Arlington Electronics Engineering Technology Schools
A career in electronics engineering technology typically requires completion of at least an associate degree program. Students interested in entering this field can choose from a few different schools in the Arlington area. This article highlights the required coursework and topics in programs at three colleges. For even more info, it also includes a table of school stats and some details on a fourth institution in the area.
- Tarrant County College District offers an electronics engineering technology certificate and an associate degree in electronics technology with an emphasis in engineering technology. The campus is about 14 miles from central Arlington.
- Mountain View College, located roughly 17 miles from Arlington's downtown area, also has electronics technology associate's degree and certificate programs available.
- Situated about 32 miles from downtown Arlington, Richland College offers a certificate and associate's degree in engineering technology that allows students to concentrate in electronics.
Comparison of Schools
Finances are often a concern when choosing a college, and all of the profiled schools have similar tuition rates for in-district students. Get specifics on costs, as well as other facts like graduation rates and enrollment numbers, in the table below.
|Tarrant County College District||Mountain View College||Richland College|
|School Type||2-year, public||2-year, public||2-year, public|
|Total Enrollment (2017)||52,957*||10,220*||18,794*|
|Campus Setting||Large city||Large city||Large city|
|Tuition & Fees (2017-2018)||$1,593 in-district; $2,862 in-state; $6,885 out-of-state*||$1,770 in-district; $3,330 in-state; $5,220 out-of-state*||$1,770 in-district; $3,330 in-state; $5,220 out-of-state*|
|% of First-Year Students Receiving Any Form of Financial Aid (2017)||65%*||67%*||55%*|
|Acceptance Rate (2017)||Open admissions||Open admissions||Open admissions|
|Retention Rate (2017)||64% for full-time*||60% for full-time*||67% for full-time*|
|Undergraduate Graduation Rate (2014)||20%*||10%*||15%*|
Source: *NCES College Navigator
Tarrant County College District
Tarrant County College District (TCCD) is an associate degree-granting institution with five major campuses. The school's South campus offers electronics technology programs with a specialization in electronics engineering. TCCD's electronics programs prepare students to work as electronics technicians in maintenance and repair, manufacturing and installation.
Associate of Applied Science in Electronics Technology with a Concentration in Electronics Engineering Technology
This associate program provides comprehensive training that combines classroom lessons with extensive hands-on practice in state-of-the-art laboratories. Students enrolled in this program are required to take two physics courses, along with general education classes. Electronics engineering topics include circuit analysis, microprocessors, digital systems and engineering mechanics. TCCD also offers a shorter certificate program in electronics engineering technology that covers many of the same topics.
Mountain View College
One of several colleges in the Dallas County Community College District, Mountain View College (MVC) is a public school that serves residents of southwest Dallas County. Students can choose from technical certificate and associate degree programs.
Associate in Applied Sciences in Electronics Technology
MVC's 4-semester associate degree program includes electronic/engineering and general education courses. Topics include digital systems, solid state devices, computer technology, AC circuits and test equipment. Students learn to work with and troubleshoot digital systems. This program is also offered as a tech prep enhanced skills certificate.
Richland College is committed to providing programs that keep up with the latest technology. Also part of the Dallas County Community College District, Richland College consists of several schools, including the School of Engineering, Business & Technology, which has several engineering technology programs.
Associate in Applied Sciences in Engineering Technology with a Concentration in Electronics Technology
This 4-semester program covers core electronics topics and the fundamental principles of engineering technology. Students learn about mechanics and manufacturing, CAD (computer-aided design), fluid power, hydraulics and pneumatics, programming fundamentals, instrumentation test equipment and plane trigonometry. A 3-semester engineering technology certificate program with a concentration in electronics technology is also available, and many of the classes are the same as those in the associate program.
Other School Options
Students can also find electronics engineering technology programs at Collin County Community College District, located about 49 miles from downtown Arlington. That school offers both a certificate and an associate degree program in electronics engineering technology.