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2022-2023 SLCC General Catalog 
    
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Certified Electronics Technician: CP (SLTC)(CTE)


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Certificate of Proficiency | 669 hours

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Program Description
This Certified Electronics Technician program will provide the valued skills set required by industries involved in all aspects of the sector, such as; advanced manufacturing, medical, building automation, aviation, service, maintenance, and renewable energy. The program will provide the student with the skills set to obtain entry-level positions as Technicians, and support additional specialized education such as Robotics, Automation and Instrumentation, Communications, and Electronics Engineering. The student will be able to demonstrate proficiency in circuit’s concepts, electrical theory, calculations, circuit and component characteristics, circuit construction, test/measurements, schematic diagrams, troubleshooting, instrumentation and analysis, as they relate to CORE fundamentals. The program was designed to provide educational experiences that will engage, enrich, and provide a solid foundation for entry into a wide variety of Electronics Technologies fields, covering subjects such as Soldering Electronic Assemblies, Mathematics, and Technical Writing. Students learn the skills required of an Electronics Technician, and the ability to install, maintain, troubleshoot, and repair modern electronic systems. The program capstone is obtainment of the CET certificate as proof of this CORE knowledge base, this industry certification represents the same knowledge obtained by an A.A.S. degree in Electronics.  

Career Opportunities
There are a wide variety of career occupations associated with Electronics, as many careers are dependent upon the CORE skills set, as well as specialized training. Occupations are usually grouped to a certain O- Net code, that ties together related skills and responsibilities.

  • 17-3024.00 - Electro-Mechanical Technicians
  • 17-3024.01 - Robotics Technicians    
  • 17-3023.01 - Electronics Engineering Technicians
  • 17-3029.04 - Electronics Engineering Technologists
  • 49-2094.00 - Electrical and Electronics Repairers, Commercial and Industrial Equipment
  • 51-2022.00 - Electrical and Electronic Equipment Assemblers

Transfer/Articulation Information
Inter-department articulations – Cross-Walks. The Certified Electronics Technician Certificate of Proficiency satisfies the entrance requirements for the following SLTC Electronics Technologies programs:

  1. Electronics Engineering Technician (KEET)
  2. Electronics Communications Technician (KEC3)

Estimated Cost for Students
Tuition and student fees: http://www.slcc.edu/satts/cost-financial-aid.aspx
Please visit the program website for up-to-date cost information.

Program Entry Requirements
TABE Test Required:

  • Reading: 8.0
  • Math: 10.0

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


Estimated time to completion is 9 to 10 months, based upon 16 hours of weekly progress.

Program Learning Outcomes


Program learning outcome alignment with Student Learning Outcomes  in brackets.

  • Demonstrate mastery of competency for proficiency in the knowledge of the IPC-A-610G workmanship standard for Electronics Assemblies, by obtaining IPC CIS certification. [1,8,9]
  • Demonstrate mastery of competency for the ability to perform basic thru-hole and surface mount soldering for electronic assemblies. [1]
  • Demonstrate mastery of competency for Technical Writing concepts, applying knowledge to demonstration and usage of lab reports, proposals, communications, and engineering lab project reports and related documentation. [1,2,4]
  • Demonstrate mastery of competency for applying Electronics Math concepts, Mathematics and Formulas, basic math, metric notation, algebra, and right-triangle trigonometry, and utilize scientific calculators. [1,3,8,9]
  • Demonstrate mastery of competency for DC Fundamentals & Circuits concepts, electrical theory, calculations, circuit and component characteristics, circuit construction, test/measurements, schematics, troubleshooting, DC power supplies usage, DMM and analysis. [1,3,8,9]
  • Demonstrate mastery of competency for AC Fundamentals & Circuits concepts, electrical theory, calculations, circuit and component characteristics, circuit construction, test/measurements, schematics, troubleshooting, usage of Oscilloscopes/Function Generator/ Frequency Counter/DMM, Spectrum Analyzers and analysis. [1,3,8,9]
  • Demonstrate mastery of competency for Analog Devices & concepts, electrical theory, calculations, circuit and component characteristics, circuit construction, test/measurements, schematics, troubleshooting, Data sheets/pin-outs/electrical specifications, Active device handling precautions, and analysis. [1,3,8,9]
  • Demonstrate mastery of competency for Digital Circuits & Application Fundamentals & concepts, electrical theory, calculations, circuit and component characteristics, circuit simplification, Boolean Algebra, circuit construction, test/measurements, schematics, troubleshooting, logic analyzers/logic probe usage, Programmable Logic Devices and analysis of timing diagrams. [1,3,9]
  • Demonstrate mastery of competency for troubleshooting concepts, principles, techniques, and procedures for troubleshooting electronics circuits and equipment. Demonstration of proper selection and usage of various test equipment and schematic/block diagram documentation. [1,3,4]
  • Demonstrate mastery of competency for knowledge at an Associate Technician level, by obtaining CET certification. [1,3,8,9]
  • Demonstrate mastery of competency for ability to complete a job application, utilize networking skills for job search, produce a resume and demonstration of interviewing skills. [1,2,4,5,8,9]

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