Electronics Technology

Electronics Technology

Program Detail

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JD Neglia, P.E.

Residential Faculty - Electronics

480-461-7144

Office: TC 50 - Room: TC-113

This program is part of the Applied Sciences and Technology Department.

Imagine making a living from your fascination with gadgets. You can, with a career in Electronics.

Electronics is the study of the flow of charge through various materials and devices such as semiconductors, resistors, inductors, capacitors, nano-structures, and vacuum tubes. Considered a theoretical branch of physics, electronics is also the design and construction of electronic circuits to solve practical problems in engineering.

The Electronics program at MCC offers you two degree paths: Electronics Technology, which has a purely occupational focus, and Electronics Engineering Technology, which was designed in collaboration with ASU Polytechnic to maximize transferability. Both degrees prepare you to work as an electronics technician, manufacturing supervisor, test equipment specialist, prototype fabricator, and more for companies that specialize in electronic design, manufacturing, service, and development.

Our program provides you with a broad algebra-based background and emphasizes current needs and trends in the electronics industry. Also offered is a one-year certificate and individual courses you can use to upgrade your skills in any area of Electronics.

Our curriculum prepares you for the Certified Electronics Technician examination offered by the International Society of Certified Electronics Technicians (ISCET). A certified representative of the ISCET is on staff in the department to provide more information.

Career Profile

Quick Stats

Example Titles
Robotics Technician
Repair Technician
Video Compression Technician
Manufacturing Equipment Technician
Electrical Technician
Field Service Technician
Engineering Technician
Types of Employers
Medical Equipment Companies
Semiconductor Manufacturers
Defense Contractors
Communications Companies
Transportation Companies
Power Companies

Despite the recovering economy, this vocation is projected to grow over the next five years.

Electronics Technicians:

  • Can be found anywhere there is electronic equipment to be developed, tested, maintained, or repaired
  • Help engineers solve problems
  • Assemble prototypes for testing
  • Work in most areas of electronics and engineering
  • May work overtime to meet deadlines
  • Work indoors in labs, offices, or manufacturing plants
  • Generally have at least an associate degree

Available Associate Degrees and Certificates

Degree / Certificate Title Courses
Associate in Applied Science (AAS) Electronics Engineering Technology Course List
Associate in Applied Science (AAS) Electronics Technology Course List
Certificate of Completion (CCL) Electronics Technology Course List
Certificate of Completion (CCL) Salt River Project Relay Apprentice Course List

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Before signing up for classes, you’ll want to meet with an academic advisor. Together, you’ll lay out a program and career path that suits you best. This step is essential to your academic success.

Advising for the Electronics Technology program is available through the Applied Sciences and Technology department. You can also contact Academic Advisement for general advising. Both will help you determine the exact courses you need to get the education you’re looking for.