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Industrial Electronics Technology

TCL offers a two-year Associate of Applied Science degree with a major in Industrial Electronics. The Industrial Electronics program has something to offer recent high school graduates, those seeking a career change or upgrade and also working professionals who need the latest Information Technology Certification. There is a strong hands-on component to all TCL Electronics classes and TCL is an academic training partner with Microsoft.



Individuals who earn a degree or one of the certificates in Electronics Technology are eligible for entry-level positions in the areas of:

•  Network Administration

•  PC Repair

•  Technical Sales

•  Data Backup Sales and Support

•  Industrial Purchasing

•  Corporate Training

•  Alternative Energy: Solar, Tide and Wind

•  Circuit Troubleshooting

•  Basic Audio-Video Production Technician

•  Home Technology Integration

•  Fiber Optics


Salaries are varied depending on the career choice. For example in 2009, the average annual income in South Carolina for Network and Computer Systems Administrators was $62,540.* For Electronic Home Entertainment Equipment Installers, it was $29,450.*

*Source: US Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics.



There are three degree pathways in Industrial Electronics Technology.

The first degree pathway, Industrial Electronics Technology, supplies students with the necessary knowledge to be successful in electronics, electronics communications, computer servicing and computer networking. Students will have the background to test for A+ Computer Servicing, Network+, Security+, Microsoft Professional Certification, Microsoft Certified System Administrator, Microsoft Certified System Engineer, and the FCC General Radio Telephone License.

The second degree pathway is Biomedical Equipment Pathway. Click here for a complete program description.

The third degree pathway is Avionics.  Click here for a complete program description.

Students may also complete both courses of study for increased employment opportunity.

Industrial Electronics Technology Certificates include:


Note: For list of required courses, please see our Course Catalog




Rock Hudson / 843.470.6033 / rhudson@tcl.edu

Avionics/Industrial Electrics Instructor / Location:  Building 14, Room 107

Robert Beach/ 843.525.8299 / rbeach@tcl.edu

Avionics/Industrial Electrics Instructor / Location:  Building 14, Room 115

Kenneth Flick / 843.525.8238 / Fax:  843.470.8413 / kflick@tcl.edu

Business and Industrial Technology Division Dean / Location: Building 14, Room 125