Electronics Technician

Career Diploma 9-13 mo

Electronics technician training

If you're interested in how things work and have sharp troubleshooting skills, our online Electronics Technician Career Diploma can help you prepare to take the first steps toward a new career you'll enjoy. Through flexible online courses, you'll learn the skills and knowledge needed to work in the field from home.

  • Electronics technicians can work in a variety of areas, including repairing computers, copiers, fax machines, and entertainment systems, fixing electronic circuits and automated equipment, working as a broadcast engineer, and more!
  • Your online electronic courses cover topics such as the tools of the trade, different types of electronic circuits, how to repair or replace defective parts such as motors, fuses, or gaskets, and how to reassemble and test equipment after repairs.
  • Graduating from the electronics technician training program can help you prepare for the Student Electronics Technician (SET) and the Associate Electronics Technician (CETa) certification through the Electronics Technicians Association International (ETA-I).
  • 9 electronics practice kits included in your tuition cost.
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What You Will Learn

  1. How to calculate voltage, resistance, and current in series, parallel, and series-parallel circuits.
  2. How to use electronics equipment, including multimeters, soldering equipment, and ohmmeters.
  3. How to test and diagnose electrical and electronic equipment using measuring and diagnostic devices, such as multimeters and oscilloscopes.
  4. How to understand and explain pulse theory, including the generation of various waveforms, by relaxation oscillator, multivibrator, and switching circuits, describe and understand the Schmitt trigger, integrator, and differentiation circuits, and explain how to troubleshoot these circuits.
Full Program Goal & Outcomes

Electronics Technician Career Outcomes

Electrical and Electronics Installers and Repairers

AVG SALARY*

$62,020/yr

NUMBER OF JOBS*

121,700


Our online Electronics Technician Training can help graduates prepare for entry-level electronics jobs in a variety of settings, from manufacturing to repair shops. You'll also prepare to become certified through the Student Electronics Technician (SET) and the Associate Electronics Technician (CETa) exams, which can help you stand out when applying for jobs.

State Licensing Requirements

Licensing and/or certification requirements for jobs in electronics are not the same in every state and may include educational, testing, and/or experiential requirements beyond those offered in the Penn Foster Program. Prospective students should contact the state professional licensing board or similar regulatory body in the state(s) where they plan to work to determine their requirements before enrolling in this Program. See the State Licensing page for contact information for state licensing/regulatory boards and certain industry licensing information.

Electronics Technician Success Stories

Penn Foster’s Electronics Technician Training Program can help prepare you for the first step in your electronics and technology career. This program has helped recent graduates find new jobs or start their own businesses while learning at their own pace. Learn more about Penn Foster graduates' experiences and how Penn Foster worked for them.
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Gabriella M.

Penn Foster Graduate, 2020

“I loved everything about the Penn Foster program. I was able to work at my own pace, there was no rush or deadlines of when assignments had to be due, I was able to call whenever I needed help and was always satisfied.”

Electronics Technician Training Curriculum

  • 14 courses
  • 89.1 continuing education units (CEUs)
  • 52 exams
  • 8 submitted projects

In our Electronics Technician Training, you'll take classes that cover the fundamental knowledge and skills that can help you prepare for an entry-level job as an electronics technician. Your online courses include:


  • Circuit Analysis and Ohm’s Law
  • Alternating Current
  • Applications and Troubleshooting of Resonant Circuits
  • Integrated-Circuit Techniques

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Electronics Technician Training Tuition

Take the first steps toward a new career with our online Electronics Technician Training Program. Simply choose from one of our low-cost customized payment plans below and get started today!

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Our Proven Electronics Technician Learning Model

Empowering students to reach their professional goals

Flexible

  • Start anytime
  • No exam due dates
  • Self-paced

Interactive

  • Digital study guides
  • Self-check quizzes
  • Submitted projects

Connected

  • 24/7 access to online resources
  • Online Student Community
  • Student Portal Help Center

Supportive

  • Expert faculty
  • Dedicated student services
  • Robust learning resources

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Electronics Technician Program FAQs

What does an electronics technician do?

Electronics technicians install or repair a variety of electrical equipment in telecommunications, transportation, utilities, and other industries. Typical day-to-day responsibilities can include inspecting and maintaining electrical equipment, troubleshooting and repairing issues, and reassembling and testing equipment.

How much do electronic techs make?

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the national average salary for an electronics technician was $62,020 in 2020.* How much you can make as an electronics technician can vary based on your experience, education level, where you work, and even the state in which you work.

Are electronic technicians in demand?

The overall job outlook for skilled electronics technicians should remain good over the next ten years. While many companies have improved their electrical components or take advantage of new technology, there's still a need for technicians to install, repair, and troubleshoot equipment on a regular basis.

What skills does an electronics technician require?

To become an electronics technician, you should have strong troubleshooting and technical skills. Additionally, technicians should have a foundational knowledge of electricity and electrical components, including circuits, currents, and more.

Disclaimers:

The completion of a certificate-level program does not typically qualify a student for employment. Completion of this program may assist students who have previous academic or work-related experience improve their chances for promotion or entry-level employment.


Sources:

*Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor. "Electrical and Electronics Installers and Repairers." Occupational Outlook Handbook. Accessed May 19, 2021.

Statements found in the United States Department of Labor Occupational Outlook Handbook are not a guarantee of any post-graduation salary, in part because the data used to create the Occupational Outlook Handbook includes workers from differing educational backgrounds, levels of experience, and geographic areas of the country.