Electrical Technologies Certificate
(Open Entry/Open Exit)
Do you like to make things come alive? Are you interested in learning how to read blueprints and schematics?
The Electrical Technologies certificate prepares you with entry-level knowledge and skills in electrical theory and circuitry.
Is this for me?
Consider a career as an electrical and electronics engineering technician if you are fascinated by how circuits or electronic devices work, if you enjoy evaluating products and diagnosing problems, and if you have an aptitude for design.
Electrical and electronics engineering technicians help engineers design and develop computers, communications equipment, medical monitoring devices, navigational equipment, and other electrical and electronic equipment. They often work in product evaluation and testing, and use measuring and diagnostic devices to adjust, test and make repairs. They are also involved in the manufacture and deployment of equipment for automation. Electrical and electronics engineering technicians work closely with electrical engineers. They work primarily in manufacturing settings, engineering services, the federal government, research-and-development laboratories, and the utilities industry.
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics Occupational Outlook Handbook, the 2016 median salary for electrical or electronics engineering technicians was $62,190 per year.
The Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts employment of electrical and electronics engineering technicians will grow two percent from 2016 to 2026, slower than the average for all occupations. Employment of these technicians is projected to decline in many manufacturing industries and in the federal government.