Electronics Technology

Essential to the technology industry and its consumers, the electronics technician career will only become more necessary the more devices we use to make our lives easier.

Overview

OFTC’s Electronics Technology program prepares students for a variety of careers helping to design and construct electronic circuits to solve practical problems in electronic technology professions. Students in this program will gain hands-on experience to master the practical skills needed to work with, repair, and troubleshoot analog and digital electronics. 

Electronics technicians identify and repair equipment malfunctions. They also calibrate and perform preventive maintenance on equipment and systems. These workers often need to read blueprints, diagrams, and engineering instructions for assembling electronic units. They also write reports and record data on testing techniques, laboratory equipment, and specifications. 

Programs in the Electronics Technology department can be completed between 1 – 5 semesters

Features

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Job Stability & Security

There is a consistent need for Electronics Technicians to perform component level troubleshooting for maintenance and repair of complex electrical or computer systems. 

The Bureau of Labor and Statistics notes that this is a steady field and that graduates in these areas are well-equipped to secure employment in entry-level positions. 

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Little or No Cost to You

With the Pell Grant, Georgia’s HOPE Grant, HOPE Scholarship, and HOPE Career Grant (for students/programs who qualify) and other scholarship opportunities, many students graduate OFTC with little to no debt.  

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Tuition & Fees

With tuition at $100 per credit hour, total costs for Electronics Technology department programs range from: 

  • Tuition & Fees*: $7,755.00 
  • Books & Supplies*: $1,965.00 
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Advancement Opportunities

An electronics technician is a stable and interesting career that offers many opportunities for advancement and growth with specialized training and knowledge. 

Experienced professionals are retiring, and those jobs will need to be filled by the next wave of educated graduates. Now is a great time to consider pursuing a credential that can point you in the right direction

 

Locations

Campuses

Oconee Fall Line Technical College has campuses throughout its 11-county service area. We look forward to your visit.

Visit www.OFTC.edu/programs/ to view each individual program and the OFTC campus where it is taught, in part or in its entirety.

Dublin Campus (South)
560 Pinehill Road
Dublin, GA 31021
Phone: (478) 275-6589

Admissions

Our application process takes just a few minutes to complete, but we want to make sure you have the things you’ll need on hand to complete the application. We’re here to help if you have any questions while submitting your application. 

Admissions Process

Your admissions application can be submitted online with your $25.00 non-refundable application fee and takes just a few minutes to complete.   

  1. Submit a completed application and application fee. 
  2. Submit official high school transcript, GED transcript, or official college transcripts, if applicable. 
  3. Submit official entrance score on a validated assessment instrument, if applicable. Visit www.OFTC.edu/programs/ to view each individual program and its required minimum scores. 
  4. Complete the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) online at https://studentaid.gov/ and HOPE Application at www.GAfutures.org using OFTC School Code: 031555. 

NOTE: The College may accept transfer credit for other courses according to the College’s transfer policy. 

General Requirements

  1. Be at least 16 years of age.

Additional admissions requirements unique to each program are listed on each individual program page at www.OFTC.edu/programs/ 

Need More Info?

  • For more information about any of these programs, contact a program advisor:  
    • 478-274-7900 (Dublin) 
  • For additional information on admission to OFTC, 
contact the Office of Admissions: 
    • 478-553-2064 (Sandersville)
    • 478-275-6589 (Dublin) 
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Learning Format

Students can enter an Electronics Technology program any semester — because when you are ready to start on the path to a new career and change your life, there is no reason to wait. 

Classes are offered in a variety of formats: on campus, blended, online asynchronous, and synchronous technology. 

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On Campus

These are courses that are taught primarily in the classroom or lab with less than 50% of instruction online. On campus courses may include lecture, labs, internships, clinicals, and other in-person instructional modalities.

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Blended

Blended courses are distance learning courses with the majority of the course content, activities, and interactions occurring online but may require students to come to campus for specific assignments, activities, or events.

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Online Asynchronous

These are courses that are taught fully online asynchronously with course content, activities, and interactions occurring entirely online. This delivery method does not require students to be online at a specific date or time, and students may participate in class activities and complete course assignments asynchronously. Online asynchronous courses require proctored events.

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Synchronous Technology

OFTC also utilizes synchronous technology to offer courses via distance education means. The course is taught on one campus and then broadcast simultaneously to a classroom on a different campus that is monitored by a class proctor.

Flexible Schedule

We want you to get the most out of college and understand how much pressure it can add to your life. At OFTC you can achieve your career-training goals by fitting college into your lifestyle and schedule. We offer small class sizes and flexible scheduling.

Courses for our programs are offered during the morning, afternoon, and evenings – plus many are online where you can do your work any time of day. With this flexibility, you can strike a balance with your lifestyle and school.

And the personalized hands-on attention you receive in a small classroom setting allows you to get individualized support, focus and feedback from your instructors. Your instructors will get to know you and help you build the foundation and confidence needed for success in your field.

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Paying for College

At OFTC, we realize that many students require financial assistance to achieve their academic goals. We’ll work with you to help you obtain financial aid to assist you in funding your education. We’re committed to helping you find ways to help you pay for this life-changing investment.  

With the Pell Grant, Georgia’s HOPE Grant, HOPE Scholarship, and HOPE Career Grant (for students/programs who qualify) and other scholarship opportunities, many students graduate OFTC with little to no debt. 

Financial Aid

OFTC offers several financial aid opportunities that can help you pay for college. Most students apply for federal and state aid, including the Pell Grant, HOPE Scholarship & Grant, and HOPE Career Grant.   

OFTC students can also apply for scholarships through the OFTC Foundation and various businesses and civic-sponsored organizations. 

Contact the Office of Financial Aid or visit OFTC’s Financial Aid web page to learn more about grants, scholarships and Federal Work Study to help fund your education.  

  • 478-553-2131 (Sandersville) 
  • 478-274-7833 or 478-274-7940 (Dublin)
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OFTC students can also apply for scholarships through the OFTC Foundation and various businesses and civic-sponsored organizations. Contact the Office of Financial Aid or visit OFTC’s Financial Aid web page to learn more about grants, scholarships and Federal Work Study to help fund your education.

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Tuition & Fees

With tuition at $100 per credit hour, total costs for Electronics Technology department programs range from: 

  • Tuition & Fees*: $7,755.00 
  • Books & Supplies*: $1,965.00 

*Visit www.OFTC.edu/programs/ to view each individual program and its full breakdown of tuition, fees, books, and supplies. Costs are estimated and are subject to change. 

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You can also use the Net Price Calculator to get estimated net price information based on what similar students paid in a previous year. 

Career Outlook

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES 

Electrical and electronics engineering technologists and technicians work closely with electrical and electronics engineers and computer hardware engineers. These workers are needed to support the continuing integration of computer and electronics systems, such as those found in automobiles and in various portable and household products. 

 

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Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technologists and Technicians 

  • 2021 Median Annual Pay: $63,640 
  • Job Outlook: 0% through 2030 (Little or no change) 

What does this mean to you?  Despite limited employment growth, about 11,100 openings for electrical and electronic engineering technologists and technicians are projected each year, on average, over the decade. Most of those openings are expected to result from the need to replace workers who transfer to different occupations or exit the labor force, such as to retire. 

 

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Program Benefits

 Job Titles

  • Electronics Technician 

Diverse Settings

  • Federal government  
  • Engineering services 
  • Semiconductor and other electronic component manufacturing 
  • Navigational, measuring, electromedical, and control instruments manufacturing 
  • Merchant wholesalers, durable goods 

Skills Learned

  • Create basic circuitry and draft sketches to clarify details of design, under engineers’ direction 
  • Build prototypes from plans or sketches 
  • Assemble, test, and maintain circuitry or electronic components according to engineering instructions, knowledge of electronics, and technical manuals 
  • Adjust and replace defective circuitry and electronic components 
  • Make parts, such as coils and terminal boards, using bench lathes, drills, or other machine tools 

Graduate Testimonials

“OFTC’s Electronics program prepared me for my career at Robins Air Force Base as an electronics mechanic. The equipment utilized on campus parallels my experience in field and the instructors were always there to assist me in the learning process.  OFTC gave me the knowledge and the hands-on experience I needed to launch my career.” 

Jeremy Ussery
OFTC Graduate