Where can you find electronics careers?
Electronics is a broad field that continues to have positive growth even during difficult economic times. Rogue Community College prepares students for a variety of careers starting with electronics fundamentals up to advanced communication/microwave and microcontroller programming and interfacing techniques.
Our staff work closely with local employers, and we focus on providing training for in-demand skills. RCC instructors bring diverse talents to the classroom, drawing on their own real-world experience as well as the textbook.
About the program
All of the electronics courses are delivered in a flexible blended format that includes a combination of online and open-lab/hands-on participation. This delivery model of instruction provides a very flexible format for students to participate in our courses and program. The learning in this course is accomplished through online participation using Blackboard and through attending open labs at RWC and/or TRC. This allows you to participate and be successful in the coursework around your schedule. For further information see Program Details.
Career Opportunities in Electronics
Microprocessor/Microcontroller, Cell phone/Communication, Navigation, Robotics, Audio/Video, Industrial, Semiconductor Manufacturing, Automation, Automotive, Computer Support, Biomedical, Security, Instrumentation, and Lasers. Electronics Career Pathways video
RCC graduates with an AAS degree in Electronics Technology have over an 85 percent success rate finding careers in the electronics field. In addition to graduating with a two-year degree, RCC electronics students take an industry-standardized test (ISCET) that illustrates to employers entry-level proficiencies in analog, digital, and troubleshooting techniques in the electronics area.
Local companies that hire RCC graduates include:
- All Trax, Inc.
- Ascentron, Inc.
- Brammo Electric Motorcycles
- Diode Laser Concepts
- Hach Ultra Analytics, Inc.
- Kathrein Scala Antennas
- Lighthouse, Inc.
- Linx Technologies
- Met One Instruments
- MV Pro Audio
- Radio Design Group, Inc.
- Southern Oregon
- Wagner Electronics
Job Income Projections
Overall employment of electronic technicians and related occupations is expected to continue to increase through 2020. Competitive pressures will force companies to improve and update manufacturing facilities and product designs, resulting in more jobs for electronics technicians.
Median Salaries for Electric/Electronics Technician I: $39,998 w/benefits. *Industry trend salary retrieved from www.collegegrad.com
RCC Electronics Graduates average starting wages were $15.60 to $21.50 per hour for 2014-2015. Data tracking of former RCC graduates document an average yearly salary of $49,250. The majority of the employers also pay for continuing education in the field.
Transfer and Articulated Degrees:
- Two-year Associate of Applied Science degree
- Two-year Associate of Science Transfer degree: Computer Engineering Technology degree articulated with Oregon Tech
- Two-year Associate of Science Transfer degree: Embedded Systems Engineering degree articulated with Oregon Tech
- One-year Electronics Technician certificate
- One-year Microcontroller Systems Technician certificate
- One-year Renewable Energy Technician certificate
- One-year High Technology certificate
- High Technology Studies: Plant Systems Technician Career Pathways certificate
For more information visit the Career Pathways Electronics Technology Roadmap