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Program / Digital Systems Technician

Is taught in: CECyT 1 | CECyT 18 | CECyT 3 | CECyT 9


The Digital Systems Technician is in charge of the integral management of digital electronic equipment to satisfy the different sectors in the productive activity with a quality approach.

Candidate's Profile


  • Classes are given in Spanish
  • Solid knowledge in the area of basic sciences.
  • Knowledge to apply research methodologies.
  • Knowledge of the English language.
  • Knowledge of the use and application of commercial computer software.
  • Basic knowledge of technical drawing.
  • Knowledge of writing.


  • Ease in mathematical calculation.
  • Manipulation of small objects or mechanical devices.
  • Handling of digital tools.
  • Assembly and disassembly of objects or mechanical devices.
  • Rationalization of problems. Versatility in the handling of computer programs and platforms.


  • Responsibility
  • Discipline
  • Commitment
  • Teamwork
  • Problem-solving
  • Reflective critic

Graduate's profile

Generic Competences

  • Knows and values him/herself and approaches problems and challenges taking into account the objectives he/she is pursuing.
  • Listens, interprets, and delivers relevant messages in different contexts using appropriate media, codes, and tools.
  • Develops innovations and propose solutions to problems based on established methods.
  • Supports a personal position on topics of interest and general relevance considering other points of view critically and reflectively.

Disciplinary Competences

  • Copes with the difficulties they face and is aware of their values, strengths, and weaknesses.
  • Incorporates the sum of their knowledge and skills for the solution of a problem and makes decisions based on the lessons learned from previous experiences.
  • Chooses the most relevant sources of information for a specific purpose and discriminates among them according to their relevance and reliability.
  • Uses effective learning strategies to acquire and apply new knowledge and skills systematically and permanently according to the challenges presented in academic, personal, and work contexts.

Professional Competences

  • Develops practical systems through the analysis, interpretation, and programming of electronic devices for the implementation of automation and process control applications.
  • Analyzes the different types of industrial control and instrumentation systems for the selection, implementation, fault detection, and execution of automated processes including industrial robotics.
  • Provides preventive and corrective maintenance to hardware and software of computer equipment using correctly the required tools to achieve quality work.
  • Implements wired and wireless local area networks according to specifications and standardized norms such as:
    • Computer networks
    • Mixed networks

Academic Requirements

To enroll in the Middle Highschool with Technical Studies of the Instituto Politécnico Nacional (IPN), the applicant must comply with the requirements established by the assignment contest of the Comisión Metropolitana de Instituciones Públicas de Educación Media Superior (COMIPEMS). Once the results are published, the student must complete the enrollment process as mentioned in the call for applications.

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Curriculum Map

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