Degrees & Certificates
Two-year, job-training degrees that prepare students for immediate employment. Students take additional general education electives, making this a good option if you intend to transfer to a Bachelor of Applied Science (BAS) degree program or may attend a university in the future to earn a bachelor’s degree.
- Credits to complete: 107.0
- Estimated program length in quarters: Full Time - 7 | Part Time - 11
Two-year degree for students who want to start a career immediately after graduation.
- Credits to complete: 111.0
- Estimated program length in quarters: Full Time - 8 | Part Time - 11
Certificate programs provide students with a set of skills to find a job or stay current in a profession. Many certificates are designed to build on top of each other and eventually lead to a longer-term certificate or degree. These are called “stackable” certificates.
- Credits to complete: 68.0
- Estimated program length in quarters: Full Time - 5 | Part Time - 7
Program Pathway Map
Program Pathways are a series of courses and experiences carefully selected to help you earn your credential and prepare for your career or university transfer. Program Pathway Maps guide you through quarter-by-quarter coursework, indicate when you’ll need to complete important steps, and describe popular careers in this pathway. Some course sequences or recommended courses can be customized or adjusted by speaking with an advisor.
EET & ET Programs Offer Immediate Job Prospects & Course Transferability
Printer-friendly Program Planning Guides for Electronics Technology and Electronics Engineering Programs:
North Seattle College offers several choices for electronics study.
The 2-year Electronics Engineering Technology degree program prepares you for advanced technical training. Many EET graduates transfer courses from the NSC program into the BS program in electronics engineering technology at Central Washington University or Eastern Washington University. (Please contact an advisor and your intended college or university regarding North's partnerships with particular institutions and additional requirements for transfer.)
If you want to go to work immediately upon completion of your program, the coursework will give you an excellent foundation in applied engineering.
The Electronics Technology certificate and AAS degree programs provide a broad foundation in electronics training. Instruction emphasizes a hands-on approach, use of sophisticated test equipment, and a solid base of information concerning computer hardware and software for technical applications. These programs offer job training directed toward immediate employment and future advancement with companies specializing in manufacturing or servicing all types of electronic equipment.
North also offers two aviation electronics certificates, providing you with basic knowledge, skills and abilities for employment in aerospace-related technologies.
Program Design Keeps Options Open
North’s electronics programs allow you to keep your options open as you train in the field. Start with a short certificate, go to work, and then return to get another certificate in a related electronics area or work toward an AAS degree. The core electronics coursework is the same, so no time is wasted, and you can move from one program to another at any point.
The EET curriculum has more transfer-level math and physics, while ET offers a more general overview with technical math and physics. Take a daytime or evening schedule or mix and match, and study in large, well-equipped labs. Externships are available but not required.
Good Relationships with Local Industry
Partnerships with local manufacturers create job possibilities for grads. EET and ET programs are popular among employers because EET graduates are skilled in practical engineering applications. ET grads perform well in advanced training.
Both programs are designed to put you to work after 2 years, which is the choice for most grads. Many companies offer good tuition reimbursement programs so you can finish a degree part-time while working.
Program lengths are estimates, not guarantees. For the most current program information, please check with the program contact.