Electronic and Communications Systems Technology

Interested in a high-demand, high-wage career in radio and mobile communications, avionics, marine electronics, cellular and satellite, and other electronic systems?

Interested in a high-demand, high-wage career in technology? Consider the Electronic and Communication Systems Technology program. Imagine working anywhere from an outdoor mountaintop repeater station or an ocean-going vessel to a comfortable indoor work environment. In as little as six quarters, learn to install and maintain structured cable or fiber optic systems for the communication services industry, like telephony, data, video, computer, broadcast or wireless networks. Graduates of this program also install, repair, test and maintain a wide variety of equipment, including radio and mobile communications, avionics, marine electronics, cellular and satellite, and associated electronic equipment and systems.

General Information

Career Advisor: Dan Eberle
253-680-7002 | deberle@batestech.edu

Location: Central / Mohler Campus
Hours: 7:30AM - 3:00PM

Program Length: Two Quarters

The Electronics Technician certificate, 30 credits, is fully integrated into the Industrial Electronics and Robotics Technician program. Students who complete this certificate will complete 30 credits towards completion of the Industrial Electronics and Robotics Technician program.

  • National Median Salary$63,200
  • National Potential Annual Job Openings8,800

This information is base on data from April 2020. For updated information, visit careeronestop, a database sponsored by the U.S. Department of Labor.

Tuition and Fees

At Bates, our tuition is affordable and there are options to help make it even easier to gain an education. Federal aid is available for many of our students. Scholarships are also available through the Bates Foundation.

See if you qualify for other funding through our special funding programs with the Workforce Education office.

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Electronics & Communications Systems Technology, Certificate of Training.
30 Credits, CIP 47.0103, EPC 651G

Successful completion of coursework in the electronics technician program qualifies graduates to utilize their education in electronic principles and circuits to install, maintain, test, and repair electronic equipment for a broad range of careers, including manufacturing, communications, information technologies and computers, electronic security, avionics, and defense.


Bates instructors are industry experts who enjoy working with and teaching students.


  • Landon Johnson

    253-680-7791 | Email

Bates Technical College offers classes in multiple formats. Lectures are remote and labs are on campus with reduced size, using strict safety precautions. We aim to provide a complete educational experience while prioritizing the safety of all students and employees. Learn how we keep students and employees healthy and safe on our COVID-19 resource page.