School and Ranking Information
The Colorado Springs area is home to only two schools that offer programs related to electronics technology: one 2-year community college and one 4-year, private for-profit university. Based on school rankings, student population and number of degrees awarded, the following college is considered a top school in Colorado Springs for electronics technology studies:
- Winner: Pikes Peak Community College is located directly in Colorado Springs, CO. It is the only public school in the area providing programs in electronics technology. It is also the largest college in the area offering this type of program.
School Info Chart
|Category||Pikes Peak Community College|
|Ranking||#5 Best for Vets: 2-year Colleges (2014)*|
|Location||Colorado Springs, Colorado|
|School Type||2-year, public|
|Tuition & Fees (2013-2014)||Undergrad: $3,156 (in-state); $12,055 (out-of-state)**|
|Electronics Technology Degrees Offered||Associate's|
|Electronics Technology Degrees Awarded in 2012-2013||5**|
|Undergraduate Graduation Rate (in 150% of normal degree time) for 2010 Entering Class||14%**|
|Noteworthy||Accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools since 1975|
Sources: *Military Times magazine; **NCES College Navigator.
Pikes Peak Community College
- Individualized program planning available
- Campus facilities include computer and technical labs
- Internships provide hands-on training opportunities in a professional setting
Pikes Peak Community College (PPCC) serves a 3-county region with four campuses and more than 200 programs. Students can choose from associate's degree and certificate programs in topics as diverse as accounting, fire science and zoo keeping. PPCC's technical training programs, including the associate's degree program in electronics technology, are offered at the Centennial Campus.
Students in the Associate of Applied Science in Electronics Technology program receive comprehensive instruction on alternating current (AC) and direct current (DC) circuitry, motors and controls, solid state devices and digital devices. Other course topics, labs and projects cover sensors and transducers, microprocessors and programmable logic devices Students practice manual skills as well, such as wire, terminal and surface-mount soldering. Safety standards are emphasized throughout the program, along with a strong focus on troubleshooting. Prerequisites include algebra, basic trigonometry, physics and computer literacy, but these subjects may also be taken during the program.