Today we live in a technological world of constant change and evolution. The new high-tech and computerized society depends on a highly skilled and specially trained corps of electronics engineering technicians to service the latest electronics equipment with new circuitry, new components and new principles. The Electronics Engineering Technology Program provides the necessary training for graduates to obtain positions as Electronics Technician, Computer Technician, Field Service Engineer, Embedded Programmer, Local Area Network Technician, Local Area Network Administrator, and/or consumer electronics technicians.
The electronics program places a major emphasis on practical laboratory experience using state-of-the-art digital computers, microcontrollers, routers, switches, and other equipment used in industry. Electronics is one of the most exciting and rewarding technologies with broad and stable career opportunities.
The graduate will be able to:
1. Apply a knowledge of DC, AC, semiconductor, operational amplifier, and microprocessor theory and their function in analyzing systems operation.
2. Install, upgrade, configure and administer computer networking systems hardware, software, and industry troubleshooting procedures.
3. Apply a detailed knowledge of microprocessor, embedded controller, embedded processor, and multiprocessor systems operation and relevant troubleshooting procedures.
4. Write system troubleshooting software for microprocessor based systems and practice using it for component level troubleshooting.
5. Relate the fundamentals of digital processing, hardware, software, and systems troubleshooting procedures.
6. Obtain experience in problem solving both individually and in group situations.
7. Follow prescribed safety procedures in all areas of laboratory.
8. Test, calibrate and operate a variety of manufacturing, maintenance, and testing equipment effectively and safely.
Opportunities for Baccalaureate Studies
Students who successfully complete the electronics major may continue their studies toward a bachelor's degree in Electrical or Electronics Engineering Technology and/or Industrial Technology at various universities. Further information regarding any of these opportunities is available through the department dean or transfer counselor.
Eastern Gateway Community College's Student Success Plan/Assessment is available for view in PDF format.
This information is presented as a general program overview. Students are advised to follow the more detailed college catalog for program requirements.