Basic Electronic Assembler ** NEW **

Program Overview

The Basic Electronic Assembler certificate program provides instruction to prepare students for employment in a variety of positions within the industrial production equipment maintenance field. The program provides learning opportunities that introduce, develop and reinforce academic and technical knowledge, skills, and attitudes required for job acquisition, retention, and advancement. Additionally, the program provides opportunities to retrain or upgrade present knowledge and skills.

Students are accepted into the Basic Electronic Assembler certificate program every semester. A full-time student can complete this program in 1 semesters. To graduate, students must earn a minimum of 10 semester credit hours.

Career Traits/Requirements

Individuals wanting to enroll in the Basic Electronic Assembler certificate program must have good eyesight, manual dexterity, hand-eye coordination, critical thinking skills, problem solving skills, math skills, and the ability to apply technology to the work environment.

Offered at the Following Campus

South Campus (Dublin)

Program Costs

Tuition & Fees:  $1,331.00
Books & Supplies:  $500.00
(Costs are estimated and are subject to change.)

HOPE Career Grant:
The HOPE Career Grant, formerly known as the Strategic Industries Workforce Development Grant, is available to HOPE Grant-qualified students who enroll in select majors specifically aligned with one of 12 industries in which there are more jobs available in Georgia than there are skilled workers to fill them.

To qualify, an OFTC student must be fully admitted to the college, enrolled in one of the above programs and receiving the HOPE Grant for the same term. The amount of the HOPE Career Grant award is a fixed amount for each term of enrollment:

  • 9 or more credit hours – $500/semester
  • 3-8 credit hours – $250/semester
  • 1-2 credit hours – $125/semester
  • Commercial Truck Driving – $1,000 one time award

High School students in dual enrollment and joint enrollment are NOT eligible.

Employment Opportunities

Graduates of the Basic Electronic Assembler certificate program work as entry level personnel working under qualified supervision to assemble all types of electronic equipment in various workplace environments to include manufacturing, electronic, service operations and telecommunications services industries.  Instruction and practical application of learned skills provide a broad occupational background which appeals to prospective employers.

Admission Requirements

  • Submit a completed application and application fee;
  • Be at least 16 years of age;
  • Submit official high school transcript or GED transcript;
  • Submit official college transcripts, if applicable;
  • Meet assessment requirements by taking the entrance placement test. In lieu of the placement test, official scores on COMPASS, ASSET, SAT, ACT, PSAT or GED may be substituted.



Course Overview

  • Select one of the following Math Courses:
  • MATH1012Foundations of Mathematics3 credit hours45 contact hours
  • MATH1013Algebraic Concepts3 credit hours45 contact hours
  • MATH1111College Algebra3 credit hours45 contact hours
  • ELCR1005Soldering Technology1 credit hours30 contact hours
  • ELCR1010Direct Current Circuits6 credit hours105 contact hours