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Program Overview

What is Electronics?

Electronics majors learn the basic skills needed to operate, maintain, install, and repair electrical and electronic equipment. Electronics technology provides both theoretical and hands-on learning opportunities for students to develop a thorough understanding of the electronic technology field.

The electronics program at Los Angeles Valley College (LAVC) offers associate degrees and certificates for a student training to become an electronics technician. Such an individual will find employment in a wide range of electronics-based areas, be they medical, automotive, communications, consumer, instrumentation, military, radio and TV broadcasting, computer, avionics, and industrial fields. On the job, one works to build prototypes and install, maintain, repair, and configure electronics equipment. LAVC is the only community college in Southern California offering a specialty in Biomedical Instrumentation.

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Manufacturing, Electronics, and Construction

Degrees & Certificates

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The AS degree in Electronics can serve as a basis for further study in electronics at the bachelor’s degree level. Various California State Colleges and Universities offer four-year degrees in fields such as applied technology and engineering technology. However, since BS electrical engineering (EE) degrees require electronics courses to be calculus based, and electronics courses at LAVC are not calculus based, students intending to transfer in Electrical Engineering majors might consider the Engineering degree.

Electronics (AS)

The biomedical programs prepare students to repair and maintain a wide variety of electronic apparatus used in the medical field, working as technicians in hospitals and for equipment manufacturers. Some of these positions are: Biomedical Equipment Technician (BMET); Field Service Engineer; Medical Equipment Sales Engineer; Clinical Laboratory Technician; and R & D Technician. The program prepares students to take the nationally offered Biomedical Equipment Technician (BMET) examination. The certificate can be the basis for continued study and attainment of the associate degree

Electronics: Biomedical Instrumentation (AS)

Electronics: Biomedical Instrumentation (Certificate)

The Electronics Technician certificate leads to positions such as: Electronics Technician; Field Service Technician; Field Service Engineer; Test Technician; Flight-line Technician; Broadcast Technician; Quality Control Technician; and Electronics Manufacturers Technician. (Estimated time of completion: two years.)

Electronics Technician (Certificate)

The Electronics Technology Certificate can lead to positions such as: Entry-level Electronics Technician; Electronics Assembler Technician; Electronics Supply Salesperson; and Test Technician Trainee. This certificate is designed to prepare the student to enter the electronics technician field as quickly as possible, with an estimated time of completion of one year.

Electronics Technology (Certificate)

Adjunct Faculty

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Jack Geer


Jerzy Gorecki


Ralph Krongold


George Panyarachun

Ron Reis @email


Learn About Electronics Technology

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Learn About Industrial Electronics

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