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Electronics Engineering Technology

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Stay current with an in-demand job in electronics technology

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High tech is in high demand around the country, and qualified electronics techs are finding the job market ripe for the picking.

Tidewater Community College’s Certificate in Electronics Engineering Technology transforms students into highly skilled technicians.

They are capable of assisting in the design, production, installation, operation and servicing of electronics and telecommunication systems and equipment in virtually every industry, from manufacturing and information technology to telecommunications.

Your instruction emphasizes a hands-on approach, use of sophisticated test equipment and a solid understanding of information concerning computer hardware and software for technical applications. 

Students learn the ins-and-outs of simple to complex AC-DC circuits, master methods for troubleshooting digital systems and gain expertise in semiconductor devices within circuits and their applications and diodes.

With a certificate in electronics engineering technology, you’ll be ready to upgrade your skills for job advancement or enter a new high-paying career as a communication, computer, electrical or electronics technician. 

Go further

Apply all your credits in this program to TCC's Associate of Associate of Applied Science in Electronics Technology.

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Tuition assistance such as financial aid, scholarships, work-study, grants and loans can help you save money and reduce college debt.

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Military students with experience in electronics technology may qualify for an accelerated degree track that allows you to obtain your certificate in half the time

Graduates are proficient in 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  

Median annual salary

Jobs related to this field pay a median annual salary of $61,630*

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Navy veteran turned professor loving life in the classroom 16 years later

Program spotlight

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

What does this program cost?

TCC’s certificate in electronics technology consists of 4 semesters of part-time study, with classes held mainly at the Advanced Technology Center on the Virginia Beach Campus.

Estimated Program Cost*:
37 credits x $181.10 per credit = $6,700.70 (not including textbooks and supplies)
*Based on Fall 2017 in-state tuition. Your actual cost may differ.

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

Where can you go?

Apply the credits you earn to the TCC Associate of Applied Science in Electronics Technology or a four-year degree in electrical systems technology at Old Dominion University. 

Veterans or active duty military with experience as electronics technicians, aviation electronics technicians or fire controls may be eligible for an accelerated track that allows them to earn your certificate in half the time. 

Is this program for you?

Yes, if you: 

  • like problem solving
  • demonstrate reading comprehension
  • enjoy working with computers
  • have an aptitude for math and technology

* 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.