Electronics Technology Degrees and Certificates Opportunities


All students entering any of the Electrical/Electronic Technology A.A.S. Degree Programs must take the college placement test before enrolling in any electrical/electronics class. For those students entering only into a certificate program, assessment is not required. However,students are highly encouraged to take the assessment placement evaluation, and if necessary, enroll in appropriate courses to bring their skills to a level that will help ensure their success in later courses. 

Career Opportunities

Electronics Technology Program

  • General Purpose Electronic Technician
  • Electrical and Electronics Installer and Repairer, commercial and industrial equipment
  • Electronic Equipment and Systems Repairman
  • Electronic Equipment Manufacturing and Assembly
  • Radio and Telecommunications Equipment Installer and Repairer
  • Field Service Technician
  • Electronic Home Entertainment Equipment Installer and Repairer
  • Broadcast and Sound Engineering Technician

In addition to the above general categories of work, graduates from specialty certificate areas could be employed as:

Automated Manufacturing Electronics Program

  • Instrumentation Technician
  • Instrumentation Technologies and Mechanics
  • Industrial Control Systems Specialist
  • Industrial Electronics Repairman

Microcomputer Hardware Maintenance Program

  • Prepared to take the A+ Certification Exam
  • Computer Repair Technician
  • Computer Service Technician
  • Computer, Automated Teller, and Office Machine Repairer
  • Customer Service Technician

Industrial Electrician Program

  • Electrical Repair Technician
  • Electrical and Electronics Installer and Repairer, commercial and industrial equipment
  • Industrial Electrician
  • Industrial Maintenance Electrician
  • Industrial Electrical Equipment Repairman
  • Industrial Electrician Maintenance Specialist
  • Electrical Equipment and Systems Repairman

Electrical Technology Certificate

  • General Purpose Residential and Commercial Electrician
  • Electrician and Electrical Helper
  • Electrical Apprentice
  • Wind and Solar Power Apprentice

Electrical Design and Management Program

  • Electrical Systems Designer
  • Lighting Designer
  • Electrical Estimator
  • Electrical CAD Drafter
  • Electrical Sales Technician
  • Electrical Inspector
  • Insurance Representative
  • Electrical Construction Project Manager
  • Emerging Green Occupations (Design and installation of solar panels; design and maintenance of wind energy; design of electrical systems and lighting for LEED-certified buildings)


For information on the Electrical/Electronic Technology Program, contact Program Coordinator Mark Bosworth at 618-235-2700, ext. 7457 (Sam Wolf Granite City Campus) or mark.bosworth@swic.edu.