The Electronics Technology program at College of San Mateo 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 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.