Coursework for programs in electronics engineering or electronics technology will include courses in expository writing, communication and composition, and advanced mathematics and physics in addition to general education requirements. Specialized courses in electronic circuits, troubleshooting, communications circuits, microprocessors, computer software, and digital basics will also be required to provide a solid education in electronic systems and maintenance. Courses in computer repair, principles of digital technologies, and industrial electricity may also be required. Many electronics programs will require intensive computer science courses and are often paired with information technology or networking majors. Hands-on learning labs and internships can provide practical work experience for college credit during undergraduate study.
If you are interested in studying electronics or pursing an electrical technology or engineering degree, it is best to choose a program from an accredited university. Accreditation ensures that the training provided meets quality standards and provides greater chances of employment upon graduation. Employers favor applicants with work experience and four-year degrees from accredited universities. Upon graduation, individuals will be eligible for entry-level positions as electronics installers, electronics repair specialists, relay technicians, and mobile communications technicians and specialists. While jobs within small-motor repair and industrial electronics industries are currently growing at a rate below the average for all occupations, job opportunities with powerhouses and substations fare slightly better.