Solid State Electronics

Specialized Training in Solid State Electronics

Specialized Training in Solid State Electronics

Classroom Program


6 months


UCR Extension

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Delve into the specialty niche of solid state electronics and become well-versed in diodes and bipolar semiconductor devices. Gain knowledge and expertise to pursue an entry-level position as an electronics installer, repairer or maintenance technician and get hands-on with transistors, amplifiers, and AM-FM receivers. Understand the various characteristics between devices, and learn the ins and outs of circuit design, construction, measurement and analysis. Complete this program on its own, or expand your knowledge and marketability and add breadth to your credential with one of our other two specialty training programs in digital electronics or AC-DC circuits.

Designed For

Individuals looking for an entry-level position as an electronics installer, repairer, or maintenance technician.

What You'll Learn

  • How semiconductors and diodes work
  • Basic concepts of junction transistors, common-base, common-emitter, and common collector amplifiers
  • Advanced applications of solid state devices including specialized transistors, circuits, and applications of solid state electronics
  • Principles of transistor bias stabilization, small signal AF amplifiers and IF amplifiers

What You Can Do With This Certificate

Positions are available in a variety of industries all over the world, and can be found in companies, government or nonprofit organizations. They might include:

  • Electronics Installer or Repairer
  • Maintenance Technician

Real People. Real Results.

“My experience at UCR Extension was great. My instructors worked in industry, not just academics, and were able to share real-world scenarios for the assignments we were learning and participating in. I took real-time experiences back to the office, and implemented the new knowledge immediately.”

Tracy Trettin

Administrative Operations Manager
UCR School of Medicine

Earning the Certificate

Prior to enrolling, please ensure that you meet the following minimum requirements:

  • Completion of the Specialized Training in AC-DC Circuits, or consent of instructor.

For more information see How to Earn a Certificate

Certificate Courses

Our certificate programs are designed to be flexible, allowing you the option to take just a few courses or to earn the complete certificate. If choosing to complete the certificate, we recommend you get the most out of your experience by following the suggested completion path below.

Quarter 1

Solid State Electronics I

EE X400.04

3 units

Quarter 2

Solid State Electronics II: Microelectronics

EE X400.05

3 units

Instructor Spotlight

“I develop a student's critical thinking skills through hands-on practice and simulations. By making the learning environment an enjoyable and comfortable place, students are able to effectively learn and retain the information. I also keep them current with the latest trends in electronics and facilities workforce applications.”

Michael Johnson

UC Riverside Extension

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