School and Ranking Information
Tulsa, OK, is home to only two postsecondary institutions that have programs relating to electrical technology, with one of those being a for-profit school. Based on school type, student population and ranking, the following college is considered a top Tulsa school for electrical technology programs:
- Winner: Tulsa Community College is the only public school located in the city that offers studies in electrical technology. It is also the largest institution in terms of enrollment that provides these types of programs. Students can pursue a certificate or a 2-year degree in the closely related area of electronics technology.
School Info Chart
|Category||Tulsa Community College|
|Ranking||#24 among national community colleges in number of associate degrees awarded*|
|School Type||2-year, public|
|Tuition & Fees (2013-2014)||Undergrad: $2,606 (in state); $7,048 (out-of-state)**|
|Electrical Technology Programs Offered||Certificate and associate's degree|
|Electrical Technology Certificates and Degrees Awarded in 2012-2013||24**|
|Most Popular Electrical Technology Award in 2012-2013||Certificate (14 awarded)**|
|Undergraduate Graduation Rate (in 150% of normal degree time) for 2010 Entering Class||14%**|
|Noteworthy||Largest community college in Oklahoma*|
Sources: *Tulsa Community College; **NCES College Navigator
Tulsa Community College
- Electrical technology studies combine classroom and hands-on lab experiences
- Credits transferable to many universities in Oklahoma
- Electronics technology option in the associate's degree program prepares graduates to take Certified Engineering Technician exams administered by the Institute for Certification of Engineering Technicians
Tulsa Community College (TCC) is a public school with four campuses in the Tulsa area. These campuses are referred to as West, Northeast, Southeast and Metro. The college enrolls well over 18,000 students in more than 200 associate's degree and certificate programs. TCC's Mathematics and Engineering Technology Division houses the Electronics and Electrical Engineering Department, which contains a certificate and two associate's degree programs in electronics technology, all of which provide coursework in electrical technology.
With no general education courses, the Certificate in Electronics Technology program contains 19-23 credit hours of electronics courses plus a 4- to 6-credit math course. Students explore courses covering basic electricity principles, DC and AC circuit analysis and amplifiers. Elective courses include automation control, programmable control, hydraulics and digital circuits. Options are offered in alternative energy, electrical substation technology and biomedical equipment technology.
The Associate in Science in Electronics Technology program prepares students to work with engineers on a multitude of projects. In addition to general education requirements, students complete courses in AC and DC circuit analysis, digital circuits, amplifiers, programmable controls, wireless communications and electronic design, plus one computer information systems course. In addition to the same three options offered in the certificate program, 2-year degree students can also pursue options in nanotechnology, electro-mechanical manufacturing and electronics technology.
The Associate in Applied Science in Electronics Technology program is aimed for students who want to directly enter the workforce rather than pursue further education. The program consists of 61-66 credit hours, but almost half of those credits are technical courses. These technical courses are similar to those taken in the A.S. in Electronics Technology program. Students also choose among electives such as microprocessors, electronic design, hydraulics, alternative energy and nanotechnology.