Electronic Technology

Associate of Applied Science in Electronic Technology

electronic_technologyview_robo_blogtestimonialsWhat is Electronic Technology?

Electronics Technology is a growing industry that is expanding rapidly into many areas within telecommunications, biotechnology and automation. Industry and businesses rely on electronics technology for creating, manufacturing, and maintaining industrial machinery and processes. Companies can reduce costs and increase output by hiring electronics technology experts to implement robotics, automation, programming and analysis of manufacturing processes.

Why pursue a career in Electronic Technology?

Today’s booming industrial sectors – telecommunications, medical equipment, control systems, automotive systems, navigational systems, and consumer appliances – all require trained electronics technology professionals to build, maintain, and repair technical infrastructures. As the mechanization of industrial processes continues to advance, businesses need qualified technicians familiar with electrical systems to grow. From circuits to microprocessors, soldering to controller programming, electronic technology graduates know how to build, maintain and innovate the devices that society relies upon such as mobile phones, home theaters, appliances, robotics, etc.

The Electronic Technology program prepares students for occupations as Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technicians, Electronics Engineering Technicians, and related careers. Find related occupational information on the U.S. Department of Labor's O*NET website.

SOC Codes (Standard Occupational Classification) related to Electronic Technology careers: 17-3023.00 & 17-3023.01


The Associate of Applied Science in Electronic Technology program at Fountainhead College of Technology is a comprehensive training program in electronic technology. It provides 68 semester credit hours of instruction, 22 of which are devoted to laboratory work. Classes average 22.5 hours of instruction per week.  Computer-based training is used to enhance learning. Day classes meet 20 hours per week for four semesters (60 weeks) of instruction. Evening classes meet 16 hours per week for four semesters (60 weeks or 16-months).

Fountainhead has been teaching electronics for over 60 years and is well known as a leader in electronics education. The Electronics Technology program prepares students for the needs and demands of business and industry in today's world. Students learn the basics of electronics, troubleshooting and repair skills they need to keep up with rapid changes in technology. Students learn mechanical, hydraulic, pneumatic, thermal and optical devices and systems, as well as circuit and system analysis. Students also take courses that cover electronic circuitry, solid state, wireless and biomedical technologies, as well as digital devices and controller programming.

Common Job Titles

Electronics Technology graduates can compete for entry-level positions such as:

Electronics Technician, Field Service Engineer, Biomedical Engineering Technician, Engineering Associate, Field Service Technician, Installation Technician, Instrument Technician, Telecommunications Technician and Test Technician, Installation Specialist, Instruments and Systems Sales and Research and Development


Typical Course Outline
Associate of Applied Science in Electronic Technology
BE201 Fundamentals of DC Circuits 4
BE202 Fundamentals of AC Circuits 4
BE203 Solid State Devices & Circuits 3
CF201 Digital Math & Logic Circuits 3
CF304 Micro-controllers 3
Total Semester Hours 17
IE301 Sensing Devices & Circuits 3
IE302 Control Systems & PLCs 3
IE303 Control Systems & PLCs 3
AP301 Applied Physics 4
IE304 Robotics: Hydraulic, Pneumatic 3
AM301 Applied Math for Technicians 1.5
Total Semester Hours 17.5
BC205 A+ Essentials 4
BC206 A+ IT Technician 3
BC207 Introduction to Linux 3
BC204 Introduction to Networking 5
AM302 Applied Math for Technicians II 1.5
Total Semester Hours 16.5
CS301 Communications, AM & FM Techniques 3
CS302 Communications Systems & Circuits 3
VS301 Video Electronics, Systems 3
EP301 CET Exam Preparation 2
PD203 Professional Development 3
CF302 Microprocessors & Microcomputers 3
Total Semester Hours 17

Lecture: 46 Semester Credit Hours

Lab: 22 Semester Credit Hours

Needed to Graduate: 68 Semester Credit Hours

Semesters may be offered out of the sequence shown.


The Associate of Applied Science in Electronic Technology program is designed to provide training in the fundamentals of electronics, including math processes, and the skills of troubleshooting and repair necessary to obtain entry-level employment and to experience growth in the industry. Mechanical, hydraulic, pneumatic, thermal and optical devices and systems are presented, as are circuit and system analysis, higher mathematics and personal development instruction. Hands-on experience with computer software is provided.


Electronic Technicians Association (ETA)


The Associate of Applied Science in Electronic Technology will be conferred upon students who successfully complete the academic requirements and fulfill financial obligations.

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