Associate of Science
Electronics Engineering Technology
Earn the degree that can power your earning potential in electronics.
You’d rather be out there working with your hands than sitting in a cube banging away at a keyboard. You see problems as opportunities to come up with solutions. You’re naturally curious, constantly looking to learn new things, add new skills, and uncover new possibilities.
You’ll be right at home in our Electronics Engineering Technology program. We’ll help you build the knowledge and skills to join a field that’s the heart and soul of virtually every industry in the world, from energy to communications to security, from paper to metals to lighting.
The demand for skilled technicians is growing, and employers are especially eager to recruit women to join their firms as they seek to broaden their reach and develop a more diverse workforce.
Electronics is in practically everything you see, touch and use, and in our program you’ll be immersed in all of it. In our three dedicated labs, you’ll learn to install, upgrade, maintain, and repair electronic systems that monitor, measure, automate, and control the production of everything from emergency radios to video games to SUVs. You’ll study the basics of electricity and electronics as they apply to a wide range of industries. And get to know your way around digital circuits, electronic systems, and industrial controls.
It all leads up to an industry internship, where you’ll be able to apply everything you’ve learned in a real-world setting—and set yourself up for an empowering career.
- Read schematic diagrams.
- Identify, operate, cross-reference and test components.
- Identify color codes.
- Analyze, construct and repair electronic circuits and connectors.
- Build and analyze Digital Logic Systems.
- Perform digital logic functions.
- Program microcontrollers and robotic controls.
- Troubleshoot and problem-solve.
- Understand safety procedures and customer relations.
- Construct and test an electronic system.
- Present effectively.
- Gain knowledge of electronic communication systems.
Our grads are putting what they’ve learned to work in positions such as:
- Relay Protection and Control Technician
- Field Technician
- Test Technician
- Service Technician
- Electronics Technician
Employers of PTC Graduates
The Career Services staff at Pittsburgh Technical College will help you every step of the way as you get ready to launch your career. They’ve helped our grads find jobs with employers including:
- Calgon Carbon Corp.
- Duquesne Light Company
- Equipment and Controls, Inc.
- Industrial Scientific
- Carnegie Robotics
- BEA, inc.
- Lincoln Electric
The Associate in Science, Electronics Engineering Technology consists of seven quarters. For course descriptions, visit our catalog.
Program Requirements (58 credits)
- *Math for Engineering Technology
- Electronics 1
- AC Fundamentals
- Electronics 2
- Computer and Network Systems
- Digital Electronics
- Communication Systems
- Control System Electronics
Career Readiness Requirements (17 credits)
- Steps to Career Success 1
- Steps to Career Success 2
- Steps to Career Success 3
- Career Development
General Education Requirements (32 credits)
- *English Composition 1
- Technical Report Writing
- Effective Speech
- *College Algebra
- Physical Science
- Personal Finance
- Critical Thinking
- +Leadership Principles
*Successful completion of this course requires a grade of “C” or better.
+May be substituted with a different GES course
You can sit for the ETA’s Certified Electronics Technicians certification. An ETA certification signifies that the holder has demonstrated professional proficiency and has the technical knowledge and skill to meet international electronics industry standards.
PTC will reimburse the cost of the exam if you pass before you graduate.