Electronics & Advanced Technologies

High-tech knowledge for high-demand jobs

We provide training for today's top jobs as well as careers in the high-growth industries of tomorrow. Students can choose from a variety of technical fields -- automation & robotics, nanoelectronics manufacturing, networking/computer electronics, and much more. Each area of study includes a well-rounded core of electronics and science courses. We offer Associate of Applied Science degrees and one-year certificates of electronics technology in the following areas:

  • Automation, Robotics, and Controls
  • Bioinstrumentation
  • Nanoelectronics Manufacturing
  • Networking & Computer Electronics
  • Electronics Technician
  • Engineering Technology

What skills can I gain and where can I work with this education?

Engineering Technology - While developing practical hands-on technician skills, students complete academic courses that can be transferred toward engineering programs found at 4-year colleges or universities.

Automation, Robotics, and Controls - Graduates are prepared to work as entry-level technicians tasked with calibrating and maintaining automated systems for a variety of industries, such as automotive, food and beverage, pharmaceutics, traditional energy and renewable energy, specialized manufacturing, and aeronautics.

Bioinstrumentation - Students are prepared to work as technicians on equipment used in medicine and biotechnology, which is typically found in hospitals, clinics, and biotech labs.

Nanoelectronics Manufacturing - Graduates are qualified to work as entry-level technicians or operators in semiconductor and nanoelectronic manufacturing. These workers process silicon wafers into computer chips in clean-room plants, in addition to recording quality control data and repairing equipment. Some semiconductor processes are now being used to make cutting-edge thin film solar panels.

Networking & Computer Electronics - Maintenance, troubleshooting and repair of local and wide area networks, data communications systems, and telecommunications technology are all covered in this program. Graduates are qualified to work as entry-level technicians.

Electronics Technician - Students are trained as entry-level general electronics technicians, which are needed in many industries including manufacturing, instrumentation, communications, and energy.

How long will it take to get a degree or certification?

Students typically take at least two years to complete an associate degree. Certificates usually take one year. They include fewer general education classes and are often preferred by people already working in the industry or those looking to update their skills and employability.

How do I get started at ACC and where can I find out about financial aid?

Visit ACC's future student's page for admissions information. The financial aid page has links for eligibility and applications.