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Engineering and Electronics Technology

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What is Engineering and Electronics Technology?

The right combination of ingenuity and education can put you on the path to a lucrative career as an engineering technologist. Are you a problem solver who is curious about the way things work? OCTC's Engineering Technology program could be for you. Our students learn technical skills that prepare them to work in fields such as electronics, industrial automation, and computer maintenance. Our program combines exceptional classroom instruction with hands-on experience in our state-of-the-art facilities. Many of our graduates go directly into the workforce while others transfer to 4-year universities to pursue bachelor degrees.

What are my career choices?

Graduates have rewarding careers as engineering technicians, electronics technicians, automation and instrumentation specialists. These graduates work throughout the region at manufacturing facilities, businesses, power plants, and hospitals. They install high tech equipment, program programmable logic controllers (PLCs), and calibrate instrumentation.

What are my degree, diploma, or certificate options?

Associate in Applied Science Degree Options

  • Electronics: 62-64 credit hours
  • Industrial: 66-68 credit hours
  • Mechanical: 64-67 credit hours

Diplomas

  • Communications: 55-57 credit hours
  • Computer Maintenance: 52-55 credit hours 
  • Electronics: 51-53 credit hours
  • Industrial: 55-57 credit hours
  • Mechanical: 53-55 credit hours
  • Robotics and Automation: 55-57 credit hours

Certificates

  • Automation Technician: 19 credit hours
  • CAD Technician: 12-13 credit hours 
  • Communications Technician I: 27 credit hours
  • Computer Maintenance Technician: 17 credit hours
  • Electronics Tester: 13 credit hours
  • Electronics Technician I: 24 credit hours
  • Industrial Technician I: 17 credit hours
  • Industrial Technician II: 35 credit hours
  • Instrumentation Technician I: 18 credit hours
  • Maintenance Technician I: 27 credit hours
  • Mechanical Technician I: 17 credit hours
  • Robotics and Automation Technician : 39 credit hours

Specialization Courses

OCTC offers specializations in the Electronics and Industrial areas. These will require an additional 24 to 27 college hours or five to seven additional courses. These courses will be chosen by you and your advisor based on career choices. You will have the opportunity to earn several diplomas and certificates as they advance toward your degree.

For course sequence, see the program card.
For graduation requirements, see the below academic plans:

Additional Information

Length of Program

You can earn an associate in applied science degree in two years if you maintain full-time status.

This information should not be considered a substitute for the KCTCS Catalog. You should always choose classes in cooperation with your faculty advisor to ensure that you meet all degree requirements.

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Program Contact

Scott Hammonds
Engineering and Electronics Technology
Associate Professor
270.686.4459
scott.hammonds@kctcs.edu