School and Ranking Information
Students seeking an electronics technology education in the Norfolk area have four schools to choose from, including two for-profit institutions and two public schools. Based on school rankings, student population and recognition of technological programs, the following college is considered a top school in Norfolk for electronics technology studies:
- Winner: Tidewater Community College is the largest postsecondary institution in Norfolk that offers programs in electronics technology. It awards both certificates and 2-year degrees in electronics engineering technology and electronics technology through its Engineering, Mathematics and Industrial Technologies Division.
School Info Chart
|Category||Tidewater Community College|
|Ranking||Ranked #14 among the top 100 associate's degree producers by Community College Week magazine (2014)*|
|School Type||2-year, public|
|Tuition & Fees (2013-2014)||Undergrad: $3,788 (in-state); $8,458 (out-of-state)**|
|Electronics Technology Levels Offered||Certificate and associate's degree|
|Electronics Technology Certificates and Degrees Awarded in 2012-2013||19**|
|Most Popular Electronics Technology Level in 2012-2013||Less than 1-year certificate (14 awarded)**|
|Undergraduate Graduation Rate (in 150% of normal degree time) for 2010 Entering Class||14%**|
|Noteworthy||Accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges|
Sources: * Tidewater Community College; **NCES College Navigator.
Tidewater Community College
- Some courses combine classroom instruction with hands-on lab experiences
- College has a formal agreement with Old Dominion University allowing students to transfer credits earned in the associate's degree program toward a bachelor's degree
- Day and evening classes available
Tidewater Community College is part of the Virginia Community College System and enrolls approximately 29,000 students each year. It is comprised of four campuses, all of which are located about 20 minutes away from each other. The school offers nearly 20 career study, certificate and degree programs in the fields of engineering and industrial technology, including programs in automotive technology, computer drafting, welding and electronics.
TCC offers a 4-semester certificate program in electronics engineering technology as well as a 2-year degree program. Electronics technology coursework includes AC and DC electronics, physics, calculus, digital circuits, amplifiers, microprocessors and solid-state circuits. The Associate of Applied Science in Electronics Technology program is a 68-credit hour program that requires the completion of general education courses, electives and fundamental studies in computer applications, engineering technology and trigonometry. Other required courses address AC and DC electronics, amplifiers, solid-state circuits, integrated circuits and digital circuits.