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What Will I Learn About Electronics Technology at JCCC?

JCCC will prepare you for a career as an electronics technician. You will gain experience working on highly technical systems, equipment and circuitry. Your hands-on training will teach you how to install, operate and troubleshoot equipment in technologies such as computers, robotics, light sensors, lasers and control systems.

The JCCC program begins with an Introduction to Electronics course, which covers electronics theory and principles and allows you to learn the uses of basic equipment. JCCC’s Electronics Technology courses incorporate labs so that you learn how to apply your knowledge in the real world.

At JCCC, you will:

  • Gain a broad view of electronics systems
  • Focus on the principles of electronic devices, circuit analysis and digital electronics
  • Work on the latest equipment in the lab
  • Take up to three electives about lasers, computers or other specialties

To get a broad foundation in electronics, students take courses like robotics, lasers, and computer networking and hardware. A programming and math background with exemplary algebra skills is recommended.

Your Electronics Technology courses also prepare you for the International Society of Certified Electronics Technicians (ISCET) certification exam. The exam is not required, but it can give you an advantage over other job candidates.

Why JCCC for Electronics Technology?

You will find that there are many advantages to pursuing your education at JCCC. Electronics Technology courses are taught by experienced faculty in small classes for more individualized instruction. You can also choose from day or evening classes to fit your busy schedule.

JCCC’s Electronics Technology program offers two routes: a certificate or an associate degree.

  • Electronics Technology Certificate: In JCCC’s program, you will take a range of courses over a year, up to 33 credit hours. After these credits are complete, you will earn a certificate. This certificate is useful when students enter the workforce or apply for an associate degree.
  • Associate of Applied Science in Electronics Technology: The associate degree program will dive deeper into topics on circuits, systems and more. After completing 64 hours of coursework, you will graduate with an Electronics Technology AAS degree.

After graduating from JCCC with an AAS, you can build on your degree at a nearby university. Make an appointment with an Academic Counselor to explore all your transfer options if you want to pursue a bachelor's degree.

Resources and Tools for JCCC Students

All students have access to resources and tools that enhance their learning experience and enrich their time at JCCC. Our Academic Counseling office can help keep you on track in your studies. The Career Development Center can help you land a job after you leave JCCC.

JCCC offers free science, math, writing and language tutoring on campus. These resource centers are available to you seven days a week at the Academic Resource Center.

Meet like-minded friends when you join one of JCCC’s student clubs and organizations. We have a lot of ways to get involved. Check out our full list of clubs and organizations.

 

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The U.S. Department of Labor compiles statistics on the careers involving electronics technology. You'll find information specifically related to careers in Kansas, including salary information and job prospects.

As an electronics technician, you can work in a variety of career fields, such as:

  • Navigation systems
  • Computer repair
  • Automotive technology, parts, or sales
  • Medical equipment installation and repair
  • Aviation electronics
  • Alarm and fire system installation and maintenance

Technicians who can easily troubleshoot and quickly make accurate repairs are in great demand. Techs need to stay current on ever-changing technology.

Download the Electronics Technology Program Outlook (PDF) for employment projections and salary information.


Need help with career decisions? Visit the Career Development Center. We can help you find jobs and craft résumés.

Money matters. JCCC is working hard to make tuition affordable for you and all other potential JCCC students.

At JCCC, scholarships are available and you can also apply for grants and loans. Financial aid can make education possible for JCCC students.

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Supplies and textbook costs vary depending on your classes.