Electronics Engineering Technology
The Electronics Engineering Technology curriculum provides a basic background in electronic related theory with practical applications of electronics for business and industry. Courses are designed to develop competent electronics technicians who may work as assistants to engineers or as liaisons between engineers and skilled craftsmen
CCC&TI offers several different educational programs in this area:
Course work in Electrical/Electronics Technology includes the following:
- basic electricity
- solid-state fundamentals
- digital concepts
For more information about course descriptions or required courses, refer to the current CCC&TI Course Catalog and its corresponding Addendum.
The current job outlook for electronics technicians is excellent. As many plants automate, the need for skilled technicians will increase. Many more will be needed to fill new jobs in the industries such as furniture, textiles, metalworking and plastics.
The DOL's Occupational Outlook Handbook states "Many electrical and electronics installers and repairers work on factory floors, where they are subject to noise, dirt, vibration, and heat. Bench technicians work primarily in repair shops, where the surroundings are relatively quiet, comfortable, and well lighted."
(Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2004-05 Edition, electronics technicians , on the Internet at http://www.bls.gov/oco/ocos184.htm#conditions (visited April 6, 2006)).