Electronics Program

Joshua Hemphill
Public Relations Director

Have you ever been thankful for being able to afford some of the simple electronics in your life? In 1984, the cost of an Apple Macintosh was $40.52 per kilobyte of RAM—which is the amount of memory a device has. Compare this to a 2009 Apple iMac, which was $0.00025 per kilobyte of RAM. That makes the 2009 iMac 162 thousand times cheaper in terms of memory cost.

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An electronics technician is behind that drop in cost in some way or another. It’s the job of electronics technicians to make sure designs from engineers can actually be made, as well as get it into production and keep it there.

Prof. Eugene Saybold of the electronics program has repeated on many occasions that his goal is to get students the shortest and cheapest route to a decent, solid career. The electronics technical program is an excellent opportunity to find the right career that is both fun and profitable.

When you think about electronics as a field you might immediately think of having to do a lot of math. However, training as an electronics technician only requires the slightest bit of pre-calculus, which is just college algebra. Even on top of that, technicians get to build and make real circuits almost as, if not more, frequently than they have to do the math behind it. Additionally, the professors have been good at making sure those who struggle with math are given the resources they need to do well in the program.

If you are looking for an exciting career opportunity with a bright future, be sure to check out the electronics technical program. You might soon become the one we thank for affordable innovations in technology.