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The Basic Electronics Technician Certificate program is designed to provide basic electronic skills for entry-level electronic technicians. The program covers five areas that are essential for entry-level technicians. These areas include: electric circuits, electronic circuits, digital circuits, electronic test equipment, and soldering (wire splicing, PCB assembly/rework for through-hole and surface mount components.
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 they have met the prerequisites before attempting to register for a course. The program is designed as a two-semester sequence.
Certificate holders may find employment as entry-level technicians with companies that manufacture, test, repair, and maintain all types of electronic equipment, including computer, biomedical, industrial, avionic, and office equipment.
All six of the required courses will transfer to the Electronic Technology associate degree program.