Program Overview

The Electronic Assembly and Fabrication Certificate is intended to prepare students to enter the electronics field as assembly and fabrication technicians. The program provides a series of courses to meet the needs of industry in assembly, soldering skills, cable and connector fabrication, and fabrication techniques for both through-hole and surface mount devices (SMD). Electronic fundamentals (test instruments, basic electrical measurements, color-codes, schematic symbols, device outlines, datasheets, etc.) are provided in the introductory courses. Foundational surface mount technology (SMT) soldering skills are taught with a culmination in the J-STD-001 Certified IPC Application Specialist (CIS) certificate which focuses on the knowledge and hand skills employees need to produce high-quality soldered interconnections from consumer- to aerospace-electronics industry standards.

NOTE: This certificate is not transcripted and is not eligible for Financial Aid.

Program Requirements

Required Courses (13 units): Units
ELEC 111 Introduction to Electronics Fundamentals 3 units
ELEC 112 Advanced Electronics Fundamentals 3 units
ELEC 231 Basic Applied Electronics Mathematics 2 units
ELEC 232 Advanced Electronics Mathematics 2 units
ELEC 265 Electronic Assembly and Fabrication 3 units
Total Required Units: 13