(Jackson County Campus)
Electronics Technology is an instructional program that prepares individuals to support electrical engineers and other professionals in the design, development, and testing of electrical circuits, devices, and systems. Included are instruction in model and prototype development and testing systems analysis and integration including design, development of corrective and preventive maintenance techniques; application of engineering data; and the preparation of reports and test results.
The purpose of the Electronics Technology curriculum is to provide instruction necessary for a student to become a competent electronic technician. A graduate of this curriculum will be eligible for entry-level employment into any of the options in electronics and will be capable of correlating the activities of scientific research, engineering, and production for a wide variety of occupational fields. A graduate of the Electronics Technology curriculum will possess the capability of working and communicating directly with engineers, scientists, and other technical personnel in their specialized area.
The curriculum for Electronics Technology was developed with the use of the competencies and objectives as prepared by the Electronic Technicians Association, International (2004), as recommended by the National Coalition for Electronics Education (NCEE) and the ETA’s Associate C.E.T. Exam Development Committee for Basic Electronics.
This program leads to an Associate in Applied Science Degree and is preparatory for employment upon graduation from MGCCC. Where a transfer to a senior college or university is desired, a conference should be scheduled with a community college counselor for advisement.
All students completing a career or technical program must complete either the MS-CPAS (Mississippi Career Planning and Assessment System) or an MGCCC Board- approved Technical Attainment Assessment where applicable. See your advisor for further details.