The electronics field covers a wide variety of technologies, products and services. Online electronics programs are common at the undergraduate level and may result in an associate's degree in electrical engineering technology or a bachelor's degree in electronics technology. Programs prepare students to design, service, install, test and troubleshoot electronic components that may be included in security systems, aerospace equipment, telecommunications systems and automotive machinery.
|Online Availability||Online training is common|
|Majors with Electronics Courses||Electrical Engineering Technology, Electronics Technology|
|Degree Levels Available||Associate's, Bachelor's|
Associate's Degree in Electrical Engineering Technology
Associate's-level distance learning programs in electrical engineering technology provide students with foundational knowledge of electronics and circuit theory. These programs typically take four semesters or two years to complete.
Electronics-related associate's degree programs may include coursework in the following areas:.
- Electricity fundamentals
- Technical mathematics
- Electronic circuits
- Electronic measurements and instruments
- Quality control systems
- Pulse circuits
- Technical writing
Bachelor's Degree in Electronics Technology
Online bachelor's degree programs in electronics technology generally take four years of full-time study to complete. These programs expand on associate's degree programs and provide students with a thorough background in electronics, addressing digital and microprocessor systems, computer technologies, automation and control systems.
Coursework may include:
- Electrical circuits
- Digital circuits
- Communications systems
- Electrical power and machinery
- Electronic circuit fabrication techniques
- Alternate energy sources
Studying Electronics Online
Students enrolled in online electronics programs must have access to a reliable computer with high-speed connectivity to the Internet. Students are usually expected to stay in touch with their professors through e-mail, participate in online discussion boards, and depending on the school and program, complete assignments on the same timeline as students studying on campus.