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).
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
- AAS Degree in Engineering and Electronics Technology - Robotics and Automation Track
If you want to get a bachelor's degree, Western Kentucky University (WKU) has a completer degree with courses offered either online or in Hardin County.
- AAS transfer degree to WKU Workforce Administration, BS degree
- AAS transfer degree to WKU Engineering Technology Management, BS degree
Additionally, Northwood University, with a campus in Louisville, offers a transfer bachelor's degree in Applied Management.
- Communications Technician Certificate
- Computer Maintenance Technician Certificate
- Electronics Technician Certificate
- Electronics Tester Certificate
- Industrial Electronics Technician I Certificate
- Instrumentation Technician Certificate
- Maintenance Technician Certificate
Field Licensure Requirements
There are no specific requirements to work in this field beyond completion of the program.
Where do I start?
Apply for admission to ECTC to receive information from the Admissions Office about submitting your placement test scores (ACT or other exams) and to schedule a meeting with an advisor to register for your classes.
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.