Vocational Electronic Programs
Do you want to build computers from the ground up or repair broken computers and networks? Do you like the idea of working with low-voltage wiring and cabling? At Mt. SAC, our hands-on degree and certificate programs in these areas prepare you for various types of high-paying careers in electronics for various industries, including computer and networking companies, home and business security systems, cable providers, home theaters, and others. Explore the Short Term Vocational Electronic programs and courses at Mt. SAC!
Introductory course in tool use and material fabrication as applied to field-serviceable equipment. Covers elementary aspects of installation and maintenance with emphasis on safety and proper use of hand and power tools, fasteners, and other hardware.
Students will learn the skills required to prepare them for employment with telephone companies, satellite/cable TV providers, electrical contractors, computer networking companies, and home theater/home security retailers. The program consists of three courses taught on Fridays and Saturdays from 8am-3:45pm. Courses consist of Electrical Fundamentals, Cabling and Wiring Standards, and Home Electronic Systems. Students can take the courses in any order and the program is typically offered twice a year. The three courses can be completed in one semester.NoteElectronics Systems Class Schedule
Electrical Fundamentals for Cable Installations | August 28 - September 26, 2020 | Friday and Saturday |
Cable and Wiring Standards | October 2 - November 13, 2020 | Friday and Saturday |
Home Theater, Integration & Security Systems | November 13 - December 12, 2020 | Friday and Saturday |
Students will learn manufacturing theater including Lean Manufacturing and waste elimination management, components of how to read blueprints, manufacturing and production principles torque, basic assembly techniques, use of materials and manual power tools, safety, electrical systems, troubleshooting electrical circuits, quality control, diagnostics investigation, fundamentals of welding processes, tools for the transportation industry, and business management techniques. The course is approximately 10 weeks long, offered multiple times a year.
This short-term program provides students with the skills and knowledge to start a career in solar panel technology. Essential topics related to solar power and energy are covered including fundamental solar panel and electrical components. Students will gain an understanding of an overview of solar panel manufacturing, installation and maintenance, as preparation for entrance into apprenticeship programs and the construction industry.