Penn Foster Career School

Career Diploma: Electronics Technician

Penn Foster Career School's Electronics Technician Career Diploma Program is designed to provide students with the skills needed to work as an electronics service technician. Read more about Penn Foster's Electronic Technician Career Diploma here.

Official Program Name:

Electronic Technician

School Offering Program:

Penn Foster Career School

Program Level:

Career Diploma

Program Description:

Penn Foster Career School's Electronics Technician Career Diploma Program gives enrolled students the opportunity to learn about electronics hardware, circuit formulas, soldering, and safety protocols. The program is comprised of 15 instruction sets designed to prepare the student for work as a service technician with computers, office machinery, or an electronics business. The Electronics Technician Association International (ETAI) recognizes the Electronics Technician program as satisfying their training recommendations.

Program Materials Supplied by Penn Foster Career School

Penn Foster supplies all of the materials students need to complete the program, including books, lessons, equipment, and learning aids.

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Financial Aid:

Penn Foster offers low tuition, 0% APR financing, and affordable monthly payments to be completed upon graduation.

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Required Courses for a Electronics Technician Career Diploma:

Program and course requirements are subject to change. Contact Penn Foster Career School to confirm the most accurate information before enrolling in a program.

  • Instruction Set 1
    • Learning Strategies
    • Introduction to Electronics
  • Instruction Set 2
    • Nature of Electricity
    • Practical Exercise 1
  • Instruction Set 3
    • Conductors, Insulators, and Batteries
    • Circuit Analysis and Ohms Law
    • Practical Exercise 2
  • Instruction Set 4
    • Basic Measuring Instruments
    • Electronics Hardware
    • Switches
    • Practical Exercise 3
  • Instruction Set 5
    • Magnetism and Electromagnetism
    • Capacitors and Inductors
    • Basic Semiconductor Components: Diodes
    • Basic Semiconductor Components: Transistors
    • Practical Exercise: 4
  • Instruction Set 6
    • Alternating Current
    • Capacitors in AC Circuits
    • Inductors in AC Circuits
    • Transformers
    • Practical Exercise 5
  • Instruction Set 7
    • Reactance and Impedance
    • Resonant Circuits
    • Applications of Resonant Circuits
    • Practical Exercise 6
  • Instruction Set 8
    • Rectifiers and Power Supplies
    • Amplifiers
    • Oscillators
    • Fiber Optic and Optoelectronic Components
    • Practical Exercise 7
  • Instruction Set 9
    • Electronic Sensors
    • Modulation and Detection Circuits
    • Electronic Devices and Amplifiers
    • Using Basic Oscilloscopes
    • Practical Exercise 8
  • Instruction Set 10
    • Audio and RF Circuits
    • Oscillator and Feedback Waveforms
    • Electronic Power Supplies
    • Practical Exercise 9
  • Instruction Set 11
    • Resonant Circuits
    • Applications of Resonant Circuits
    • Pulse Generators and Techniques
    • Waveshaping Circuits
    • Timing and Synchronization
    • Pulse Circuit Applications
    • Troubleshooting Pulse Circuits
  • Instruction Set 12
    • Logic Circuit Fundamentals
    • Introduction to Number Systems
    • Logic Devices and Diagrams
    • Logic Families
    • Applications of Logic Circuits
    • Troubleshooting Logic Circuits
  • Instruction Set 13
    • Linear and Digital Integrated Circuits
    • Integrated Circuit Techniques
    • Linear Integrated Circuits
    • Digital Integrated Circuits
    • Linear and Digital Principles
    • Integrated Circuit Logic Systems
    • Troubleshooting Linear and Digital IC Systems
  • Instruction Set 14
    • Experiments with Pulse Circuits
    • Experiments with Logic Circuits
    • Experiments with Linear Integrated Circuits
  • Instruction Set 15
    • Industrial Computer Fundamentals
    • Digital and Analog Systems
    • Software and Programming Systems
    • Computer-Aided Control
    • Interfacing Principles

Post-Graduation Opportunities

Furthering Your Education:

Students who complete the Penn Foster Electronics Technician Career Diploma Program may wish to further their education by pursuing a degree in a specialized field in electronics. Earning a degree may present further opportunities for career advancement. Graduates also earn 18 credits toward an Associate Degree in Electronics Technology or 15 credits toward an Associate Degree in Electrical Engineering at Penn Foster College.

Degree possibilities include (but are not limited to):

  • Associate of Science in Electronics Technology
  • Associate of Science in Aviation Electronics
  • Associate of Science in Computer Technology

Career Paths:

Students completing the Penn Foster Electronics Technician Career Diploma Program have an opportunity to gain an understanding of both electronics and electricity. Upon graduation, students may be able to find work with hardware stores, repair facilities, call centers, and other businesses that deal in electronics.

Entry-level positions that graduates might pursue include:

  • Electronic technician
  • Maintenance technician
  • Service technician
  • Laboratory technician
  • Product tester