Electronics Engineering Technology

We live in a world of technology. Tech-savvy problem-solvers are in high demand. Our students get practical, hands-on experience while learning the theory behind circuits, computer systems, and wireless communications. They master troubleshooting at the component level and do problem-solving on complex systems. Experiences range from assembling circuit boards (hardware) to programming microcontroller systems (software). Our learning environment develops the skills needed to work safely and responsibly as an engineering technician, to function effectively in teams, and to provide technical leadership in organizations. Our instructors bring real-world experience into the classroom and lab. Our graduates typically find employment in developing and testing new electronic components for the latest mobile devices, deploying next-generation telecommunications infrastructure, or supporting highly-automated manufacturing operations.

Credentialing Options

Career Opportunities

Electronics Engineering Technology

Frequently Asked Questions

You will need to follow the general enrollment process for GTCC, found here.  During the advising process you will have the opportunity to indicate your desire to study within this curriculum. Your advisor will help you sign up for the specific courses you need.

Chad H. Phillips, Instructor

Yes, Financial aid is available if you qualify. Please visit the Financial Aid web page or contact the Financial Aid office at 336-334-4822. Select option 3.

Several universities in North Carolina offer transfer opportunities for graduates of our Electronics Engineering Technology degree program. These programs lead to bachelor’s degrees in technical fields like Electrical Engineering Technology and Industrial Technology. If you intend to transfer, it is important to work with your advisor at GTCC to maximize transfer credit and preparation for your upper-level coursework.

The Associate in Applied Science in Electronics Engineering Technology degree program emphasizes the theory and hands-on skills needed for technical employment in local industries. When you graduate from our two-year program, you are prepared to enter employment as an Electronics Engineering Technician.

The Associate in Engineering degree emphasizes mathematics and natural sciences. The two-year Engineering Transfer Program is preparation for another two years at an engineering school to earn a bachelor’s degree, which is generally required to enter the engineering profession.

The Mechatronics Engineering Technology program, here at GTCC, is based on some of the same fundamentals as the Electronics Engineering Technology degree program. Mechatronics places less emphasis on component-level work and focuses more on a system-level perspective. Also, mechatronics lacks coverage of topics like wireless communications and photonics. Mechatronics focuses on an automated manufacturing environment.

The Electrical Systems program, here at GTCC, is based on some of the same fundamentals as the Electronics Engineering Technology degree program. However, Electrical Systems focuses on the construction environment and the skills that are associated with the job of an electrician.

Meet with an advisor in the EET department before registering for your first term. If this is not possible, be aware of the following:

  1. You must take ELC131 in your first fall semester. This course is an important prerequisite for later courses. The two-year time frame for completion BEGINS with ELC131 in the fall semester.
  2. Get started on your required math and English courses immediately. Working through these courses will help you with your electronics and general education courses.

If you plan to transfer to a 4-year university, even if this is only a remote possibility, you should take the MAT171- MAT 172 sequence and PHY151.

If you are fairly certain that you will not be transferring, then MAT121-MAT122 and PHY131 will be adequate for completing the Electronics Engineering Technology degree program.

Transfer opportunities vary widely. Familiarize yourself with the degree requirements and transfer procedures at the institution you plan to transfer and discuss these requirements with your advisor at GTCC.