Are you looking for a hands-on career in today’s high-tech workplace? If so, Anne Arundel Community College’s Electronics Engineering Technology program might be a perfect fit. Our Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S) degree and certificate will prepare you for employment right now as an electronic technician. Electronic technicians assemble, install, maintain and repair electronic equipment, such as office machines, robots, transportation and communication equipment. The program is more practical than a four-year engineering degree at a traditional college, and you can complete the whole program right here at AACC. You’ll be supported by faculty who really care about you, all the way from your recruitment through your degree and into your new job.
AACC offers the following Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S.) degree. The state of Maryland refers to the A.A.S. as a career degree, because it's intended to provide you with skills to enter the workforce. In some cases, AACC has entered into transfer agreements that allow these degrees to transfer to select colleges. Where that is the case, it's noted with the degree below.
You’ll get in-depth training in all of the skills necessary to become an electronics technician. You’ll learn about electronic hardware and assembly techniques, semiconductors and multiple types of circuits, with the ability to study telecommunications, microcomputers, fiber optic communications and more, according to your interests. By the time you finish, you’ll be well-prepared to start your career.
The following certificate preparse students for employment, and feeds into the A.A.S. degree, if so desired:
You’ll learn about electronic hardware and assembly techniques, semiconductors and multiple types of circuits. By the time you finish, you will have achieved basic competence in electronics and be ready to enter the workforce. If you’re already working in the electronics industry, you’ll be able to upgrade your skills and receive formal recognition for your expertise.
If you're interested in earning a four-year degree and want to study this subject, Transfer Studies may be your solution. This distinctive degree is designed to let you choose an area of concentration (or major), while completing your state of Maryland general education requirements.
The Transfer Studies, A.A. allows you to explore different subjects or concentrate on a specific course plan that will best meet your in-state (and even some out-of-state) transfer goals. If you hope to transfer to a specific program or school, one of our advisors can help structure your AACC studies specifically for that purpose. The result? You get a well-rounded associate degree preparing you for further studies and successful career.
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As electronic technician, you’ll be able to choose from a variety of exciting and interesting career paths—anything that involves a circuit board! Our graduates do testing, calibration, assembly and trouble-shooting for the home automation industry, gaming institutions, government contractors and more. For outlook information about specific careers, visit the Bureau of Labor Statistics Occupational Outlook Handbook (sponsored by the Bureau of Labor Statistics), and check out AACC’s Career Coach to discover the perfect career for you.