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Prospective electronics technology students in Florida can choose from associate's degree programs in electronics engineering technology or engineering technology programs with a specialization in electronics. They are found at several 2- and 4-year colleges in the state.
Some are designed for transfer into bachelor's degree programs. Students receive hands-on education through their laboratory hours and cooperative work experiences. Florida currently has nine schools that offer electronics technology-related associate's degree programs.
Eastern Florida State College
Eastern Florida State College, located in Cocoa, has an associate's degree program in engineering technology with a concentration in electronics. This 60-credit-hour program prepares students for entry-level positions in the manufacturing or technology industries. Courses include electronics, AutoCAD fundamentals, digital and circuit fundamentals, and analog circuits and devices. Students also complete general education courses like speech communication, algebra and communications.
Fort Lauderdale's Broward College offers an associate's degree program in engineering technology with an electronics specialization. In addition to core topics such as AC circuits, safety and materials, the electronics coursework includes linear techniques, fiber optic communication and advanced communication technology. This program requires 60 credit hours and is designed for transfer to a bachelor's degree program.
Daytona State College
Daytona State College, based in Daytona Beach, has an associate's degree program in electronics engineering technology. Students learn to apply electronics engineering technology principles to problem solve, analyze electrical components and use computers. The 68-credit program provides coursework in core areas such as digital fundamentals, microcomputer applications, electrical circuits, electronics assembly and cabling and wireless communication, as well as lab work and electives.
Gulf Coast State College
Gulf Coast State College, located in Panama City, offers an associate's degree program in electronics engineering technology through the technology division. This program requires 68 credit hours and includes hands-on lab work and prototyping. Coursework covers AC and DC circuits, electronic devices, programmable logic controllers, digital communications and router technology.
Indian River State College
Fort Pierce's Indian River State College offers a 68-credit electronics engineering technology program. Coursework examines logic circuits, electronic design software tools, AC and DC circuits, electronic devices and telecommunication circuits. It allows students to specialize in lasers and photonics, robotics and manufacturing, biomedical electronics, solar energy, computer technology or telecommunications.
Miami Dade College
Based in Miami, this college has an associate's degree program in electronics engineering technology at the School of Engineering and Technology. It includes coursework in digital circuits, microprocessors, DC and AC circuits, electronics and trigonometry. This program requires 68 credit hours, and it prepares students for employment in research and development laboratories, maintenance workshops and the electronics industry.
Pensacola State College
The Engineering Tech Programs Department at Pensacola State College, located in Pensacola, offers an associate's degree program in electronics engineering technology. This program requires 68 credit hours, and it includes coursework in areas such as industrial safety, digital fundamentals, programming languages and digital circuits. Students also choose from a set of specialized courses or emphasis areas, such as Cisco Certified Networking Associate (CCNA), manufacturing, biomedical or computer technician.
St. Petersburg College
Clearwater's St. Petersburg College offers an associate's degree program in engineering technology with a specialization in electronics within its science, technology, engineering and math division. This 60-credit-hour program includes coursework in electronics, CAD, quality assurance and industrial safety, as well as electronics-focused courses and lab work in digital fundamentals, AC and DC circuits and electronic instrumentation. The program also includes co-op work experience.
Valencia College in Orlando offers an associate's degree program in engineering technology with an electronics specialization through its engineering technology division. This 68-credit program provides students with the knowledge to design, operate and troubleshoot electronic systems, maintain circuits and analyze electronic components. Some coursework includes engineering technology, digital systems, integrated circuits, photonics, electromechanical systems and programmable logic controllers.
School Comparison: At a Glance
|School Name||School Type and Setting||Electronics Technology-Related Programs||Tuition and Fees (2015-2016)|
|Eastern Florida State College||Four-year, public; large suburb||Associate of Science in Engineering Technology||$2,496 in-state; $9,739 out-of-state*|
|Broward College||Four-year, public; large suburb||Associate of Science in Engineering Technology||$2,753 in-state; $8,875 out-of-state*|
|Daytona State College||Four-year, public; small city||Associate of Science in Electronics Engineering Technology||$3,382 in-state; $12,352 out-of-state*|
|Gulf Coast State College||Four-year, public; small city||Associate of Science in Electronics Engineering||$2,765 in-state; $10,072 out-of-state*|
|Indian River State College||Four-year, public; large suburb||Associate of Applied Science in Electronics Engineering Technology||$2,764 in-state; $10,201 out-of-state*|
|Miami Dade College||Four-year, public; large city||Associate of Science in Electronics Engineering Technology||$2,834 in-state; $9,661 out-of-state*|
|Pensacola State College||Four-year, public; small city||Associate of Science in Electronics Engineering||$2,704 in-state; $10,875 out-of-state*|
|St. Petersburg College||Four-year, public; small city||Associate of Science in Engineering Technology||$3,352 in-state; $11,607 out-of-state*|
|Valencia College||Four-year, public; midsize city||Associate of Science in Electronics Engineering Technology||$2,474 in-state; $9,383 out-of-state*|
Source: *NCES College Navigator