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Electronics Technology Career Training in Nashville

There are eight schools within 50 miles of Nashville that have electronics technology degree programs. Read an overview of two schools' programs, and get statistical information about the schools to find out which one is right for you.

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Nashville Schools Offering Electronics Technology Programs

Electronics technology and related programs can be found at universities, 2-year colleges and technical institutes in the Nashville, Tennessee area. Electronics technology training is often part of computer engineering, mechanical engineering, robotics, industrial engineering and telecommunications degree programs at the associate's and bachelor's degree levels. Some programs might include lab exercises in addition to classroom instruction.

One university and one community college in the Nashville area are discussed here. Read details about course topics, areas of concentration and degrees awarded at these schools. Find helpful statistics and other information about each school in the table at the end of this article.

  • Middle Tennessee State University is located about 35 miles southeast of downtown Nashville. Students at this university can complete electronics career training through the Department of Engineering Technology, which provides two bachelor's degree programs in this area.
  • Nashville State Community College, found within the downtown Nashville area, offers a 2-year degree program designed to train aspiring electronics technicians.

Middle Tennessee State University

Middle Tennessee State University serves more than 25,000 students in undergraduate and graduate programs. Four concentrations are available in electronics technology and related subjects, including those in computer and electro-mechanical engineering technology. Undergraduate programs are also available in pre-engineering, pre-architecture and construction.

Bachelor of Science in Engineering Technology - Computer Engineering Technology

After taking courses in industrial safety, electronic circuitry and engineering fundamentals, students learn how to design, troubleshoot and analyze computer hardware for general or specific engineering technology purposes. Digital electronics and instrumentation courses provide career training beyond the study of basic electrical circuit analysis.

Bachelor of Science in Engineering Technology - Electro-Mechanical Engineering Technology

This 4-year program has the same general requirements as the computer engineering technology program and covers topics in circuit analysis, industrial safety and engineering. This bachelor's degree program provides career training for HVAC, industrial automation and robotics. Electronics technology courses include those in digital circuits and control systems.

Nashville State Community College

Students can attend Nashville State Community College to learn skills to work in power maintenance and engineering technology careers. Local businesses can also work with the college to create technology training programs suited to meet their needs.

Associate of Applied Science in Electrical Engineering Technology

The electrical engineering technology program prepares students for immediate entry into the workforce or for further study at a 4-year college. Students can pursue concentrations in electronic engineering technology, convergence engineering technology and automated systems control.

Those specializing in automated control systems learn about programmable logic controllers, design software and user interfaces. The electronics engineering concentration provides career training for electronics technicians. The convergence engineering specialization covers wireless and communications technology.

Comparison of Schools

All aspects of a school should be considered before you decide on an electronics technology career training program. Below is information regarding student population, tuition, acceptance rates, financial aid availability and retention and graduation rates for each school.

Middle Tennessee State University Nashville State Community College
School Type4-year, public 2-year, public
Total Enrollment (2012)25,394* 9,884*
Campus Setting Midsize city Large city
Undergraduate Tuition & Fees (2013-2014)$7,546 (in state)
$23,002 (out-of-state)*
$3,561 (in state)
$14,001 (out-of-state)*
% of First-Year Students Receiving Some Form of Financial Aid (2012-2013)99%* 92%*
Acceptance Rate (2013)70%* 100% (open admissions)*
Retention Rate (2012)70%* 50%*
Undergraduate Graduation Rate (2013)46%* 12%*

Source: *NCES College Navigator

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