Program Description This one-year program provides a basic electronics background. Electronics Technology is intense and directly applicable to the job market. Students work in BSC's well-equipped modern laboratory where they apply classroom theory. Coursework contains two semesters of digital electronics and classes in alternating current and direct current analysis, solid-state devices and active devices. On campus courses start in the fall. Online students can begin either fall or spring semester.
A $100 equipment deposit is required upon acceptance into the program and applies toward tuition.
Preparation Students considering Electronics Technology should have good reading comprehension and aptitude for math. Helpful back ground includes high school algebra, physics and computer literacy. Technicians may have to lift equipment and work in a variety of postures. Continuing education is common to keep up with changes in technology and service procedures.
Program Requirements Students who complete 28 hours of required Electronics Technology curriculum receive a Program Certificate. An interview is required prior to acceptance into the program. Required minimum placement scores: ACT Math - 16 or higher ACT Reading - 15 or higher COMPASS Math - (pre-algebra) 34 or higher COMPASS Reading - 70 or higher
Career Opportunities This field is among the fastest growing occupations requiring college education, but less than a bachelor's degree. Electronic technicians are vital in a world undergoing technological revolution. Virtually every industry has some electronic aspect to its operations. Manufacturing, information technology, servicing, processing and telecommunications industries will continue to need skilled workers to install, maintain and repair increasingly complex systems.
Career possibilities: include manufacturing technician, calibration technician, network technician, factory service technician, troubleshooter, repair specialist, manufacturer's sales representative, maintenance supervisor, service manager, wholesaler/retailer of electronic equipment, business owner.