Program Overview

Bismarck State College offers a Certificate in Electronics Technology. This program provides a basic electronics background and is designed to be completed in one-year entirely online. Students work in a well-equipped modern laboratory where they apply classroom theory. Coursework contains two semesters of digital electronics and classes in alternating current and direct current analysis, solid-state devices and active devices.

Students considering Electronics Technology should have good reading comprehension and an aptitude for math. Helpful background includes high school algebra, physics and computer literacy. Student will complete 28 hours of Electronics Technology courses and must have minimum placement scores on their ACT or COMPASS tests.

This field is among the fastest growing occupations requiring college education, but less than a bachelor's degree. Electronic technicians are vital in a world undergoing technological revolution. Virtually every industry has some electronic aspect to its operations. Manufacturing, information technology, servicing, processing and telecommunications industries will continue to need skilled workers to install, maintain and repair increasingly complex systems. Upon completion of this certificate, career possibilities include manufacturing technician, calibration technician, network technician, factory service technician, troubleshooter, repair specialist, manufacturer's sales representative, maintenance supervisor, service manager, wholesaler/retailer of electronic equipment, business owner.

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    Program Details

    Degree Level: Certificate

    Delivery Format: 100% Online

    Accelerated Degree: No

    Accreditation & Licensing

    North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission

    Requirements

    Official transcripts

    School Overview

    Bismarck State College is a public, four-year institution of higher education that focuses primarily on associate’s degrees, and is located in Bismarck, North Dakota. Bismarck State College was founded in 1939 as Bismarck Junior College. In 1984, the college became a part of the North Dakota system of Higher Education and in 1987, the school’s name changed to Bismarck State College.

    Bismarck State College offers associate’s degrees, bachelor’s programs, transfer opportunities, technical programs, and continuing education. Bachelor’s degrees and graduate degrees are offered in cooperation with other North Dakota University System institutions. BSC specializes in energy education, with degrees including power and process plant technology, ethanol training, nuclear power technology, and electric power technology. The school’s mission states: “Bismarck State College, an innovative community college, offers high quality education, workforce training, and enrichment programs reaching local and global communities.”

    Students can complete associate’s and bachelor’s degrees, in addition to certificate programs, from home through Bismarck State College’s online campus. The online environment varies among programs, but most often features shorter intensive classes extending from 3 weeks to 8-week sessions that are offered throughout the entire year. 

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