What Can I Do With A Major In Electronics Technology?
Electronics technology is the application of scientific theories and principles in the design, production, installation, testing, service, use, and control of electrical and electronic parts, equipment and systems. Electronics technology is used across all industries, including commercial, residential, and industrial. Technologists normally work as members of "engineering teams" in applied design, product development, installation, maintenance, manufacturing, production, or operations. Graduates may also work in technical services including field engineering, customer support, marketing, and sales. Graduates work in a wide variety of industries including manufacturing, utilities, and telecommunications.
The Electronics Technology program at CCSU offers a broad-based foundation in electronics coupled with courses in management to stimulate growth within their respective field. Topics within the program include robotics, computer programming, computer networking, and automated manufacturing systems.
Visit CCSU’s Electronics Technology Department webpage here.
Sample of Related Occupations
Aircraft Electronics Technician
Audio and Sound Specialist
Electrical Appliance Repairer
Electrical Engineering Technician
Electronic Product Developer
Industrial Electronics Maintenance Worker
Line and Cable Worker
Marine Electronics Specialist
Sound Engineering Technician
For additional information on each occupation or any others you may be considering, please visit the Occupational Outlook Handbook, a nationally recognized source of career information, put together by the U.S. Department of Labor.
Professional Associations & Additional Career Information
Advancing the Business of Technology
Association of Technology, Management, and Applied Engineering
Electronic Industries Alliance
Electronics Technicians Association, International
Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc.
The Instrumentation, Systems, and Automation Society
International Society of Certified Electronics Technicians
National Institute for Certification in Engineering Technologies
Society of Manufacturing Engineers
Software and Information Industry Association
Internships, Co-ops and Employment Opportunities
Electronics technolgy majors may find experiential opportunities or employment in a number of areas depending on your skills, abilities and experience. Career-related internships and co-op placements are a great avenue to establishing yourself as a qualified candidate for full-time, professional-level career opportunities after graduation.
The following list of employers and job titles shows opportunitites where the employer was specifically looking for electronics technology majors. This list is meant to be a resource for further career-related investigation and DOES NOT REFLECT current openings. To look for current openings, please visit Central Connections, CCSU's online job, internship, and co-op database, on the CACE website here.
Altra Industrial Motion - Process Engineering Co-op
Boston Red Sox Television and Video Production - AV/Technical Assistant
Covidien - Engineering Assistant Co-op
Durham Manufacturing Company - Engineering Co-op
Emtec - Data Analyst, Business Systems Analyst, Quality Assurance Analyst
ETTER Engineering Company, Inc. - Electronic Controls Technician
G.E. Engineering - Aviation Northeast Supply Chain Technical Co-op
Hamilton Sundstrand - Decision Support Analyst Internship, Quality Engineering & Training Co-op, Electrical Engineering Co-op, Electrical Manufacturing Engineer
Hasbro Games - Engineering Co-op
IMCORP - Electrical Signal Engineer, Electronic Hardware Engineer, Digital Signal Analyst, Field Engineer/Operator
Northeast Utilities - Assistant Engineer, Test Technician
Parker Hannifin Corporation - Quality Engineering Co-op, Applications Engineer for Fluid Controls Division, Validation Engineer for Fluid Controls Division
Schaefer Systems International - Controls Engineer
Sikorsky Aircraft - Engineering Co-op
SPX Precision Components - Engineering Internship
State of Connecticut Office of Policy Management - Energy Internship
Structural Group, Inc. - Project Engineer
The Hartford - Technology Leadership Development Program Internship
Travelers - Information Technology Internship
Trumpf, Inc. - Application Engineer: Laser Marking
XI Software Systems - Systems/Programmer Analyst