Meridian Community College
910 Highway 19 N,
Meridian, MS 39307
601-483-8241
1-800-MCC-THE-1

Electronics

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Associate of Applied Science
Larry Cook, Program Coordinator

An industrial electronic technician is involved in every phase of electronics. The technician typically works with the design engineer in the development stages, manufacturing and production, or in the maintenance and repair of electronic equipment.

Electronic technicians are expected to make and record measurements, analyze and interpret symptoms, and replace faulty parts. Operating varied pieces of test equipment, reading schematic diagrams, and tracing signals in circuits are also part of a technician’s responsibilities.

Progression: To meet graduation requirements for this program, students must successfully complete the specified courses listed below with a "C" average (grade point average of 2.00) or better. A grade of "C" or higher is required in each EET, ROT, TCT, or CST course to progress in the program.

Admission requirements, curriculum, and other program information subject to change.  See your program advisor/counselor for additional information.

Job Opportunities:

  1. Job opportunities directly related to our electronics Technology training program: Below is a list of career fields within the electronics industry that this program prepares graduates to go into at the entry level, to include:
    • Industrial Electronics technician
    • Digital Electronic technician
    • BioMed technician
    • Instrumentation technician
    • Slot Machine technician
    • Radar technician
    • Computer Service technician
    • Robotics technician
    • TMDE Repair and Calibration technician
    • Home Entertainment Equipment
    • Service/Repair technician
    • Quality Control technician
    • Control System technician
    • Statistical Process Control (SPC) technician
  2. Job opportunities indirectly related to our Electronics Technology training program: Below is a list of additional electronic fields closely related to our Electronics Technology program that this program prepares graduates to go into at the entry level, to include:
    • Telephone technician
    • Fiber Optic technician
    • Telecommunications technician
    • Broadcast Communications technician
    • Communications Electronics  technician
    • PBX  Service technician
    • Cell Site technician
    • Technical report writer
  3. Other related job opportunities: Basically, all of the career fields listed in 1 & 2 above are available in our armed forces, and thus become additional opportunities for our graduates, to include:
    • U.S. Army
    • U.S. Air Force
    • U.S. Navy
    • U.S. Marine
    • U.S. Coast Guard
    • National Guard
  4. This program also prepares students to continue their education at a 4-year college/university in pursuit of a Bachelors degree in electronics or telecommunications.

NOTE:  Just about every aspect of today's world involves electronics, from low-tech devices to the high-tech ones.  We use them in our private lives as well as in our professional ones.  The point being is that someone must service, install, troubleshoot, and repair these electronic devices.  Society's appetite for electronic devices most likely will continue to grow in the foreseeable future, and as the technologies behind these gadgets advance, job related careers will soar.   Industry's need for skilled electronic technicians will increase drastically as well due to increases in manufacturing of these items to meet demand.  Come join us at MCC in our Electronics Technology program and be a part of this future.