Anoka Technical College's Electronic Technology diploma program provides students with the technical knowledge necessary to start their career in electronics and manufacturing support.

Students will obtain a solid education in electronic fundamentals, as well as system-level troubleshooting through the following skills:

  • Mechatronics
  • Lasers and optics
  • Robotics
  • Computer troubleshooting A+
  • Networking
  • Programmable Logic Controllers (PLCs)
  • LabView programming applications
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Potential Jobs:

  • Electronics Technologist
  • Electronics Technician

Salary Information:
Median Wage: $30.09 per hour

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The Anoka Technical College Electronic Engineering Technology (EET) program offers a 32-credit Electronic Technology (ET) diploma. The ET diploma provides students with the technical knowledge necessary to start a career in electronics.

Full-time students may complete an Electronic Technology diploma in two semesters. Full-time students who continue in the program can obtain an AAS degree in Electronic Engineering Technology (EET) with an additional two semesters. Students will obtain a solid education in electronic fundamentals, as well as system-level troubleshooting.

Students also learn about:

    • Mechatronics
    • Lasers and Optics
    • Robotics
    • Computer Troubleshooting A+
    • Networking
    • Programmable Logic Controllers (PLCs)
    • LabView programming applications

Financial assistance is available for those who qualify and there are several EET program-specific scholarships available through the Anoka Techincal College Foundation.

  1. Interpersonal and employability skills: Communicate with peers and customers using professional, ethical and appropriate verbal and nonverbal communication skills; by accepting constructive feedback and displaying appropriate behavior; participating as a member of a team, exhibiting leadership and lifelong learning skills.
  2. Electronic Theory: Demonstrate a solid understanding of electronics; by interpreting electronic schematics and diagrams; research, organize and interpret information from various technical sources; identifying components; electronic test equipment used by technician in industry.
  3. Mechatronic Systems: Convey the understanding of complex relationships between sections of specialized equipment through written, verbal, and/or demonstrative methods.
  4. Troubleshooting: Demonstrate principles of troubleshooting and logical diagnosis by using critical thinking skills to define, analyze, and implement a solution.
  5. Mechatronic Applications: Evaluate and determine that all mechatronic equipment is in proper working condition, ensuring a safe, reliable manufacturing environment.
  6. Safety Compliance: Participate in class in a professional manner, by acting in compliance with documented safety procedures and appropriate industry standards.

As part of the Electronic Engineering Technology  program, the Electronic Technology diploma provides students with the technical knowledge necessary to start their career in electronics and manufacturing support.

Wage information is available from the Minnesota Department of Education and the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development.

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Some courses in this program may require a prerequisite. Please see course descriptions for more details.

Fall Semester 16
ETEC 1102  Mechatronics 1 DC 3
ETEC 1113  Mechatronics 2 AC 3
ETEC 1141  Circuit Analysis
ETEC 1151  Computer Troubleshooting A+
ETEC 1250 Digital 1 3
*Spring Semester 16
BMET 1301  Biomedical Networking 2
ETEC 1170  Programmable Large Controllers 2
ETEC 1202  Solid State Electronics 5
ETEC 1271  Technical Documentation 3
ETEC 1260  Lasers and Optics 2
ETEC 1281  Engineering Technology Programming: LabVIEW and C++ 2

*Students starting in spring semester will have limited technical courses.

Students can choose to complete any of the electronics programs part-time. Part-time students will take longer to complete their program than students who follow the full-time sequence listed on the official program guides. Because every course may not be offered each semester, it is important for part-time students to reach out to their faculty advisor for help in planning their long-term, part-time course sequence.

Below, new students can find the first semester part-time course options. After the first semester, work with your faculty advisor to plan future semesters.

Course options may differ depending on whether you plan to start in the fall or spring semester. ETEC courses for new students are not always available in the spring term. A full-time student in any electronics program would take 16 credits their first semester. Part-time students must take a minimum of 10 credits. 

Important: Students who place below college-level on the ACCUPLACER tests for Arithmetic and QAS (Quantitative Reasoning, Algebra & Stats) mathematics may benefit from starting with developmental math courses before any ETEC courses.

First Semester

ETEC 1102, ETEC 1113, ETEC 1141 

  • These 3 courses are corequisites and therefore must be taken together.
  • In addition to developmental math courses, AAS degree students starting in the spring semester also have the option of starting with general education courses if no ETEC courses are being offered

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Students must earn a cumulative 2.0 GPA or higher to be eligible for graduation from this program.

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