Electronic Systems Technician

Electronic Systems Technology

Program Description

Our Electronic Systems Technology - Electronic Systems Technician program will open a variety of exciting, steady, and lifelong career opportunities. Your options range from working on a bench as a technician repairing equipment being manufactured and/or repairing existing equipment to traveling to different locations installing and repairing equipment.

Our program is sequenced as a building block for you to develop the skills necessary to succeed. You will spend half of your training in a laboratory setting which allows you to apply classroom theory as you progress through the program. Skills taught and developed include soft skills, troubleshooting, hardware configuration, equipment installation, and programming.

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Awards Offered: A.A.S. Degree / Certificate / Diploma
Locations: Lincoln
Formats: In-Person
Start: Fall / Spring
Schedule: Full-Time
Estimated Total Cost
$9,348 Associate of Applied Science

You can start the Electronic Systems Technology - Electronic Systems Technicianprogram in the Fall or Spring terms. Follow these steps to finish your application:

  1. Want to learn more about SCC? Come see how SCC will help you achieve Your Path to Possible! Schedule a campus visit!
  2. Need help exploring career opportunities or navigating the admissions process? Schedule an appointment with an Admissions Counselor.
  3. Ready to apply? Complete an Application for Admission.
  4. Submit ACT, SAT, Next Generation Accuplacer, or Accuplacer test scores (reading and math) or official college transcripts showing completion of post-secondary coursework in English and math to the Admissions Office at any SCC location.

Manufacturing Day | Month

Held annually on the first Friday in October with events that continue throughout the month, Manufacturing Day (MFG Day) provides an opportunity to showcase manufacturing careers. As manufacturers seek to fill high-skill, high-tech and high-paying jobs, MFG Day empowers manufacturers, industries and SCC to come together to address collective challenges while engaging with communities and the workforce. Learn more.

Please note that the following programs are currently under review by the Department of Education for federal financial aid. Students are not able to receive federal financial aid for this program until it has been approved.

  • Electronic Systems Technology, Electronic Systems Technician, AAS

You’re a Good Fit

You will be successful in our Electronic Systems Technology program if you:

  • are an abstract thinker and understand the concepts in electronic theory
  • have basic math skills in order to manipulate algebraic equations proficiently
  • have the ability to understand and follow written directions
  • have excellent eye-hand coordination and manual dexterity
  • enjoy “mind-on” and “hands-on” activities

Military Transfer (Advanced Placement)

We offer military students with an electronics background and training to apply their training and reduce the courses necessary through credit by waiver to complete the degree. You will work with the program director to select the courses to enhance your technical expertise. Up to 2/3 of the technical courses can be transferred in for a technician focus or computer, automation and networking focus.


We prepare you for an array of career opportunities as technicians are needed in all aspects of the electronic and information technology industry. Recent SCC graduates report an average starting annual salary of $45,656. Electronic systems technology career options include:

  • Application Specialist
  • Apprentice Install Electrician
  • Avionics Bench Technician
  • Electronic Maintenance
  • Electronic Technician
  • Field Technician
  • Five DX Operator
  • General Manager
  • Install Technician
  • Instrument & Control Technician
  • Service Engineer
  • System Technician


While certifications are not required, you will be given opportunities and assistance to obtain certification in the following while taking classes:

  • iNARTE Certification (without testing)
  • International Society of Certified Electronics Technician (ISCET)
  • CISCO Certified Network Associate (CCNA)
  • NCATT Aircraft Electronics Technician
  • Network+
  • CompTIA A+

We are working on Solder standards and the certification of all students.

For more information about the post-graduation achievements of SCC Graduates as well as average starting salaries, refer to the annual Graduate Report (PDF).

For information about the methodologies used to gather the post-graduation student achievement data contained in the annual Graduate Report, refer to the Institutional Research page or contact ir@southeast.edu.