The Electronics/Telecommunications Technology program at BSC is a degree program offered on campus. It provides students with a good basic electronics background, as well as specialization in analog and digital telecommunications, copper and fiber optic media, radio communications, and digital electronics. Coursework contains four semesters of digital electronics and classes in AC and direct current analysis, solid state and active devices, electronic communications and telecommunications.
The program is intense and directly applicable to the job market. Study includes classroom instruction and work in a well-equipped modern laboratory. BSC maintains contacts in the electronic and telecommunications industries and provides assistance with job placement.
Students considering Electronics/Telecommunications Technology should have good reading comprehension and aptitude for math. High school algebra, physics, basic computer literacy and good reading skills are helpful.
Continuing education after graduation is common to keep up with changes in technology and service procedures.
Students who complete the degree plan requirements earn an Associate in Applied Science.
Required Program Entrance Scores
- ACT: Math 16
- CLASSIC ACCUPLACER: Math 41 (Elementary Algebra)
- NEXT GEN ACCUPLACER: Math 237 (QR, Algebra, and Statistics)
Admission to BSC does not automatically guarantee an applicant’s acceptance into the program. Electronics/Telecommunications Technology requires students to obtain specific placement scores and to complete an interview before entering the program.
A $100 deposit, required upon acceptance into the program, is applied toward tuition. Fee is non-refundable if you decide not to attend BSC.
Electronics/Telecommunications technicians are in vital demand. The field is among the fastest growing occupations requiring college education, but less than a bachelor’s degree. Virtually every industry has some electronic aspect to its operations. Manufacturing, information technology, servicing, processing and telecommunications industries will continue to need skilled workers to install, maintain and repair increasingly complex systems.
Career opportunities include manufacturing technician, calibration technician, network technician, factory service technician, troubleshooter, specialist, manufacturer’s sales representative, maintenance supervisor, service manager, wholesaler/retailer of electronic equipment, business owner.