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Overview

The increase in computer use over the last decade has led to a demand for trained specialists in electronics and computer technology. Remington College’s Electronics and Computer Technology Program is designed to provide you with the basic knowledge and skills you need to enter this dynamic field. The Electronics and Computer Technology Program is offered at our Memphis, TN college campus.

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Our program is designed to teach the fundamentals and theory of electronics, integrated circuits, microprocessors and computer technology.

  • Train for a potential career in a broad array of consumer, industrial, office automation, and telecommunications industries.
  • Study basic and advanced electronics, integrated circuitry, microprocessors, and computers.
  • Play a key role in enabling today’s highly powered, well-connected world!
  • Start your career fully equipped with our electronics kit (included in tuition)!

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Hands-On Training

Our degree in Electronics and Computer Technology provides training in networking fundamentals, desktop and server operating systems and applications. The curriculum focuses on key topics including computer architecture, electricity and electronic circuits, semi-conductor devices, microprocessors, and automated control systems.

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In preparation for entry-level electronics technology positions, students also gain practical experience working hands-on with test equipment in a lab setting. In fact, as a student you will be provided with your own electronics kit (included in tuition).

As with most of Remington College’s diploma programs, students receive personalized, hands-on instruction from instructors with real-world experience.

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Job Outlook

High-tech innovations such as smartphones, laptop computers, tablet devices, and the Internet are just some of the electronic and computer technologies that shape the way we live today. If you find these technologies fascinating, you may want to consider an electronic and computer technology career.

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What industries typically have Computer and Electronic Technician jobs?

  • Radio and Telecommunications
  • Computer Software and Hardware
  • Information Technology Support
  • Personal Electronics Installation and Repair

As a worker in this field, you may find your niche as a telecommunications line installer, user support specialist, a technical installation or maintenance technician, an electronics repair expert, or IT administration support. (1)

What is the outlook for Computer and Electronic Technician Jobs?

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), employment of Computer Support Specialists is projected to increase by 11 percent from 2016-2026, which is faster than average for all occupations. Job growth will be fastest in several industries that rely heavily on technology. (2)

To work as a Telecommunications Equipment Installer or Repairer, except Line Installers, a post-secondary education in electronics and computer technology is increasingly preferred and job prospects are best for those with computer skills and postsecondary training in electronics. (3)

Meanwhile, job opportunities for electrical and electronics installers/repairers should be best for applicants with an associate degree in electronics, as employers often prefer applicants with an associate degree and/or professional certifications. (4)

(1)Employment is not guaranteed for students or graduates.
(2)http://www.bls.gov/ooh/Computer-and-Information-Technology/Computer-support-specialists.htm
(3)http://www.bls.gov/ooh/Installation-Maintenance-and-Repair/Telecommunications-equipment-installers-and-repairers-except-line-installers.htm
(4)http://www.bls.gov/ooh/Installation-Maintenance-and-Repair/Electrical-and-electronics-installers-and-repairers.htm. BLS statistics represent national job growth expectations and are not necessarily reflective of local market conditions.

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PROGRAM DETAILS

Course List
Course # Course Name Qtr Credit Hrs
Associate or Lower - Level Core Curriculum
CN2456
Computer Architecture/Software
6.00
CN2466
Computer Architecture/Hardware
6.00
EC1010
A Future in Electronics
5.00
EC1168
Basic Electricity and Electronics I
6.00
EC1178
Basic Electricity and Electronics II
6.00
EC2226
Analog Electronics
5.00
EC2258
Semiconductor Devices
6.00
EC2426
Digital Electronics
5.00
EC2476
Microprocessors
5.00
EC2628
Communications Electronics
6.00
EC2668
Programmable Logic Controllers
6.00
EC2678
Automated Control Systems
6.00
Associate or Lower-Level General Education
GE1118
Introduction to Psychology
6.00
GE1218 Oral Communication 6.00
GE1318
College Algebra
6.00
GE1418
English Composition
6.00
Total 92
Program Summary

The Electronics and Computer Technology Degree Program provides training in both the fundamentals and advanced theory in electronics, integrated circuits, microprocessors, and computer technology. Training also includes the fundamentals of digital computers and practical experience with test equipment. Laboratory experience is an integral part of the Program. The objective of this Program is to prepare graduates for entry - level positions, such as computer service technician; electronic laboratory technician; field service engineer; installation technician; electronic technician in communications, instrumentation, digital and computer electronics; and sales representative in the computer, electronics, electronic office equipment, and micro processing fields. This Program requires completion of a minimum of 92 credit hours, including any transfer credits that have been accepted. Program completion normally requires 18 months for full - time students. The Electronics and Computer Technology Degree Program is delivered in a system of six three - month quarters. Upon successful completion of all areas of this Program, graduates will be awarded an Associate of Applied Science Degree in Electronics and Computer Technology.

Career Possibilities(1)

COMPUTER SERVICE TECHNICIAN

ELECTRONIC LABORATORY TECHNICIAN

FIELD SERVICE ENGINEER

INSTALLATION TECHNICIAN

ELECTRONIC TECHNICIAN IN COMMUNICATIONS, INSTRUMENTATION, DIGITAL AND COMPUTER ELECTRONICS

SALES REPRESENTATIVE IN THE COMPUTER, ELECTRONICS, ELECTRONIC OFFICE EQUIPMENT, AND MICROPROCESSING FIELDS.

(1) Employment not guaranteed for students or graduates.

ACCREDITED LEARNING INSTITUTION

Remington College is accredited by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC).The Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC) is a recognized accrediting agency by the U.S. Department of Education.

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Financial Guidance

The process of deciding how to pay for your education can be an intimidating experience if you have never gone through it before. Fortunately, our financial aid representatives are on hand during the enrollment process to make sure you are aware of all of your options and have filled out the appropriate paperwork to ensure a smooth transition into your educational journey.
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Career Services

Our Career Services department works with our students and graduates to support them in their job search. From resume writing and interviewing techniques, to making connections with employers and holding job fairs, we provide support to current students and graduates.
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