Prepare for a career in the world of electronics as a technician or engineer through classroom and practical, hands-on learning using state-of-the art laboratory equipment.

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The electronic technology certificate of achievement provides a solid foundation for immediate employment as an electronic technician, designing, testing and servicing telecommunication, medical, video, automotive, computer, aerospace, and entertainment equipment.

Completion of the associate in science degree provides even broader opportunities for personal, academic, and career growth.  

Students may also transfer into the California state university system to complete a bachelor’s degree in engineering technology.

Program Length

Four semesters.

Transfer Options

Students may transfer directly into the engineering technology programs at Cal Poly Pomona or Cal State Long Beach and complete a bachelor’s degree.

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Sample Academic Plans

  • This is only a sample academic plan. Please see a counselor and check IVC's catalog to create a customized My Academic Plan (MAP) that will best meet your specific academic goals.
Semester 1
Sample Educational Plan for a single term.
CourseTitleAS GE Area/MajorUnits
WR 1College Writing 11A4
MATH Math GE Course1C3-5
ET 92Basic Electric Circuits IMajor4
ElectiveDegree Applicable Elective (Courses 1-299)3
Semester 2
Sample Educational Plan for a single term.
CourseTitleAS GE Area/MajorUnits
Communication/ThinkingCommunication/Analytical Thinking GE Course1B3-4
ET 99Digital Electronic CircuitsMajor4
Social SciencesSocial Sciences GE Course33
ElectiveDegree Applicable Elective (Courses 1-299)3
ElectiveDegree Applicable Elective (Courses 1-299)3
Semester 3
Sample Educational Plan for a single term.
CourseTitleAS GE Area/MajorUnits
ET 104Bsic Electric Circuits IIMajor4
ET 105Electronic Devices and Circuits IMajor4
Arts/HumanitiesArts or Humanities GE Course43
ElectiveDegree Applicable Elective (Courses 1-299)3
ElectiveDegree Applicable Elective (Courses 1-299)1
Semester 4
Sample Educational Plan for a single term.
CourseTitleAS GE Area/MajorUnits
ET 107Electronic Devices and Circuits IIMajor4
ET MajorET Major Course from List AMajor4
Natural SciencesNatural Sciences GE Course23
ElectiveDegree Applicable Elective (Courses 1-299)3
ElectiveDegree Applicable Elective (Courses 1-299)1
  • Note: This sample academic plan does not account for the Ethnic Studies requirement for the AS degree.
  • This is only a sample academic plan. Please see a counselor and check IVC's catalog to create a customized My Academic Plan (MAP) that will best meet your specific academic goals.
Semester 1
Sample Educational Plan for a single term.
CourseTitleUnits
ET 92Basic Electric Circuits I4
Semester 2
Sample Educational Plan for a single term.
CourseTitleUnits
ET 99Digital Electronic Circuits4
Semester 3
Sample Educational Plan for a single term.
CourseTitleUnits
ET 104Bsic Electric Circuits II4
ET 105Electronic Devices and Circuits I4
Semester 4
Sample Educational Plan for a single term.
CourseTitleUnits
ET 107Electronic Devices and Circuits II4
ET Major CourseET Major Course from List A4
  • This is only a sample academic plan. Please see a counselor and check IVC's catalog to create a customized My Academic Plan (MAP) that will best meet your specific academic goals.
Semester 1
Sample Educational Plan for a single term.
CourseTitleUnits
ET 92Basic Electric Circuits I4
Semester 2
Sample Educational Plan for a single term.
CourseTitleUnits
ET 99Digital Electronic Circuits4
Semester 3
Sample Educational Plan for a single term.
CourseTitleUnits
ET 104Basic Electric Circuits II4
ET 105Electronic Devices and Circuits I4
  • AA = Associate of Arts
  • AS = Associate of Science
  • AA-T = Associate of Arts for Transfer
  • AS-T = Associate of Science for Transfer
  • COA = Certificate of Achievement
  • COP = Certificate of Proficiency

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