Job Outlook in the Ft. Lauderdale area:
- Demand for Electronic Technicians is expected to grow 4%* between 2014 and 2024.
- Entry level wages are about $12.00/hour**. Actual wages vary according to education, experience and certifications.
* Bureau of Labor Statistics
**The Florida Department of Economic Opportunity
(Emphasis on computer technology)
1400 hours/approx. 14 months – full time
M – F 7:05 a.m. – 1:50 p.m.
Students will learn to diagnose and correct operational problems in computers and microprocessor based devises that are caused by mechanical, electrical or electronic, hardware and/or software malfunctions. Instruction covers connecting, configuring, and troubleshooting computers for networking connectivity; and maintaining network clients and peripherals using various network operating systems. Laboratory activities provide instruction in the use of tools, test equipment, materials and processes found in the computer electronics, service and repair, and networking service industry. Students use various types of precision test equipment for analyzing, repairing, and troubleshooting software, computer hardware, electronic devices, and local area networks. Special Note: Prospective students should have a basic knowledge of computer operating systems.
Additional Skills Covered:
- Win 10, Linux, and Win 2012 Server
- Installation, Configuration & Upgrading Computers
- Diagnosing & Troubleshooting
- Preventative Maintenance
- Printers & Peripherals
- Networking Infrastructure and Administration
- Routers Fundamentals
- Electronics, Microprocessors, Digital Interface, and DC & AC electricity
- Employability Skills
Prospective students should have a basic knowledge of computer operating systems.
Industry Certification & State Credential Exams:
Students will be prepared to take an approved state and/or nationally recognized industry certification or licensure exam in their field of study.
College Credit Transfer Opportunity and /or Advanced Standing:
Upon completion of the program and meeting eligibility requirements, including the attainment of an aligned industry credential, students may be awarded credits toward an AS/AAS Degree by Broward College or the Florida College System. Students must enroll in Broward College within 2 years of completing the program at Atlantic Technical College. Additional college credit may be awarded with the attainment of additional industry credentials.
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Step 1⇒ Attend a Program Orientation
Step 2 ⇒ Take the Tests of Adult Basic Education or meet exemption criteria
- See your counselor/advisor for details on test exemption criteria.
- Accommodations for testing are available to qualified individuals.
- Visit the Office of Disability Services for details before testing.
Step 3 ⇒ Meet with your counselor/advisor
- Receive test results
- Discuss technical or academic program placement
- Special needs
- Financial aid
- Registration procedures
Step 4 ⇒ Registration and Enrollment