Electronics Technology (AS)

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Be the Technology Hub and Keep Things Running for Your Company

Circuits, electrons, operating systems, and lab testing are all components of electronics technology. A career in this industry will keep you busy, challenged, and fulfilled as you work individually or with teams to create computer operating systems, integrate them with the circuit system necessary for operations, then test and confirm that all circuits are working properly.

You will be the hub of the company and keep the energy flowing as you help your colleagues solve problems that are impacting operations. Your desire to understand how things work combined with electronics will serve you well in this dynamic business sector. Jobs and services are also in demand in commercial and residential careers in this industry.

You will be on the cutting-edge of new electronic equipment that drives modern life as you adapt it to your company to increase business operations and efficiencies.

Careers in Electronics Technology

Here are some careers and their salaries you could have with an Associate in Science degree in Electronics Technology: 

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

Design, develop, test, and supervise the manufacture of electrical equipment.

Data for Los Angeles/Long Beach/Anaheim

Typical Education Level: Salary: Hourly Median Wage:
Bachelor’s Degree $114,170/year $54.89/hour
Work Experience in a Related Occupation: Job Outlook 2018-2028: Number of Jobs 2018:
None needed 2% increase

26,570

 

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

 

Provide help and advice to computer users and organizations.

Data for Los Angeles/Long Beach/Anaheim

Typical Education Level: Salary: Hourly Median Wage:
Some college $75,640/year
$36.36/hour
Work Experience in a Related Occupation: Job Outlook 2018-2028: Number of Jobs 2018:
None needed 10% increase

17,080

 

What You’ll Learn at LASC in Electronics Technology

You can get Associate in Science (AS) in LASC’s Electronics Technology program where you will:

  • Research, study, and test electronics circuits in a specialized testing laboratory while learning in depth about electronics systems and how they power different operations and systems.
  • Gain invaluable experience working individually and in groups while learning about microcomputer applications, networking, and servicing hardware to keep things moving in business and industry, and enhance your mathematical knowledge with a suite of math and science courses incorporating reasoning and formulas you will use in the field.
  • 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 in this exciting field.

Degrees & Courses You Will Take

Review the LASC Associate in Science in Electronics Technology (AS) degree 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: 60 

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 15 Survey of Computer Electronics 3
ELECTRN 8 Electron Devices    4
ELECTRN 41 Measurement and Testing Laboratory I
1
OR  
ELECTRN 43 Measurement and Testing Laboratory I  1
ELECTRN 56 Computer Circuits
3
ELECTRN 57 Computer Circuits Laboratory  1
ELECTRN 111 Introduction to Computer Servicing 
4
ELECTRN 112 Computer Operating Systems
4
ELECTRN 113 Computer Networking 4
PLUS 12 units from the following:  
CO SCI 601 Introduction to Computers and Their Uses   3
CO SCI 630 Microcomputer Application Software 3
MATH 115 Elementary Algebra  5
MATH 260 Pre-Calculus  5
PHYSICS 6 General Physics I  4
PHYSICS 7 General Physics II 4
TOTAL UNITS 36

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 discuss which support services and opportunities, such as Math Lab and peer tutoring, that will help you succeed. Ask if transferring to a four-year college or university would be a good match for your future plans.
  • 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, electronics technology, and the latest trends and news in the industry.
  • 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.