The majority of the few schools in or near Richmond, VA, offering electronics technology studies are 2-year colleges. Based on academic programs offered, the following community college is considered a top school for electronics technology training:
- Winner: Southside Virginia Community College is a 2-year institution located near Alberta, VA, approximately 67 miles from Richmond. Students can pursue an Associate of Applied Science degree or a certificate in electronics technology.
|Category||Southside Virginia Community College|
|School Type||2-year, public*|
|Tuition & Fees (2014-2015)||$4,155 (in-state); $9,993 (out-of-state)**|
|Electronics Technology Programs Offered||Associate's or Certificate*|
|Undergraduate Graduation Rate (in 150% of normal degree time) for 2011 Entering Class||35%**|
|Noteworthy||Mid-Atlantic Broadband Scholarship program, tuition assistance and job placement programs are available.*|
Sources: *Southside Virginia Community College; **NCES College Navigator
Southside Virginia Community College
- Small size allows for individual attention in classroom and labs
- Electronics program is offered in two locations: Christanna Campus in Alberta and John H. Daniel Campus in Keysville
- Labs have been upgraded with state-of-the-art equipment
Southside Virginia Community College is located in Alberta, VA, in a rural area, and offers a 2-year degree program and certificate in electronics technology. Students have several elective courses to choose from, including Virtual Instrumentation (using NI LabVIEW™) , Audio Crossover and Filter Design, Digital Signal Processing, Electronic Test Equipment, Programmable Logic Controllers (PLCs), and others. Graduates of the associate's program may transfer to the bachelor's program in electrical engineering technology at Old Dominion University.