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Electronics Technology

Bachelor of Science Degree, Area 2: Computer/Networking Electronics Technology

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What can I do with this major

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University of Central Missouri's Bachelor of Science in Electronics Technology degree programs prepares students to fit into a wide variety of electronics-related positions. This program has a strong management component which allows graduates to move into management and supervisory positions within the industry.

Students in Electronics Technology have several specialty areas in which to choose from. These include the electrical technology, electronic communication technology, computer/ networking specialties.

Career Opportunities

Graduates have been placed in job classifications such as engineering assistants, service representatives, sales representatives, system troubleshooters, computer maintenance support, network supervisors, production supervisors, and audio-visual engineers.

Professional Accreditation

Central Missouri's baccalaureate programs in automotive, construction, industrial technology, and electronics are accredited by the Association of Technology, Management, and Applied Engineering (ATMAE).


All electronics technology students must complete an internship to utilize classroom and laboratory principles and theories in actual work situations. Internships are usually scheduled during the last half of an undergraduate program. Students earn from three to nine semester hours of credit upon completion of an internship. Internships are arranged through a variety of employers throughout the country.

Facilities and Equipment

The T.R. Gaines Technology Building provides some of the best classroom and laboratory facilities on the UCM campus. Over one-fourth of the 66,000 square foot area is devoted to the electronics technology program. Special laboratories are set up for programmable logic controller,s communications systems, AC/DC, and networking. Labs also have up-todate computers for circuit simulation and the networking lab has routers and switches for setting up real-world networks and laptop computers for designing virtual networks.

About the Faculty

Students learn from highly experienced full-time faculty members who provide individualized student program advisement. The university's modest student-faculty ratio allows students to benefit from personalized attention.

Career Services

UCM's Office of Career Services assists students seeking internships, summer and campus jobs, part-time, and full-time employment. They also provide assistance with writing cover letters and resumes and offer a career library, mock interviews, and career counseling. The office also serves representatives of business, government, industry, and education who are looking for prospective employees. Over 700 employers visit UCM each year to conduct interviews on campus. Career Services may be reached at 660-543-4985 or Visit their website at

Scholarships & Financial Aid

UCM's Student Financial Services Office offers nearly $7 million in merit-based scholarships each year to students who demonstrate academic excellence, leadership, special talents, or potential in a specific field of study. The primary mission of the office is to help students and their families identify and apply for appropriate financial resources to help pay the educational and living expenses they'll incur to attend UCM. Student Financial Services may be reached at 660-543-8266 or visit their website at

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