Everett Electronics Technology Schools
Students looking to study electronics technology have a few college options within a 30-minute drive of central Everett, WA. This article gives details on three of those schools' programs and coursework requirements. There's a table of stats and characteristics for each institution as well, along with some info on a fourth school in the area offering a continuing education program.
- Edmonds Community College, the largest of the three profiled schools, is located 12.5 miles from downtown Everett and offers a basic electronics certificate.
- North Seattle College gives students the opportunity to earn a certificate in electronics technology. The school is about 22 miles from central Everett.
- Formerly known as Lake Washington Technical College, Lake Washington Institute of Technology is situated around 23 miles from Everett's downtown area. The school offers five certificate programs in the field.
Comparison of Schools
Campus environment, tuition and school type are all factors worth considering when deciding where to begin your college education. Use this table to compare facts and figures for each of the discussed schools.
|Edmonds Community College||North Seattle College||Lake Washington Institute of Technology|
|School Type||Four-year (primarily associate's); public||Four-year (primarily associate's); public||Four-year (primarily associate's); public|
|Total Enrollment (2017)||8,100*||6,259*||3,697*|
|Campus Setting||Large suburb||Large city||Large suburb|
|Tuition & Fees (2017-2018)||$3,822 in-state; $9,177 out-of-state*||$4,302*||$4,137 in-state; $9,486 out-of-state*|
|% of First-Year Students Receiving Any Form of Financial Aid (2017)||56%*||57%*||53%*|
|Acceptance Rate (2017)||N/A - open admissions||N/A - open admissions||N/A - open admissions|
|Retention Rate (2017)||N/A - Not reported*||N/A - Not reported*||N/A - Not reported*|
|Graduation Rate (for those who began their studies in 2011)||28%*||26%*||34%*|
Source: *National Center for Education Statistics
Edmonds Community College
Edmonds Community College is located in Lynnwood, Washington. The Computers, Electronics and Networks Department offers hands-on training and up-to-date lab equipment to students enrolled in its programs.
Basic Electronics Certificate - Engineering Technology
The basic electronics certificate program provides an introduction to building circuits, troubleshooting and solving electronics math problems. Additional subjects of study include soldering and cabling, microprocessor electronics and introductory robotics. Students earn this certificate as part of the associate's degree program in robotics and electronics technology; it is awarded after successfully completing the first year of the program. Students also have the option to continue on to a four-year program if they decide to complete the associate's program.
North Seattle College
North Seattle College was established in 1970 and offers an electronics technology certificate program designed to prepare students for immediate employment in the field.
Electronics Technology Certificate
This certificate program offers training for individuals interested in operating, troubleshooting and repairing electronic equipment. Students take courses in robotics, circuits, solid-state electronics, computer programming and technical writing. Credits earned in this program can be applied toward the associate's degree program in electronics technology at North Seattle College.
Lake Washington Institute of Technology
Lake Washington Institute of Technology is located in Kirkland, Washington. The electronics technology programs can prepare students for employment as electronics technicians or electronics installers, assemblers and troubleshooters. Lake Washington Institute of Technology offers electronics technician, digital electronics, manufacturing specialist, printed circuit board (PCB) design specialist and electronic automation certificate programs.
Electronics Technician Certificate of Proficiency
The electronics technician certificate program qualifies graduates for entry-level careers as electronics testers and assemblers, maintenance technicians, service telecommunications technicians and electronics technicians. The program consists of 85 credit hours and can be completed in five quarters. Graduates are eligible to take the Associate Certified Electronics Technician exam. Coursework covers semiconductors, electronic manufacturing processes and career planning.
Digital Electronics Certificate of Completion
The digital electronics certificate program is a relatively short program that introduces students to the foundations of current digital electronics technologies. Students are required to complete courses like introduction to electronics, electronics testing processes and digital electronics and microcontrollers. This program also includes a capstone experience. The program is 36 credits in length and can be completed in three quarters.
Certificate of Completion in Electronics - Manufacturing Specialist
The manufacturing specialist program prepares students for employment in the electronics manufacturing industry. The 20-credit curriculum includes courses in electronics manufacturing processes. This certificate program provides the necessary preparation for the IPC-A-610 and IPC/WHMA-A-620 certification examinations.
Certificate of Completion in Electronics Technology - PCB Design Technician
In this program, students learn to use the latest software for print circuit board (PCB) design applications. Students must complete 35 credit hours, which can be done in three quarters of study. Courses include data analysis, microprocessors, PCB layout and design along with a capstone course.
Electronic Automation Certificate of Completion
This 32-credit program introduces students to automated manufacturing systems. Students gain practical experience in the classroom working on and troubleshooting automated systems. Courses in the program include mechatronics, automation and electronic testing processes. Students can usually finish the program in three quarters.
Everett Community College, located a couple of miles from downtown Everett, also offers an electronics and troubleshooting certificate program through its Corporate and Continuing Education Center.