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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. Visit 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 during 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

LMC is in a unique position to offer an outstanding, up-to-date curriculum that has been designed by industry for industry. No other college in this area provides similar education and training needed to obtain these high-skills, high-wage and high-demand jobs.

The ETEC program enables students to graduate with a certificate of achievement in four semesters (two years). There are two areas of specialization: electrical technician or instrumentation technician. The electrical technician specialization is designed to train electricians to maintain complex electrical automation systems used in the manufacturing and power generation industry. The instrumentation technician specialization is designed to train instrument technicians 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 Technicians: $17.28 - $44.40/hour

Electrical & Electronic Repairer, Commercial and Industrial Equipment: $16.30-$39.06/hour

Electricians: $17.50-$44.88/hour


Information gathered from onetonline.org which is sponsored by the Department of Labor, 2014


Associate of Science Degree and Certificate of Achievement

For the Associate of Science Degree in Electrical/Instrumentation Technology complete the coursework listed above as well as the General Education requirements. Courses in the first three-semesters are common to both areas of specialization. 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.


For the Certificate of Achievement in Electrical/Instrumentation Technology, complete the coursework listed above. Consult with a Los Medanos College counselor to develop an education plan.