Schools with TV and VCR Repair Programs: How to Choose

Dec 05, 2019

While many working repair technicians have only a high school diploma, earning a certificate or degree from one of the many technical, vocational or community colleges that offer electrical technology programs can help professionals land a job or enhance their existing skill sets. Programs mix hands-on learning with traditional classroom teaching.

10 Schools with Electrical Technology Programs

These schools offer undergraduate electrical technology programs.

College/University Location Institution Type Degrees Offered Tuition and Fees 2018-2019*
Southwestern College Chula Vista, CA Two Year, Public Associate $1,338 in-state, $6,602 out-of-state
Cayuga County Community College Auburn, NY Two Year, Public Associate $5,290 in-state, $9,948 out-of-state
Virginia Western Community College Roanoke, VA Two Year, Public Associate $5,355 in-state, $11,283 out-of-state
Northern Virginia Community College Annandale, VA Two Year, Public Associate $5,610 in-state, $11,618 out-of-state
Central Community College Grand Island, NE Two Year, Public Associate $6,816 in-state, $9,798 out-of-state (2016-2017)**
Stanly Community College Albemarle, NC Two Year, Public Associate $2,673 in-state, $8,817 out-of-state
Chabot College Hayward, CA Two Year, Public Certificate, Associate $1,142 in-state, $7,742 out-of-state
Union County College Cranford, NJ Two Year, Public Associate $5,140 in-district, $10,280 in-state, $10,280 out-of-state
Vermont Technical College Randolph, VT Two Year, Public Bachelor's $15,108 in-state, $27,780 out-of-state
Del Mar College Corpus Christi, TX Two Year, Public Associate $2,729 in-district, $4,029 in-state, $5,334 out-of-state

Sources: *National Center for Education Statistics and **school websites

School Selection Criteria

Students should consider the following when choosing an electrical technology program:

  • Associate degree programs typically take two years to complete and include general education requirements, while certificate programs can be completed in under a year and do not include general education courses.
  • Some programs may offer internship or apprenticeship opportunities that allow students to gain experience before entering the workforce.
  • Some programs allow for specializations in areas such as electrical wiring or instrumentation.

Certificate Programs

Certificate programs prepare aspiring TV and VCR repair technicians for entry-level work. Some programs require students to complete different electrical courses each semester and follow specified study tracks, and some offer specialization options in areas such as electrical wiring or instrumentation.

Associate Degree Programs

An associate's degree in electrical and instrumentation technology is designed to prepare students for careers repairing TVs, VCRs and other technology. Most associate degree programs put emphasis on troubleshooting of various electronic systems and offer different study tracks, including communications maintenance and industrial controls and automation.

Electrical technology programs are commonly available at the undergraduate degree levels. Prospective students should consider program length, specializations, and internship or apprenticeship opportunities when choosing a school.

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