Electronics Engineering Degree Programs in Grand Rapids, MI

Electronics engineering degrees aren't available in Grand Rapids, MI, but there are three schools that offer electronics technology training within about 45 miles of the city's center. Read an overview of program requirements for the colleges to decide which one is right for you.

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Grand Rapids Electronics Technology Schools

Although electronics engineering programs aren't offered in Grand Rapids, students can study electronics technology at schools within an hour's drive of the city. Get information on the required coursework at three colleges, and then take a glance at the table that follows. 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 41 miles to the northwest of central Grand Rapids. It too offers an electronics technology associate's degree program.
  • Montcalm Community College has an associate's-level program in the field available to students at its campus, which is located roughly 46 miles from the downtown area of Grand Rapids.

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Comparison of Schools

The tuition rates at the profiled schools are fairly similar, but there could be 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 Montcalm Community College
School Type 2-year, public 2-year, public 2-year, public
Total Enrollment (2014) 15,668* 4,640* 1,832*
Campus Setting Midsize city* Small city* Rural*
Tuition & Fees (2015-2016) $3,051 in-district, $6,027 in-state, $8,715 out-of-state* $5,030 in-district, $8,430 in-state, $11,310 out-of-state* $3,540 in-district, $6,150 in-state, $8,580 out-of-state
% of Students Receiving Some Form of Financial Aid (2014) 71%* 78%* 65%*
Acceptance Rate (2016) Open admissions* Open admissions* Open admissions*
Retention Rate (2014) 58% (full time)* 58% (full time)* 55% (full time)*
Undergraduate Graduation Rate (Students began in 2011) 13%* 18%* 16%*

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 computers, servicing, and repair in commercial and industrial contexts. Hands-on experience in labs plays an important part of the program. The program is a 2-year, 63-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 bulk of the program is in electrical, electronic, and technology courses such as digital logic, microprocessor programming, communication electronics, and computer servicing.

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 a 19-credit arts and sciences core combined with 3 credits of drafting and 28 credits in electronics and electronic related topics, which include topics such as basic electronics, circuit analysis, circuit design, and microcomputer interfacing. Students also select 12 credits of electives to tailor their program to their individual goals. The program is intended to be completed in 2 years and successful students are positioned to continue on to a 4-year degree program in electronics technology.

Montcalm Community College

Montcalm Community College offers an associate's degree program which can typically be completed in 2 years. Students may then elect to enter the workforce or continue to a 4-year institution. In conjunction with Ferris State University, Montcalm Community College also offers a combination electronic technology and business administration program, which allows students to take 90 credits at MCC and 30 at Ferris, while earning both an associate's degree in electronic technology and a bachelor's degree in business administration.

Associate of Applied Science - Electronics Technology

The associate's degree program in electronics technology at Montcalm Community College is intended to prepare students to diagnose and repair problems in electronic systems of varying complexity. It begins with a 25-credit core in arts and sciences. Students also take 37 credits of electronics technology in a mixture of electronics and industrial electrical maintenance, and fill out their 2-year program with electives to focus on their area of greatest interest.

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