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Electrical and Electronics Equipment Installation and Repair


Programs in electrical and electronics equipment installation and repair teach people to work as repair technicians on security systems, appliances, and business machines.

Programs in electrical and electronics equipment installation and repair prepare people to work as technicians. Students learn how to apply technical knowledge to install and maintain appliances and various kinds of systems. They study how circuits and microchips work. They learn how to troubleshoot and diagnose problems.

Electrical and electronics equipment installation and repair programs include topics such as:


In electrical and electronics equipment installation and repair programs, students may be able to specialize in:


Most community colleges and technical schools offer certificate and associate degree programs in electrical and electronics equipment installation and repair. A certificate program usually takes between six months and one year of full-time study. An associate degree program at a community college usually takes two years of full-time study to complete.

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Program Admission

Proprietary schools, colleges, and universities all offer this program. If you want to study at a proprietary school, you can prepare for this program of study by completing your high school diploma or getting a GED. If you want to study at a college or university, you can prepare for this program by taking the following courses: four years of English, three years of math, three years of social studies, and two years of science. Some colleges also require two years of a second language.

Below is a list of high school courses that will help prepare you for this program of study:

Typical Course Work

Program Courses

A nonspecialized certification program typically includes courses in the following subjects:

An associate degree program typically includes all of the above courses, plus the following:

Things to Know

One way to become a repair technician is to be trained by a manufacturer, dealer, or leasing company. This type of training usually combines classroom learning, hands-on learning at the company, and on-the-job learning from an experienced technician.

The military may also provide training. The armed forces use electric and electronic equipment for communications, navigating, and controlling weapons.

You can become certified by the International Society of Certified Electronics Technicians (ISCET) or the Electronics Technicians Association (ETA). After passing an exam, you can be certified as an entry-level technician. As your skills progress, you can be certified at higher levels.


East Side Area

Big Bend Community College

Walla Walla Community College

Wenatchee Valley College

King-Snohomish Area

Edmonds Community College

Everett Community College

Green River College

Lake Washington Institute of Technology

North Seattle College

Renton Technical College

Shoreline Community College

Kitsap Area

Olympic College

Spokane Area

Spokane Community College

Tacoma Area

Bates Technical College

Bates Technical College (Central/Mohler Campus)

Clover Park Technical College

Vancouver Area

Clark College

Northwest Renewable Energy Institute

West Side Area

Bellingham Technical College

Centralia College

Olympic College (Shelton Campus)

Yakima Area

Perry Technical Institute

Yakima Valley College