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Electronics Technology Career Training in Nashville

There are five schools within 50 miles of Nashville that have electronics technology degree programs. Read an overview of two schools' programs, and get statistical information about the schools to find out which one is right for you.

Nashville Schools Offering Electronics Technology Programs

Electronics technology and related programs can be found at universities, 2-year colleges and technical institutes in the Nashville, Tennessee area. Electronics technology training is often part of computer engineering, mechanical engineering, robotics, industrial engineering and telecommunications degree programs at the associate's and bachelor's degree levels. Some programs might include lab exercises in addition to classroom instruction.

One university and one community college in the Nashville area are discussed here. Read details about course topics, areas of concentration and degrees awarded at these schools. Find helpful statistics and other information about each school in the table as well.

  • Middle Tennessee State University is located about 32 miles southeast of downtown Nashville. Students at this university can complete electronics career training through the Department of Engineering Technology, which provides two bachelor's degree programs in this area.
  • Nashville State Community College, found within five miles of the downtown Nashville area, offers a 2-year degree program designed to train aspiring electronics technicians.

Comparison of Schools

All aspects of a school should be considered before you decide on an electronics technology career training program. Below is information regarding student population, tuition, acceptance rates, financial aid availability and retention and graduation rates for each school.

Middle Tennessee State University Nashville State Community College
School Type 4-year, public 2-year, public
Total Enrollment (2017) 21,913* 8,197*
Campus Setting Midsize city Large city
Undergraduate Tuition & Fees (2017-2018) $8,612 (in state)
$26,348 (out-of-state)*
$4,065 (in state)
$16,041 (out-of-state)*
% of First-Year Students Receiving Some Form of Financial Aid (2016-2017) 95%* 95%*
Acceptance Rate (2017) 59%* 100% (open admissions)*
Retention Rate (2016-2017) 76%* 49%*
Undergraduate Graduation Rate 44% (students began studies in Fall 2011)* 18% (students began studies in Fall 2014)*

Source: *NCES College Navigator

Middle Tennessee State University

Middle Tennessee State University serves more than 21,000 students in undergraduate and graduate programs. Three concentrations are available in electronics technology and related subjects, including those in computer and electro-mechanical engineering technology. Undergraduate programs are also available in pre-engineering, pre-architecture and construction.

Bachelor of Science in Engineering Technology - Computer Engineering Technology

After taking courses in engineering safety, electrical circuitry and engineering fundamentals, students learn how to design, troubleshoot and analyze computer hardware for general or specific engineering technology purposes. Digital circuits and microprocessor courses provide career training beyond the study of basic electrical circuit analysis.

Bachelor of Science in Engineering Technology - Electro-Mechanical Engineering Technology

This 4-year program has the same general requirements as the computer engineering technology program and covers topics in circuit analysis, engineering safety and industrial electricity. This bachelor's degree program provides career training for HVAC, industrial automation and robotics. Electronics technology courses include those in digital circuits and control systems.

Nashville State Community College

Students can attend Nashville State Community College to learn skills to work in power maintenance and engineering technology careers. Local businesses can also work with the college to create technology training programs suited to meet their needs.

Associate of Applied Science in Electrical Engineering Technology

The electrical engineering technology program prepares students for immediate entry into the workforce or for further study at a 4-year college. Students can pursue careers that include industrial technician, electrical engineer's aide and maintenance technician.

The curriculum begins with introductory courses in AC and DC circuits. Students go on to learn about industrial electronic controls, computer-aided design, fluid power systems, transformers and programmable logic controls. They also take on a capstone course in their final semester.


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