School and Ranking Information
There are only a few schools in the Kansas City, Missouri, area that offer programs in electronics technology, and the majority of these schools are either for-profit institutes or located out of state. Based off of school type, program quality and job placement figures, Hillyard Technical Center, located roughly 48 miles away from Kansas City, MO, was picked as a top area school for electronics technology.
- Winner: Hillyard Technical Center is the only public school in Missouri within 25 of Kansas City to offer a program in electronics technology. It offers a certificate program in electronics technology that can be completed in about two years.
School Info Chart
|Category||Hillyard Technical Center|
|Location||Saint Joseph, MO|
|School Type||2-year; public|
|Tuition & Fees (2014-2015)||$6,162 (Total program cost)*|
|Electronics Technology Programs Offered||Certificate|
|Electronics Technology Degrees Awarded (all levels) in 2012-2013||2**|
|Undergraduate Graduation Rate (in 150% of normal degree time) for 2010 Entering Class||96%**|
|Noteworthy||Operated by the St. Joseph's Public School District; housed in a nine million dollar facility*|
Sources: *Hillyard Technical Center, **NCES College Navigator
Hillyard Technical Center
- 100% job placement for electronics technology graduates
- Teacher-to-student ratio is only 5 to 1
- High school students wishing to enroll are given preference if they can read at the 10th-grade level and have achieved at least a C grade in algebra
Hillyard Technical Center is a 2-year, public school that primarily offers certificate programs related to particular vocations. The school is accredited by the North Central Association Commission on Accreditation and School Improvement Association.
The 2-year electronics technology certificate program is designed to provide the training necessary to earn an entry-level job in electronics repair or electronics technology. During the first year of the electronic technology program, students gain a basic understanding of the principles of electricity and are instructed in the basics of various electronics equipment. During their second year, students complete more advanced training in electronic devices and circuits, fiber optics, semi-conductors, AC fundamentals, microcomputer repair principles and transistor amplifiers.