Electronics Technology FAQ

Need a quick snapshot of what our Electronics Technology programs offer? Check out our FAQs below.

The demand for skilled Electronic Technicians continues to increase, and getting started at NCC is a cost-effective way to maximize your potential in the field. If you're unsure if this is the path for you, check out some of our frequently asked questions below to get more information about the degree, career outlook, articulation agreements and program requirments. If you have more questions, or would like to visit our site, please call 610-332-6262; M-F. 8:30 a.m.- 4:00 p.m., or email our Program Manager, Steve Strom, at sstrom@northampon.edu. We look forward to working together!

Is the program offered full-time and part-time, and can I start in either the Fall or Spring?

The program currently has a Fall start only. Students can attend full or part-time. Advising is important to ensure timely and sequential progress.

What local companies have hired past graduates?

Astrodyne TDI, Bitronics, CyOptics, Inc., Hindle Power Inc., Lutron Electronics Co. Inc., Muller Martini, Picatinny Arsenal, Precision Graphics, Inc., R&D Interconnect Solutions, St. Luke’s University Health Network, Tobyhanna Army Depot, Trane, Verizon

What is the difference between a Specialized Diploma, Certificate, and Associate's in Applied Science?

A Specialized Diploma is a two-semester program; the Certificate is a three-semester program, and the Associates in Applied Science is a four-semester program. Each program is stackable, which means you can complete one program and transfer the credits into the next program in sequence. Wages would increase based on the program completed.

What is the average starting salary?

Specialized Diploma - $12-14 hr
Associates in Applied Science $20-22 hr

What are the physical requirements with this career choice?

The ability to lift a minimum weight will vary depending on the company. An Electronic Technician might be required to work with employees in other disciplines like Engineering and Manufacturing.

How much hands-on exposure is there?

There will be lectures and labs in the typical classroom, which vary by topic, averaging 60%-80% of hands-on lab time.

What are the career opportunities for this major?

  • Specialized Diploma – Electronic Assembler, Technician Assistant, Test technician
  • Associates in Applied Science - Biomedical Technician, Electronic Repair Technician, Electronics Technician, Engineering Support Technician, Field Service Technician, Test Technician, Systems Technician

What is the career placement percentage?

If a student does well academically and pursues an Electronic Technology specific career after graduating, there is a 90% to 95% placement rate.

Are there online course options within this program?

There are no program-specific online courses. However, many non-core classes will offer an online version of the coursework, such as English courses and Arts, Humanities, History, and Mathematics, and Sciences, dependent upon the student’s choice.

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