Grand Rapids Electronics Technology Schools
Although electronics engineering programs aren't offered in Grand Rapids, students can study electronics technology or electrical engineering at schools within about 35 miles of the city. Get information on the required coursework at three colleges, and then take a glance at the table. It features statistics and facts on the schools that might help you narrow down your options.
- Grand Rapids Community College, less than a mile from downtown Grand Rapids, offers an associate's degree in electronics technology.
- Another choice is Muskegon Community College, about 32 miles from central Grand Rapids. It too offers an electronics technology associate's degree program.
- Grand Valley State University has a bachelor's degree in electrical engineering. This school is located about 14 miles from city center, in Allendale.
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Comparison of Schools
Besides tuition, find out the other differences that might impact your education decision. Take a look at this table to get info on-campus settings, enrollment numbers and more.
|Grand Rapids Community College||Muskegon Community College||Grand Valley State University|
|School Type||2-year, public||2-year, public||4-year, public|
|Total Enrollment (2017)||14,269*||4,311*||25,049*|
|Campus Setting||Midsize city*||Small city*||Large suburb*|
|Tuition & Fees (2017-2018)||$3,487 in-district, $6,945 in-state, $10,081 out-of-state*||$5,550 in-district, $9,190 in-state, $12,310 out-of-state*||$11,994 in-state, $17,064 out-of-state|
|% of Beginning Undergraduate Students Receiving Some Form of Financial Aid (2017)||67%*||84%*||86%*|
|Acceptance Rate (2017)||Open admissions*||Open admissions*||81%*|
|Retention Rate (2016-2017)||57% (full time)*||62% (full time)*||83% (full time)*|
|Undergraduate Graduation Rate'||14% (Students began in 2014)'*||16% (Students began in 2014)*||65% (Students began in 2011)'*|
Source: *NCES College Navigator
Grand Rapids Community College
The electronics technology program gives GRCC students the opportunity to learn how to install and maintain a wide range of electronic and computer equipment. Such equipment may be found in manufacturing, industry, business, and increasingly in the home.
Associate in Applied Arts and Sciences - Electronics Technology
Students in electronics technology study mathematics, electrical and electronic theory, circuit and system design, digital circuits and electronic servicing. Hands-on experience in labs plays an important part of the program. The program is a 2-year, 60-credit plan which leads to an associate's degree and can prepare students to continue on to a 4-year college. In addition to a core of liberal arts and sciences courses, the program also offers coursework in three tracks: electronics technology, biomedical electronics and computer electronics.
Muskegon Community College
Muskegon Community College offers a program leading to an associate's degree in electronics technology. Students completing the program are exposed to the skills and knowledge necessary to install, maintain and repair electronic equipment in businesses, homes, manufacturing sites and in portable applications.
Associate of Applied Science - Electronics Technology
The associate's degree program consists of 13-15-credit hours of general education requirements and 26 credits in electronics and electronic related topics, which include topics such as basic electronics, programmable controllers, digital electronics, and industrial electronics systems. Students also select 18-20 credits of electives to tailor their program to their individual goals. Once the degree in finished, students may have the opportunity to transfer to a four-year school.
Grand Valley State University
This school offers students the chance to get their career started as an avionics engineer, power engineer, network engineer, electronics engineer, electrical engineer or a digital system engineer. Students can enroll in a bachelor's degree program in electrical engineering.
Electrical Engineering, B.S.E.
This program is designed to prepare students for careers as electrical engineers or further their studies with a master's degree. Coursework for the bachelor's program includes circuit analysis, signals and systems, applied electromagnetics and digital systems. Study abroad opportunities are available through this program and students can participate in three semesters of paid co-op education with domestic and international engineering companies. Students begin this program at the Allendale campus, and the upper level courses take place at the Robert C. Pew Grand Rapids Campus, which is locate in downtown Grand Rapids.