Electronic Assembly and Fabrication

Certificate of Completion

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/de-soldering skills, and fabrication for both through-hole and surface mount devices (SMD). Included are skills for various types of cabling and connections.

Electronic fundamentals (test instruments, basic electrical measurements, color-codes, schematic symbols, device outlines, etc.) are provided in the introductory courses. Complete surface mount technology (SMT) skills are taught with a culmination in the IPC7711/IPC7721 rework and repair of electronic assemblies certification. Recertification is required every two years. ELEC 63 is a prep course for the recertification.

Program Learning Outcomes

  • Students will gain employment in an electronic assembly and fabrication position.
  • Students will demonstrate job readiness skills.
  • Students will progress through the electronics career ladder by enrolling in further electronic assembly and fabrication courses or engineering courses or programs.

Review Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs) for this program.

Required Courses

Course Prefix Course Name Units
Introduction to Mechatronics
Electronic Circuits - Direct Current (DC)
Electronic Circuits (AC)
Electronic Assembly and Fabrication
Advanced Surface Mount Assembly and Rework

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Vocational Studies

Continuing Education classes, also known as “Noncredit,” are financially supported by the state of California and are offered tuition-free. Noncredit classes are designed to provide students with a high-quality learning experience with the opportunity to gain new skills and embark on new career pathways. Noncredit programs at Mt. SAC include Adult Basic Education (ABE), Education for Older Adults (EOA), English as a Second Language (ESL), Short-Term Vocational (STV), Vocational Re-Entry (VRE), and IMPACT/Adults with Disabilities (AWD). Below are certificate opportunities in the STV and VRE programs.

Plan of Study Grid
Fall TermUnits
VOC EL50A Electronic Circuits - Direct Current (DC) 0
VOC EL61 Electronic Assembly and Fabrication 0
Winter Term
VOC EL62 Advanced Surface Mount Assembly and Rework 0
 Total Units0
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