Electronic Technology


Program’s Mission Statement

The Program is designed to prepare individuals for employment as electronic technicians or in related occupations in electronics, or to provide supplemental training to persons currently or previously employed in the occupation.

Program Content

This program consists of theory and practical experiences dealing with the basic building blocks of all electronic circuitry.

Program content includes Direct Current (DC), Alternating Current (AC), Solid State Devices (Discrete and Analog), Digital circuits, and an Introduction to Microprocessors. Theory, laboratory practices and measurement techniques, are combined with the use of schematic diagrams, soldering, assembly techniques and troubleshooting to give the student a complete preparation in Electronics. Human relations, employability skills, and safe and efficient work practices are also included. The program provides many hands-on and laboratory activities.

Students receive individualized instruction as well as lectures, demonstrations, learning activity packages, interactive video activities and projects to be done in small groups at the discretion of the instructor. Film strips, computer circuit simulations and videos are also used. Students advance at their own rate and may move through the competencies at a rate that allow him/her to derive the maximum from the instruction.

The course/program training can be a good source of knowledge consolidation for persons previously or currently employed I these occupations

Entrance Requirements

  • 16 years of age or older and not currently enrolled in another Miami-Dade County Public School
  • Occupational Interest

 Length of Program

The entire program is 1400 hours, but students can earn a certificate at the completion of the following OCP’s:

OCP A              (Electronics Assembler)                                                         250 hours

OCP B              (Electronics Tester)                                                                400 hours

OCP C              (Electronics Equipment Repairer)                                          375 hours

OCP D              (Electronics Technician)                                                         375 hours

Minimum basic-skills grade levels required for awarding a Full Program Completion Certificate are 10th grade in Math and 9th grade in Reading and Language on the TABE Test, or passing the Industry Certification.

Advanced students are eligible for internship and cooperative training.

Employment Opportunities

A completer graduate can work in any of the following positions: Electronic technicians, field service engineers, engineering assistants or in related occupations in electronics.


The current median annual salary for Electronics Technician is approximately $42,000.

Financial aid is available to eligible students and eligible programs.

Applications and information regarding financial aid resources may be obtained from the Financial Aid Office.

The Federal PELL Grant, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG), are some forms of aid offered. To be eligible a student must:

  1. A full registration fee is charge from the first day of the trimester throughout the 21st
  2. Seventy-five percent of the fee is charged from the 22nd through the 45th
  3. Fifty percent of the fee is charged from the 50th day through the end of the trimester.
  4. Students registering for short-term classes will pay a course fee based upon the duration of the course and the total hours of the class.

For more information please see your Financial Aid Officer.

The Federal PELL Grant, FSEOG are all based on financial need and are determined by a student’s Expected Family Contribution (EFC). Additional resources such as Vocational Rehabilitation, South Florida Workforce, SAVES, etc. can assist students through their vocational programs for those who qualify. Please see those individual agencies to determine eligibility

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