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