Industrial Electronics Technology

The Division of Engineering and Facilities Technologies

About the Program

In the Industrial Electronics Technology—Computer Technology Track (IETC) at TCI College, you can learn to be the one that businesses count on to keep their critical systems up and running—from maintaining and updating desktop PCs to repairing and maintaining telephone systems, electric lines and network systems.

Leading to an Associate of Occupational Studies (AOS) degree, this two-year program in Industrial Electronics Technology offers skill-based instruction provided by experienced professionals in the field. With it, you can:

  • Learn how to support the testing, installation, troubleshooting and maintenance of consumer and industrial electronic and computer equipment.
  • Gain hands-on experience in computer programming, PC support, computer architecture and networking concepts. You’ll perform a variety of PC laboratory experiments including configuring, administering and troubleshooting LINUX and Windows networks.
  • Prepare for various certifying exams including Certified Electronics Technician (CET), A+ Certified Technician, NT Certified Technician and Microsoft Certified Technical Specialist (MCTS).
  • Benefit from flexible scheduling that enables you to fulfill your classroom requirements in as little as three days a week. Courses also are offered in summer so you may be able to complete your degree in under two years.
  • Access financial aid that can help make earning your associate degree more affordable than you may think.

Advance Your Career—or Your Education
TCI graduates who earn their Associate of Occupational Studies in Industrial Electronics Technology go on to careers as R&D engineering assistants, electronics, field service or computer technicians, as well as network and LAN administrators. Others go on to continue their education at four-year colleges that share TCI’s New York State Board of Regents State or Middle States Commission on Higher Education Regional Accreditations.

Earning a degree in Industrial Electronics Technology at TCI seemed a natural fit for Angel Guzman, who says he’s “always” around his home computer and electronics in his free time. Scheduled to graduate in May 2017, the Bronx resident left retail to attend TCI and is now on his way to a career that fits his interests—and could help him “make his mark.”

What are your career goals? Initially, I would like a job that’s anything computer-related—maybe working for a major company like Microsoft or Apple. Eventually, I’d like to be able to help create a device that’s so unique it would make its mark in history.

Who is your mentor at TCI? How have they helped you grow? I feel the school’s help desk techs are my mentors. Today, I was able to repair a laptop screen. If it weren’t for them, I wouldn’t have the confidence or skills to do anything like that.

What have you learned at TCI? I’ve learned more about how a computer can be used, as well as how it functions, and how it can be built and repaired.

What experience here has helped you grow most as an individual? Any class related to my major helps me grow personally and professionally—learning how circuits work, learning the components of a computer and how they work, how to create a server. The best experience I’ve had at TCI was the Apple workshop for my Emerging Technologies class. It was great.

What advice would you give to a student who was struggling? Don’t give up. Set a goal and do your best to meet that goal.

What is your greatest accomplishment? Getting A and A- during my previous semester. I never had grades as high as these in my high school days.

About the Program

In the Industrial Electronics Technology—Computer Technology Track (IETC) at TCI College, you can learn to be the one that businesses count on to keep their critical systems up and running—from maintaining and updating desktop PCs to repairing and maintaining telephone systems, electric lines and network systems.

Leading to an Associate of Occupational Studies (AOS) degree, this two-year program in Industrial Electronics Technology offers skill-based instruction provided by experienced professionals in the field. With it, you can:

  • Learn how to support the testing, installation, troubleshooting and maintenance of consumer and industrial electronic and computer equipment.
  • Gain hands-on experience in computer programming, PC support, computer architecture and networking concepts. You’ll perform a variety of PC laboratory experiments including configuring, administering and troubleshooting LINUX and Windows networks.
  • Prepare for various certifying exams including Certified Electronics Technician (CET), A+ Certified Technician, NT Certified Technician and Microsoft Certified Technical Specialist (MCTS).
  • Benefit from flexible scheduling that enables you to fulfill your classroom requirements in as little as three days a week. Courses also are offered in summer so you may be able to complete your degree in under two years.
  • Access financial aid that can help make earning your associate degree more affordable than you may think.

Advance Your Career—or Your Education
TCI graduates who earn their Associate of Occupational Studies in Industrial Electronics Technology go on to careers as R&D engineering assistants, electronics, field service or computer technicians, as well as network and LAN administrators. Others go on to continue their education at four-year colleges that share TCI’s New York State Board of Regents State or Middle States Commission on Higher Education Regional Accreditations.

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