The Electronics Modules program is based on ETA’s Associate level certification, and is divided into five modules. The purpose of this is to align with a growing portion of the electronics education industry that is charged with providing electronics training that does not include the total content of traditional Basic Electronics courses.
In some instances, technical institutions are asked to provide training in only certain areas of electronics. This is so companies that need only narrower skills and knowledge (than one expects of a complete Associate CET) can employ workers who have required knowledge and skills for only the technology and processes they currently use at that company.
To provide a path for the technician leading to the Associate CET credential, the five BASIC modules of the AST can be acquired individually. Once a technician attains all five module certifications, ETA will issue an official Associate certification (all five must be passed within a two-year period). The technician may also choose to gain only those modules needed in order to be employable. The Electronics Modules are also a great retention tool.
Available Electronics Modules
- DC (EM1)
- AC (EM2)
- Analog (EM3)
- Digital (EM4)
- Comprehensive (EM5)