Working as an electronics technician is a fun career that will provide you with opportunities in a fascinating field with the potential for good pay and a variety of options. Students learn about electricity, mechanics, pneumatics, robotics, wireless communication, renewable energy, instrumentation, and industry computerized control systems. This broad-based skill set positions graduates to apply for jobs in manufacturing, food processing, bio-medical, energy production, wireless communication, avionics, and more!
Our mission is to develop qualified technicians for regional companies that work in the field of manufacturing, wireless communications, medical equipment, energy production, or food processing. Our goal is to offer the highest level of training in electronics used in those fields.
Why This Program
Graduates become technicians, whose job may include installing equipment, maintaining equipment, and/or repairing equipment.
All graduates will be officially "certified" as a nationally recognized "Certified Electronic Technician", and will become certified in various disciplines including OSHA and Customer Service.
What You Will Learn to Do
- Understand core electronic skills
- Understand and apply basic electronic theory
- Interpret electronic symbols, schematics, and terminology
- Make use of standard and advanced electronic components, including analog and digital integrated circuits, microprocessors, and microcontrollers
- Perform printed-circuit-board work, including soldering and component replacement
- Troubleshoot and repair industrial systems, including instrumentation, digital and microprocessor, communication and electromechanical systems
- Analyze and program programmable logic controller systems
- Understand electronic communication methods and circuits
- Understand principles and applications behind Laser and Fiber Optics systems, and use opto-electronic devices
- Work with electronic, hydraulic, pneumatic and robotic control systems
- Make use of computers to analyze and simulate electronic circuits, and assemble technical documents and reports
- Communicate professionally
Students learn about electricity, electronics, mechanics, pneumatics, robotics, wireless communication, renewable energy, instrumentation and industry computerized control systems (PLCs).
Requirements and Costs
Degrees and Certificates
Associate of Applied Science Degree in Electronics Technology
Post-Secondary Technical Certificate in Electronics Technology
Important Dates for Credit Programs
|Fall 2014||Spring 2015||Summer 2015|
|Registration Open||April 14||November 10||April 13|
|Financial Aid Priority Date||July 14||December 1||May 11|
|Admission Deadline||August 8||December 22||May 15|
|Tuition and Fees Due||August 22||January 9||May 29|
|Last Day to Register||August 22||January 9||May 29|
|Classes Begin||August 25||January 12||June 1*|
|*Some classes begin before this date. See class schedule for more information.|
Skills, Traits, and Prep Classes
- Familiarity with math and algebra
- Aptitude in mechanics and some level of manual dexterity
- Computer (PC) familiarity and work experience
- Reasonable-to-good abilities in written and verbal communications
- An interest in problem solving and the ability to master puzzles
- Ability to follow directions and pay attention to details
Navigating your way through college can be confusing, especially if you try to go it alone. CWI One Stop Student Services offers advising assistance, to help in deciding which courses you need to take to complete your educational goals. Visit Advising for more information or contact One Stop Student Services to schedule an appointment.
Financial Aid Available
Did you know that as a student in this program you may be eligible for financial aid? Through grants, scholarships, and loans, more than 60 percent of first-time, full-time CWI students receive some form of financial assistance. To learn more about financial aid options and whether you may be eligible, visit Financial Aid.
Tuition and Fees
Tuition for a full-time CWI student averages half the cost of a state university and a third of the cost of a private college. Tuition and fees vary based on program and residence. Visit Tuition and Fees for more information.
CWI's Electronic Technology program prepares students for employment in a wide variety of industries. They will receive training ion state-of-the-art concepts and equipment used in the nation's most advanced manufacturing plants. Their roles at the companies include installing, adjusting, calibrating, and maintaining instrumentation and process equipment. Training will include basic electronics, instrumentation and controls, robotics, pneumatics, programmable controllers, renewable energy and wireless communications.
- Biomedical Field
- Instrumentation and Controls
- Process Control
- Energy - Wind Turbines
- Energy - Hydro
- Electronic Equipment Maintenance