Mar 01, 2024  
2022-2023 SLCC General Catalog 

Electronics Assembly Technician: CA (SLTC)(CTE)

Certificate of Achievement | 241 Clock Hours

Program Website
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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

Estimated Cost for Students
Tuition and student fees:
Please visit the program website for up-to-date cost information.

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 Requirements

Time to Completion

241 hours divided by 16 hours per week is: 15 weeks.

Program Learning Outcomes

Program learning outcome alignment with Student Learning Outcomes  in brackets.

  • Demonstrate proficiency in the knowledge of Basic Computer Literacy concepts. [9]
  • Demonstrate proficiency in the knowledge of the national electrical code, the structure and logic of the NEC, including the index, annexes, and Article 90. [1]
  • Demonstrate proficiency in the knowledge of the IPC-A-610G workmanship standard for Electronics Assemblies. [1]
  • Demonstrate proficiency in knowledge of Universal Thru-Hole Assembly & Repair Technology to electronic assemblies, and ability to perform applicable techniques and procedures. [1]
  • Demonstrate proficiency in knowledge of Surface Mount Technology to electronic assemblies and ability to perform applicable techniques and procedures. [1]
  • Demonstrate ability to complete a job application, utilize networking skills for job search, produce a resume and demonstration of interviewing skills. [1,2]