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From the smart phone in your pocket to the robotics equipment used to manufacture it, electronic circuits are important to a variety of technologies.

Electronics programs offer an engaging learning playground for students who enjoy tinkering, building, and taking things apart. Students engage in theoretical learning related to physics, mathematics and logic while working with a variety of tools to build, test, and repair electronics components. Interesting hands-on projects allow students to master the professional tools, test equipment, and procedures used in the diverse field of electronics.

Some schools offer State-Approved (Chapter-74) programs in Electronics. These programs provide all of the training required to begin entry-level work in the field. Other schools may offer a more condensed version of this training, which has been designed at the local level. This is known as Non-Chapter 74 or "Perkins-Only." Learn more about the difference between State-Approved and Local CTE programs.


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Last Updated: September 14, 2022

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