San Bernardino Valley College has become the first community college in San Bernardino County to offer a program in electronics technology where students will be able to finish in eight months instead of two years.
During the eight-month period, students will have opportunities to receive hands-on training in many areas specific to the field of electronics, including voltage analysis and digital logic design, an essential skill for developing cell phones, computers, and other electronic devices.
Technicians with two years’ experience in the field of electronics can earn salaries from $47,000 to $55,000 or more.
According to the U.S. Department of Labor, the state of California is expected to see an increase in demand for electrical technicians. Between now and 2024, the state may see a growth of over 24,000 jobs in this field.
Albert Maniaol, San Bernardino Valley College Dean of Applied Technology, Transportation and Culinary Arts, noted the fast-track-eight-month program includes seven daytime courses.
Similar programs at local private trade colleges cost about $16,000. The electronics technology certificate at SBVC costs about $1,500 and financial assistance is available.
Although classes at SBVC began January 16, the college is still accepting applications for the new, state-approved, certification program online at www.valleycollege.edu. The college is also still accepting applications for many of its other 140+ classes. To learn more about the school’s spring course offerings visit www.valleycollege.edu/eschedule.
Each year the San Bernardino Community College District accommodates approximately 23,000 students at its two campus locations, Crafton Hills College and San Bernardino Valley College.