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Career Outlook Electronics Communications

Technology and Health Division
Certificate T0904

In addition to courses in electronics fundamentals, the Electronics Communications certificate program encompasses the study of both wire-based and wireless forms of analog and digital communications systems. Among the topics covered are amplitude and frequency modulation, multiplexing, antennas, transmission lines, and radio-wave propagation, as well as microwave systems, including radar and satellite operations, and computer networks.

This advanced certificate is one of three available for students who do not complete all second-year systems courses at once or who complete them one at a time. Students completing certificate programs are automatically eligible for the National Association of Radio and Telecommunications Engineers (N.A.R.T.E) 4th Class Technician license.

Required Courses

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    • Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technicians

      Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technicians

      SOC Career Code: 17-3023.00

      Apply electrical and electronic theory and related knowledge, usually under the direction of engineering staff, to design, build, repair, adjust, and modify electrical components, circuitry, controls, and machinery for subsequent evaluation and use by engineering staff in making engineering design decisions.

      Typical Hourly Salary
      $53.67

      The figure above is based off a percentile of 90 percent. 100 mile radus icon for career resultsAll job data and figures based on a 100 mile radius from Mt. SAC

      Top Entry-Level Education
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      • Doctoral Degree Or More
      • Master's Degree
      • Bachelor's Degree
      • Associate's Degree
      • Some College
      • Certificate
      • High School Diploma Or Less
      Median Salary Earnings
      $71,966.59
      Annual Job Openings
      2,204

      Openings are regional vacancies due to growth and turnover in this career.All job data and figures based on a 100 mile radius from Mt. SAC

      Historical Wages
    • Electro-Mechanical Technicians

      Electro-Mechanical Technicians

      SOC Career Code: 17-3024.00

      Operate, test, maintain, or adjust unmanned, automated, servomechanical, or electromechanical equipment. May operate unmanned submarines, aircraft, or other equipment to observe or record visual information at sites such as oil rigs, crop fields, buildings, or for similar infrastructure, deep ocean exploration, or hazardous waste removal. May assist engineers in testing and designing robotics equipment.

      Typical Hourly Salary
      $50.77

      The figure above is based off a percentile of 90 percent. 100 mile radus icon for career resultsAll job data and figures based on a 100 mile radius from Mt. SAC

      Top Entry-Level Education
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      • Doctoral Degree Or More
      • Master's Degree
      • Bachelor's Degree
      • Associate's Degree
      • Some College
      • Certificate
      • High School Diploma Or Less
      Median Salary Earnings
      $62,315.14
      Annual Job Openings
      193

      Openings are regional vacancies due to growth and turnover in this career.All job data and figures based on a 100 mile radius from Mt. SAC

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      Radio, Cellular, and Tower Equipment Installers and Repairers

      SOC Career Code: 49-2021.00

      Repair, install, or maintain mobile or stationary radio transmitting, broadcasting, and receiving equipment, and two-way radio communications systems used in cellular telecommunications, mobile broadband, ship-to-shore, aircraft-to-ground communications, and radio equipment in service and emergency vehicles. May test and analyze network coverage.

      Typical Hourly Salary
      $50.76

      The figure above is based off a percentile of 90 percent. 100 mile radus icon for career resultsAll job data and figures based on a 100 mile radius from Mt. SAC

      Top Entry-Level Education
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      • Doctoral Degree Or More
      • Master's Degree
      • Bachelor's Degree
      • Associate's Degree
      • Some College
      • Certificate
      • High School Diploma Or Less
      Median Salary Earnings
      $67,698.38
      Annual Job Openings
      157

      Openings are regional vacancies due to growth and turnover in this career.All job data and figures based on a 100 mile radius from Mt. SAC

      Historical Wages
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      SOC Career Code: 49-2022.00

      Install, set up, rearrange, or remove switching, distribution, routing, and dialing equipment used in central offices or headends. Service or repair telephone, cable television, Internet, and other communications equipment on customers' property. May install communications equipment or communications wiring in buildings.

      Typical Hourly Salary
      $49.75

      The figure above is based off a percentile of 90 percent. 100 mile radus icon for career resultsAll job data and figures based on a 100 mile radius from Mt. SAC

      Top Entry-Level Education
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      • Doctoral Degree Or More
      • Master's Degree
      • Bachelor's Degree
      • Associate's Degree
      • Some College
      • Certificate
      • High School Diploma Or Less
      Median Salary Earnings
      $65,824.27
      Annual Job Openings
      3,025

      Openings are regional vacancies due to growth and turnover in this career.All job data and figures based on a 100 mile radius from Mt. SAC

      Historical Wages
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      Telecommunications Line Installers and Repairers

      SOC Career Code: 49-9052.00

      Install and repair telecommunications cable, including fiber optics.

      Typical Hourly Salary
      $51.60

      The figure above is based off a percentile of 90 percent. 100 mile radus icon for career resultsAll job data and figures based on a 100 mile radius from Mt. SAC

      Top Entry-Level Education
      Chart Legend
      • Doctoral Degree Or More
      • Master's Degree
      • Bachelor's Degree
      • Associate's Degree
      • Some College
      • Certificate
      • High School Diploma Or Less
      Median Salary Earnings
      $72,641.07
      Annual Job Openings
      1,969

      Openings are regional vacancies due to growth and turnover in this career.All job data and figures based on a 100 mile radius from Mt. SAC

      Historical Wages
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  • Electronics Communications

    Technology and Health Division
    Certificate T0904

    In addition to courses in electronics fundamentals, the Electronics Communications certificate program encompasses the study of both wire-based and wireless forms of analog and digital communications systems. Among the topics covered are amplitude and frequency modulation, multiplexing, antennas, transmission lines, and radio-wave propagation, as well as microwave systems, including radar and satellite operations, and computer networks.

    This advanced certificate is one of three available for students who do not complete all second-year systems courses at once or who complete them one at a time. Students completing certificate programs are automatically eligible for the National Association of Radio and Telecommunications Engineers (N.A.R.T.E) 4th Class Technician license.

    Required Courses

    Course Prefix Course Name Units
    CNET 56Computer Networks4
    ELEC 11Technical Applications in Microcomputers3
    ELEC 50AElectronic Circuits - Direct Current (DC)4
    ELEC 50BElectronic Circuits (AC)4
    ELEC 51Semiconductor Devices and Circuits4
    ELEC 53Communications Systems4
    ELEC 55Microwave Communications4
    ELEC 56Digital Electronics4
    ELEC 76FCC General Radiotelephone Operator License Preparation2
    TECH 60Customer Relations for the Technician2
    Total Units35

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