Students Duane Carlock (left) and Dan Kilwien (right) work together to fix and assemble a Hewlett Packard Desktop Printer.
People who like to fix machinery and who enjoy working with their hands may find repairing electronic office equipment to be a challenging and fun work opportunity.
The Electronic Office Equipment Service Technician Program at Clover Park Technical College (CPTC) is designed to train students to repair and maintain a variety of office equipment.
“Students learn how to fix and care for commercial sized copiers, laser printers, fax machines and other office-related equipment,” said Roxine Heath, an electronic office equipment service technician faculty member. “Their training has also allowed students to branch out into other electro-mechanical areas such as mailing machines, ATMs and casinos.”
Electronic Office Equipment Technicians typically work for an office machine company, which leases equipment to companies. Technicians maintain and conduct preventative maintenance on the machines.
As one of the only training programs of its kind in Pierce County, many students find successful careers working for one of the eight office machine companies that partner with the Electronic Office Equipment Service Technician program.
To help students enhance their skills, instructors also teach electronics. Part of the curriculum includes analyzing, repairing and building DC, AC, and Semiconductor devices as well as Electronic Circuit and Digital Logic circuits.
New student registration for Winter Quarter begins Monday, November 20, 2006 and new digital classes begin every Monday. The program offers open enrollment and the curriculum is self-paced, making it easy for students to get into class fast and receive one-to-one training.
The Electronic Office Equipment Service Technician Program provides students the chance to earn a certificate in as little as three quarters, a degree in six quarters. For more information, please contact Roxine Heath or Marvin LaPradd, Instructors, at (253) 589-5635.