Mobile Electronics Technician

Program Overview

The Mobile Electronics Technician Technical Certificate of Credit is designed to provide students with short term training to prepare them for entry level employment in the field of car audio systems installation.  Topics include direct and alternating current principles, soldering techniques, and system installation procedures.

Students are accepted into the Mobile Electronics Technician program every semester.  A full-time student can complete this program in 1 semester.  To graduate, students must earn a minimum of 10 semester credit hours.

Career Traits/Requirements

Individuals wanting to enroll in the Mobile Electronics Technician 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)

Salary Potential

$17,000.00 – $22,000.00

Program Costs

Tuition & Fees: $1,331.00
Books & Supplies: See program advisor
(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 are prepared for employment as a car audio systems installer.

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.

Curriculum

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Course Overview

  • OCCUPATIONAL COURSES
  • ELCR1005Soldering Technology1 credit hours30 contact hours
  • ELCR1300Mobile Audio and Video Systems3 credit hours60 contact hours
  • Choose one of the following DC courses:
  • ELTR1010Direct Current Fundamentals3 credit hours60 contact hours
  • IDFC1011Direct Current I3 credit hours60 contact hours
  • IDSY1101DC Circuit Analysis3 credit hours50 contact hours
  • Choose one of the following AC courses:
  • ELTR1020Alternating Current Fundamentals3 credit hours60 contact hours
  • IDFC1012Alternating Current I3 credit hours60 contact hours
  • IDSY1105AC Circuit Analysis3 credit hours60 contact hours
  • Credit Hours: 10