Electronics Engineering Technician

Technology Careers

About the Career

Practically every career field depends on electronics. The changes occurring in all fields of science, medicine, manufacturing, communication, computers and entertainment are spurred by advancements in electronics.

Electronics engineering technicians can establish careers in diverse areas because electronics are so pervasive. They gain a broad knowledge and understanding of electronics, which prepares them for career-entry positions, before going on to build careers in their chosen specialty as they gain more work experience and expertise.

Electronics engineering technicians are individuals who want to be on the cutting edge of the electronics revolution. They are individuals who are well versed in the fundamentals of electronics and are ready for that special niche.

Electronics engineering technicians often assist and support professional engineers and/or scientists in designing and developing new products and emerging high-tech equipment and machinery. Electronic manufacturing technicians help build and maintain automated systems for manufacturing. Electronic repair technicians diagnose and fix broken equipment such as CD players and video game boxes.

Field service representatives assist customers in the selection, installation and setup of equipment. Often traveling to the customer’s site to install and maintain the equipment, these technicians become the expert on the equipment in the field. Electronic communication and telecommunications technicians can find jobs ranging from broadcast support to computer network support. These individuals become experts in the transmission and routing of electronic information whether it is wireless communication or through copper wires. some electronic technicians prefer to enter potentially lucrative sales and service occupations.


Academic Programs

Electronics Engineering Technology

Electronics engineering technicians combine practical hands-on skills with a theoretical approach to repairing, maintaining, and troubleshooting electronics equipment including computers, PLCs, electronic instruments and control devices.

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Basic Computer Maintenance Certificate

This certificate is designed to provide students with basic computer and local-area network installation and maintenance skills.

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Basic Electronics

The Basic Electronics certificate is a program that addresses the fundamentals of electronics.

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Projected Job Growth

+2.8%*

* Source: EMSI Career Coach

Average Annual Salary

$59,000*

* Source: EMSI Career Coach

Academics

Academic students are taking courses for credit toward a degree, certificate, or diploma. They can earn a degree, certificate, or diploma at MTC or transfer to another school to complete their studies. Academic students must apply to and enroll at the college.

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Training

Training students—sometimes called "Continuing Education" students—can take individual courses or earn certificates and certifications. They don't have to apply to the college; they can register directly for classes. Training courses don't earn college credit or transfer to other institutions.

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