Electronic technology is growing increasingly sophisticated and complex, both in the United States and around the world. Companies in every major tech sector need skilled electronics technicians and engineers to build, install, and maintain this complicated electronic technology.
When you join the Electronics Engineering Technology program at Pitt Community College, you’ll receive expert guidance and training that will prepare you for a broad range of careers throughout the electronics technology sphere, from communications to robotics and automation to biomedical electronics.
With several certificate options — as well as night and hybrid courses — you can tailor your electronics engineering degree to your professional goals and schedule.
Electronics classes are now available to current high school students!
If you’re like many students, you may wondering, “What is electronic engineering technology?” Put simply, Electronics Engineering Technology (also known as EET) is a field of engineering technology that applies principles of electrical engineering to electronic technology. Unlike the more theoretical field of electrical engineering, however, EET emphasizes the application and hands-on implementation of electronics theory.
Government agencies and corporations are investing more time and resources in electronic technology, such as semiconductors, microprocessors, biomedical technology, communications, and automation manufacturing systems, just to name a few. This investment could lead to more affordable energy and technologies that will improve our quality of life and even save lives. Earning your Electronics Engineering Technology degree from PCC will put you on the frontlines of these technological breakthroughs.
For over 50 years, PCC’s Electronics Engineering Technology program has helped students create solid foundations in electronic technology knowledge to build rewarding careers throughout nearly every major industry.
What is electronic engineering technology without cutting-edge tools and technology? We’ve created a rigorous electronics engineering degree program that focuses on hands-on training with professional-level equipment in our state-of-the-art labs. We also offer small classes of between eight and 16 students so that you can enjoy many chances for one-on-one mentoring from our faculty, who have over 60 years of combined real-world experience in electronic technology and education.
You can customize your Electronics Engineering Technology degree with a certificate in a specific subfield. Certificates include Basic Electronics, Automation Technology, Biomedical Electronics, and Computer Technology. Professional certificates can make you a more impressive job candidate and can also lead to faster career advancement.
The Electronics Engineering Technology Department hosts the PCC Amateur Radio Club and provides students opportunities in worldwide radio communications and breakthrough technologies in the world of wireless and electronic communications. You can make international connections via personal radio communications using various digital and traditional technologies. Gain essential skills that can help build an impressive resume — all while spending time with your peers and building connections.
We are dedicated to offering an affordable and accessible electronics engineering degree that can open the door to more careers for any student. In addition to specific scholarships for second-year students through the Electronics Engineering Technology Department, you may also qualify for additional scholarships from the PCC Foundation or other resources.
One of the biggest advantages of earning an electronics engineering degree is the diverse positions you can pursue and settings in which you can work after graduation. Whether you’re interested in healthcare, manufacturing, field service, communications, or robotics, we have the courses and certifications that will prepare you to excel in your chosen subfield.
PCC is a great place to study Electronics Engineering Technology thanks to the high concentration of manufacturing facilities in and around Pitt County. You’ll have more choices for where you work ― and what kind of role you take on in electronics engineering technology.
Roles that you could be qualified for after earning your Electronics Engineering Technology degree from PCC include:
• Electronics engineering technician
• Electronics or electrical technician
• Field service technician
• Maintenance technician
• Engineering assistant
• Bench or electronics tester
• Control technician
• Robotics technician
• Automation technician
• Quality control technician
• Biomedical electronics technician
• Communications technician
Many of our graduates continue their education in bachelor’s or master’s degree programs at East Carolina University and UNC Charlotte.
Programmable Controllers (Intro & Advanced)
Computer Upgrade/Repair I & II
Circuit Analysis I, II, & III
Lasers & Optics
Motors & Controls
Students will learn to design, maintain, and troubleshoot and repair electronic equipment to the component level.
Students will learn to maintain computerized electronic equipment ranging from hardware, software, and the programming level.
Students will learn to develop programs for programmable logic controllers and robotic systems.
East Carolina University – B.S. Industrial Technology
UNC Charlotte – B.S. Electrical Engineering Technology