No other trade opens as many career doors to the rapidly growing world of high technology as electronics.
Because most homes, businesses, and industries rely on electronics, opportunities to assemble, install, and service this equipment are multiplying all over the world. In fact, WorkBC reports that skilled graduates are in very high demand.
Jobs are not limited to servicing computers either. Electronics control everything from ATM machines to cell phone towers, telecom stations, satellites, traffic lights, medical equipment, power plants, and more.
UFV’s Electronics Technician Common Core program gives you a strong base of knowledge to prepare you for the workplace or further studies in areas of specialization such as automation and robotics, avionics, computer hardware and networking, consumer electronics, telecommunications, or renewable energy.
Under the supervision of dedicated instructors, you learn to install, troubleshoot and fix electronic equipment. You get hands-on experience using diagnostic equipment and learn how to calibrate, install, and repair complex systems, while following equipment manuals.
In this fast-paced field, odds are good that you may move to a supervisory or management position within five to 10 years after graduation. You may consider completing business courses to prepare, such as UFV’s Business Administration degree in Trades Management. Or you may choose to pursue an advanced specialty program at another institution in B.C. or elsewhere in the world.
Electronics technicians have their pick of industries. They may work for manufacturers or retailers of electronic equipment, scientific equipment service centres, telecommunication centres, instrumentation service centres, business equipment centres, cable companies, power utilities, or commercial sound companies. Or they may choose to work in wholesale trade or even public administration.
Demand is especially strong for workers who specialize in computer and communications services, power generation and transmission, or alternate energy and transportation.