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Electrical/electronic technicians help design, develop, test, and manufacture electrical and electronic equipment. You can also focus your career on solving technical problems as an electronics servicing professional. At NECC in the Electronic Equipment Technology Certificate program you’ll enjoy learning with a highly personal touch, including tremendous student support services such as free tutoring and career advising.

Why Choose the Electronic Equipment Technology Certificate at NECC?

You’ll work and learn on state-of-the-art equipment, and gain proficiency using industry-standard tools and software. You’ll be guided by experienced faculty and can participate in many extracurricular activities. In this program you will:

  • Go to class in the evening enabling you to work while preparing for a new career
  • Gain skills and knowledge in computer science and digital logic and design
  • Understand how to analyze circuits and build your problem-solving abilities
  • Be able to apply credits earned to NECC’s Associate degree in Engineering Science: Technology Option
  • Have an opportunity to participate in an internship as well as multiple career workshops

Because of NECC

You will be able to pursue a wide variety of entry-level jobs across a broad array of electronics industries. Previous program completers have secured employment at:

  • AVID Technology
  • Bradford Engineering
  • Charles River Laboratories
  • Commonwealth of Massachusetts
  • CAD Associates

Career Paths & Job Market

Career Paths

Career Paths

Below is a sampling of placements for past interns and graduates in Electronics and Engineering:

  • AVID Technology
  • BOC Edwards
  • Bradford Engineering Company
  • CAD Associates
  • Charles River Laboratories
  • Circuit City
  • Commonwealth of Massachusetts
  • First Essex Bank
  • Internal Revenue Services
  • Media One
  • UPS

Selected Tasks Completed by Students on Job Sites

  • Develop effective verbal and written communication skills
  • Get experience in working as part of a team
  • Acquire capacity for detail
  • Develop interpersonal skills
  • Get involved in research structure
Helpful Links for Researching Careers

Helpful Links for Researching Careers

Transferring to a 4 year College or University

Transferring to a 4 year College or University

See Transfer Programs and Transfer Events under Academic Support. NECC’s Academic Support has an extensive list of colleges that regularly recruit NECC transfer students.

Program Pathway

A pathway is the most efficient sequence of courses semester-to-semester recommended for students to complete their degree. View the suggested pathway for the Electronic Equipment Technology Certificate.

Learning Outcomes

Student Learning Outcomes - Electronic Equipment Technology Certificate

Student Learning Outcomes – Electronic Equipment Technology Certificate

  • Analyze problems, isolate and describe the important components of a problem: what is given (design specifications, performance requirements and testing standards). Identify variables- known and unknown.
  • Represent problems in a visual form, such as a schematic, flow chart, diagram, data table, or model.
  • Validate strong fundamentals in the aptitude to formulate and solve problems by applying principles of mathematics, science and technology.
  • Prove the capacity to conduct an experiment, use laboratory materials, properly and safely, note observations accurately, precisely and describe procedures.
  • Effectively use software simulation and information acquisition tools to collect, analyze and interpret data. Develop proficiency in the use and application of new tools and methods from the field of math, science and technology.
  • Demonstrate the ability to be an independent and equal contributor on a team-based project. Be able to articulate the overall team project goals and roles of the members.

Courses and Requirements



Department Contacts

Department Contacts

Paul Chanley

Department Chair, Office: TC-219 Phone: 978-556-3502 Email:

Douglas J. Leaffer, MSCE

Associate Professor – Engineering, Office: TC-219 Phone: 978-556-3676 Email:

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