What is Electrical & Instrumentation Technology?

Electrical & Instrumentation Technology is just a fancy name for electronics technology – the science behind iPods and laptops, big industrial machines and tiny computerized gizmos of all kinds. With us, you can earn a two-year associate of applied science degree, or a one-year certificate.

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Both of these programs cover the fundamentals of electronics: from analog to digital and everything in between. They’ll prepare you for a rewarding, well-paying career in electronics. You can train to become a technician in several fields: electronics, process control, instrumentation or industrial electronics. You could even become a field service engineer.

The bottom line on any of these jobs is, we fix things. What’s cool is we often fix things that most people can’t even operate. And we get paid well. Here comes the part about the big money I mentioned earlier. According to a survey by the Arizona Department of Labor in 2008, the average electronics tech in the state of Arizona makes not over $50,000 a year, but over $53,000 a year. Not bad for a two-year degree.

What’s more, our program can make you really stand out from the competition. Everyone who successfully completes our four foundation courses will be certified as an Associate electronics technician by the International Society of Certified Electronics Technicians, or ISCET. This may not seem like a big deal, but it is. There are less than 50,000 of us globally. When you’re ISCET-certified, your job application moves right to the top of the stack.

Most of our classes run from 4pm to 8 pm. So if you already work days and want to beef up your skills and your pay level, our schedule works with yours. And it’s easy to get to our training center from just about anywhere in northern Arizona. We’re in Prescott, right off Route 89 near the airport.

 Upon Completion of Degree

Upon successful completion of the Electrical and Instrumentation Technology AAS Degree program the learner will be able to:

  • Build, test, analyze and troubleshoot direct and alternating current circuits. (ELT 111, ELT 112)
  • Build, test, analyze and troubleshoot digital circuits. (ELT 183)
  • Build, test, analyze and troubleshoot solid state circuits. (ELT 126)
  • Build, test, analyze and troubleshoot microprocessor and programmable controller-based circuits. (ELT 161)
  • Build, test, analyze and troubleshoot process control instrumentation circuits. (EL 171)
  • Design, fabricate and install safe electrical conduits and raceways. (ELT 115)
  • Build, test, analyze and troubleshoot communication circuits. (ELT 221)
  • Build, test, analyze and troubleshoot motors and motor control circuits. (ELT 272)
  • Troubleshoot pre-bugged equipment including symptom recognition, fault isolation and repair (ELT 258)

Contact Information

Contact Rick Peters to answer your questions, or to set up a personal tour of our electronics/electrical spaces.

Rick Peters