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Electronics Technology (ET)

Program Description

This program prepares students for employment in telecommunications, medical electronics, computers, and consumer electronics. The electronic technician fabricates, installs, maintains, and repairs electronic equipment.

Students applying to the electronics program should have two years of high school math including geometry or algebra, and two years of high school science including chemistry or physics.


  • Get a broad foundation of Electronics Technology skills that will prepare you for a variety of careers.
  • Earn a Cisco Networking Certificate that is desired by employers.
  • Learn about radio frequency communication, fiber optics, process and controls, programmable logic controllers (PLCs), and other topics that can make you valuable to employers.


Electronics Technology graduates have been hired by:

  • Federal Aviation Administration
  • Hawaii Electric Light Company
  • Hawaiian Telcom
  • Mauna Kea Observatories
  • Oceanic Time Warner Cable
  • And More!

Program Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion, students are prepared to:

  • Specify, design, build, install, program, operate, troubleshoot, analyze, and modify electronics systems, automated test, and manufacturing control systems.
  • Specify, install, program, operate, troubleshoot, and modify computer systems.
  • Have effective written, interpersonal, presentation, and team building skills.
  • Have the necessary leadership and management skills to effectively complete a project.
  • Have a well-developed sense of work ethics and personal discipline to succeed in their chosen profession.
  • Have attitudes, abilities, and skills required to adapt to rapidly changing technologies and a desire for life-long learning.

Course Learning Outcomes

  • Proficiency levels in reading, writing and/or mathematics are required to register for some or all of the Program courses:
Subject AreaMINimum Placement into course
MathematicsMath 24 or Math 66
ReadinfEng 21 or ESL 21

Bernard Michels, Phone: 934-2686, Email:

A graduate of DeVry Institute of Technology, Bernard “Chip” Michels has more than 30 years of experience working in industry as an electronics technician and engineering assistant. Companies and organizations he has worked for include Hughes Aircraft Company; Tucson Electric Power Company; Gemini Observatory; and the County of Hawai‘i Department of Water Supply. Chip's industry experience helps him deliver an Electronics Technology program that is relevant for the current job market.


Beginning July 1, 2011, the US Department of Education began requiring colleges to disclose a variety of information for any financial aid eligible program that "prepares students for gainful employment in a recognized occupation". We hope that this information is helpful to our current students and to prospective students as they make their career and educational choices.

The data includes occupations, placement rates, on-time completion rates, average costs and program median loan debt.

Gainful Employment Disclosure for Electronics Technology Certificate of Achievement (CA) Program