Electronics & Computer Technology

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The Associate of Applied Science degree in Electronics and Computer Technology at Piedmont Virginia Community College is designed for students intterested in Advanced Manufacturing and related fields.  Program graduates may pursue in-demand employment in manufacturing, mechatronics, robotics, electronics, and related fields.  

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Program Requirements

Minimum Total Credit Hours to Complete: 


Required Courses: 

SDV 100 Arts and Humanities  - 1 Credit Hours
ENG 111 College Composition I  - 3 Credit Hours
ENG 112 College Composition II  - 3 Credit Hours
ETR 113 DC & AC Fundamentals I  - 4 Credit Hours
CAD 151 Engineering Drawing Fundamentals I
MEC 161 Basic Fluid Mechanics-Hydraulics/Pneumatics
ETR 203 Electronic Devices I
ETR 140 Introduction to Mechatronics
ETR 241 Electronic Communications I
ETR 156 Digital Circuits and Microprocessor Fundamentals
ETR 237 Industrial Electronics I  - 3 Credit Hours
ETR 238 Industrial Electronics II
ELE 239 Programmable Controllers  - 3 Credit Hours
MTH 115 Technical Mathematics I  - 3 Credit Hours
IND 103 IND 103 - Industrial Methods  - 1 Credit Hours
Social Science Elective
MEC 155 Mechanisms  - 3 Credit Hours
ETR 290 Coordinated Internship  - 3 Credit Hours
Humanities Elective
SAF 130 Industrial Safety  - 1 Credit Hours
IND 250 Introduction to Basic Computer Integrated Manufacturing
IND 251 Automated Manufacturing Systems I
IND 113 Materials and Processes in Manufacturing I

Course Sequence: 

  • 3 Credit(s)
  • 3 Credit(s)

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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 161, 167, or 263.
  • List of courses that fulfill the requirement for the Humanities and Social Science 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.

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Required Skills & Employment Outlook

Jobs this program prepares you for: 

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