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Electronics Technology


Electronic equipment is present everywhere in our lives. From computerized traffic signals to personal computers and cellular telephones, modern electronic systems make our everyday lives easier, safer, and more efficient. Electronic technicians design, develop, build, install, repair and maintain many different types of sophisticated electronic devices.

The American River College Electronics program combines broad based Electronic and Telecommunications training with the newest specialty areas (such as Robotics, Fiber Optics, Programmable Interface Controllers and Stamp Microcontrollers). By working closely with our industry partners, we ensure our curriculum is relevant and meets industry current and future needs. This relevant and up-to-date education prepares graduates for excellent career opportunities in the Electronics, Robotics or Telecommunications fields.

American River College is an official NARTE (National Association of Radio and Television Engineers) Federal Communication Commission (FCC) test site and offers an FCC license preparation course.

Degrees and Certificates Offered

  • A.S. in Electronic Systems Technology
  • A.S. in Mechatronics
  • Advanced Electronics and Telecommunications Certificate
  • Biomedical Equipment Technology Certificate
  • Digital Home Technology Integration Certificate
  • Electronic Systems Technology Certificate
  • Fiber Optics Certificate
  • Mechatronics Certificate
  • Robotics Certificate
  • Telecommunication Specialist Certificate
  • Basic Electronics and Telecommunications Certificate
  • Basic Mechatronics Certificate
  • Soldering and Cabling Certificate