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Mechanics & Repairs:
Electronics Pathway

CTE Pathways: Connecting High School to College and Career
Career and Technical Education courses help you get started on your pathway to success.

Program Description
Students will apply technical knowledge and skills to assemble, install, operate, maintain, and repair electrical/electronic equipment used in business, industry, and manufacturing. Includes instruction in installing, maintaining, and testing various types of electronic equipment. These courses are based on the state electronics task list.

You Will Learn
  • Safe practices.
  • How to use shop tools, materials, and demonstrate techniques.
  • How to use test equipment.
  • How to test and select passive electronics components.
  • Induction, capacitors, transformers, and basic electronic theory.

Pathway Brochure
Class availability may vary at your high school.
-Mechanics & Repairs: Electronics - PDF

Student Leadership Organization
SkillsUSA is the student leadership organization for Skilled & Technical Sciences Education. SkillsUSA provides quality education experiences for students in leadership, teamwork, citizenship, and character development. The organization builds and reinforces self-confidence, work attitudes, and communication skills. It emphasizes total quality at work, high ethical standards, superior work skills, lifelong education, and pride in the dignity of work.

Beyond High School
There are a number of options for education and training beyond high school, depending on your career goals.

  • Certificate
  • Associate degree
  • Bachelorís degree
  • Professional degree
  • On-the-job training
  • Apprenticeship
  • Military training

 

Sample Occupations
  • Electronics Equipment Assembler
  • Electronics Drafter
  • Electronics Engineer
  • Electronics Installer Repairer
  • Electronics Teacher

Workforce Trends
Employment will be limited by computer-aided design and other technologies that increase productivity. Opportunities will be best for those who have an associate degree or extensive job training.

This is a nontraditional occupation for women. In 2007, 8.6 percent of the people employed in this occupation were women.

Utah Wage
For information on salary projections, labor market demand, and training options, log on to www.utahfutures.org.

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