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Electronics Engineering Technology Programs

Offered at: FRCC - Boulder County Campus

From computers and the internet to smart phones and smart houses, electronics play a major role in our lives. This degree will prepare students for a career in a wide range of electronics positions in high-tech industries such as aerospace, medical equipment, defense, energy, quality instruments, food and brewing, and commercial products.

We offer two paths in EET training:

  • A two year A.A.S degree in Electronics Engineering Technology
  • Three progressive shorter-term certificates

Electronics Engineering Tech Degree

A.A.S Electronics Engineering Technology

61 credits
(4 semesters)

This Electronics Engineering Technology degree prepares students to be highly proficient in the use of standard electronic test equipment such as oscilloscopes, digital multimeters, function generators, and power supplies. Students explore electronics fundamental theories, applications, troubleshooting, and interact with electronic devices and systems in hands-on lab activities and computer simulation.

Courses include instruction in the fundamentals of DC and AC electricity, robotics, programmable logic controllers (PLCs) and automated controls, digital logic and microprocessors, and RF power systems.

Electronics Engineering degree: See required courses and descriptions.

Offered at Boulder County campus only

What You Will Learn

Upon completion of the Electronics Engineering Technology degree you will be able to:

  1. Analyze and implement basic analog and digital electronic circuits used in communication, control, computing, audio, and other applications.
  2. Interface computers or microcontrollers to sensors, actuators, displays, and other Internet-of-Things devices, and perform associated programming.
  3. Program and integrate industrial robots into a manufacturing work flow.
  4. Maintain, install, modify, and troubleshoot industrial control circuits and automated systems.
  5. Install and troubleshoot automated systems that include Programmable Logic Controllers (PLCs).
  6. Wire industrial motors and associated control circuits, including variable-frequency drives.
  7. Read and interpret prints and schematics used in the electrical industry.
  8. Properly and safely use test equipment in the troubleshooting, repair, and calibration of electrical, instrumentation, and automation control systems.
  9. Perform and document routine maintenance, calibration, and repair of electronic equipment and systems.
  10. Work safely and professionally in a diverse, cross-functional team environment in an industrial setting.

Electronics Certificates

These three electronics certificates are designed to be completed as a sequence, starting with Basic Electronics.

Electronics Assembly

14 credits
(1 semester)


In this certificate program students learn and practice soldering skills, electronic assembly skills, and the ability to read industrial prints. Students also study the basic math skills required to work in the electronics field. This program prepares students for entry-level careers in electronics manufacturing that require print reading skills, safety, electronic assembly, and fundamentals of DC/AC. 

Electronics Assembly certificate: See required courses and descriptions.

Offered at Boulder County campus only


Basic Electronics 

30 credits
(2 semesters)


The Basic Electronics certificate prepares students for entry-level careers in electronics manufacturing that require DC/AC electrical knowledge, print reading, and electrical assembly and wiring skills. Students also learn about industrial wiring, motors and control, digital systems, and operational amplifiers.

Basic Electronics certificate: See required courses and descriptions.

Offered at Boulder County campus only

Electronic Systems & Automation

18 credits
(2 semesters)


This certificate program is designed for students who have completed the Basic Electronics Certificate, and prepares them for entry-level careers in industrial automation and robotics. Students study Programmable Logic Controllers, microprocessors, solid state electronic devices, radio frequency (RF) systems, industrial robotics and automated manufacturing systems. 

Electronic Systems & Automation certificate: See required courses and descriptions.

Offered at Boulder County campus only


What Can I Do with an Electronics Engineering Technician Degree?

Electronics technicians assist engineers in designing, testing and repairing electrical equipment used in manufacturing. They may work on computers, communications equipment, medical monitoring devices, navigational equipment, and other electrical and electronic equipment. They often work in product evaluation and quality control, and use measuring and diagnostic devices to adjust, analyze, and repair equipment. They are also involved in the manufacture and deployment of equipment for automation. Problem solving skills are key as technicians study diagrams, read gauges, and take measurements. 

What Does an Electro-Mechanical Technician Do?

Electro-mechanical technicians combine their knowledge of mechanical technology and electrical control circuits. They operate, test, tune and maintain unmanned, automated, robotic or electro-mechanical equipment.

Engineering Technician Salaries

Jobs Entry Average Experienced
Electrical & Electronics Engineering Technician
Electro-Mechanical Technician  $52,222 $68,796 $77,083
Other Engineers $72,050 $113,676 $134,490

Colorado Department of Labor and Employment (20)

Center for Integrated Manufacturing

Our Electronics Engineering Technology Program is offered at FRCC’s new, state-of-the-art Center for Integrated Manufacturing, located in Longmont, Colorado, near our Boulder County Campus.

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