Electronic Systems Technician (EST)

Electronics Systems Technician (EST) Program 

Monday and Wednesday 5:30 – 9:15 PM (Marshallton)

*A capstone project in the form of an Employer Required Certification is required for the completion of EST 3.


Electronic Systems Technician 1 (192 Hours)                                                      Course # 141

The first course in the EST Program provides an introduction to the trade, basic safety and communication skills, hand tools, power tools, fasteners, as well as provides an introduction to construction drawings, basic rigging, material handling, pathways and spaces, hand bending of conduit, The National Electric Code, low voltage cabling, DC and AC circuits, switching devices and timers, semiconductors and integrated circuits, test equipment, electrical drawings, codes and standards, cable selection, wire and cable terminations, power quality, and grounding.  Hands-on experience is a key part of this introductory course. Each module includes classroom instruction, multimedia presentation, and lab experiences.


Electronic Systems Technician 2 (192 Hours)                                                      Course # 142

Prerequisite…Completion of Electronic Service Technician 1 or equivalent

This second-year EST course will further develop skills and knowledge gained in the first course by addressing the areas of buses and networks, fiber optics, wireless communication, site survey, project planning and documentation fundamentals of crew leadership, rack assembly, system commissioning, and user training, maintenance and repair, audio systems, video systems, broadband systems, and media management systems.


Electronic Systems Technician 3 (192 hours)                                                      Course # 143

Prerequisite… Completion of Electronic Service Technician 1 & 2.

The third and final course in the EST program covers telecommunication systems, residential and commercial building networks, intrusion detection systems, nurse call and signaling systems, fire alarm systems, closed circuit TV systems, and access control systems. The last semester of this course requires students to complete a capstone project, which includes collaboration with the instructor and/or employer to select and complete a relevant industry credential.