What is Engineering and Electronics Technology?
The Engineering/Electronics Technology Program provides course work, competencies and experiences to prepare you for success in the areas of electronics, computer maintenance, mechanical, industrial, computer aided design, robotics and automation, communications, instrumentation and telephony.
What are my career choices?
Engineering/Electronics Technology majors can work as electronic repair technicians, computer help desk technicians, communications technicians, chemical plant operators, network administrators, industrial maintenance, electronics technicians, instrumentation technicians, telephone LAN-WAN, network specialists, product support specialists, medical equipment specialists and much more.
Some of the average salaries for Engineering/Electronics Technology graduates are: Chemical Plant and System Operators $49,199; Electronic Engineering Technicians $43,731; Telecommunications Equipment Installers and Repairers $43,065; and Computer Support Specialists $37,256. (Source: Kentucky Education Cabinet, Department for Workforce Investment, Office of Employment and Training, Research and Statistics Branch).
|Engineering and Electronics Technology Career||Median Annual Salary*|
|Environmental System Repair Helper||$26,704|
|Environmental Control System Servicer||$26,704|
What are my degree, diploma, or certificate options?
Degrees and Transfers
- Associate in Applied Science (AAS) Degree in Engineering and Electronics Technology - Communications Track
- AAS Degree in Engineering and Electronics Technology - Computer Maintenance Track
- AAS Degree in Engineering and Electronics Technology - Electronics Track
- AAS Degree in Engineering and Electronics Technology - Instrumentation Track
If you want to get a bachelor's degree, Western Kentucky University has a completer degree with courses offered either online or in Hardin County.
- Western Kentucky University's Systems Management Transfer Degree
- Western Kentucky University's Technology Management Transfer Degree
Additionally, Northwood University, with a campus in Louisville, offers a transfer bachelor's degree in applied management.
- Communications Diploma
- Computer Maintenance Diploma
- Electronics Diploma
- Instrumentation Diploma
- Communications Technician Certificate
- Computer Maintenance Technician Certificate
- Electronics Technician Certificate
- Electronics Tester Certificate
- Industrial Electronics Technician I Certificate
- Instrumentation Technician Certificate
- Maintenance Technician Certificate
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.