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Contact: Short Term VocationalTitle: DepartmentContact: stv@mtsac.edu
Career Outlook Electronic Systems Technology - Level 1 (Noncredit)

Certificate of Completion
#24363

This certificate program provides job skills in the areas of low voltage cable and wire installations used in the telephone industry, computer networks (business and home), home theatre, home automation, and home security systems (integrated home systems). Typical job titles in these areas are data or cable technician, low-voltage wiring technician, home theatre installer, consumer electronics service technician and security system installer. Level 1 certification develops skills in electrical fundamentals, fabrication techniques, cabling and wiring standards for voice, video and data, and basic computer skills in word processing, spreadsheets, database and the Internet.

Program Learning Outcomes

  • Students will demonstrate technical competence by constructing a complete wired telecommunications network using electronic test equipment and hand tools.
  • Students will be employed or seeking employment in the field or a related field.

    Review Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs) for this program.

Required Courses

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    • Electronic Drafters

      Electronic Drafters

      SOC Career Code: 17-3012.01

      Draw wiring diagrams, circuit board assembly diagrams, schematics, and layout drawings used for manufacture, installation, and repair of electronic equipment.

      Typical Hourly Salary
      $60.85

      The figure above is based off a percentile of 90 percent. 100 mile radus icon for career resultsAll job data and figures based on a 100 mile radius from Mt. SAC

      Top Entry-Level Education
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      • Doctoral Degree Or More
      • Master's Degree
      • Bachelor's Degree
      • Associate's Degree
      • Some College
      • Certificate
      • High School Diploma Or Less
      Median Salary Earnings
      $67,633.95
      Annual Job Openings
      451

      Openings are regional vacancies due to growth and turnover in this career.All job data and figures based on a 100 mile radius from Mt. SAC

      Historical Wages
    • Electrical Drafters

      Electrical Drafters

      SOC Career Code: 17-3012.02

      Develop specifications and instructions for installation of voltage transformers, overhead or underground cables, and related electrical equipment used to conduct electrical energy from transmission lines or high-voltage distribution lines to consumers.

      Typical Hourly Salary
      $60.85

      The figure above is based off a percentile of 90 percent. 100 mile radus icon for career resultsAll job data and figures based on a 100 mile radius from Mt. SAC

      Top Entry-Level Education
      Chart Legend
      • Doctoral Degree Or More
      • Master's Degree
      • Bachelor's Degree
      • Associate's Degree
      • Some College
      • Certificate
      • High School Diploma Or Less
      Median Salary Earnings
      $67,633.95
      Annual Job Openings
      451

      Openings are regional vacancies due to growth and turnover in this career.All job data and figures based on a 100 mile radius from Mt. SAC

      Historical Wages
    • Electronics Engineering Technicians

      Electronics Engineering Technicians

      SOC Career Code: 17-3023.01

      Lay out, build, test, troubleshoot, repair, and modify developmental and production electronic components, parts, equipment, and systems, such as computer equipment, missile control instrumentation, electron tubes, test equipment, and machine tool numerical controls, applying principles and theories of electronics, electrical circuitry, engineering mathematics, electronic and electrical testing, and physics. Usually work under direction of engineering staff.

      Typical Hourly Salary
      $50.85

      The figure above is based off a percentile of 90 percent. 100 mile radus icon for career resultsAll job data and figures based on a 100 mile radius from Mt. SAC

      Top Entry-Level Education
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      • Doctoral Degree Or More
      • Master's Degree
      • Bachelor's Degree
      • Associate's Degree
      • Some College
      • Certificate
      • High School Diploma Or Less
      Median Salary Earnings
      $67,706.03
      Annual Job Openings
      2,486

      Openings are regional vacancies due to growth and turnover in this career.All job data and figures based on a 100 mile radius from Mt. SAC

      Historical Wages
    • Electrical Engineering Technicians

      Electrical Engineering Technicians

      SOC Career Code: 17-3023.03

      Test or modify developmental or operational electrical machinery or electrical control equipment and circuitry in industrial or commercial plants or laboratories. Usually work under direction of engineers or technologists.

      Typical Hourly Salary
      $50.85

      The figure above is based off a percentile of 90 percent. 100 mile radus icon for career resultsAll job data and figures based on a 100 mile radius from Mt. SAC

      Top Entry-Level Education
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      • Doctoral Degree Or More
      • Master's Degree
      • Bachelor's Degree
      • Associate's Degree
      • Some College
      • Certificate
      • High School Diploma Or Less
      Median Salary Earnings
      $67,706.03
      Annual Job Openings
      2,486

      Openings are regional vacancies due to growth and turnover in this career.All job data and figures based on a 100 mile radius from Mt. SAC

      Historical Wages
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      SOC Career Code: 17-3024.00

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      Typical Hourly Salary
      $46.57

      The figure above is based off a percentile of 90 percent. 100 mile radus icon for career resultsAll job data and figures based on a 100 mile radius from Mt. SAC

      Top Entry-Level Education
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      • Doctoral Degree Or More
      • Master's Degree
      • Bachelor's Degree
      • Associate's Degree
      • Some College
      • Certificate
      • High School Diploma Or Less
      Median Salary Earnings
      $58,985.93
      Annual Job Openings
      252

      Openings are regional vacancies due to growth and turnover in this career.All job data and figures based on a 100 mile radius from Mt. SAC

      Historical Wages
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      SOC Career Code: 17-3029.01

      Test the safety of structures, vehicles, or vessels using x-ray, ultrasound, fiber optic or related equipment.

      Typical Hourly Salary
      $51.35

      The figure above is based off a percentile of 90 percent. 100 mile radus icon for career resultsAll job data and figures based on a 100 mile radius from Mt. SAC

      Top Entry-Level Education
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      • Doctoral Degree Or More
      • Master's Degree
      • Bachelor's Degree
      • Associate's Degree
      • Some College
      • Certificate
      • High School Diploma Or Less
      Median Salary Earnings
      $68,006.63
      Annual Job Openings
      1,333

      Openings are regional vacancies due to growth and turnover in this career.All job data and figures based on a 100 mile radius from Mt. SAC

      Historical Wages
    • Electrical Engineering Technologists

      Electrical Engineering Technologists

      SOC Career Code: 17-3029.02

      Assist electrical engineers in such activities as process control, electrical power distribution, or instrumentation design. May prepare layouts of electrical transmission or distribution systems, supervise the flow of work, estimate project costs, or participate in research studies.

      Typical Hourly Salary
      $51.35

      The figure above is based off a percentile of 90 percent. 100 mile radus icon for career resultsAll job data and figures based on a 100 mile radius from Mt. SAC

      Top Entry-Level Education
      Chart Legend
      • Doctoral Degree Or More
      • Master's Degree
      • Bachelor's Degree
      • Associate's Degree
      • Some College
      • Certificate
      • High School Diploma Or Less
      Median Salary Earnings
      $68,006.63
      Annual Job Openings
      1,333

      Openings are regional vacancies due to growth and turnover in this career.All job data and figures based on a 100 mile radius from Mt. SAC

      Historical Wages
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      Electromechanical Engineering Technologists

      SOC Career Code: 17-3029.03

      Assist electromechanical engineers in such activities as computer-based process control, instrumentation, or machine design. May prepare layouts of machinery or equipment, plan the flow of work, conduct statistical studies, or analyze production costs.

      Typical Hourly Salary
      $51.35

      The figure above is based off a percentile of 90 percent. 100 mile radus icon for career resultsAll job data and figures based on a 100 mile radius from Mt. SAC

      Top Entry-Level Education
      Chart Legend
      • Doctoral Degree Or More
      • Master's Degree
      • Bachelor's Degree
      • Associate's Degree
      • Some College
      • Certificate
      • High School Diploma Or Less
      Median Salary Earnings
      $68,006.63
      Annual Job Openings
      1,333

      Openings are regional vacancies due to growth and turnover in this career.All job data and figures based on a 100 mile radius from Mt. SAC

      Historical Wages
    • Electronics Engineering Technologists

      Electronics Engineering Technologists

      SOC Career Code: 17-3029.04

      Assist electronics engineers in such activities as electronics systems and instrumentation design or digital signal processing.

      Typical Hourly Salary
      $51.35

      The figure above is based off a percentile of 90 percent. 100 mile radus icon for career resultsAll job data and figures based on a 100 mile radius from Mt. SAC

      Top Entry-Level Education
      Chart Legend
      • Doctoral Degree Or More
      • Master's Degree
      • Bachelor's Degree
      • Associate's Degree
      • Some College
      • Certificate
      • High School Diploma Or Less
      Median Salary Earnings
      $68,006.63
      Annual Job Openings
      1,333

      Openings are regional vacancies due to growth and turnover in this career.All job data and figures based on a 100 mile radius from Mt. SAC

      Historical Wages
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      SOC Career Code: 49-2094.00

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      Typical Hourly Salary
      $49.13

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      • Doctoral Degree Or More
      • Master's Degree
      • Bachelor's Degree
      • Associate's Degree
      • Some College
      • Certificate
      • High School Diploma Or Less
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      $61,473.33
      Annual Job Openings
      603

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      Historical Wages
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      SOC Career Code: 51-2022.00

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      $28.62

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      • Doctoral Degree Or More
      • Master's Degree
      • Bachelor's Degree
      • Associate's Degree
      • Some College
      • Certificate
      • High School Diploma Or Less
      Median Salary Earnings
      $36,816.47
      Annual Job Openings
      5,148

      Openings are regional vacancies due to growth and turnover in this career.All job data and figures based on a 100 mile radius from Mt. SAC

      Historical Wages
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      SOC Career Code: 51-2023.00

      Assemble or modify electromechanical equipment or devices, such as servomechanisms, gyros, dynamometers, magnetic drums, tape drives, brakes, control linkage, actuators, and appliances.

      Typical Hourly Salary
      $28.62

      The figure above is based off a percentile of 90 percent. 100 mile radus icon for career resultsAll job data and figures based on a 100 mile radius from Mt. SAC

      Top Entry-Level Education
      Chart Legend
      • Doctoral Degree Or More
      • Master's Degree
      • Bachelor's Degree
      • Associate's Degree
      • Some College
      • Certificate
      • High School Diploma Or Less
      Median Salary Earnings
      $36,816.47
      Annual Job Openings
      5,148

      Openings are regional vacancies due to growth and turnover in this career.All job data and figures based on a 100 mile radius from Mt. SAC

      Historical Wages

Certificate & Degree Details

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  • Electronic Systems Technology - Cabling and Wiring (Noncredit)

    Certificate of Completion
    #35909

    The Electronic Systems Technology Cabling and Wiring skills certificate is a short-term vocational program within the field of electronics technology. This program, which has no prerequisites and minimal math analysis, provides job skills in the installation and testing of low-voltage copper, coaxial, structured cable, and fiber-optic systems. Such installations are found in public and private telephone and data-communications networks, in business and residential computer and security systems, and in the custom home-theater and home-automation industries.

    Holders will have entry-level skills in fundamental electronics technology, use of general and specialized hand and power tools, familiarity with fabrication techniques, and ability to identify cabling and wiring standards for voice, video, and data. Also included is customer-relations training and application of skills in the installation, calibration, setup, maintenance, and troubleshooting of home theater, automation, and security systems. Completers will be prepared for employment with telephone companies, satellite/cable TV providers, low-voltage electrical contractors, computer and network specialists, and home audio/video retailers. Typical job titles in these areas are data or cable technician, low-voltage wiring technician, home theater installer, consumer electronics service technician, and security system installer.

    Program Learning Outcomes

    • Students will demonstrate technical competence by constructing a complete wired telecommunications network using electronic test equipment and hand tools.
    • Students will be employed or seeking employment in the field or a related field.

      Review Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs) for this program.

    Required Courses

    Course Prefix Course Name Units
    VOC EST50
    Electrical Fundamentals for Cable Installations
    VOC EST54
    Cable and Wiring Standards
    VOC EST56
    Home Theater, Home Integration & Home Security Systems

    Recommended Electives

    Course Prefix Course Name Units
    VOC EL11
    Technical Applications in Microcomputers

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Contacts

Department Contact

Contact: Short Term VocationalTitle: DepartmentContact: stv@mtsac.edu

Office Contact

Hours: 8:30 A.M. - 6:00 P.M.Location: Building 40-101Phone: (909) 274-4220