Cell phones, televisions, computers and other electronic devices have become an important part of everyday life. Make a career out of the ever-expanding field of electronics by earning an Electronics associate degree at Gateway Technical College. Electronic technicians help engineers design and test new electronic equipment. They also install, maintain and repair all types of electronic equipment. Technicians use software programs as well as advanced diagnostic equipment to diagnose malfunctions.
Electronics Technician Fundamentals is a one-year program that focuses on the installation and assembly of a wide variety of electronic equipment. In addition to comprehensive training in electronic theory, lab experience is an integral part of the program. The study areas include AC/DC principles, transistor operation, digital circuits, soldering and fabrication techniques. The operation and use of various test and diagnostic equipment is included throughout the curriculum. The program prepares the students for a broad range of entry-level electronic assembly positions.