MiraCosta College Community Education and Workforce Development

basic electronics

at MiraCosta College

about the basic electronics course

An introductory, 50-hour course that teaches students the basics of electronic technology. Students experiment with direct current, series-parallel circuits and transistors/semiconductors. Additional topics include: study of Ohm’s law, Watt’s law, use of electronic components, basic soldering, oscilloscopes, digital volt meters, bread-boarding electronic circuits, basic computer troubleshooting and basic AC circuitry.

This class can be taken individually, or as part of a larger certificate program. Find out more.


why attend miracosta?

  • Industry relevant curriculum

  • Accelerated training to help you move up in your job

  • We will gladly work with companies willing to pay for employee training

Tuition $1,450
Reduced Fee $450

Course Length
50 hours

Hours of Instruction
Evenings or weekends
Please see the events calendar for dates/times

Completion of enrollment documents.
Students must be at least 15 years of age.

what you will learn

  • Current
  • Circuits
  • Transistors/semiconductors
  • Study of Ohm’s law and Watt’s law
  • Use of electronic components
  • Oscilloscopes
  • Basic soldering
  • Digital volt meters
  • Bread-boarding electronic circuits
  • Basic computer troubleshooting

after course completion


If you successfully complete this course, you will receive a Certificate of Accomplishment from MiraCosta Community Education.

Career Paths

This training is designed to help you start a new career in electronics, move up within your current company, or to enhance your skillset for your next job.

meet your instructor

Scott Hannum - Soldering InstructorJulius Ancho

Before becoming a teacher, Julius worked in the electronics field as a Field Service Engineer and Technical support specialist for over 15 years. Julius has a Clear Teaching Credential in Social Science and Electronics, CTE Credential in Energy and Utilities and a Career Technical Education Credential in Information  Technology. He has been in the teaching profession since 1996.

take the next step

We offer information sessions for many of our job training programs. The information session offers you the opportunity to learn all about the programs in a relaxed environment.
Our instructors will be available at this time to answer all of your questions. Call us at 760.795.6820 to register.

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