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Electronic Systems Technician

Electronic Systems Technician

The Electronic Systems Technician (EST) program prepares students to work with low-voltage applications in both residential and commercial settings. ESTs install and maintain a variety of complex electronic systems, including security, fire, telecommunications, and audio/video. Students are provided with the opportunity to earn a CEDIA CIT certification prior to program completion. Registered Apprentices, who complete four years of classroom instruction and 8,000 hours of on-the-job training with an apprentice sponsor, are also eligible to earn a Journeyperson credential through the Delaware Department of Labor.

Required Courses
Building Construction Core (Electrical I)

The Building Construction class will prepare you to work in the building construction industry and is the first step toward a career in the construction trades. This course is a prerequisite for enrolling in any of the building construction related apprenticeship courses and satisfies the first semester requirement for year one. Individuals who can demonstrate recent (past three years) construction related employment and can pass the BCC bypass exam can go directly into semester two.

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Electronic Systems Technician I

First year EST students learn the basics of electrical theory alongside Electrical Construction program students and are provided with a foundational knowledge of electrical safety, theory, tools, blueprint reading, and wiring techniques. Students learn how to install, maintain, and repair electrical wiring, equipment, and fixtures in accordance with the National Electric Code (NEC). Prerequisite: completion of Building Construction Core or recent (past three years) construction related employment and the ability to pass the BCC bypass exam.

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Electronic Systems Technician II

Second year EST students continue to learn the basics of electrical theory alongside the Electrical Construction program students. This course continues exploring residential and light commercial electrical construction in a classroom setting. Learn motor theory and application and grounding requirements. Calculate lighting and power loads, plan installations, install main & sub panels, and troubleshoot electrical systems.

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Electronic Systems Technician III

Electronic Systems Technician III further builds on the knowledge gained in the first two years. Students learn about buses and networks, fiber optics, wireless communication, site survey, project planning and documentation, fundamentals of crew leadership, rack assembly, system commissioning and user training, maintenance and repair, audio systems, video systems, broadband systems, and media managements systems. This course satisfies requirements toward the State of Delaware Electronic Systems Technician Apprenticeship Related Training.

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Electronics Systems Technician IV

EST IV is the final course in the Electronic Systems Technician Registered Apprenticeship program and covers telecommunication systems, residential and commercial building networks, intrusion detection systems, nurse call and signaling systems, fire alarm systems, closed circuit TV systems, and access control systems. Students are provided with the opportunity to earn a CEDIA CIT certification prior to completion. This course satisfies requirements toward the State of Delaware Electronic Systems Technician Apprenticeship Related Training.

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Program Details
Tuition Cost:
$1,347.00
Hours:
576
Required Materials:
  • Additional fees:  Registration and Book(s) $450
Documents:
Contact:
Courtney Brown
(302) 697-4545