Minnesota offers limited electronics engineering certificate programs, but students can still find a related certificate or diploma programs at a few 2-year colleges around the state. Consisting of classroom instruction and laboratory experiences, diploma programs are more prevalent than certificate programs. Students of some Minnesota-based programs may need to satisfy prerequisite course requirements. Others may qualify to transfer to degree programs after completing their current studies. Descriptions of these educational options are included below, along with a table that compares tuition rates at a glance.
Anoka Technical College
Students can pursue electronics engineering programs from this college, located in Anoka. Available programs include a special electronics technician and electronic controls technician Associates of Applied Science programs. The required courses vary by program, but several programs include laboratory courses. Some courses may transfer to an applicable degree program.
Hennepin Technical College
Hennepin Technical College is located in Brooklyn Park. Upon successful completion of the program, students earn an electronics technology diploma. Course topics for the program include industrial controls, troubleshooting computers, diodes and rectifiers, troubleshooting and digital logic.
Lake Superior College
Lake Superior College, located in Duluth, offers an electronic technology diploma. Students are able to pursue courses such as microcontrollers, media and cabling, automation controllers and systematic troubleshooting. Prerequisites in English, reading, and math must be satisfied for admission into the program. The program consists of 60 credit hours.
School Comparison: At a Glance
|School Name||School Type & Setting||Electronics Engineering Certificates Offered||Undergraduate Tuition & Fees (2018-2019)|
|Anoka Technical College||2-year; public; large suburb|| Special Electronics Technician AAS,
Electronic Controls Technician AAS
|Hennepin Technical College||2-year; public; large suburb||Electronics Technology Diploma||$5,248*|
|Lake Superior College||2-year; public; small city||Electronic Technology Diploma||$5,166*|
Source: *NCES College Navigator.