The philosophy of the Electronics Program at Shawsheen Valley Technical High School is to provide its students with the education necessary to obtain employment as entry-level technicians in many different areas of the electronics industry. The program also prepares the students for post-secondary education at four-year engineering institutions. Shawsheen Tech accomplishes this by combining classroom theory and practical application in a laboratory environment. Most businesses depend on complex electronic equipment for a variety of functions and this program is designed to teach students the basics about operating and repairing this complex equipment. Communications systems, automated equipment, machinery and safety systems all rely on electronic devices and systems. Individuals with the technical knowledge to help install, test, maintain and repair this equipment will find a bright future in this field. The electronics industry offers a wide variety of career opportunities across a wide range of fields.
During the three years that a student is enrolled in the electronics program, they are exposed to a wide range of electronic concepts that can be used to install, maintain, troubleshoot and repair electronic equipment. The program starts with basic electronic fundamentals, Ohms Law, and continues through advanced microcontroller programming.
The Electronics program is not intended to prepare students for one particular job position such as Electrical or Plumbing. Rather, the program is intended to prepare students with a strong electronic and academic background that will open up many different job opportunities and careers for life.
Recommended Skills and Abilities:
Math and Science aptitude
Abstract and mechanical reasoning
Desire to know something that your friends don’t
Other Jobs in high demand:
Medical equipment tech.
Office Equipment Tech.
Automated Factory Mechanic
With a hands-on learning environment, the Electronics program, offers an education designed around today's workplace. A CNC printed circuit board router is one of the pieces of equipment used in industry that is used in our program.
Students design and build robots with multiple sensors and actuators in the USFIRST robotics competition.
Tech Prep articulation agreements exist with several colleges for students to receive credit for coursework completed while at Shawsheen.