Nov 26, 2022  
2021-2022 SLCC General Catalog 

Electronics Assembly Technician: CA (Competency-Based)(CTE)

Certificate of Achievement | 241 Clock Hours

SAT Instruction Division
Westpointe Center
SSB 224, 201A-D
General Information 801-957-7522
Program Information 801-957-2155
Program Website
Academic and Career Advising

Program Faculty
Professor − Gilbert Ulibarri

Program Description
Students learn to use the latest techniques and tools to ensure high reliability soldering in this two-part, hands-on program. The universal assembly and repair module cover’s all aspects of both single and double-sided through-hole circuit board technology, including: high reliability soldering, solder theory; assembly and rework techniques of wire connections; terminals; axial lead; DIPS; flat packs and multi leaded components. The Surface Mount Technology (SMT) assembly and repair module stresses the safe installation and removal of surface-mount components, chip, SOTs, MELF, SOICs, QFPs and PLCC, using the latest equipment and techniques. Upon satisfactory completion of this program, students will be able to make “accept” or “reject” decisions for the appropriate class/classes of electronic assembly production, based upon the acceptability requirements of the IPC-A-610G standard.

Career Opportunities
For state and national occupation information, visit O*Net Online and enter the following O*Net code(s):

  • 51-2022.00 Electrical and Electronic Equipment Assemblers
  • 51-2023.00 Electromechanical Equipment Assemblers

Transfer/Articulation Information
Inter-department, this certificate satisfies 241 hours of Electromechanical Assembly program.

Estimated Cost for Students
Tuition and student fees: Costs and Financial Aid

Estimated Time to Completion
241 hours divided by 16 hours per week is: 15 weeks.

Program Entry Requirements
Students must demonstrate basic education skills as assessed by the Test of Adult Basic Education (TABE):

  • Reading: 8.0
  • Math: 8.0

Recommended Ability to apply Basic Computer Literacy and to distinguish differences in colors, as these are abilities used in electronics technologies.

Program Student Learning Outcomes Related College-Wide Student Learning Outcomes
  1 - Acquire Substantive Knowledge
2 - Communicate Effectively
3 - Develop Quantitative Literacy
4 - Think Critically and Creatively
6 - Work Professionally and Constructively
7 - Develop Computer and Information Literacy

Demonstrate proficiency in the knowledge of Basic Computer Literacy concepts.


Demonstrate proficiency in the knowledge of the national electrical code, the structure and logic of the NEC, including the index, annexes, and Article 90.


Demonstrate proficiency in the knowledge of the IPC-A-610G workmanship standard for Electronics Assemblies.


Demonstrate proficiency in knowledge of Universal Thru-Hole Assembly & Repair Technology to electronic assemblies, and ability to perform applicable techniques and procedures.


Demonstrate proficiency in knowledge of Surface Mount Technology to electronic assemblies and ability to perform applicable techniques and procedures.


Demonstrate ability to complete a job application, utilize networking skills for job search, produce a resume and demonstration of interviewing skills.

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