Electronic Systems Technology
In addition to the Electronic Systems Technology program preparing students for entry-level positions in the electronics and computer hardware repair industries, the course also provides students with a strong academic foundation to continue their education at a college or university.
Students in the traditional Electronic Systems Technology program learn how to build and test electronic circuits and how to apply the electronic theories of audio systems, radio and wire communications, and analog/digital communications to real-world situations. Students are also taught the basics of computer servicing/maintenance and networking, leadership skills, job seeking and keeping skills, and an in-depth safety program. Exceptional students may be employed in our Cooperative Education program.
Through advanced standing with several area colleges, students are able to apply for advanced college credit immediately upon graduation.
The employment outlook for this trade is excellent. Electronic equipment is used in every facet of life: at home, at work, and at play. Computers, televisions,radios, games, and tools are just a few examples of how electronics shape our daily lives. Today, over 90 percent of manufacturing is automated by use of electronic devices. There is and will be a continued demand for skilled technicians to operate, maintain, and repair electronic equipment. This program is designed to keep up with industry changes
and keep students up-to-date on new practices and essential skills. The Institute for Interconnecting and Packaging Electronic Circuits national standards are embedded into the program. All tasks the students perform meet IPC standards.
Students are encouraged to become members of SkillsUSA, a national student organization that showcases the best career and technical students in the nation.
Electronic Systems Technology is a Pennsylvania Department ofEducation approved Program of Study within the SOAR statewide articulationinitiative. Students who meet rigorous academic and technical criteria willqualify for several free credits at participating colleges across Pennsylvania such asJohnson College and Thaddeus Stevens College of Technology. Qualifyinggraduates also have access to additional Tech Prep advanced credit agreements withpost-secondary institutions, such as Delaware County Community College
APPLIED ENGINEERING TECHNOLOGY
The Applied Engineering Technology (AET) program is an innovative program within the traditional Electronic Systems Technology program that permits high school juniors and seniors to earn up to 12 college credits at Delaware County Community College (DCCC). Students study college-level material while in high school and may, for a fee, choose to take the college’s final examination.Students receive official college transcripts for DCCC courses once they have passed required examinations.
After graduating from the Applied Engineering Technology program, students may choose to study Electronics Technology or a related major at DCCC. Students graduating with an associates degree from DCCC may seamlessly transfer to California University of Pennsylvania, DeVry University, Drexel University, Neumann University, Temple University, or Widener University to complete their bachelor’s degree.
Certifications: Certified Electronics Technician (CET) Certificate, Network+ Certificate,Soldering Certificate (pending), Pennsylvania Skills Certificate
Tech Prep articulation agreements for this program are available here.
Mr. John Cilladi
Electronic Systems Technology Instructor
(484) 593-5100 x8205