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RF Technician

This course will equip the student with the skills necessary to become a proficient RF Technician.  Graduates will have a strong theoretical and application knowledge of RF transmission, components of RF transmit...


This course will equip the student with the skills necessary to become a proficient RF Technician.  Graduates will have a strong theoretical and application knowledge of RF transmission, components of RF transmit and receive circuits, basic RF equipments, and troubleshooting and repair techniques. Graduates may apply for jobs as RF Technicians or RF Field Engineers.



Introduction To RF Communication
Introduces students to the fundamental of communications: the nature of communication media, characteristics and behaviors of waves, and analog and digital processing.

Signal Characteristics
Students learn signal characteristics. Course content includes amplitude, frequency, phase, bandwidth, amplification, attenuation, transmissions, distortion and noise, loss and gain, and power (dB, dBc, dBm).

RF Components
This course covers PIN diode, Schottky diode, Asaki (tunnel) diode, GUNN diode, IMPATT diode, varactor, transmission lines and antenna.

Basic RF Analog Circuits
Review electric equipments (voltage divider, rectifiers, active and passive filters, common op-amp circuits).  Student will also learn (RF small signal amplifiers, class A, B, AB, and C power amplifiers, oscillators, VCO – Voltage Controlled Oscillator, VCXO – Voltage Controlled Crystal Oscillator, and microwave oscillators).

Basic Digital Circuits
Reviews logic gates and flip-flops, and expands on analog to digital converter (ADC), and digital to analog converter (DAC), Digital Signal Processor (DSP).


Communication Techniques
Study of different modulators: amplitude modulation (AM), frequency modulation (FM), phase modulation (PM), pulse amplitude modulation (PAM), pulse frequency modulation (PFM), pulse phase modulation (PPM), quardrature phase shift keying (QPSK), and quardrature amplitude modulation (QAM).

RF Special Circuits
Mixers, modulators, demodulators, phase locked loop, frequency synthesizer, and frequency multiplier.

Transmitters And Receivers
AM and FM transmitters and receivers, RADAR, satellite communication, telephone, cellular phone, modems, and infrared link.

Calibration And Troubleshooting Techniques
Review multimeter, oscilloscope and function generator; Learn spectrum analyzer, network analyzer, basic RF measurements, and troubleshooting guides.

Job Search Workshop
This course covers communications skills, effective resume writing, and job hunting techniques. Students are also taught how to improve their interpersonal skills and how to promote and market their skills using effective interviewing techniques.


  • Oscilloscope
  • Spectrum analyzer
  • Network analyzer
  • Multimeter
  • Frequency counter
  • Function generator


  • Completion of 9th grade or equivalent or mature students status (19 years of age).
  • Passing score on the assessment test


A student must obtain an overall average of at least 70% in order to graduate and receive a certificate.  A student may achieve a grade of less than 70% in any module provided that the overall average is at least 70% and no module mark is below 50%.   

A Student may be allowed to retake a module in which the mark received was below 50% or to raise the average to 70%.  

A student must complete the hours of the Pre-Employment Readiness and Job Search modules for the program indicated on the course outline.  Once all the modules have been completed with a GPA of 2.0 or better, students will receive a RF Technician Certificate.


All students at Au Lac Institute must learn how to effectively obtain a job in their chosen profession.   

Our Career Placement Department will assist the graduate in resume writing, as well as with preparing for job interviews.  Through many years of experience working with many employers, our staff knows the job market and what employers are looking for.

Our staff will show the graduate some of the latest interviewing techniques and skills; techniques which will help the graduate to secure the job now and which will also be beneficial in their future career.  Au Lac Institute works with many headhunters, job shops, and many small to large corporations in the Silicon Valley.

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