Electrical & Electronics Technology


Galveston College's Electrical/Electronic Technology Program is designed to provide training for persons interested in the installation and maintenance of electrical/electronic systems found in residential, commercial, and industrial facilities. Training, most of which is hands-on, will include such topics as AC/DC theory, basic wiring practices, digital electronics, programmable logic controllers, industrial motor controls, and National Electric Code, and other subjects as local needs require. Graduates should qualify for a variety of jobs in the electrical/electronic field as an on-the-job trainee or apprentice assisting in the layout, installation, and maintenance of electrical/electronic systems. The program provides comprehensive theoretical and hands on training to meet the industry's continued and changing demands for qualified personnel.

Galveston College's Electrical & Electronics program offers the ETA Certification Exams for Individuals entering the Electronics field. The S.E.T (Student Electronic Technician) certification is given at Galveston College and test knowledge and skills in Electrical Theory, AC/DC, Analog, and Digital Concepts. For more information regarding the E.T.A certification or exam please contact the Program Director.

Galveston College's Electrical and Electronics program is also an accredited NCCER program. Students will obtain credentialing that will allow them to be put into an international database for prospective employers within the industry to view a student’s Electrical and Electronics credentials. Along with the NCCER certificates, students can also obtain three college certificates and also an Associate’s degree. To view the degree plans for each certificate and the degree program click the titles under the degree plan section of this webpage.

 Program Mission

The Electrical & Electronics Technology program provides students with a wide range of knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to be a successful technician in the field of Electrical and Electronics and to transfer to bachelor degree programs.

Program Vision

The vision of the Electrical & Electronics Technology program is to be the leader in and continuously improve Electrical & Electronics Technology education.

Program Outcomes

  • Demonstrate safe practices and procedures related to electricity, electronics, and electro-mechanical systems, equipment, hardware, and software.
  • Use oral, written, interpersonal, and teamwork skills to effectively interact with customers, employers, coworkers, and others.
  • Apply critical thinking skills, problem solving skills, and analysis of engineering concepts utilizing higher mathematics and calculus.
  • Use computer aided design technology to perform electronic circuit design, simulation, and analysis.
  • Use basic test equipment to construct, analyze, and troubleshoot electrical and electronic components, circuits, and systems.
  • Demonstrate competency working with various sensors, servomechanisms, Programmable Logic Controllers, industrial networks, microprocessor and PC-based systems, I/O cards, DC and AC Drives, robotics, and vision systems.
  • Demonstrate the ability to select, obtain and use current technical application information and equipment, systems, subsystems and components.
  • Construct, troubleshoot, and repair electrical, electronic, and electro-mechanical systems.
  • Install, configure, calibrate, test, and troubleshoot automated electro-mechanical systems and related equipment, hardware and software.

To view Degree Plans click links below:

Electrical & Electronics Level One Certificate-Entry Level

Electrical & Electronics Level One Certificate- Advanced Level

Electrical & Electronics- Level Two Certificate- Advanced Level

Associate of Applied Science in Electrical & Electronics

To view program cost click links below:

Cost Obligation- Level One Entry

Cost Obligation- Level One Advanced

Cost Obligation- Level Two Advanced

Cost Obligation- Associate of Applied Science

Admissions Requirements

1) Complete the College's Admissions Application and submit to the Office of Admissions. For more information on Admissions processes and other Admissions requirements visit the Admission's Homepage.

2) Complete the Federal Student Aid Application at www.fafsa.ed.gov. For important information regarding Financial Aid priority dates and time lines refer to Galveston College's Financial Aid Homepage.

3) Schedule an appointment with your Student Success Advisor to discuss degree plan, tuition cost, registration, graduation, and any other academic inquiries.

Student Success Advisor
Amanda Lozano
7626 Broadway Galveston, Texas 77554
Office : 409-944-1401
Email: alozano@gc.edu

E&E Technician Employment Outlook
• Salary Range: $31,000-$39,000
• Average Salary: $35,229
• Average Entry-Level Salary: $31,176
• Average Hourly Wage: $16.50
Employment Outlook is provided by the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

For more information on the Electrical & Electronics Program contact Robert Shields Program Director/Instructor at 409-944-1403 or rshields@gc.edu or Amanda Lozano at 409-944-1401 or alozano@gc.edu


Updated 8/4/2016 - Content Author alozano