Electronics & Computer Technology

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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.

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Program Requirements

Minimum Total Credit Hours to Complete: 


Required Courses: 

SDV 101 First Year Success
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
ETR 114 Dc & Ac Fundamentals II  - 4 Credit Hours
ETR 164 Upgrading & Maintaining PC Hardware  - 3 Credit Hours
ETR 203 Electronic Devices I  - 4 Credit Hours
ETR 204 Electronic Devices II
ETR 241 Electronic Communications I
ETR 156 ETR 156 - Digital Circuits and Microprocessor Fundamentals  - 4 Credit Hours
ETR 237 Industrial Electronics I  - 3 Credit Hours
ETR 238 Industrial Electronics II  - 3 Credit Hours
ELE 239 Programmable Controllers
MTH 115 Technical Mathematics I  - 3 Credit Hours
IND 103 IND 103 - Industrial Methods  - 1 Credit Hours
Social Science Elective
Technical Electives
Internship or Technical Elective
Humanities Elective
SAF 130 Industrial Safety  - 1 Credit Hours

Course Sequence: 

  • 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 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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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