Hands-on, problem-solving electronics and computer technologists and technicians keep our digital world running at peak performance. Technology degree holders work in areas such as field service, sales and manufacturing, building, installing, testing, evaluating and maintaining electronic systems, tools and equipment.
With a technology degree, career options are nearly endless, with chip/component production and equipment manufacturing as well as companies involved in microtechnology, nanotechnology and biotechnology exceeding the average growth rate for new careers.
Prepare for a Hands-On Career That's Full of Opportunity
The more technology changes and grows, the more demand there is for trained professionals to create and maintain it. This is especially true of electronics and computer technology, which is why technology degree holders are in such high demand. Whether working as consultants or on a company staff, these highly skilled specialists take challenging technical problems and design and implement hardware-based solutions.
Major computer career opportunities are available in a variety of industries, including:
- Consumer products
The ECT associate degree program is designed to produce graduates who are able to:
- Apply knowledge of analog and digital electronics to describe, utilize, analyze and troubleshoot electronic systems.
- Construct and configure working prototypes of pre-designed systems that combine hardware and software.
- Conduct experiments with electronics and software systems, employing appropriate test equipment to evaluate performance and determine needed repairs.
- Communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
- Work effectively in a team environment and display good customer service skills.
- Use applied research and problem-solving skills to enhance learning at DeVry and throughout their careers.
Courses can be taken online, in class or a combination of both.