Electronic Systems Technology - Cabling and Wiring

Certificate of Completion

The Electronic Systems Technology – Cabling and Wiring skills certificate is a short-term vocational program within the field of electronics technology. This program, which has no prerequisites and minimal math analysis, provides job skills in the installation and testing of low-voltage copper, coaxial, structured cable, and fiber-optic systems. Such installations are found in public and private telephone and datacommunications networks, in business and residential computer and security systems, and in the custom home-theater and home-automation industries. 

Holders will have entry-level skills in fundamental electronics technology, use of general and specialized hand and power tools, familiarity with fabrication techniques, and ability to identify cabling and wiring standards for voice, video, and data. Included within the coursework is customer-relations training and application of skills in the installation, calibration, setup, maintenance, and troubleshooting of home theater, automation, and security systems. Completers will be prepared for employment with telephone companies, satellite/cable TV providers, low-voltage electrical contractors, computer and network specialists, and home audio/video retailers. Typical job titles in these areas are data or cable technician, low-voltage wiring technician, home theater installer, and security system installer.

Program Learning Outcomes

  • Students will demonstrate job readiness
  • Students will be employed or seeking employment in the field or a related field.
  • Students will demonstrate technical competence by constructing a completely wired telecommunications network using electronic test equipment and hand tools.

Review Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs) for this program.

Required Courses

Course Prefix Course Name Units
Electrical Fundamentals for Cable Installations
Cable and Wiring Standards
Home Theater, Home Integration & Home Security Systems

Recommended Electives

Course Prefix Course Name Units
Technical Applications in Microcomputers
Fabrication Techniques for Cable Installations

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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 EST50 Electrical Fundamentals for Cable Installations 0
VOC EST54 Cable and Wiring Standards 0
VOC EST56 Home Theater, Home Integration & Home Security Systems 0
Recommended Elective: VOC EL11 1  
 Total Units0
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