Electronics Technician Career Diploma

If you are good with numbers and have a knack for understanding how things work, you might consider Penn Foster's Electronics Technician Career Diploma program. Read on to learn more.

Frequently Asked Question

What Kind of Program Is It?

Penn Foster's Electronics Technician Career Diploma program is designed to equip you with fundamental electronics skills in areas such as electronics hardware, transformers, electronic sensors, reactance, and impedance. You could also learn about oscillator feedback waveforms, modulation circuits, and detection circuits. You could also learn how to troubleshoot different types of circuits, including logic circuits, integrated circuits, linear circuits, and digital circuits.

What Are the Prerequisites?

Those applying to Penn Foster's Electronics Technician Career Diploma program might have experience working in electronics, mechanical aptitudes, or mathematical aptitudes. Applicants to Penn Foster Career School's programs should be at least 18 years old.

What Are the Course Requirements?

This course of study consists of 15 instruction sets. Each instruction set consists of 1-8 lessons.

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

What Can I Do After I Graduate?

Career Opportunities

After graduating from Penn Foster's Electronics Technician Career Diploma program, you could pursue entry-level employment as an electronics technician. Employment may be available as a part of corporations, electronics service companies, or independently. You responsibilities could include designing new electronic systems, checking for safety, and electronic repair.

Advanced Degrees

Alternatively, Penn Foster's Electronics Technician Career Diploma program graduates could apply for bachelor's degree programs in related fields. A bachelor's degree could build on the math, science, and electronics knowledge gained in this program and prepare you for management or senior employment. You could also go to graduate school afterward. Degrees you could pursue include the following:

  • Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering
  • Bachelor of Science in Physics
  • Bachelor of Science in Mathematics