Electrical engineering technicians help design, develop, test, and manufacture electrical and electronic equipment, which includes everything from cell phones to game systems. Students will gain an understanding of DC and AC electronic components, circuits, test equipment utilization, soldering, and analog/digital circuit analysis. Electronic theories will be applied to learn the functionality of components. Students are also introduced to basic telecommunications systems such as security, surveillance, and fire alarm systems. With several projects, students will be able to create and repair schematic diagrams and printed circuit boards, program, and repair electric circuits. The course of study will prepare students for a challenging and rewarding career.

Technical Skills:

Electronic circuit analysis • Equipment testing • Microcontroller programming • Schematic diagram and printed circuit-board design • Troubleshooting • Soldering and Desoldering • Wire Splicing • Breadboarding
• Programming

Professional Skills:

Teamwork • Creativity • Problem Solving • Critical Thinking • Organization • Dependability • Communication

Career Opportunities or Field Positions:

Electronics Repair Technician • Mobile Electronics Installer • Electronics Technician (Biomedical, Robotics, Industrial, Manufacturing, Electromechanical, etc.) • Fire Alarm/Security System Technician • Post-secondary – Electronics Engineer • Post-secondary – Engineering Tech

What Certifications can I earn?

Student Certified Electronics Tech – Electronics Tech Assoc. • Associate Certified Electronics Tech –Electronics Tech Assoc. • Mobile Electronics Certified Pro • Electronics Tech Assoc. DC Basics • OSHA Certification

What College Credits can I earn?

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Program Requirements & Expectations:

Students are expected to have good math skills which include an understanding of Algebra I and have the intention of continuing to higher level math classes (PLTW requirement).

Strong writing skills are important to generate technical reports of their work on a project.

Good reading skills to complete self-study work is required.

Uniform Requirements:

A CareerTech blue or gray t-shirt is required. In addition, the following CareerTech items may also be purchased: Polo, crew neck sweatshirt or zip fleece. Uniforms may be ordered online or purchased at the school store.

Out-of-Pocket costs:

School Uniform

Students should have a scientific calculator such as a Texas Instruments TI-36X.

Student Organizations?

Students may join the SkillsUSA student organization. This club brings students who share common interests together for an exchange of ideas and the opportunity to work towards a common purpose. It offers students recognition through a national program of awards and contests and seeks to cultivate excellence in leadership and in their technical skills. Visit http://www.skillsusa.org/ for more information.

Steven Wilmot

Mr. Wilmot is a CareerTech alumnus of the Electronics program. He studied Biomedical
Engineering at Delaware Technical and Community College. His industry experience includes six
years as an Electronics Technician.