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The Electronics core curriculum consists of lecture and laboratory experience involving: analysis of direct current and alternating current circuits; the study of semiconElectronicsductor physics; semiconductors as physical devices and circuit elements, the examination of semiconductors in rectifier, amplifier, and control configurations, and the formation and behavior of diodes, bipolar transistors and methods of biasing and stabilizing them. Instruction in Technical Mathematics is also a concurrent component of the program and includes selected topics from algebra, trigonometry, and plane geometry with technical applications. 
Instruction in technical mathematics is also a concurrent component of the programs and includes selected topics from algebra, trigonometry, and plane geometry with technical applications.

This unique technical career program offers three degree options consisting of a core electronics curriculum followed by specialty curriculum courses taken after enrolling in college. 

Benefits of the program:

  • Learn what interests you!
  • Hands-on training!
  • Earn free college credit and high school credit at the same time!
  • Begin college degree while still in high school!
  • Graduate from High School with Career Skills that help you obtain a great job!
  • Earn a Certificate of Completion presented in a Career Portfolio!

Requirements for High School Enrollment:

  • Students must be a high school junior or senior.
  • Must have a basic understanding of addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division.
  • Should understand and be functional in these concepts as they pertain to whole numbers, fractions and decimals.
  • Coursework that demonstrates abstract reasoning ability or mechanical ability or assessments such as the ASVAB, would be beneficial.

The student will have a higher probability of success if the following courses have been taken in high school:

  • General Shop
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Algebra
  • Physical Science

These courses are not established as pre-requisites. Students that have been successful in any of these courses have historically demonstrated a higher degree of success in this program.  

Is the Electronics Technology Program at the ATS right for you?

  • Are you a hard worker?
  • Are you interested in learning more about the subject?
  • Do you have a GPA of at least 2.0 at your high school?
  • Do you have a good attendance record?
  • Do you have a desire to excel and be successful?

If so, see your High School Counselor as soon as possible to obtain an application to join us!

Electronics Technology is a one-year program that can be taken as a high school Junior or Senior.

Courses Taken as a High School Junior or Senior

  • DC Circuits
  • AC Circuits
  • Semiconductors I
  • Introduction to Computer Support








After the successful completion of the one year Electronics Technology curriculum, Area Technical School students will earn 20 hours of college level credit.

Industrial Automation Technology:

Two-year degree only. Graduates of this curriculum are expected to find employment as automation technicians, i.e. technicians who install, troubleshoot, repair, service and maintain robot and automation systems in manufacturing plants. Technicians who are employed by automation equipment manufacturers to assist in the design, manufacturing and testing of automated machines.

Biomedical Electronics Technician:

Two-year degree only. Graduates of this curriculum are expected to find employment as biomedical technicians (also refferrd to as Medical Equipment Repairers, Healthcare Technology Management, and Clinical Engineering.) Technicians repair, calibrate, maintain, and demonstrate electromechanical equipment used in a hospital. Technicians employed by biomedical equipment manufacturers may assist in service calls, product demonstrations and technical sales. 

Career Opportunities:

Electronics Technicians are employed as engineering associates, electronic business machines technical representatives, calibration technicians, medical electronics service technicians, and industrial equipment technicians.

Average Yearly Salary (West North Central Region):

Biomedical Equipment Technician I: $37,126

Biomedical Equipment Technician II: $57,482

Biomedical Equipment Technician III: $57,410

Radiology Equipment Specialist: $69,475

Manager: $69,468

Director/ Executive: $102,600

Salary information found at

Job Outlook (2010-2020):

30% - this is much faster than average.

Outlook information found at

Where do our graduates go to work?

  • AT & T Southwestern Bell
  • Barnes Industrial Electronics
  • Charter Communications
  • Sprint
  • Consolidated Communications
  • Abbott Machine Alumax
  • Borden, Inc.
  • WorldCom
  • Alvey Conveyer
  • Ouellette Machinery
  • McLeod USA
  • BJC Healthcare
  • Mercy Medical
  • SSM Healthcare
  • Private Clinics
  • Equipment Manufacturers
  • Service Providers

For more information…

    • Phone:  636-481-3498 or 636-797-3000, ext. 3498.
    • Or e-mail:   This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it


Last Updated ( Monday, 26 August 2013 )
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