• Electronics Technology

    Most children simply enjoy playing with toys. Then there are those who just can't resist taking them apart to see how they work! If this best describes your childhood, Northern Westmoreland Career & Technology Center has a program for you as a teen! Electronics Technology is an instructional program that prepares students to apply basic electronic principles and technical skills to the production, calibration, estimation, testing, assembly, installation and maintenance of electronic equipment.


    Possible
    Occupations:

    · Fiber Optic Technicians
    · Electro-Optics Technicians
    · Mechatronic Technicians
    · Robotics Technicians
    · Biomedical Technicians
    · Avionics Technicians
    · Industrial Electronics
    · Mechanical Engineering
    · Nanofabrication Tech



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    Academic
    Requirements:

    · Algebra I
    · Algebra II
    · Geometry
    · College Prep English
    · Science


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    Curricular
    Components:

    · AC & DC Circuit Analysis
    · Fundamental Electronics
    · Electronic Test Equipment
    · Electronic Device Analysis
    · Digital Electronic Circuits
    · Prototyping and Fabrication
    · Microcontrollers Integration
    · Basic Robotics

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    Fact Check

    · Electrical and electronic engineering technicians make up 33 percent of all engineering technicians. About 34 percent of all engineering technicians work in manufacturing.

    · Prospective mechanical engineering technicians may take courses in fluid mechanics, thermodynamics, and mechanical design; prospective electrical engineering technicians may need classes in electrical circuits, microprocessors, and digital electronics.

    · Median annual wages of wage and salary electrical and electronic engineering technicians were $53,240 in May 2008. The middle 50 percent earned between $41,550 and $84,120.

    · Most employers prefer to hire engineering technicians with an associate degree or other postsecondary training in engineering technology.

Last Modified on July 30, 2015