Graduates of the electronic engineering technology program (9420) help engineers design and develop computers, communications equipment, medical monitoring devices, navigational equipment, and other electrical and electronic equipment.
- Put together electrical and electronic systems and prototypes
- Build, calibrate, and repair electrical instruments or testing equipment
- Visit construction sites to observe conditions affecting design
- Identify solutions to technical design problems that arise during construction of electrical systems
- Inspect designs for quality control, report findings, and make recommendations
- Draw diagrams and write specifications to clarify design details of experimental electronics units
Electronics engineering technicians identify and resolve equipment malfunctions, working with manufacturers to get replacement parts. They also calibrate and perform preventative maintenance on equipment and systems.
Electronics engineering technicians often need to read blueprints, schematic drawings, and engineering instructions for putting together electronics units, as well as write reports and record data on testing techniques, laboratory equipment, and specifications.
The median annual wage for electronic engineering technicians was $57,850 in May 2012. The median wage is the wage at which half the workers in an occupation earned more than that amount and half earned less. The lowest 10 percent earned less than $34,560, and the top 10 percent earned more than $83,120.
The Electronic Engineering Technology Program is ETAC-ABET Accredited