R&D (Education, Workforce and Apprenticeship Program)
Electronics Technicians Association International
ETA International is a not-for-profit, worldwide professional association whose mission is to represent and support the electronics professional. ETA aligns with individual professional goals, vocational and education curriculums, and businesses’ resource initiatives through certification programs, conferences, speaking engagements, and book and journal publications.
FCC licenses and endorsements offered with ETA International
ETA International, one of only nine FCC Commercial Operator License Examination Managers (COLEM) in the nation, currently offers all of the FCC Commercial Radio Operator License exams. You need a Commercial Operator License to operate and/or repair and maintain specified ship, aircraft and international fixed public radio communication stations. The broadcast, aeronautics and maritime industries are the primary employers of commercial license holders. However, many fields are now requiring FCC licenses. To gain solid ground towards securing a future in any of these rewarding areas you must be licensed.
Computer Service Technicion (CST)
The Computer Service Technician performs hardware servicing and provides systems software skills for personal computers. The knowledge used includes Computer Assembly/Disassembly; Motherboards; Buses; System Resources, Processor Characteristics; Physical and Electronic Memory Characteristics; Secondary Storage Devices; Peripheral Devices; Ports; Power Concepts and Supplies; Basic Networking; Portables; Digital Concepts; Troubleshooting/Preventive Maintenance; Operating Systems; File Management; Safety, Security and Workplace Practices.
Network Computer Technician (NCT)
Network Computer Technicians are expected to obtain knowledge of computer electronics basic concepts, Internet and networking technology applicable to various areas of the computer industry. More specifically, NCTs must be able to function, structure, operate, file manage, install, configure/upgrade, manage memory, diagnose and troubleshoot operating systems and hardware (including motherboard and processors and printers).
Network Systems Technician (NST)
Wireless Network Technician (WNT)
A Network Systems Technician is a network professional who is expected to obtain knowledge of computer network basic concepts, which are applicable to the various specialty areas of the computer industry. The NST must be familiar with the following: Computer Network Terminology, Network Administration, Wide Area Networks and Devices Used to Extend Networks, Network Architectures, Computer Network Topologies and Classifications, Network Services, Network Operations, Network Standards, Troubleshooting LAN/WAN Test Equipment, Network Server and Workstation Computer System Hardware, Network Operating Systems, and Disaster and Security Planning for Networks.