Career Technical Education: Electronics Technology
The prevalence of electronic equipment in home and industry has greatly increased the demand for skilled electronic technicians. The program prepares students for employment through courses in current principles, circuit analysis, microprocessor systems, networking, computer maintenance, communications systems and more.
Those who enjoy precise work with tools, instruments and equipment can find a rewarding career in the field of electronics. Changes in technology and the development of new electronic components make for a challenging career for those able to keep abreast of the changes.
Electronics technicians can find employment in aerospace, computers and telecommunications.
What certificates/degrees can I earn?
Students may obtain a certificate or associate degree in electronics technology. AVC’s Electronics Technology curriculum is the only FAA-certified program in the western United States!
What will I learn?
The electronics technology program at AVC is designed to prepare men and women for work as electronic technicians in the development, manufacture and service of electronic equipment and systems.
Electronics students get hands-on experience to gain the manipulative skill and technical knowledge needed for employment. Select students may also have the opportunity for paid internships with area employers while still enrolled at AVC.
What kinds of classes are offered?
Classes include the study of circuit analysis, microprocessors, avionics, robotics and electronics mathematics. The program is housed in the Technology Building, which boasts industry-standard equipment with state-of-the-art laboratories.
What are possible jobs in this field?
Aerospace is one of the many industries utilizing the skills of electronics technicians. Due to the college’s location in “Aerospace Valley,” a number of Antelope Valley College graduates have been able to secure positions with aircraft manufacturers, the FAA, NASA and other agencies. Additionally, electronic technicians are in high demand as audio installers, communications technicians, and electronics technicians in a variety of industries.
Who could hire me?
- General aviation firms
- Aircraft manufacturers
- Defense contractors
- Commercial airlines
- Car and home audio installers
- And many more!
Many local employers maintain a strong partnership with this program and graduates are in high demand. A few of those employers include 412th Maintenance Group, Edwards AFB, Northrop Grumman Corporation, Lockheed Martin Corporation, and The Boeing Company.
What’s the average pay range for local jobs in this field?
Starting salaries for Electronics technicians are typically $40,000-60,000 per year. Pay range varies greatly depending on employers and is negotiated for each applicant based on related or managerial experience. More Information on Job Opportunities.
Sounds great! How do I get more information?
Contact Professor Rick Motawakel, at firstname.lastname@example.org or (661) 722-6300, ext. 6097.
To learn about the new Electronics Training Program through America's Job Center of California, you can contact their center at (661) 476-4232. Possible career opportunities include Electronics Technician, Aircraft/Avionics and Biomedical Equipment Repair. Click here for more information.