Location(s) of Program: Forrest County Center and Poplarville Campus
Brief Description of Program: Electronics Technology is an instructional program that prepares individuals to support electrical engineers and other professionals in the design, development, and testing of electrical circuits, devices, and systems. The program includes instruction in model and prototype development and testing; systems analysis and integration, including design and development of corrective and preventive maintenance techniques; application of engineering data; and the preparation of reports and test results.
Essential Requirements of a person in this career field: Pearl River Community College’s Electronic Technology Program is designed to accept students who have basic knowledge of science and mathematics. Instruction emphasizes theory, circuits, trouble-shooting, testing, digital principles, design basics, and motor and control devices. During the program of study, students may earn an Certified Electronic Technician (CET) and/or OSHA Certification.
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Possible Careers in this Program: Electronics engineering technicians help engineers design and develop computers, communications equipment, medical monitoring devices, navigational equipment, and other electrical and electronic equipment.
What a student can expect from a career in this field: Graduates often work in product evaluation and testing, using measuring and diagnostic devices to adjust, test, and repair equipment. They work primarily in manufacturing settings, research and development laboratories, telecommunications and utilities.
Possible earnings of jobs in these career field: Students with an Associates of Applied Science Degree in Electronics can expect to earn a salary range of $32,635 annually or $15.69 per hour - $68,000 annually or $32.00 per hour upon entering the workforce.
Mission of Program: The Electronics Technology Program is designed to provide students with the technical knowledge and practical experience that is necessary for entry-level employment in the many fields of electronics. Emphasis throughout the program is on understanding principles that are basic to the broad utilization of electronics across a wide spectrum of industrial, commercial, and consumer applications.
Goals of Program: The purpose of the Electronics Technology curriculum is to provide instruction necessary for a student to become a competent electronic technician. A graduate of this curriculum will be eligible for entry-level employment into any of the options in electronics and will be capable of correlating the activities of scientific research, engineering, and production for a wide variety of occupational fields. A graduate of the Electronics Technology curriculum will possess the capability of working and communicating directly with engineers, scientists, and other technical personnel in his or her specialized area.