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The Texas State Technical College (TSTC) Workforce Development FAST Trac Accelerated Training programs are designed to prepare civilians, veterans and active service personnel to become well-rounded, highly skilled employees with upward mobility potential. Curriculum is designed as an accelerated program of study around specific topics that lead to industry recognized certifications. All programs are designed to lead to immediate employment and answers a statewide and a nationwide need for a highly skilled workforce.

Certified Electronic Technician Jobs

Texas employs the second highest number of electrical and electronics technicians and repairers in the nation. Trainees can readily find employment locally or can seek opportunities throughout all of Texas and the United States.


All of the TSTC FAST Trac Associate Electronic Technician (CETa) training will be held on the following TSTC campuses:

  • Abilene Campus at the T&P Depot, 901 N. 1st St,
  • Marshall Campus at 2650 East End Blvd,
  • Waco Campus at the TSTC Hangar, 3801 Campus Dr.

 Utilizing state-of-the-art lab facilities, trainees will have access to all of the tools and electronic equipment necessary to complete the CETa practical training.

Certified Electronic Technician

The CETa accelerated program at TSTC is intensive training and prepares you for an entry-level position as an associate level electronic technician. Technical instruction and hands-on training on electric systems and electronics gives trainees the skills necessary to begin a well-paying and rewarding career. The wide variety of skills acquired through the CETa program will be extremely beneficial since the brightest employment outlook is for generalists, not specialists. 

TSTC has been providing superior skills based training programs through collaborative partnerships with business, industry, service organizations and higher education and state agencies for more than 50 years.

Brush-Up Your Skills

The Associate Electronics Technician (CETa) certification is designed for technicians who have less than two years of experience or trade school training as electronics technicians. All Certified Electronics Technicians must pass the Associate exam before they can qualify to sit for a full Journeyman certification. The CETa exam covers topics such as electrical theory, electronic components, electrical circuits, block diagrams, test equipment, safety precautions, radio communications, digital concepts and telecommunications.

TSTC’s Associate Electronic Technician program will provide the opportunity for you to brush up on topics, as well as to learn new topics, prior to your certification exams. The training is hands-on, technical and will provide you with practical experience needed before you attempt to take your CETa certification exam.

The program runs five days per week, four hours per day over a 5 week period for a total of 88 hours of training. Upon successful completion of the training, trainees are required to successfully pass the required CETa certification exam.  


Program Structure





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TSTC FAST Trac Associate Electronic Technician (CETa)


88 hrs

5:30 - 9:30 p.m.
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FAST Trac Associate Electronic Technician Curriculum

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