Electronics & Computer Technology

New students should enroll in ELEC50A and/or ELEC11 for their first semester. No previous experience in electronics is required.  

Electronics and computers touch virtually every aspect of modern life. The Electronics and Computer Technology Department offers three exciting, hands-on degree and certificate programs to prepare students for high-paying careers in the fields of electronics technology, computer servicing and networking, and electronic systems technology (home theater and home automation, residential and commercial security systems, and low-voltage cabling and wiring).

The Electronics and Computer Engineering Technology program provides fundamental and advanced skills training in analog and digital circuits, electronic communications, microprocessors and computers, and industrial electronics. The program prepares individuals either for initial employment or for enhancement of existing skills in electronics, or for transfer into Bachelor of Science degree programs in Electronics or Industrial Technology offered in the California State University system.

Below is a representation of the engineering fields you can expect to enter if you choose Engineering vs. Engineering Technology.

Technician Positions

The Computers and Networking Technology program provides training in electronics fundamentals as well as in-depth study of operating systems, computer hardware, wired and wireless networks, and servers. Students train for industry-standard certification examinations (A+, Network+, Security+, and Server+) and prepare for careers as computer and networking service technicians.


The Electronics Systems Technology fast-track certificate offers hard- and soft-skills training leading to employment with telephone, cable, or satellite providers; electrical contractors; computer and networking companies; security system specialists; and home theater/home automation contractors. The program offers hands-on training in low-voltage wiring and cabling—including fiber optic, coax, and unshielded twisted pair (UTP)—and terminations for voice, video, and data systems.

More information on job descriptions and opportunities can be found on our employment page.

Please contact Eddie Lee in counseling at elee@mtsac.edu for counseling support for any of our programs.