Electronics Technician

Professional Certificate for Electronics Technician

Professional Certificate for Electronics Technician

Classroom Program


9-12 Months


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Gain a solid foundation in key fundamental areas of engineering and technology. Take a step beyond theory and jump right into the practical, hands-on world of electronics. Focus on testing, quality assurance, customer support, production support, equipment maintenance and technical sales. This professional journey into the high-tech world of modern electronics prepares you to enter a unique, growing workforce or advance in your current position.

Designed For

Individuals who want to pursue a new career or advance an existing career in electronics in a variety of industries.

What You'll Learn

  • Simple to complex AC-DC circuits
  • Methods for troubleshooting digital systems
  • Semiconductor devices within circuits and their applications
  • Diodes and bipolar semiconductor devices

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
  • Electronics Engineer
  • Maintenance Technician
  • Electrician

Real People. Real Results.

“I started working as an Engineering Technician and wanted to strengthen my core in electronics. The program gave me a better understanding of basic electronics and I applied the knowledge instantly.”

Raymond Catanag

Failure Analysis & Reliability Technician
International Rectifie
Riverside, CA

Earning the Certificate

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

Successful completion of one of the following:

  • High School Algebra,
  • Business Math
  • Equivalent experience


Looking to earn a professional certification? Successful completion of this program prepares you to sit for:

Industry Certifications in:

  • Electronics Technology
  • Broadcast Technology
  • Telecommunications Technician
  • Junior Engineer

Federal Communications Commission License Exams in:

  • Radiotelephone Operations and Maintenance
  • Global Maritime Distress and Safety Systems Operations and Maintenance

Technical Written Requirements for:

  • FCC Radiotelegraph Licenses

Participants are responsible for applying for and scheduling these exams.

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

AC-DC Circuits I

EE X400.01

3 units

AC-DC Circuits II

EE X400.02

3 units

Quarter 2

Solid State Electronics I

EE X400.04

3 units

Solid State Electronics II: Microelectronics

EE X400.05

3 units

Quarter 3

Digital Electronics

EE X400.03

3 units

Digital Electronics II

EE X400.06

3 units

Instructor Spotlight

“Supporting individuals in keeping pace with the changing requirements of the modern work environment is at our core. Collaboration, partnership, and community drive us to provide accessible, affordable education, and training for working adults. Whether you are an individual looking to advance your career, or an organizational leader interested in investing in your workforce, we are here for you.”

Kasey Wilson

Director of Professional Programs
UCR Extension

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