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Associate Certified Electronics Technician (CETa)


Chris Miller  (Professor of Technology, Heartland Community College)

Location: W224B

Date: Wednesday, March 27

Time: 8:00 am - 4:00 pm

Track: ETA Technical Training

Format: ETA Training

Vault Recording: TBD

IMPORTANT: Due to the similarities in both certification programs, ETA does not recommend taking both the Associate CET (CETa) and General Communications Technician – Level 1 (GCT1). The Associate CET is the foundational electronics certification for ETA's Journeyman program. The General Communications Technician – Level 1 is similar to the Associate CET, but with a more communications focus. The General Communications Technician – Level 1 is only accepted as a substitute for the Associate CET for those Journeyman options in the Communications category. You can read more about ETA's Certification Pathway here.

This is a two-day course.

The Associate certification is designed for technicians who have less than two years of experience or trade school training for electronics technicians. Topics covered include: DC Electronics, AC Electronics, Components & Semiconductors, Analog Circuits, Re-cabling & Telecommunications, Digital Circuits & Microprocessors, Troubleshooting, Test Equipment & Repair, Shop & Service Management. Every Certified Electronics Technician (CET) candidate must pass the Associate exam before they can qualify to sit for the full Journeyman certification. Once a technician has completed the four-year term, they should specialize and take a Journeyman option. It is strongly encouraged to have CETa study guide for this training. A CETa study guide can be purchased at

Certification: ETA International Associate Certified Electronics Technician (CETa)
Certification Test: Included in the price of the workshop