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Become a Certified Electronics Technician in 20 Weeks
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Launch a highly valuable career in Electronics

20 Weeks to Complete

Our 40-hour a week immersive, hands-on program prepares you to become a Certified Electronics Technician and be career-ready in 20 weeks.

Competitive Salary

Electronics Technicians earn an average salary of $61,760. per year, according to the U.S. Department of Labor.

Valuable Certifications

You'll earn 13 valuable industry-recognized certifications that give you the knowledge and skills employers are looking for. You don't need prior electronics experience.

Electronics are the future. Be part of it.

Electronics are everywhere and we’ve only just scratched the surface of what electronics and machinery can do when combined. From what we use, ride in, and even live in, electronic devices play a part and their use continues to grow as the world becomes more automated.

As a Certified Electronics Technician, you’ll build, maintain, test and repair electronic components and devices. Companies of all sizes in all industries are looking for skilled technicians who can troubleshoot issues and fix problems on everything from surveillance cameras, to navigation systems, to gaming equipment and golf carts. Good-paying Electronic Technicians roles can be found in all areas of manufacturing, transportation, at biotech firms, in the aerospace industry and at power generation companies just to name a few.

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Is an Electronics Technician career right for you?

Our program doesn’t require any prior experience in the field. Most of our students have little or no experience in electronics. If you’re curious, determined, follow instructions well and pay attention to detail, you can excel in this industry.
Other skills and abilities that will make you an ideal match for this career are:

Program Features

Experiential, Hands-on Learning

Learn to master assembly, testing and troubleshooting electronic components with hands-on lab projects. You'll solve real-world problems using equipment employers use.

Earn 13 Certifications in 20 Weeks

Earn 13 valuable, industry-recognized electronics certifications in 20 immersive weeks of courses and hands-on lab work.

Lifetime Job Placement Services

We're committed to helping you succeed in the program and launch a rewarding career. After graduation, you'll have continued access to our job placement services.

8:1 Student-to-Instructor Ratio

Small classes mean you'll have one-to-one interactions with our expert instructors who will guide you every step of the way.

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YOU'LL LEARN BY DOING

You’ll master both manufacturing and technical skills with hands-on lab exercises. You’ll solve real-world problems and train on the same equipment that employers use, preparing you for real-world employment. 

And with a student-to-instructor ratio of 8:1, you’ll get personalized help from your instructors when you need it.

The Curriculum – 11 Modules in 20 Weeks

Our 20-week curriculum teaches you both manufacturing and technician skills. You’ll spend 40 hours each week learning how to build, maintain, and fix electronic components and assemblies. Your coursework will consist of 11 modules that include hands-on training using the same equipment that employers use.

After completing all modules in the program, you’ll earn 13 certifications from the two most widely recognized certifying organizations in the electronics industry – IPC and ETA International:

  • IPC is a global electronics industry trade organization that sets electronics standards used by companies worldwide.
  • ETA International (Electronics Technicians Association-International) is a worldwide accredited training organization whose certifications are recognized, and in some cases, required by employers like Raytheon, Disney, Verizon, and Motorola. 
 
STRAC Institute is an authorized training center for IPC and ETA-International, and STRAC instructors are IPC and ETA-certified professionals.
 

WHAT YOU'LL LEARN

  • How to test and troubleshoot electronic systems and devices using diagnostic tools like multimeters and oscilloscopes
  • How to read schematics, wiring diagrams and engineering instructions
  • How to identify and work with different types of electronic circuit systems and power supplies
  • How to solder, work with cabling, and use hand tools to build and repair electronic assemblies
  • How to inspect all types of electronics to determine if they meet industry standards
  • How to take proper safety precautions when working with electronic devices and systems

you'll complete all 11 modules to earn 13 industry certifications:

STRAC Course 610 (IPC-A-610:  Acceptability of Electronic Assemblies)

After completing this module, students will have an understanding of how to inspect electronic assemblies such as PCBs, terminals and chips to ensure they meet industry standards.

Major Topics Covered:

  • Electronic Handling and Safety
  • Inspection of:
    • Hardware
    • Solder Terminations
    • Terminal Connections
    • Through Hole Component Technology
    • Surface Mount Technology
    • Component Damage
    • Printed Circuit Boards
    • Jumper Wires
    • Coating, Encapsulation and Staking

STRAC Course 620 (IPC-A-620:  Requirements and Acceptance for Cable and Wire Harness Assemblies)

After completing this module, students will have an understanding of how wire and cable harness assemblies are constructed and how to inspect them to ensure they meet industry standards.

Major Topics Covered:

  • Inspection of:
    • Solder Terminations
    • Crimp Terminations
    • Splicing
    • Molding and Potting
    • Marking and Labeling
    • Securing and Routing
    • Protective Coverings
    • Hardware and Harness Installation
    • Testing

 

Hands-on Lab:  Wiring and Cabling

  • D-Sub, RJ-11, RJ-45, F-Type, N-Type, BNC, Spade, and Circular Connectors
  • CAT 3, CAT 5e, RG-6, RG-58, RG-59, and Stranded Wire Cabling
  • Connector Crimping and Soldering

STRAC J-Standard Course (IPC-J-STD-001F and J-STD-001FS: Requirements for Soldered Electrical and Electronic Assemblies and Space Applications Electronic Hardware)

After completing this module, students will have an understanding of how circuit boards and other electronic assemblies are constructed and how to inspect them to ensure they meet industry standards. This module will allow student to be able to solder to Class 3 standards as well.

Major Topics Covered

  • Electronics Soldering Tools and Equipment 
  • General Soldering and Assembly Requirements
  • Wires and Terminal Connections
  • Through Hole Mounting and Terminations
  • Surface Mounting of Components
  • Cleaning Process and PCB Requirements
  • Coating, Encapsulation and Staking
  • Product Assurance
  • Rework and Repair
  • Space Applications and Amendments
  • Microscope Soldering
  • Solder, Flux and Critical Materials
  • Desoldering (Irons and Solder Suckers)
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Hands-on Labs:  Soldering and Inspection

  • Soldering and Inspection of:
    • Terminals
    • Plated Through Hole Components (PTH)
    • Surface Mount Technology Components (sMT)
    • Jumper Wires
    • Inspection of Circuit Boards
  • IC Rework Soldering

 

STRAC Space Addendum Course (J-STD-001FS: Space and Military Applications Electronic Hardware Addendum to IPC J-STD-001 Requirements for Soldered Electrical and Electronic Assemblies)

Major Topics Covered:

  • More stringent criteria than that covered in the J-STD-001 due to the rigors of the aerospace industry, such as:
    • Tin Whisker Mitigation
    • Red Plague Control Plan
    • Lead free Control Plan
    • High Voltage Applications

STRAC Electro Static Discharge (ESD) Course (IPC-ESD: Control for Electronics Assembly)

After completing this module, students will have an understanding of how to take proper safety, handling and testing precautions when working with static sensitive devices.

Major Topics Covered:

  • Electro Static Discharge Basics
  • PCB Handling
  • Proper Grounding with Wrist Straps and Foot Straps
  • ESD Safe Packaging
  • Best Practices
  • ESD Safe Attire

 

Hands-on Lab:  Grounding

  • Foot and Wrist Strap Grounding Setup

STRAC Counterfeit Component Identification (IPC-CCI: Counterfeit Component Identification)

Major Topics Covered:

  • How counterfeit components find their way into the supply chain
  • How counterfeit components are an increasing challenge for the electronics industry
  • Detection of fraudulent devices during visual inspection
  • Detection of fraudulent devices using specialized tools such as scanning electron microscopes and x-ray fluorescent spectroscopy systems

 

Hands on Lab: Inspecting potentially counterfeit IC

  • Demonstration/ inspection of how to identify IC’s that could be counterfeit

STRAC Direct Current (DC) Course (ETA EM1)

After completing this module, students will have an understanding of how DC circuits containing resistors function, and how to analyze, test and troubleshoot them using industry standard equipment.

Major Topics Covered:

  • Electrical Safety
  • Basic Electronics
  • Digital Multimeter
  • Series Circuit
  • Parallel Circuits
  • Series-Parallel Circuits
  • Complex DC Circuits
  • DC Troubleshooting

 

Hands-on Lab:  STRAC DC Training Circuit Board

  • Magnet/Wire Electricity Generation
  • DC Safety
  • DMM Usage
  • Battery Capabilities
  • Series and Parallel
  • Voltage Divider
  • Bridge Circuit
  • Circuit Troubleshooting
  • Digital Multimeter (DMM) Usage
  • DC Power Supply

STRAC Alternating Current (AC) Course (ETA EM2)

After completing this module, students will have an understanding of how AC circuits containing resistors, capacitors, inductors and transformers function, and how to analyze, test and troubleshoot them using industry standard equipment.

Major Topics Covered:

  • AC Safety
  • AC Test Equipment
  • Inductance
  • Capacitance
  • RC/RL/RCL Circuits
  • Transformers
  • Cabling

 

Hands-on Labs:  STRAC AC Trainer Board

  • Series and Parallel Inductor Circuits
  • Series and Parallel Capacitor Circuits
  • RC Time Constants 
  • Transformers
  • Oscilloscopes
  • Function Generators

STRAC Analog Course (ETA EM3)

After completing this module, students will have an understanding of how Analog circuits such as voltage regulators, filters, amplifiers and oscillators function, and how to analyze, test and troubleshoot them using industry standard equipment.

Major Topics Covered:

  • Diodes and Diode Circuits
  • Power Supplies
  • Transistors and Transistor Circuits
  • Transistor Amplifiers
  • Operational Amplifiers
  • Transistor Oscillators
  • Filter Circuits

 

Hands-on Labs:  STRAC Analog Trainer Board

  • Diode Circuits
  • Germanium and Silicon Diodes
  • Common Emitter/Collector/Base Amplifiers
  • Half/Full Wave Rectifiers
  • Power Supplies and Converters
  • Op Amp Breadboarding
  • Square Wave Circuitry
  • Spectrum Analyzer Use

STRAC Digital Course (ETA EM4)

After completing this module, students will have an understanding of how Digital circuits such as logic gates, counters, timers and computer PCBs, function, and how to analyze, test and troubleshoot them using industry standard equipment.

Major Topics Covered:

  • Schematics and Diagrams
  • Numbering Systems and Conversions
  • Digital Concepts
  • Test Equipment and Safety
  • Theory of Digital Logic Functions
  • Combinational Digital Logic Devices
  • Digital Circuitry
  • Computer Electronics

 

Hands-on Labs:  STRAC Digital Training Circuit Board

  • Logic Gates and Probes
  • Latches and Flip Flops
  • Registers and Decoders
  • Assembly, Test and Troubleshooting a Digital Circuit
  • Digital Component Rework
  • 4-Bit Register Breadboarding

STRAC Comprehensive Course (ETA EM5/CETa)

After completing this module, students will have an understanding of how residential and commercial electronic systems such as the power grid, circuit breakers, fuses, motors and generators function. They will learn how to analyze, test and troubleshoot them using industry standard equipment.

Major Topics Covered:

  • Soldering and Desoldering
  • Electrical Conductors
  • AC Power Distribution
  • Circuit Controls and Protection
  • DC Generators and Motors
  • AC Motors and Generators
  • Technician Work Procedures
  • Electronic Products Interfaces

 

Hands-on Labs:  STRAC Comprehensive Training Circuit Board

  • Circuit Protection
  • Circuit Controls
  • Switch Types
  • Motors and Generators
  • Build and Test a Line Following Car
  • Game Board Rework/Repair
  • Component Cross-referencing

STRAC Industrial Course (ETA CET IND)

After completing this module, students will have an understanding of how industrial electrical systems such relay control circuits, programmable logic controllers, motor starters, and 3 phase systems function, and how to analyze, test, and troubleshoot them using industry standard equipment.

Major Topics Covered:

  • Industrial Safety
  • Industrial Mathematics
  • Relays and Relay Circuits
  • Programmable Logic Controllers (PLCs)
  • Industrial Control Devices and Systems

 

Hands-on Labs:  STRAC Digital Training Circuit Board

  • PLC Controlled Rollercoaster – Allen Bradley PLC program writing and hardware installation lab
  • Arduino Programming and Circuitry Basics
Strac instructor helping a student in the lab
The instructors usually stayed around for an hour or more after class ended, so it was easy to ask them anything and have them clear up things you were confused about.
Kelving Ortiz​
STRAC Graduate

We'll support you throughout your entire career.

Our mission is to help you succeed in the program and launch a rewarding career, whether it’s finding a position with a company or continuing with more education and training after you graduate. The Admissions Team, your instructors and the STRAC Employment Team have your back every step of the way. And it’s not “one and done” after graduation. You’ll have access to career support and job placement services even if you change jobs.

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I chose STRAC Institute for the exceptional training and the skills that I’ve acquired. From the career support team to the instructors, nothing is less than top-notch. They have gone above and beyond my expectations and I highly recommend STRAC to any student who has an interest in electronics.
Khalil Harris
STRAC Graduate

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