Electronic Engineering Technology
With electronic and computer circuits now being used in everything from the most complex industrial equipment to the simplest of household appliances, the engineering technician in this field is prepared to work in an extremely wide variety of businesses and industries.
Credentials Offered:Electronic Engineering Technology
Engineering Technology Major
The North Charleston native graduated from Southern Wesleyan University with a degree in criminal justice, but he knew it wasn’t a career he wanted to pursue. After graduation, he relocated to Greenwood and took a position with Eaton Electrical. Over time, he knew he needed a change. “I reached that point where I liked my job, but I didn’t want to be in that position for the rest of my life,” he said.
Skilled in the operation, troubleshooting, calibration and repair of electronic instruments and systems found in process control, communications, computers, manufacturing, programmable logic controllers and microprocessors, the graduate is not limited to one specific area of employment. Practical, hands-on experience on sophisticated electronic equipment provides the student with the skills necessary to assist in the basic design, construction, analysis, modification, inspection and calibration of electronic circuits and systems.
- salary average: $37,458.00 per year
- salary range: $24,500 - 60,000 per year
- 83% placement rate for 2011 - 2013 graduates
Entry Level Positions
- electronics technician
- maintenance mechanic
- electrical maintenance technician
- engineering assistant
- computer test technician