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College of Applied Sciences and Arts

Why our EST online program?

The Bachelor of Science in Electronic Systems Technologies (EST) provides advanced technical and managerial coursework for students pursuing careers in the electronics industry. The program allows students the flexibility to choose a curriculum that will complement their career goals with their educational and work experience. Graduates with an EST degree possess the skills required of the technologist entering areas such as biomedical equipment technology, communications and networking technology, and automation and control technology. 

The Electronics Management Specialization (ELM) within the EST degree is well suited for technicians or technologists with coursework and work experience seeking advancement or placement in managerial roles in the electronics industry. The Electronic Systems Technologies degree is a baccalaureate completion degree (300/400 level coursework for a 2+2 degree) designed as a path for students who have completed Electronic Technology AAS degree or equivalent. Students with other types of education and training can also be admitted, including those with military training. Students entering the completion degree are expected to have had coursework, documented training or work experience in the following technical subject areas:

  • DC/AC Electronics Fundamentals
  • Solid State Electronics Fundamentals
  • Digital Electronics Fundamentals
  • PC Troubleshooting & Repair
  • LAN Networking
  • A Programming Language