Electronics Technology

You have an analytical mind and an eye for detail. You love the science and technology of robotics and electronics and enjoy making them work. Well, you can make a career of it with a certificate or associate degree in Electronics Technology from OCC. Learn to assemble, install, operate, maintain and repair electrical/electronic equipment and robotic systems used in industry and manufacturing. Students who complete our programs are prepared to take a host of certification exams that are recognized nationally and globally. Prepare for an in-demand job earning high wages: electric motor, power tool and related repairers earn a median wage of $59,217. Or get hands-on experience and skill along with a solid base of knowledge as you pursue a transfer path to a career in robotics, industrial engineering or engineering technology. Read on to learn about your options, and start planning your entry into this high-demand, well-paying STEM career field.

A sampling of courses for these careers

Robotics 1 – Mechanics and Design
A.C./D.C. Circuits
Symbolic Logic with Digital Applications

Automation 2 – Semiconductors Motor Control
Advanced Digital Applications
Server Hardware and Industrial Networks

Did you know?

The energy sector is facing significant workforce shortages — an estimated 55 percent of the energy workforce may need to be replaced by 2023. Among the most critical jobs that will need filling are engineers and skilled utility technicians, according to the Association for Career Technical Education.

Program Details

Complete one of our certificate programs, and you’ll be well-prepared to enter a career in electronics technology.

Build upon your skills if you’re already employed in the field. Or earn an associate degree for even greater advancement opportunities.

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In less than 2 years
you can earn:
Certificate of Achievement

Prepare for an entry-level position in any electronics engineering-related field. Learn the knowledge and skills you need to take the Certified Electronics Technician exam. View program detail in course catalog.

Prepare for an entry-level position performing maintenance, calibration and diagnostic procedures on control systems in any of a long list of industry sectors, from fabrication and manufacturing to water treatment. Program completion prepares you for transfer to the International Society for Automation-Certified Control Systems Technician training program, the Fanuc Robotics-Certified Electronic Robotics Technician training program or to a four-year engineering technology program. View program detail in course catalog.

Prepare for an entry-level position by learning fundamental skills related to electricity, electronics, computer hardware, mechanics, robotics, assembly and test instruments. Training is interactive, project based, hands on, and in a contextual environment that emulates real-world experience. View program detail in course catalog.

Build on your certificate
of achievement with a:
Certificate of Specialization

Develop the fundamental skills needed to be an electro-mechanical production technician: mechanics, electronic assembly, and computer skills. Take courses that focus on science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM), and prepare to take the CompTIA A+ Computer Technician certification exam. View program detail in course catalog.

Or earn your
associate degree
in under 4 years

Complete the Electronics Engineering Technician Certificate of Achievement and the Associate in Science graduation requirements to earn an associate degree. This program prepares you for an entry-level position in any electronics engineering-related field. Learn the knowledge and skills you need to take the Certified Electronics Technician exam. View program detail in course catalog.

Complete the Industrial Automation Technician Certificate of Achievement and the Associate in Science graduation requirements to earn an associate degree. This program prepares you for an entry-level position performing maintenance calibration and diagnostic procedures on control in any of a long list of industry sectors, from fabrication and manufacturing to water treatment. Program completion prepares you for transfer to other training programs or a four-year university. View program detail in course catalog.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

To enroll in a Career Advantage program, you must first apply for admission to Orange Coast College. To apply, go to the Admissions Application Information webpage and review the information and requirements for admission. A link at the bottom of that page will take you to the CCCApply website, where you will be prompted to create an account so you can begin the application process.

Classes cost $46 per unit for residents of California. Classes vary in their unit value, but an average 3-unit class costs $138. There are additional fees required to register and additional costs associated with each program. Click here to view the estimated total costs of the program in this career cluster.

View this chart for the length of the core program.

This program offers evening courses. For details about offerings in this program, speak to a counselor or consult the class schedule. The class schedule tool searches through all Orange Coast College course offerings and includes a filter for online classes.

You can make an appointment in person, online or by phone.  Click here for more information about Counseling Services and how to make an appointment.

For general questions about enrollment, availability of classes and other services for prospective and current OCC students, call The Answer Center at 714-432-5772. For answers to specific questions you can speak to a counselor or to the faculty member listed on this program page.

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Did you know?

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, people who have a certificate as
their highest level of education earned, on average, 20 percent more than
those whose highest education level is a high school diploma.

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Jordan Clark, M.S.

Career Technical Education & Career Services Outreach Specialist

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Career Services

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Programs

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