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School of Applied Technology and Technical Specialties

Electronics Assembly Technician (KELA)

Students learn to use the latest techniques and tools to ensure high reliability soldering in this two-part, hands-on program. The universal assembly and repair module covers all aspects of both single and double-sided through-hole circuit board technology, including: high reliability soldering, solder theory; assembly and rework techniques of wire connections; terminals; axial lead; DIPS; flat packs and multi leaded components.

The Surface Mount Technology (SMT) assembly and repair module stresses the safe installation and removal of surface-mount components, chip, SOTs, MELF, SOICs, QFPs and PLCC, using the latest equipment and techniques. Upon satisfactory completion of this program, students will be able to make "accept" or "reject" decisions for the appropriate class/classes of electronic assembly production, based upon the acceptability requirements of the IPC-A-610E standard.

Certificate of Achievement: 237 Hours

Occupations in this area.

For state and national occupation information, visit O*Net Online and enter the following O*Net code(s):

  • 51-2022.00 Electrical and Electronic Equipment Assemblers
  • 51-2023.00 Electromechanical Equipment Assemblers

contact us

For more information about this program, please contact us at or 801-957-3354. 

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Required Courses (237 Clock Hours)

Clock Hours
Course KAOS 0170
Title Computer Concepts
Clock Hours 30
Semester A
Prerequisite None.
Course KAIT 0100
Title National Electrical Code
Clock Hours 12
Semester A
Prerequisite None.
Course KELA 0172
Title IPC-A-610 F Cert Specialist
Clock Hours 36
Semester A
Prerequisite None.
Course KELA 0151
Title Univ. Assembly & Repair
Clock Hours 72
Semester A
Prerequisite None: Recommendations:IPCA610E/F or equivalent Industry Experience.
Course KELA 0161
Title Surface Mount Technology
Clock Hours 72
Semester A
Prerequisite None: Recommendations:IPCA 610E/F, and KELA0151 or equivalent Industry Experience.
Course KWRK 0515
Title Job-Seeking Skills
Clock Hours 15
Semester A
Prerequisite Recommended Prereq: Word Processing and computer literacy exam.

Tuition and Fees

  • Application $40
  • Tuition $547.47
  • Student Fees $35.55
  • Lab Fees $60.00
  • Books/Supplies $213.17 - Student required to have books and materials for the first course

Total Estimated Cost: $896.19 (subject to change without notice)

Available Class Schedules

Westpointe Center
2150 W. Dauntless Ave. (1000 North)
Salt Lake City, UT 84116

Mon-Thu 7:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Mon-Thu 5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

Financial Aid



TABE Test Required:

  • Reading: 8.0
  • Math: 7.0
  • Ability to distinguish differences in color
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Advising Notes

Stand-alone or specific needs - All courses need to have their prerequisites confirmed by the Electronics department. Students must e-mail transcripts, etc., to department before registration/scheduling is approved.


Students need a USB Flash Drive and headphones for the first day of class.