical equipment.

Data for Los Angeles/Long Beach/Anaheim

Typical Education Level: Salary: Hourly Median Wage:
Some college $64,060/year 
$30.80/hour
Work Experience in a Related Occupation: Job Outlook 2018-2028: Number of Jobs 2018:
None needed No change

5,920

 

What You’ll Learn at LASC to become an Electronics Technician

You can get a Skill Certificate in LASC’s Electronics Technician program where you will:

  • Focus on electronic circuits, logic, and all of the major subsystems of a computer. You will do this through lectures and hands-on lab work to get a comprehensive education on how they work individually and together to support operating systems.
  • Gain invaluable experience as you learn the subject matter and fine points of the job, so you can be an effective electronics technician. Employ math skills, reasoning, and critical thinking as you weave through the curriculum to thoroughly understand the subject matter.
  • LASC provides internships so you can build your career connections and create community ties for after you graduate.
  • Want to transfer? Meet with an academic counselor to determine the best courses and programs for you to take to ensure a seamless transfer to earn your bachelor’s degree.

Degrees & Courses You Will Take

Review the LASC Skill Certificate in Electronics Technician below along with our suggested course of study for this program. Go to LASC’s current Course Catalog for specific course information:

Major Code: 934.00
Total Units Required: 16 

As a student, upon successfully completing this program, you will be able to:

  • Use computer aided design or drawing programs to draw and identify all parts of an electronic circuit.
  • Identify and label the basic eight logic gates.
  • Identify all major subsystems of a computer.
Required Courses: Units
ELECTRN 2 Introduction to Electronics  3
OR  
ELECTRN 8 Electron Devices  4
ELECTRN 15 Survey of Computer Electronics 3
ELECTRN 41 Measurement and Testing Laboratory I 
1
ELECTRN 43 Measurement and Testing Laboratory II 
1
ELECTRN 56 Computer Circuits 
3
ELECTRN 57 Computer Circuits Laboratory 
1
ELECTRN 111 Introduction to Computer Servicing
4
TOTAL UNITS 16

 

Get Ready Before You Start 

Want to go into electronics technology? You can start preparing for your career before your first class begins:

  • Make an appointment with your LASC academic counselor to review LASC’s program, develop your Student Education Plan (SEP), and learn about support services such as study labs and tutoring, and opportunities you can be a part of to enrich your college experience.
  • Still in high school? Find out if your school has an electronics or computer club to join. You’ll gain enormous experience and get to know your teachers and classmates. Research blogs and follow influencers to learn about business and life as an electronics technician.
  • Once you’re at LASC, make sure to get involved with on-campus clubs and organizations. You can become a student ambassador or run for student body government. These create new relationships and show potential employers your commitment to building writing, communication, and leadership skills. 

Program Learning Outcomes 

As a student, upon successfully completing this program, you will be able to:

  • Use computer aided design or drawing programs to draw and identify all parts of an electronic circuit.
  • Identify and label the basic eight logic gates.
  • Identify all major subsystems of a computer.