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Electronics Technology - Associate Degree

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05/28/2020 - 10:49am
Electronics Technology - Associate Degree
Program Details
Associate of Applied Science
Academic Division: 
Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics

In-demand skills. Join the excitement with Thomas Nelson’s Electronics Technology program where you can learn to keep up with ever-growing technological advancements.

This associate degree program will equip students to pursue career options ranging from electrical system technology, fiber optic installations, PLCs (programmable logic controllers), and field operation. Students will work with faculty that possess industrial experience, which is shared in the classroom. Several design projects are incorporated into every course to apply real-world as well as virtual software applications to knowledge acquired.


Electrical Engineering Technology (EET)

Your hands-on experience with Electronics is firmly established within this specialization.  The state-of-the-art equipment ranges from hand-held scope meters to software that includes LabView and MultiSim.  Your technical writing requirements are built into the program. You'll learn how to document research in formal reports and even learn to present yourself on paper.  All coursework focuses on real-world applications used to help you obtain solid employment.  The small student-faculty ratio creates an environment that allows you more time to grasp the Engineering elements and takes the mystery out of why so much math is expected.

I would encourage somebody who wants to work with their hands and has the drive to consistently develop and design electrical or mechanical systems to enroll in this program as it has helped me become more well-rounded with my deep background in the electrical field.

Zach Walikainen


Thomas Nelson’s Electronics Technology program will prepare you not only for immediate employment but also to use this knowledge to continue your education at a four-year institution via our articulation agreements. Graduates who earn degrees in this field become Technicians/Technologists in:

  • Robotics, factory automation, communications
  • Shipbuilding, aviation, automotive

Some generalized positions would include:

  • Design technicians for small proto-board applications
  • Audio/Video Equipment Technicians
  • Computer hardware and network specialists
  • Automated assembly equipment technician
  • Programmable Logic Control (PLC) specialists
  • Telecommunication line installers/repairers
  • Electronic equipment design assemblers/troubleshooters

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