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Career Outlook Electronics Communications

Technology and Health Division
Certificate T0904

In addition to courses in electronics fundamentals, the Electronics Communications certificate program encompasses the study of both wire-based and wireless forms of analog and digital communications systems. Among the topics covered are amplitude and frequency modulation, multiplexing, antennas, transmission lines, and radio-wave propagation, as well as microwave systems, including radar and satellite operations, and computer networks.

This advanced certificate is one of three available for students who do not complete all second-year systems courses at once or who complete them one at a time. Students completing certificate programs are automatically eligible for the National Association of Radio and Telecommunications Engineers (N.A.R.T.E) 4th Class Technician license.

Required Courses

Industry StatisticsJob Titles & Salaries
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    • 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
      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
      $67,706.03
      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
      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
      $67,706.03
      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 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
    • Electromechanical Engineering Technologists

      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
    • Radio, Cellular, and Tower Equipment Installers and Repairers

      Radio, Cellular, and Tower Equipment Installers and Repairers

      SOC Career Code: 49-2021.00

      Repair, install or maintain mobile or stationary radio transmitting, broadcasting, and receiving equipment, and two-way radio communications systems used in cellular telecommunications, mobile broadband, ship-to-shore, aircraft-to-ground communications, and radio equipment in service and emergency vehicles. May test and analyze network coverage.

      Typical Hourly Salary
      $49.68

      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
      $67,178.39
      Annual Job Openings
      173

      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
    • Radio Mechanics

      Radio Mechanics

      SOC Career Code: 49-2021.01

      Test or repair mobile or stationary radio transmitting and receiving equipment and two-way radio communications systems used in ship-to-shore communications and found in service and emergency vehicles.

      Typical Hourly Salary
      $49.68

      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
      $67,178.39
      Annual Job Openings
      173

      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
    • Telecommunications Equipment Installers and Repairers

      Telecommunications Equipment Installers and Repairers

      SOC Career Code: 49-2022.00

      Install, set-up, rearrange, or remove switching, distribution, routing, and dialing equipment used in central offices or headends. Service or repair telephone, cable television, Internet, and other communications equipment on customers' property. May install communications equipment or communications wiring in buildings.

      Typical Hourly Salary
      $45.55

      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
      $60,414.28
      Annual Job Openings
      3,204

      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
    • Telecommunications Line Installers and Repairers

      Telecommunications Line Installers and Repairers

      SOC Career Code: 49-9052.00

      Install and repair telecommunications cable, including fiber optics.

      Typical Hourly Salary
      $48.92

      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
      $65,992.85
      Annual Job Openings
      1,894

      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
How to Complete the Program

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  • Electronics Communications

    Technology and Health Division
    Certificate T0904

    In addition to courses in electronics fundamentals, the Electronics Communications certificate program encompasses the study of both wire-based and wireless forms of analog and digital communications systems. Among the topics covered are amplitude and frequency modulation, multiplexing, antennas, transmission lines, and radio-wave propagation, as well as microwave systems, including radar and satellite operations, and computer networks.

    This advanced certificate is one of three available for students who do not complete all second-year systems courses at once or who complete them one at a time. Students completing certificate programs are automatically eligible for the National Association of Radio and Telecommunications Engineers (N.A.R.T.E) 4th Class Technician license.

    Required Courses

    Course Prefix Course Name Units
    ELEC 11Technical Applications in Microcomputers3
    ELEC 50AElectronic Circuits - Direct Current (DC)4
    ELEC 50BElectronic Circuits (AC)4
    ELEC 51Semiconductor Devices and Circuits4
    ELEC 53Communications Systems4
    ELEC 55Microwave Communications4
    ELEC 56Digital Electronics4
    ELEC 76FCC General Radiotelephone Operator License Preparation2
    TECH 60Customer Relations for the Technician2
    CNET 56Computer Networks4
    Total Units35

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Department Contact

Contact: Joe DennyTitle: Department Co-ChairContact: jdenny1@mtsac.edu

Office Contact

Location: Building 28BPhone: (909) 274 - 4976