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Electronics Technology

Associate of Applied Science

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TCC is home to one of the most sophisticated electronics labs in Virginia

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Private corporations and the government rely on sophisticated electronic equipment for engineering, manufacturing, communication and embedded control systems.

Tidewater Community College’s Associate of Applied Science in Electronics Technology prepares you for a variety of careers helping to design and construct electronic circuits to solve practical problems in engineering.

You will learn the fundamentals of DC and AC, digital electronics, amplifiers and integrated circuits and microprocessors from instructors with practical industry knowledge who incorporate real-world projects into your course work.

Students explore the flow of charge through various materials and devices such as semiconductors, resistors and inductors in a state-of-the-art electronics lab with the same equipment and software used on the job.

One of the most advanced training labs in the state helps you master the practical skills you need to work with, repair and troubleshoot analog and digital electronics.

An associate degree in electronics technology allows you to enter the workforce immediately as an electronics engineering technician, field service technician, instrumentation technician, maintenance technician, electronic tester or electronic systems integrator. Paid internships may lead to employment.

Many students choose to continue their education and transfer their credits towards a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering technology. 

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What does this program cost?

You can complete a 2-year associate degree for less than the cost of 1 year at a 4-year college or university. 

TCC’s Associate of Applied Science in Electronics Technology consists of 4 semesters of full-time study, with classes held mainly at the Advanced Technology Center on the Virginia Beach Campus.

Estimated Program Cost*:
64 credits x $185.35 per credit = $11,862.40 (not including textbooks and supplies)
*Based on Fall 2018 in-state tuition. Your actual cost may differ.

Students are responsible for purchasing their own parts kits for each course. 

Where can you go?

Graduates interested in further education can transfer all their credits directly into Old Dominion University’s electrical engineering technology program and be just 58 credits away from a bachelor’s degree.

Students also transfer into Old Dominion’s computer engineering program and Norfolk State University’s electronics engineering program. 

Is this program for you?

Yes, if you: 

  • like problem solving
  • are detail-oriented
  • enjoy working with computers
  • have an aptitude for science or technology
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Military students with experience in electronics technology may qualify for an accelerated degree track that allows you to graduate after just one year of full-time study 

You will learn the latest versions of industry standard software, including Multisim and LabVIEW

Paid internship opportunities with companies like Dominion Virginia Power and Virginia International Terminals ensure many students graduate with experience – and job offers.  

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Imagine learning in a lab that is the envy of students at MIT

Median annual salary

Jobs related to this field pay a median annual salary of $61,360*


Fred Konzelmann of STIHL Inc. learned from "professors with real-world experience" (TCC CareerFocus magazine)

* Salary estimate is provided for comparison purposes only and doesn’t constitute a promise of employment or earnings. Salaries were calculated based on related job codes and U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics data.