Power Outage - Chula Vista Operations Canceled

All classes, appointments & services at the Chula Vista campus are canceled today, Monday 4/22, to resolve issues caused by the power outage.

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Electronics is a technological giant among America ’s businesses and industries. The electronics technician acts as a liaison between the electronics engineer and the skilled worker. The technician possesses fundamental knowledge of the engineer and the craftsperson. Study in this department consists of building and testing prototype circuits and equipment, modifying electronic apparatus, and interpreting schematic drawings and sketchings.


Southwestern College is a member of the International Electronics Technicians Articulation Committee (IETAC).

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Imagine making a living from your fascination with gadgets. You can, with a career in Electronics.

  • Electronics is the study of the flow of charge through various materials and devices such as semiconductors, resistors, inductors, capacitors, nano-structures, and vacuum tubes. Considered a theoretical branch of physics, electronics is also the design and construction of electronic circuits to solve practical problems in engineering.

  • Students will be able to use classroom materials to successfully prepare to sit for and to pass the CompTIA A+ and Security+ examinations.

  • Students will use reasoning to be able to resolve any problem that may be encountered with a computer or a computer network.
    Students will be able to work effectively with diverse groups of people with much more or much less education and/or experience than themselves.
  • Student will be able to use all available materials to solve problems that they encounter while working with computers or networks.

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