Electronics Technology at College of San Mateo - Degrees & Certificates
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Electronics Technology
Degrees & Certificates

Certificate of Achievement

Electrical Power Systems and Instrumentation 19 units

Certificate of Specialization

Electrical Power Systems and Instrumentation 16 units
Advanced Electrical Power Systems and Instrumentation 16 units
Fundamentals of Smart Building Systems 15 units
Telecommunications Fundamentals 11 units

Recommended high school preparation:
Coursework in Electronics, Science, Mathematics, English

University Transfer Program
Use Assist (www.assist.org) to identify lower division major preparation for the California State University and the University of California systems. Transfer majors may be listed as Administration of Justice, Criminal Justice, Criminology, Law and Society, or other listings. For independent or out-of-state colleges and universities use their catalogs to locate this information. Transfer Services can assist you to gather this information.

The Electronics Technology program at CSM prepares a student for entry-level employment as an electronics technician and, with additional General Education coursework, for transfer to a baccalaureate institution. Entry-level employment opportunities exist in many segments of the electronics industry in the greater Bay Area. Companies involved with circuit design and fabrication; computer construction, installation, and support; component manufacturing; high-technology transportation; aerospace systems; automated process control; and consumer electronics all offer program graduates opportunities for entry-level employment.

Career opportunities in Electronics include work as an engineering aide, a technician, or a manager. These individuals are involved with design, manufacturing, sales, or service of a wide range of products. Electronics is one of the largest and fastest growing career fields in Northern California, with more significant growth expected over the next decade. Most Electronics Technology majors specialize in a particular area, such as communications systems, computer and digital systems, microwave, medical electronics, manufacturing, or precision instruments.