Electronics & Computer Technology

Degree Type: 

Associate of Applied Science Degree
Electronics Technology Job Extravaganza is May 1

Minimum Total Credit Hours to Complete: 


  • STEM
    STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math)
  • CTE
    CTE (Career & technical education programs for job training)

The Associate of Applied Science degree in Electronics and Computer Technology at Piedmont Virginia Community College prepares you for an entry-level job in computer and electronics technology or related fields. Individuals who are seeking their first employment or those presently in the field who are seeking additional knowledge and skills may benefit from this program.

Jobs this program prepares you for: 

  • Communications Technician
  • Electric Power Generation
  • Electronic Technician
  • Engineering Technician
  • Field Service Technician
  • Instruments Manufacturing
  • Product Technician
  • Research & Development

Required Courses: 

Linked classes are classes that are currently available in the class search.
SDV 101 First Year Success
ETR 203 Electronic Devices I / 4 Credit Hours
ETR 241 Electronic Communications I
ETR 156 Digital Circuits and Microprocessor Fundamentals
ETR 238 Industrial Electronics II
Social Science Elective
Technical Electives
Internship or Technical Elective
Humanities Elective
SAF 130 Industrial Safety / 1 Credit Hours

Additional Program Information: 

Graduation Requirement

Students entering the Electronics and Computer Technology degree program are required to take one Writing Intensive Course in order to graduate.  The Writing Intensive Course for this program is ETR 298, which has a prerequisite of ENG 111 and ENG 112. Students who are awarded transfer academic credit for this course at another institution may fulfill the Writing Intensive Course (WIC) requirement for this degree programs by completing another Writing Intensive Course (WIC).


  • Students may substitute a higher-level math course to include MTH 163, 164, or 173.
  • List of courses that fulfill the requirement for the Humanities Elective can be found on the degree requirements below.
  • Introductory (101 or 102 level) foreign language courses will not meet the humanities elective requirement for this program.
  • Approved Technical Electives:  CAD 151, CSC 110, ETR 149, IND 113, IND 250, IND 251, ITN 101, ITN 106, ITN 120, ITN 260, ITP 120, ITP 132, MEC 155, MEC 161, MTH 163, MTH 164, MTH 174
  • Approved Internships:  ETR 290, ITD 290, ITE 290, ITN 290, ITP 290
  • Introductory (101 or 102 level) foreign language courses will not meet the humanities elective requirement for this program.

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