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Technology and Health Division
Certificate T0906

The Electronics and Computer Engineering Technology (ECET) degree program prepares individuals either for initial employment or for enhancement of existing skills in the electronics field. In addition to exposing students to core topics such as components and circuits, the program includes coursework in advanced areas including microcontrollers and interfacing, communications, and industrial electronic controls. Nearly all laboratories have equipment to provide students with quality, hands-on learning experiences.
Students completing ECET degree and certificate programs possess ample skills to make them versatile employees. Typical technician-level job classifications include field service technician, fields engineer, computer service technician, customer service technician, communications technician, maintenance technician and electronics technician. All students completing the A.S. degree program are automatically eligible to receive, without further examination, the 3rd class technician license from the National Association of Radio and Telecommunications Engineers (N.A.R.T.E.). There are no prerequisites and/or enrollment limitations.

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    • Architectural and Engineering Managers

      Architectural and Engineering Managers

      SOC Career Code: 11-9041.00

      Plan, direct, or coordinate activities in such fields as architecture and engineering or research and development in these fields.

      Typical Hourly Salary
      $117.95

      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
      $178,034.14
      Annual Job Openings
      2,755

      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
    • Electrical Engineers

      Electrical Engineers

      SOC Career Code: 17-2071.00

      Research, design, develop, test, or supervise the manufacturing and installation of electrical equipment, components, or systems for commercial, industrial, military, or scientific use.

      Typical Hourly Salary
      $89.86

      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
      $120,408.87
      Annual Job Openings
      2,060

      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
    • Electronics Engineers

      Electronics Engineers

      SOC Career Code: 17-2072.00

      Research, design, develop, or test electronic components and systems for commercial, industrial, military, or scientific use employing knowledge of electronic theory and materials properties. Design electronic circuits and components for use in fields such as telecommunications, aerospace guidance and propulsion control, acoustics, or instruments and controls.

      Typical Hourly Salary
      $90.82

      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
      $125,571.80
      Annual Job Openings
      1,600

      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
    • Mechatronics Engineers

      Mechatronics Engineers

      SOC Career Code: 17-2199.05

      Research, design, develop, or test automation, intelligent systems, smart devices, or industrial systems control.

      Typical Hourly Salary
      $91.54

      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
      $114,024.47
      Annual Job Openings
      2,339

      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
    • 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
      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
      $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
      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
      $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

      Historical Wages
    • Radio, Cellular, and Tower Equipment Installers and Repairers

      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
      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
      $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
    • Telecommunications Equipment Installers and Repairers

      Telecommunications Equipment Installers and Repairers

      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
      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
      $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
    • Electric Motor and Power Tool Repairers

      Electric Motor and Power Tool Repairers

      SOC Career Code: 49-2092.00

      Repair, maintain, or install electric motors, wiring, or switches.

      Typical Hourly Salary
      $40.96

      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
      $46,522.55
      Annual Job Openings
      176

      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
    • Electrical and Electronics Installers and Repairers for Transportation Equipment

      Electrical and Electronics Installers and Repairers for Transportation Equipment

      SOC Career Code: 49-2093.00

      Install, adjust, or maintain mobile electronics communication equipment, including sound, sonar, security, navigation, and surveillance systems on trains, watercraft, or other mobile equipment.

      Typical Hourly Salary
      $51.86

      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
      $80,142.40
      Annual Job Openings
      101

      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
    • Electrical and Electronics Repairers for Commercial and Industrial Equipment

      Electrical and Electronics Repairers for Commercial and Industrial Equipment

      SOC Career Code: 49-2094.00

      Repair, test, adjust, or install electronic equipment, such as industrial controls, transmitters, and antennas.

      Typical Hourly Salary
      $54.77

      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
      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
      $67,787.67
      Annual Job Openings
      509

      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
    • Telecommunications Line Installers and Repairers

      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 and Computer - Engineering Technology

    Technology and Health Division
    Certificate T0906

    The Electronics and Computer Engineering Technology (ECET) degree program prepares individuals either for initial employment or for enhancement of existing skills in the electronics field. In addition to exposing students to core topics such as components and circuits, the program includes coursework in advanced areas including microcontrollers and interfacing, communications, and industrial electronic controls. Nearly all laboratories have equipment to provide students with quality, hands-on learning experiences.
    Students completing ECET degree and certificate programs possess ample skills to make them versatile employees. Typical technician-level job classifications include field service technician, fields engineer, computer service technician, customer service technician, communications technician, maintenance technician and electronics technician. All students completing the A.S. degree program are automatically eligible to receive, without further examination, the 3rd class technician license from the National Association of Radio and Telecommunications Engineers (N.A.R.T.E.). There are no prerequisites and/or enrollment limitations.

    Required Courses

    Course Prefix Course Name Units
    ELEC 11Technical Applications in Microcomputers3
    ELEC 12Computer Simulation and Troubleshooting2
    ELEC 50AElectronic Circuits - Direct Current (DC)4
    ELEC 50BElectronic Circuits (AC)4
    ELEC 51Semiconductor Devices and Circuits4
    ELEC 53Communications Systems4
    ELEC 54AIndustrial Electronics4
    ELEC 54BIndustrial Electronic Systems3
    ELEC 55Microwave Communications4
    ELEC 56Digital Electronics4
    ELEC 61Electronic Assembly and Fabrication3
    ELEC 74Microcontroller Systems4
    TECH 60Customer Relations for the Technician2
    Total Units45

    Recommended Electives

    Course Prefix Course Name Units
    CISP 11Programming in Visual Basic3
    CNET 56Computer Networks4
    ELEC 62Advanced Surface Mount Assembly and Rework2
    ELEC 76FCC General Radiotelephone Operator License Preparation2
    ELEC 10Introduction to Mechatronics2

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Contact: Joe DennyTitle: Department Co-ChairContact: jdenny1@mtsac.edu

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