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Simplifying the path


Electrical & Instrumentation Technology (ETEC)


This Roadmap is provided as a SAMPLE GUIDE showing what a full-time student's schedule MAY look like. There is no guarantee that all classes will be offered each semester or that classes will have space available. You must meet all prerequisite requirements prior to registering for a class.

Consult with a Los Medanos Counselor for help planning your schedule. Vist the ETEC website for more information about this program. See note at the bottom about planning your schedule.


Schedule Planning: Take either the 20 series or 30 series classes during the second semester, whichever classes are offered. Then take the 40 or 50 series duing the third semester, depending on your specialty (Electrical or Instrumentation). During the fourth semester, take whichever classes you did not take during the second semester. Please see a counselor to get help planning your schedule.


Degrees and Certificates:

          4 unitsMATH-012*  
          5 unitsENGL-090*  
Fall     Spring  
  4 unitsETEC-010** (First 9 weeks)       3 or 4 unitsETEC-020 or 030***  
  4 unitsETEC-012** (Second 9 weeks)       2 or 3 unitsETEC-022 or 032***
  5 unitsMATH-025*       2 unitsETEC-024 or 034***  
  3 unitsGE/Electives (AS only)       4 unitsPHYS-015 (Counts toward AS)  
          4 unitsCHEM-006 (IS)****  


Fall year 2

  3 unitsETEC-040 (ES) or 050 (IS)****       3 or 4 unitsETEC-020 or 030***  
  1 unitETEC-042 (ES) or 052 (IS)****       2 or 3 unitsETEC-022 or 032***  
  3 unitsETEC-044 (ES) or 056 (IS)****       2 unitsETEC-024 or 034***  
  3 unitsETEC-046 (ES) or 058 (IS)****       4 to 7 unitsGE/Electives (AS only)  
  2 unitsETEC-059 (IS)****          
  3 unitsGE/Electives (AS only)      

Certificate of Achievement in ETEC w/Electrical Specialization 42 Units

Certificate of Achievement in ETEC w/Instrumentation Specialization 45 Units


AS in ETEC - 60 Units



*Take this class unless you assess into a higher level.

**ETEC-010 is a prerequisite for ETEC-012. They are both prerequisites for many of the other ETEC classes.

***Take one of these classes in Spring of Year 1, take the other in Spring of Year 2

****ES = Electrical Specialty
IS = Instrumentation Specialty (Chem-006 is a prerequisite for ETEC-059)





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ETEC Program


Electrical & Instrumentation Technician Careers

The Electrical Technician specialization is designed to train students to become electricians that maintain complex electrical automation systems used in the manufacturing and power generation industry.


The Instrumentation Technician specialization is designed to train students to maintain the process measurement and control systems used in refineries, chemical plants, biotech plants, pharmaceutical plants, water and waste treatment plants.


ETEC Salary Averages in California:

Electrical & Electronic Engineering Technician $17.59 - $44.55/hr. & up

Electrical & Electronic Repairer (Powerhouse, substation, and relay) $27.73 - $46.17/hr. & up

Information gathered by Career One Stop (www.careerinfonet.org) which is sponsored by the Department of Labor, 2012


Associate's Degree, Certificate of Achievement and Specialization Certificates

Graduate with a Certificate of Achievement in just four semesters. Courses in the first three semesters are common to both areas of specialization – Electrical and Instrumentation Technicians. In the fourth semester, the courses for each specialization vary, with the Electrical Technicians concentrating on the skills needed for electrical maintenance while the Instrumentation Technicians concentrate on the measurement and control of processes. The required curriculum for an Electrical Technician is 42 units, while the required curriculum for an Instrumentation Technician is 45 units.


An Associate of Science Degree in ETEC may be obtained by completing General Education requirements in addition to the 42-45 units required for the major in ETEC.