Rather than returning to school for four years or more to obtain a bachelor's degree or higher, more and more people are choosing to obtain an online skilled trades and careers degree with an emphasis in a particular area, such as electronics. These degrees and certificates typically take two years, or less, to obtain and fully prepare the student to enter the job market upon graduation. The job placement outlook for these positions is excellent, as demand for these services is generally high. A student who graduates with a skilled trades and careers certificate or degree with an emphasis in electronics can easily obtain an entry-level job or apprenticeship with the possibility of management or self-employment in the future.
Online electronics courses teach electronics majors how to install and repair electrical equipment and components in homes, businesses, factories and more. Upon graduating, an electronics major will also be able to read blueprints and determine the safety of electronics systems. Online electronics programs are offered by technical schools, career colleges and some community colleges. While online programs do not provide the hands-on training available through an on-campus program, they provide a solid starting base to learn the intricacies of electronics, circuitry, wiring and electrical energy. Transferring to an on-campus program leading to a degree after earning your certificate is one option. Another is to accept an entry-level position and receive on-the-job training.
"If you decide that you would like to extend your learning beyond the associate's degree level, many schools offer online and on-campus electronics programs leading to bachelor's, master's and even doctorate degrees. An optimal education for those already in the workforce would include online classes combined with hands-on training in a classroom or technical setting. However you choose to obtain your trades and careers degree with an emphasis in electronics, you can know with confidence that the education you receive will be an enlightening education at any of the schools that offer the program."