Top College in Tucson for Becoming an Electrician

Tucson, AZ, has few schools with programs for electrician studies. Find the best program for you by reading about one area school's program offerings and tuition info.

School and Ranking Information

Selections for an electronics program in Tucson are slim. However, farther north in the Mesa area, several schools offer programs for students who wish to become electricians. Based on available degree paths, exam preparation and low tuition costs, the following school is the top pick in the area for electrical technology programs.

  • Winner: Located roughly 90 miles northwest of Tucson in Mesa, Mesa Community College features associate's degree and certificate programs in electronics technology and electronics engineering.

School Info Chart

Category Mesa Community College
Location Mesa, AZ
School Type 2-year; public
Tuition & Fees (2013-2014) Undergrad: $1,974 (in-state); $7,758 (out-of-state)*
Electronics Technology Degrees Offered Certificate; Associate's
Electronics Technology Degrees Awarded (all levels) in 2012-2013 19*
Most Popular Electronics Technology Degree Level in 2012-2013 Associate's*
Undergraduate Graduation Rate (in 150% of normal degree time) for 2010 Entering Class 12%*
Noteworthy In 2012-2013, the job placement rate for certificate recipients was reported at 75%**

Sources: *NCES College Navigator, **Mesa Community College

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Mesa Community College

  • Graduates of any of the school's electronics technology programs can sit for the International Society of Certified Electronics Technicians (ISCET) exam
  • MCC's Associate of Applied Science in Electronics Technology is the only electronics program in Arizona that is certified by the Federal Aviation Administration
  • The community college works with Arizona State University - Polytechnic for transferability once students complete an associate's degree in electronics

Mesa Community College (MCC) has four campuses in the Mesa area. The college has a student-to-faculty ratio of 19:1 and enrolls more than 23,000 students, with 68% attending part time. MCC offers over 200 programs of study through 20 departments, and the programs for aspiring electricians are offered through the applied sciences and technology department.

The AAS in Electronics Technology program includes an extensive algebra-based curriculum as well as courses in communication systems, industrial safety and circuit analysis. The electronics engineering technology associate's program features more math and fewer electronics courses than the AAS in Electronics Technology program. The 33-credit-hour certificate program in electronics technology contains some of the same courses as the AAS in Electronics Technology, including an algebra/trigonometry course along with classes in microprocessors and computer programming.

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