Engineering and Electronics Technology

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What is Engineering and Electronics Technology?

Engineering and Electronics Technology focuses on training, preparation, and employment of the student in the growing field of electronics. The study of theory, combined with laboratory exercises forms the foundation of the program. Engineering and Electronics Technology is designed to keep pace with this ever changing field. The program is reviewed semi-annually by representatives from the local area to ensure curriculum and training are in compliance with their needs.

First and second semester students will learn in-depth AC and DC theory, plus the internal workings of a computer through the study of digital electronics.

Third and fourth semester students will build plasma speakers and tesla coils. They will also construct PC’s and other labs inspired by the students.

average base pay
Based on research conducted by KCEWS in 2016 for the state of Kentucky
$39,057
1015301052
low: $24k med: $39k high: $62k

What are my career choices?

Engineering and Electronics Technology graduating students have an opportunity to be placed in a variety of work environments, such as electronic manufacturing maintenance, home and business security systems installation and maintenance, computer hardware and software maintenance. Other employment opportunities include network administration, E-commerce (such as Amazon.com), and includes entrepreneurs that start their own business, such as being a subcontractor for Windstream or as an entrepreneur for a computer technologies business.

Engineering and Electronics Technology Career Median Annual
SalaryBased on research conducted by KCEWS in 2016 for the state of Kentucky
CAD Technician $39,057
Electronics Tester $39,057
Automation Technician $39,057 
Refrigeration Mechanic $39,057 
Environmental System Repair Helper $26,704 
Environmental Control System Servicer $26,704 
Boiler Maintenance $44,856 
Chiller Maintenance $22,4713 

What are my degree, diploma, or certificate options?

 Advising Plans
CERTIFICATES
Computer Maintenance Technician*
(17 credit hours)
Communications Technician
(27 credit hours)
Electronics Technician
(24 credit hours)
Electronics Tester
(13 credit hours)
Robotics and Automation Technician*
(33 credit hours)
DIPLOMA
Computer Maintenance*
(52 credit hours)
Communications
(55 credit hours)
Electronics
(51-53 credit hours)
AAS DEGREE PROGRAMS
Electronics Track
(62-64 credit hours)
Computer Maintenance Track*
(63-66 credit hours)
*Only offered on the Somerset Campus

Resources

Download Program Overview (pdf)
To learn how to apply, see the Admissions Checklist.

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Length of Program

You can earn an associate in applied science degree in two years if you maintain full-time status.

This information should not be considered a substitute for the KCTCS Catalog. You should always choose classes in cooperation with your faculty advisor to ensure that you meet all degree requirements.

Program Contact

Curt Null
Engineering and Electronics Technology
Associate Professor
270.451.6830
george.null@kctcs.edu

Program Contact

David Coffey
Engineering and Electronics Technology
Associate Professor
270.878.4739
david.coffey@kctcs.edu