San Diego City Civil Service Communications Techni

A four-year apprenticeship program in the installation, maintenance and repair of communications equipment offered through the City of San Diego. This is a promotional opportunity for City of San Diego employees only and applicants must meet criteria specified by the city. For information about employment through the City of San Diego, call 619-682-1011.

This apprenticeship program combines classroom instruction in Electronic Systems with on-the-job training to prepare City of San Diego Communication Technicians in the areas of installation, maintenance and repair of communications equipment in City facilities and vehicles.

Upon successful completion of the program, the student will receive a Journeyman certificate from the State of California, and will be eligible for employment in the field of communication equipment maintenance and repair.

Student Learning Outcomes:

San Diego City Civil Service Communications Technician Apprenticeship students will:

  • Demonstrate preparedness for successful transition to the Journeyman level designation and professional certification by the California Division of Apprenticeship Standards for the Communications Technician.
  • Illustrate procedures utilized for Communication Technician practices in use of tools techniques and hands-on skills and competencies for Journeyman-level practices in Communication Technician Apprenticeship.
  • Identify and utilize equipment and related components of Communications Technician to meet standards for measurement, calibration and Communications Technician practices at Journeyman levels.
  • Read, comprehend and apply Communications Technician instructions and design standards for Communications Technician outcomes as required by Communications Technician practice and industry standards.

Certificate of Achievement: San Diego City Civil Service Communications Technician Apprenticeship

Prepares student for employment as a Communications Technician with the City of San Diego.

Courses Required for the Major Units
ELDT 123, Introduction to Digital Circuits 3
ELDT 123L, Digital Circuits Laboratory 1
ELDT 124, Basic DC/AC Electronics 4
ELDT 124L, Basic DC/AC Laboratory 1
ELDT 143, Semiconductor Devices 3
 ELDT 143L, Semiconductor Devices Laboratory  1.5
 ELDT 144, OP-AMPS, Sensors and Computers  3
 ELDT 144L, OP-AMPS and Sensors Laboratory 1.5
 ELDT 224, Microprocessor Design  3
 ELDT 224L, Microprocessor Design Laboratory  1.5
 ELDT 228, Communication Circuits and CET/NARTE Preparation 3
 ELDT 228L, Communication Circuits and Certification Laboratory  1
 ELDT 229, Advanced Telecommunications Networks  3
 ELDT 229L, Advanced Telecommunications Networks Laboratory  1
 ELDT 230, Advanced Computer Designs 3
 ELDT 230L, Advanced Computer Designs Laboratory  1
  Total: 34.5

Associate in Science Degree: San Diego City Civil Service Communications Technician Apprenticeship

Prepares student for employment as a Communications Technician with the City of San Diego.

 

Courses Required for the MajorUnits
ELDT 123, Introduction to Digital Circuits 3
ELDT 123L, Digital Circuits Laboratory 1
ELDT 124, Basic DC Electronics 4
ELDT 124L, Basic DC Laboratory 1
ELDT 143, Semiconductor Devices 3
 ELDT 143L, Semiconductor Devices Laboratory 1.5
 ELDT 144, OP-AMPS, Sensors and Computers 3
 ELDT 144L, OP-AMPS and Sensors Laboratory1.5
 ELDT 224, Microprocessor Design 3
 ELDT 224L, Microprocessor Design Laboratory 1.5
 ELDT 228, Communication Circuits
3
 ELDT 228L, Communication Circuits and Certification Laboratory 1
 ELDT 229, Advanced Telecommunications Networks 3
 ELDT 229L, Advanced Telecommunications Networks Laboratory 1
 ELDT 230, Advanced Computer Designs3
 ELDT 230L, Advanced Computer Designs Laboratory 1
 Total: 34.5

Additional general education and graduation requirements for the associate degree are listed in the Academic Requirements section of catalog. The associate degree requires a minimum of 60 units.

Recommended Electives: ELDT 126, 126L, 198, 227, 227L.