ELECTRONICS AND COMPUTER TECHNOLOGY

The Electronics and Computer Technology program prepares students for a variety of careers in technology, such as computing, networking, communications, process control and automation, robotics, biomedical, energy management, and transportation. The program develops knowledgeable and skilled technicians who implement electronic designs and perform tasks such as collecting, analyzing, and interpreting data, installing, maintaining, and troubleshooting various electronic systems. Students can acquire the associate level Certified Electronics Technician (CET) certification.

Certificates:

Automation Controls (19 credit hours = 2 semesters)

Short-term certificates are sequences of technical and professional courses that are industry focused and designed for workforce preparation. They provide access to targeted, short-term training in a discipline, and completers may sit for specific certification exams. Courses in certificate programs also apply toward technical certificates and associate degree programs in the subject area.

Completion of the Automation Controls Certificate leads to employment as a PLC and/or industrial maintenance technician. Certificate credits apply to an associate degree. Completion of the associate degree is required to sit for the Instrumentation Systems and Automation Society (ISA) Certification Exam.

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Technical Certificate (31-33 credit hours = 2 semesters)

The Technical Certificate in Electronics and Computer Technology can be earned on the way to acquiring the Associate of Applied Science degree in Electronics and Computer Technology or the Associate of Science degree in Electrical Engineering Technology. Many available jobs require advanced education beyond the high school diploma. The Technical Certificate program in Electronics and Computer Technology provides education in conceptual and technical skills for specific electronics/electrical occupations. The program content is designed to develop competency in the comprehension of general and technical skills. Certificate programs require mastery of basic reading, writing, mathematical and quantitative skills.

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Electives

Your advisor will help you select electives for your program. Statewide electives, Transfer General Education Core (TGEC) electives, and Transfer Cluster electives vary by degree.

Degrees:

Associate of Applied Science (60 credit hours = 4 semesters)

The Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degree in Electronics and Computer Technology will give you the knowledge and skills for career entry or advancement in a current job. Associate of Applied Science degree programs are two-year programs that prepare students for careers, career changes and career advancement. Students who need to take longer to complete the degree because of job or family obligations can take the program over a longer period of time. AAS programs may also prepare students for transfer to four-year institutions. These programs offer education in recognized technical areas and specialties with emphasis on analysis, synthesis and evaluation. The program content, which is approximately 30% general education and 70% professional/technical, provides depth and breadth in conceptual and professional/technical skills. The general education courses equip students with the problem solving, communications, scientific and mathematical skills to compete successfully in the job market. Professional/technical courses equip students with the skills to obtain employment and to advance in the workforce.

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Electives

Your advisor will help you select electives for your program. Statewide electives, Transfer General Education Core (TGEC) electives, and Transfer Cluster electives vary by degree.

NOTE: The number of credits required for a degree or certificate is based on students who are program-ready and does not include College Prep courses. Availability of degrees and certificates varies by campus.

The Electronics and Computer Technology program is offered at the following Ivy Tech campuses:

Bloomington
Central Indiana (Indianapolis)

Contact:
Dave Miller, Chair
(317) 921-4548
dmiller@ivytech.edu

East Central (Anderson)
Contact:

Deborah Ku
Program Chair
Anderson: 765-643-5745 ext. 1043
Muncie: 765-289-2291 ext. 1418
dku@ivytech.edu
Lafayette (Lafayette)
North Central (South Bend)

For more information contact Rahim Negahban, Associate Professor/ Program Chair at 574-289-7001, ext. 5396 or rnegahba@ivytech.edu.

Northeast (Fort Wayne)

Not offered.

Northwest (Valparaiso)
Wabash Valley (Terre Haute)

Regional Degree Offerings:

  • Associate of Applied Science (AAS) Degree
  • Associate of Science (AS) Degree

Contact:

Jeffrey Moore, Program Chair
812-298-2335
jmoore313@ivytech.edu

  • Lab Technician
  • Automated Process Technician
  • Electrical Technician
  • Communications Technician
  • Technical Sales Support
  • Test and Calibration Technician
  • Biomedical Equipment Technician
  • Computer/Networking Technician
  • Nanotechnology Support Technician

To learn more about careers and salaries in this field, check out the Career Pathway.