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Bright Futures Lay Ahead with Electronic Technology at Bryant & Stratton College

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It’s easy to overlook and misinterpret the world of electronics and the career potential for graduates of electronic technology degree programs. The reality is that an electronic technology degree opens the door for careers in a number of professional fields.

Developing skills for working with microprocessors, industrial and manufacturing setting and both digital and analog systems provides students who pursue the electronic engineering program at Bryant & Stratton College a strong, fundamental skillset. It’s these skills that will allow graduates to explore such a wide variety of career opportunities.

Electronic Technology program director Al Fassih, points out that the combination of theory and hands-on practice sets Bryant & Stratton College’s program apart. He notes that the lab work is especially important as real-world applications offer the best opportunity for students to understand the ins and outs of the subject matter. The hands-on lab work in the electronic technology degree serves as an equally vital learning experience for students who have a previous understanding of electronic technology and to those who are new to the subject.

“We start from scratch and focus on the basics,” Fassih said. “[You]have to learn the basics just how you have to learn algebra in order to move on to another subject in math.

Our students will have a great education because the instructor worked with the student to teach the material in terms of the application and not just the theoretical work.”

The lab skills are taught in Bryant & Stratton’s state-of-the-art lab space, something that shouldn’t be lost on students as they learn the key traits needed for their careers. Fassih added that employers are often looking to hire people who know the required skills to step right into a job. They aren’t looking to do a lot of on-the-job training, he said.

What should excite students is the career flexibility they gain with a degree in electronic technology. Practically every industry from healthcare, manufacturing to government or even aerospace has a need for skilled workers with a background in electronic technology.

“Everything has a computer chip these days,” Fassih said.

Fassih noted the crossover potential with degrees and education in information technology, as very often the ability to apply IT and computer programming skills intersects with the work being done by electronic engineers or technologists. That crossover not only opens the door for more educational opportunities – Bryant & Stratton’s Networking Technology program, for example – but also the ability for electronic technology graduates to apply their skills to another area of the workforce.

It all starts with Fassih and the team at Bryant & Stratton. The support and guidance the College has come to be known for touches every aspect of this degree program, from day one of DC Electronics right on through to Microprocessor Control and beyond.

“We teach everything,“ Fassih said. “We aren’t cutting anything off.”

You can learn more about the Electronic Technology degree at Bryant & Stratton College by following this link.

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