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School of Technical & Professional Specialties

Electronics Communications Technician (KECT)


The Electronics Communications Technician program is the result of the demand for Radio Frequency (RF) Communication Technicians, companies such as the Power companies, F.C.C. , F.A.A., Cable, and Cellular Services require the skills set provided by this company. The program provides a solid foundation in Communications, covering the fundamentals of Signal Processing, Electronic Communications Systems, Antennas, Transmission Lines & Towers, Microwaves and Radar Systems, Fiber Optics Installer Certification and FCC License Preparation – GROL. Hands-on performance projects tie the theory to the practical applications, test and measurement, as well as troubleshooting and the operation of test equipment such as spectrum analyzers, signal generators, microwave components and circuits, antennas designs, and characteristics. The Fiber Optics course provides the theory and hands-on to pass the ETA-I industry certification for Fiber Optics Installer, as well as splicing, installing connectors, and OTDR testing of fiber optics cables. Finally, the F.C.C, course prepares the student to pass and obtain the F.C.C. license.

Certificate of Achievement: 444 Hours

Occupations in this area.

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

  • 17-3029.08 Photonics Technicians
  • 49-9052.00 Telecommunications Line Installers and Repairers
  • 49-2021.00 Radio, Cellular, and Tower Equipment Installers and Repairers
  • 49-2021.01 Radio Mechanics

Contact us

For more information about this program, please contact us at or 801-957-4073.

  • To contact an academic advisor, career advisor or faculty member, please see the appropriate tab on the left.

Required Courses (444 Clock Hours)

Clock Hours
Course KECT 0111
Title Electronic Communications Systems
Clock Hours 120
Semester A
Course KECT 0110
Title Signal Processing
Clock Hours 60
Semester A
Course KECT 0112
Title Antennas, Transmission Lines & Towers
Clock Hours 60
Semester A
Course KECT 0141
Title Microwaves and Radar Systems
Clock Hours 72
Semester A
Course KECT 0151
Title Fiber Optics Installer Certification
Clock Hours 96
Semester A
Course KECT 0114
Title FCC License Preparation – GROL
Clock Hours 36
Semester A

Tuition and Fees

  • Application Fee: $20.00
  • Tuition: $1,065.60
  • Student Fees: $71.04
  • Lab Fees: $30.00
  • Books: $625.75

Total Estimated Cost: $1,812.39 (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

Please contact SLCC Veterans Services for VA Educational Benefits


Completion of SAT Certified Electronics Technician - Certificate of Proficiency.

Or, A.A.S., A.S. degree in Electronics Technology/Electronics Engineering Technology.

Or, equivalent education verified by transcripts.

CASAS Test or TRANSCRIPT (Basic Skills Assessment):

  • Reading: 8.0
  • Math: 10.0

Gainful Employment Disclosure


Course /Program Delivery Model

This program is offered in a Competency Based Education (CBE) format. It is divided into several payment periods consisting of 7-weeks in duration for Full-time students, or 14-weeks in duration for Part-time students, except for the final one which is variable in length. This allows students to accelerate and complete as many courses as they can within each of those time periods while the tuition and fees remain fixed. Students will be expected to invest a minimum of 24 hours per week for Full-time students (if using a Pell grant or VA funding), or a minimum of 12 hours per week for Part-time students, on completing coursework. Students will enroll in each course according to the established sequence in the catalog.

Students who only need one or more courses for purposes other than earning a certificate for a full program of study may enroll for Personalized Professional Training (PPT) courses, available in select program areas.

Students receiving Federal Financial Aid or VA funding please contact your academic advisor for specific information regarding eligibility.


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