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ET 'A' School Information


This course provides technical instruction on basic electronics, digital circuit theory and communication fundamentals, using advanced computer trainers and the communications equipment used throughout the Coast Guard fleet. This course encompasses the use of test equipment, technical publications and troubleshooting methods used for corrective maintenance to the lowest repairable level. Upon graduation our students will have the knowledge and skills necessary for advanced electronics classes, on-the-job training programs, and the performance of basic technical tasks.

Class size

Up to 20 students

Class Duration

28 weeks


Unaccompanied students should refer to the barracks information page under Student Barracks Information. Students with dependants should contact the TRACEN Petaluma Housing Office at (707) 765-7538 to make housing arrangements.


Q: What duty do students stand?
A: Normal student duty rotation is 1 in 4 days.


Q: What uniforms should students bring, and what do they wear to class?
A: Students must report with a full sea bag. ODUs are worn throughout most of "A" School. The Uniform of the Day will change for special occasions.

Last Modified 1/12/2016