Electronics Engineering

Welcome to Electronics Engineering Technology

The Electronics Engineering Technology curriculum prepares individuals to become technicians who design, build, install, test, troubleshoot, repair, and modify developmental and production electronic components, equipment, and systems such as industrial/computer controls, manufacturing systems, communication systems, and power electronic systems.

A broad-based core of courses, including basic electricity, solid-state fundamentals, digital concepts, and microprocessors, ensures the student will develop the skills necessary to perform entry-level tasks. Emphasis is placed on developing the student’s ability to analyze and troubleshoot electronic systems. Graduates should qualify for employment as engineering assistants or electronic technicians with job titles such as electronics engineering technician, field service technician, maintenance technician, electronic tester, electronic systems integrator, bench technician, and production control technician.

Careers in Electronics Engineering

Electronics technicians are in demand in the fields of electronics, instrumentation, communications, computer technology, and telecommunications. Rapid growth continues as consumer, medical, industrial, and military systems rely on advanced technology.                         

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A.A.S. Degree
Electronics Engineering Technician
2014 Median Salary in North Carolina: $27.56/hr
(Source: U.S. Department of Labor, 2016)

 

How To Apply

  • Choose your credential:
    • Electronics Engineering Technology A.A.S. Degree
  • Apply to A-B Tech online by clicking here
  • Apply for the Electronics Engineering Technology program in person at the Bailey Building, Asheville Main Campus

 

For More Information Contact:

Tom Sharar, Instructor
Electronics Engineering Technology
Phone: 828-398-7394
Email: stephentsharar@abtech.edu

 

More About Careers in Electronics Engineering

Electronics Engineering Technicians lay out, build, test, troubleshoot, repair, and modify developmental and production electronic components, parts, equipment, and systems, such as computer equipment, electron tubes, test equipment, and machine tool controls, by applying principles and theories of electronics, electrical circuitry, engineering mathematics, electronic and electrical testing, and physics.

The following is a list of typical job tasks and responsibilities associated with careers in Electronics Engineering:

  • Read blueprints, wiring diagrams, schematic drawings, or engineering instructions for assembling electronics units by applying knowledge of electronic theory and components.
  • Identify and resolve equipment malfunctions by working with manufacturers or field representatives as needed.
  • Test electronics units using standard test equipment and analyze results to evaluate performance and determine needed adjustments.
  • Adjust or replace defective or improperly functioning circuitry or electronics components.
  • Assemble, test, or maintain circuitry or electronic components according to engineering instructions, technical manuals, or knowledge of electronics.
  • Perform preventive maintenance or calibration of equipment or systems.
  • Maintain system logs or manuals to document testing and operation of equipment.
  • Research equipment or component needs, sources, competitive prices, delivery times, and ongoing operational costs.
  • Fabricate parts such as coils, terminal boards, or chassis using bench lathes, drills, or other machine tools.