Electronic Technology

Driving Innovation for a Fast-Changing Future

Electronic Technology is not the same field it was 10 years ago… and it won’t be the same field 10 years from now. It’s a dynamic and developing industry that’s leading the way for growth across industrial, communications, medical and entertainment sectors.

In fact, with electronic devices getting more complex and more critical, the need for well-educated career professionals is growing in virtually all industries. Electronic Technology graduates from Irvine Valley College go on to a wide variety of rewarding careers in the energetic Los Angeles/Orange County economic region. 

Through laboratory and classroom instruction, IVC students learn to troubleshoot, repair, design, and manufacture today's electronic equipment, learning workforce-ready skills from industry-experienced faculty. Curriculum includes hands-on work with computers, communications devices, medical equipment, automotive and industrial equipment and more, leading to immediate employment. 


Irvine Valley College’s (IVC) new School of Integrated Design, Engineering and Automation (IDEA) will serve as a catalyst for innovative career education opportunities at the Advanced Technology and Education Park (ATEP) in Tustin.

ATEP is a state-of-the-art facility for technology education, providing hands-on training relevant to Electronic Technology programs, in a collaborative and social environment. Click this link to learn more!  https://atep.ivc.edu/idea

If you're a tech-savvy student with a knack for problem-solving, you’ll find yourself at home in one of IVC’s Electronic Technology programs!

Ready to launch a Future BUILT career in Electronic Technology? It all starts at Irvine Valley College!

What You Need to Know

What Degrees and Certificates Are Available to Me?
IVC offers a variety of program types to help build your future-proof career!

Associate in Science Degrees
These two-year college degrees are designed for students who want to gain in-depth understanding of a particular field in order to enter a specific profession or to prepare for further education at a technical or trade school, or a 4-year college or university.

IVC Offers an AS in:
Electronic Technology

Certificates of Achievement
Certificates of Achievement are state-approved certificates that acknowledge workplace competencies and job readiness in a particular field. In many cases, the courses that comprise a certificate of achievement are the same as those required for an associate degree, minus the General Education courses.

IVC Offers a COA in:
Electronic Technology

Certificates of Proficiency
Certificates of Proficiency acknowledge basic workplace abilities and are designed for students who want to enter the workforce quickly or upgrade their job skills. These certificates have a total credit requirement of less than 18 units and are designed and approved by local business leaders in order to make them as practical as possible. 

IVC Offers a COP in:
Electronics Aide

Make sure your class schedule is built for success. Visit the course catalog to see what classes you need to earn your degree or certificate in Electronic Technology.

Irvine Valley College is proud to provide our communities with affordable, accessible Career Education opportunities. Click for details on program costs and fees for the Electronic Technology department.

Financial Aid, Scholarships & Grants

Want to learn how financial aid, scholarships and grants can make college more affordable? IVC’s Financial Aid Office has all the information you need!

School of Integrated Design, Automation and Engineering
Department Offices: 949-367-8301

Debbie Vanschoelandt
Interim Dean 
Email Contact Form

Full-Time Faculty:

Matthew Wolken
IDEA Department Chair 
Email Contact Form

IVC Electronic Technology graduates are building successful futures in careers like these, and more! Here are some in-demand job titles and their average yearly salaries.

Electronics Engineering Technicians = $59,904 
Electronics Engineering Technologists = $63,763 
Electronics Equipment Installer = $51,994 
Telecommunications Equipment Installers = $62,074 
Electrical and Electronic Equipment Assemblers = $49,613 
Electronic Home Entertainment Installers/Repairers = $38,285 
Electrical and Electronics Repairers, Commercial and Industrial = $55,757 

Average Salary In This Field

Average Salary In This Field

$38,285 to
Per Year

Potential Careers

Potential Careers

Electronic Engineer
Electronics Equipment Installer
Electrical Assembler

Have Questions? Talk To A Counselor!

You’ve made an independent choice to boost your life and career through Career Education at IVC… but you’re not alone! Talk to a counselor for information on getting started, planning your career pathway, and more!

Our Students Love Us!

“[IVC offers] real hands-on training to real-life applications. The instructors are very knowledgeable and go above and beyond to help students.”
- Frank Vega, IVC Student
“Even though this is a new career for me, and I am older than the average student, the professors made it interesting.”
- Barbara Gordon, IVC Student
“I know that I would not be where I am today if it was not for IVC and its faculty, who saw the potential I did not see in myself.”
- Sophia Montano, IVC Alum