In a world run by electronics, a degree in Electronics Engineering Technology from Herzing University is one of the most versatile programs available to prepare students for expansive career opportunities. It teaches technology skills that will allow graduates to work in a wide range of industries, including information technology, telecommunications, industrial controls and robotics, biomedical electronics, alternative energy, and building inspection, among many others.
Am I a good fit for this career?
A career in electronics technology could be right for you if you:
- Like problem-solving
- Can think analytically
- Have mathematical skills
- Are able to communicate effectively
- Enjoy hands-on work
- Can work as part of a team
What are the career opportunities in this field?
Electronics play a role in nearly every part of our lives today. Consumer products such as phones, music and video entertainment, personal computers and tablets are the most obvious examples. Electronic devices and equipment are everywhere to be found—in automated factories and warehouses, retail stores, hospitals and clinics, airports, sports arenas, theaters, alternative energy production, and smart homes, to name just a few places. We rely on electronics to control, measure, monitor, and manage countless processes. The rapid evolution of electronics technology makes the field an exciting, dynamic profession.
Keeping our world so connected by electronics requires numerous skills. There are many career choices in the design, manufacturing, installation, maintaining and repairing of these electronic devices and equipment. As the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc. (IEEE), states, “In our age of satellite-transmitted television and transcontinental computer networks, the challenges and opportunities in this dedicated profession continue to mushroom. Today’s careers, like electricity itself, have enormous potential.”
Electronics engineering technologists and technicians use the principles and theories of science, engineering, and mathematics to solve technical problems in research and development, manufacturing, sales, construction, inspection, and maintenance. Their work is more narrowly focused and application-oriented than that of scientists and engineers.
What are potential job titles?
Opportunities for graduates of the Electronics Engineering Technology program span a wide range of industries and career tracks, including:
- Robotic and industrial control technician
- TV and radio broadcast engineer
- Engineering technician
- Industrial electronics technician
- Home technology integration technician
- Computer service technicians
- Biomedical electronics technician
- Electronics technician
- Field service technician
- Office automation technician
- Research and development technician
- Technical representative
- Network technician
- Technical support technician
How do I advance in this career?
The level of technology in the electronics field has grown steadily. Expansion has been in two main areas: new applications of current electronic technology and the development of new electronic technologies. This includes the design, manufacturing, installing, maintaining, and repairing of these electronic technology areas. To perform successfully—and advance—in the electronics industry, employees will need an educational program that equips them with leading-edge knowledge of electronics and also cultivates their skills with hands-on learning.
Where do they work?
Wherever businesses and industries utilize electronics devices and equipment for critical operations, they need skilled electronics professionals. Most engineering technologists work in office buildings, laboratories, or industrial plants. Others may spend time outdoors at construction sites and oil and gas exploration and production sites, where they monitor or direct operations or solve onsite problems. Some engineering technologists travel extensively to plants or worksites here and abroad. Many work a standard 40-hour week. At times, deadlines or design standards may bring extra pressure to a job, requiring engineers to work longer hours.
The IEEE has identified ten key industry sectors in which electrical and electronics engineers are employed. These areas are:
- Energy and electric power
- Education and research
- Transportation and automotive
- The service industry
What certification/licensure does this program prepare you for?
General employment in the electronics industry does not require certification or licensing. Employers in some specific areas may prefer candidates who have attained certification. In addition, trade associations offer certificates for professionals who take continuing education courses.
What is the program title, length, and content?
Program availability varies by campus location.
|Diploma in Electronics Engineering Technology||50||18|
|Associate of Science in Electronics Engineering Technology||76||24|
|Bachelor of Science in Electronics Engineering Technology||124||36|
Diploma in Electronics Engineering Technology
This program will develop a strong foundation in the knowledge and skills needed by the graduate to qualify them for entry into a career in the electronic technology fields. The sequence of the electronics courses will provide a strong core of fundamental electronics leading into areas of computers, industrial electronics, and telecommunications. The electronics courses are also sequenced with “hands-on” labs to connect the theory to practical applications. Download Program Course Sheet
Associate of Science in Electronics Engineering Technology
The associate degree adds the general education course to the diploma program curriculum in order to enhance the critical thinking and verbal and written communications skills, providing a well-rounded electronic engineering technology graduate ready to enter an electronics career. Download Program Course Sheet
Bachelor of Science in Electronics Engineering Technology
This program goes beyond the associate level classes to include study in electronic programming, microcontrollers, fluid powered systems, robotics, home and building technology integration, data communications, and more. Download Program Course Sheet
Which locations offer this program?