Associate of Applied Science
Everything around us is electronically driven these days… There’s always going to be a need for someone to repair, to manufacture, to test that equipment.
– Paula Rahe Campus Department Chair, Electronic Technology Program
The Electronic Technology program prepares you for an entry-level position in the electronics engineering field.
In this program, you will learn how to:
- Install, maintain, repair, diagnose, troubleshoot, and manufacture electronic devices, especially in the fast-growing digital/microprocessor area
- Apply electronics principles and theory in real-world situations through classwork and an internship or cooperative education experience
Graduates will demonstrate: (a) appropriate mastery of knowledge, techniques, skills and modern tools of the electronic technology field; (b) an ability to apply current knowledge and adapt to emerging applications of mathematics, science, engineering and technology; (c) an ability to conduct, analyze, and interpret experiments and apply experimental results to improve processes; (d) an ability to apply creativity in the design of systems, components, or processes appropriate to program objectives; (e) an ability to function effectively in teams; (f) an ability to identify, analyze, and solve technical problems; (g) an ability to communicate technical information effectively to technical and non-technical individuals; (h) recognition of the need for and an ability to engage in lifelong learning; (i) knowledge of professional, ethical, and social responsibilities; (j) a respect for diversity and knowledge of contemporary professional, societal, and global issues pertaining to the electronic technology field; (k) a commitment to quality, timeliness, and continuous improvement; (l) the application of circuit analysis and design, computer programming, associated software, analog and digital electronics, and microcomputers to the building testing, operating, and maintenance of electrical/electronic(s) systems; (m) the application of physics to electrical/electronic(s) circuits in a rigorous mathematical environment at or above the level of algebra and trigonometry.
External peer review is the primary means of assuring and improving the quality of higher education institutions and programs in the United States. This recognition is accomplished through program accreditation, approval or certification.
This program is accredited by the Technology Accreditation Commission of ABET, Inc., 111 Market Place, Suite 1050, Baltimore, MD 21202-4012; (410) 347-7700. Web Address: http://www.abet.org. This program is accredited on the following campus: Flint.
- The average annual salary for Electronic Technicians is $48,200.
- Employment for Electronic Technicians overall is expected to grow by about 3 percent through 2016, which is slower than average. For Electronic Technicians who work with commercial and industrial equipment, growth is expected at 7 percent, which is about as fast as average.