Becoming an Electronic Technician: Securing Your High-Tech Future / Edition 3

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This easy to read and comprehensive guide to the electronics industry gives readers and aspiring technicians a look at the preparation needed to play a role in this exciting field. It also focuses on the strength and diversity of the industry, the people who populate it, their occupations, and careers. Furthermore, through material on A+ certification and job searching via the Internet, this handbook details how to find, get, and keep a first job in the electronics field. Coverage on components, breadboards, and test equipment allows readers to gain hands-on experience, and "make like" an electronics technician. For anyone who wants to know what it means to be an electronic technician, and what it takes to succeed as one. This book offers encouragement and support to those who want to become part of an exciting future in the electronics world.
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Gives students an idea of what it's like to work as an electronics technician, explores the educational process in the field, and gives ample material on actual electronics activities beginning students can do with transducers, breadboards, and solid-state components. Profiles several electronics technicians, and gives details on school search, financial aid, and job search. Includes individual and group activities. This third edition adds chapter objectives, summaries, and questions, plus new material on certification and surface mounting technology. The author teaches at Los Angeles Valley College. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780130826510
  • Publisher: Prentice Hall Professional Technical Reference
  • Publication date: 6/14/1999
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 304
  • Product dimensions: 6.04 (w) x 9.04 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Table of Contents


1. The Electronics Industry: In the Air and Everywhere.
2. Electronics: Field of Dreams.
3. The Electronics Technician: Bringing Electronics to Life.
4. Electronics Technician Profiles: Meet Ron, Kay, Gideon, and Eric.


5. Taking the Big Step: Getting Educated in Electronics.
6. Succeeding as an Electronics Student: Making the Most of Your School Day.
7. Being an "Electronics Activist": Electronics Beyond the Classroom.
8. Launching Your Career as an Electronics Technician: Finding, Getting, and Keeping Your First Position.


9. Breadboarding: A Half-Dozen Ways to Go.
10. Creating Troubleshooting Trees: Your Key to Circuit Understanding and Repair.
11. Transducers: The Ins and Outs of Electronic Circuits.
12. A Short Course on Active Solid-State Components: The Big Half-Dozen.
13. Electronics Safety: Where the Danger Lies.
14. Getting Started with SMT: Surface Mount Technology for the Electronics Experimenter.
15. Useful Electronic Projects You Can Build.
Appendix 1: Electronic Kit and Part Sources.
Appendix 2: The Big Three Electronics Magazines.
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