STRAC Institute
Formerly known as VAe
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Our Program

Some programs will teach you to build.
Others teach you to fix.
We do both.


Dual-Focused Curriculum

Unlike many programs that focus on either manufacturing or technician skills, STRAC’s dual-focused electronics certification program teaches students a variety of skills. STRAC students learn to master soldering, building and assembly techniques on the manufacturing side, as well as calibration, testing, repairing, and troubleshooting techniques on the technician side. We expertly pair coursework with hands-on training to help students master industry skills and earn electronics certifications valuable to prospective employers, including ETA and IPC certifications.

Industry-Recognized Certifications That Students Earn Are:

1) IPC-A-610 Acceptability of Electronic Assemblies®
2) IPC/WHMA-A-620 Acceptability of Cable and Wire Harness Assemblies®
3) IPC J-STD-001 Requirements for Soldered Electrical Electronic Assemblies®
4) IPC J-STD-001 Space Addendum®
5) IPC Electro-Static Discharge (ESD)®
6) IPC Counterfeit Component Identification®
7) EM1 – Direct Current Basics
8) EM2 – Alternating Current Basics
9) EM3 – Analog Basics
10) EM4 – Digital Basics
11) EM5 – Comprehensive
12) Associate Certified Electronics Technician (CETa)
13) ETA Certified Electronics Technician, Industrial (CET IND)®

About ETA®
The Electronics Technicians Association-International (ETA®) is a worldwide organization that provides industry-recognized certifications for electronics technicians.

About IPC®
IPC® is the global standards body for electronic assembly and inspection in the electronics manufacturing industry.

A Structured Program

Our electronics certification program relies on a structured path to graduation, engaged advocacy, and career placement assistance to help guide students through the often-overwhelming transition into a new career.

We Support Each Other

We are each other’s allies. Career Advocates, instructors, students and VA counselors come together to form a community completely focused on helping one another succeed. We demonstrate support through direct advice, timely guidance and respectful encouragement to make sure we all cross the finish line.


Our Career Advocates will support you and all fellow students throughout the program.
Examples of their support come in the form of:


Resume Prep

Our Career Advocates will assist in helping build a strong resume up-to current industry standards


Skills Training

Our Career Advocates will help build career and interview skills training with all students prior to graduation


Employer Matching

Our Career Advocates will accommodate soon-to-be graduates in employer matching and coordination