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The Basic Electronics Technician Certificate program is designed to provide basic electronic skills for entry-level electronic technicians. These skills include using a variety of test equipment to analyze, troubleshoot, repair and maintain electronic and computer equipment containing AC/DC circuits, and circuits containing digital and solid state devices. Certificate candidates cannot already hold a degree in Electronic Technology. Candidates must take at least 18 of the minimum 21 hours at Southwest. Each student should assure that he or she has met the prerequisites before attempting to register for a course. The program is designed as a two-semester sequence.
Certificate candidates will be eligible to enter the Cooperative Education (Co-op) program. The purpose of the Co-op program is to train students in the industrial world, combining classroom experience with work experience. The Co-op courses provide documented job experience on the student’s transcript. Students interested in a Co-op position should contact an Electronic Technology advisor.
Certificate holders may find employment as entry-level technicians with companies that manufacture, test, repair, and maintain all types of electronic equipment, including but not limited to, computer equipment, biomedical equipment, industrial equipment, microprocessor-based equipment, and office equipment.
Five of the required courses will transfer to the Electronic Technology associate degree program.