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Electronics Technology Program

Step into the future, start your career or expand it by immersing yourself in COD’s Electronics Technology program. This inexpensive, high-quality program exposes students to innovative equipment in state-of-the-art facilities.

The program offers associate degrees and certificates in Electronics Engineering Technology and in Biomedical Engineering Technology. Electronics technology courses include the fundamentals of electronics and electricity, digital electronics, biomedical engineering technology, manufacturing electronics, industrial automation and renewable energies. Enjoy small class sizes and personalized instruction while you study to be multi-functional technicians.

Students in this program can take advantage of COD’s articulation agreements with several universities, enabling them to transfer credits and save on tuition when they are ready to transfer.

Paid internships are widely available so COD graduates get exposure to real-world requirements. Students will also benefit from a comprehensive job placement service when they are ready to seek employment.

Determine Your Path

The electronics industry remains an exciting area to seek employment, and COD’s practical program meets the needs of the 21st century workforce and industry.

Whether you are preparing for a career in electronics, planning to transfer to a four-year baccalaureate-granting institution, or updating your skills, College of DuPage has the right program for you. We offer:

  • Dedicated instructors with years of practical industry experience, certification, and licensing.
  • Instruction in top-notch facilities and on cutting-edge equipment.
  • Flexible schedules with day, evening, weekend and online learning.
  • Practical, hands-on experience as well as classroom-based studies.
  • Affordable programs that get you on the fast track to success without breaking the bank.
  • Partnerships with area firms prepare students and workers for employment and advancement through industry-led projects.
  • An Advisory Committee made up of industry professionals ensures that College of DuPage’s Electronics program offers up-to-date training on equipment and in skills that are relevant and in demand by today’s employers.
  • Dual credit agreements offer high school students a head start on their higher education and career goals.

Electronics Engineering Technology

The Electronics Engineering Technology Associate in Applied Science degree is designed to provide the student with fundamentals of electricity and electronics, including digital electronics and microcomputers, specialized manufacturing electronics, industrial automation and electronic communications.

Biomedical Engineering Technology

The Biomedical Engineering Technology Associate in Applied Science degree program prepares students for careers as biomedical equipment technicians, (also known as biomedical engineering technicians) in hospitals, health agencies, businesses and industries that manufacture and maintain electronic and biomedical instrumentation equipment.

Advanced Electronics Technology

The Advanced Electronics Technology certificate prepares students for an entry-level electronics and electricity technology position with basic skills and competencies in the field of analog and digital electrical and electronic devices.

Electronics Technology

The Electronics Technology certificate provides the student with fundamentals of electricity and electronics, including digital electronics and microcomputers, specialized manufacturing electronics, industrial automation and electronic communications.

Industrial Controls and Automation

The Industrial Controls and Automation certificate combines electronics knowledge and electro-mechanical skills. The certificate incorporates hands-on learning where practice follows theory in the lab environment.

Renewable Energy Technology

The Renewable Energy Technology certificate is intended to train technicians in the field of electronics, electricity, mechanics, and computers related to the applications in the field of renewable and green energies.

COD Stories

Maria Rivera

"The Electronics Technology program is challenging and interesting, and COD has incredible, caring staff that assists students every step of the way." - Maria Rivera

Maria's COD Story

Get Started Today

The first step to getting started in electronics technology is to apply for admission.

Academic and Career Pathways give you a roadmap to achieving your career goals. Follow a pathway based on your degree that outlines which classes you need to take and when so you graduate on time or move on to the next phase in your career.

Electronics Technology Program graduates will:

  • Describe the scientific principles that apply to the basic flow of electricity and explain the function of various materials used as conducting, semiconducting, and insulating devices in the construction of standard electrical/electronic circuits.
  • Identify the basic tools and test equipment used to construct, troubleshoot, and maintain standard electronic circuits and systems.
  • Explain the construction and application of standard circuit configurations and identify the component types and connections used to build functioning electronic circuits.
  • Describe the appearance and general operating principles of multiple electronic components and electrical devices such as capacitors, resistors, inductors, semiconductors, integrated circuits (ICs), generators, motors, and transformers.
  • Identify and describe the applied electronics principles used to develop circuitry and circuit-systems used for radio, television, fiber optic, laser, computer, and microprocessor devices.
  • Communicate effectively in oral, written, and graphical forms.
  • Collaborate effectively, individually and as a member of a team.
  • Demonstrate a high standard of professional ethics and are cognizant of social concerns as they relate to the practice of engineering technology.
  • Appraise their education against the new developments in the field of Electronics and engage in the process of lifelong learning.

 

College of DuPage has several electronics technology transfer agreements in place with four-year colleges and universities to save you time, money and make the transfer process easier.

Many of these agreements with other colleges and universities have specific course requirements and a pre-determined course plan that needs to be followed to be eligible to transfer. Contact a program faculty member or academic advisor to learn more as course requirements vary by institution.

 

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