Pursue a degree in industrial electronics, and get the high-tech skills to always be in demand.

It’s time to take charge of your future. Because everything runs on electronics these days, the career options are limitless.

Graduates will be qualified to pursue careers in electronics, electronics communications, and computer servicing, repair and networking. The S.C. average annual wage for electronics repairers is$62,580, according to 2022 reports from  the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

It’s time to upgrade your electronics skills and upgrade your paycheck.

The Program

TCL’s 65-credit-hour Industrial Electronics Technology Associate Degree program can be completed in as little as five full-time semesters. There is a strong hands-on component to all electronics classes, plus TCL is an academic training partner with Microsoft.

Courses include computer networking and troubleshooting, electronic communications, electrical installation, digital home technology integration, Windows services, and more.

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    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.

    Quick Facts


    TCL’s 65-credit-hour program can be completed in as little as five full-time semesters.


    Careers include electronics, electronics communications, and computer servicing, repair and networking.


    Become an expert in electronics, and you’ll always be in demand.


    Technical College of the Lowcountry is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to award associate degrees. Degree-granting institutions also may offer credentials such as certificates and diplomas at approved degree levels. Questions about the accreditation of Technical College of the Lowcountry may be directed in writing to the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, GA 30033-4097, by calling (404) 679-4500, or by using information available on SACSCOC’s website (www.sacscoc.org). 


    Total Program Tuition: 65 credits x $214 per credit = $13,910.*

    Remember, this is before S.C. Lottery Tuition Assistance and other financial aid, which could drop your costs by more than half. In fact, after financial aid, many TCL students attend for free. See more about paying for TCL.

    *Based on Fall 2022 in-state, in-service-area tuition. Your actual cost may differ. Does not include fees, books and other costs. Qualifications vary; all subject to change.


    Important Additional Requirements

    Students applying to the Industrial Electronics Technology associate degree program must supply the following documentation before registering for courses:

    • An official copy of high school transcripts or Graduate Equivalency Diplomas (GED) transcripts. A certificate of completion will not be accepted as a substitute for a high school diploma or GED.
    • All candidates for the EEM associate degree program must take the COMPASS/ASSET placement evaluation unless they have official college transcripts with a “C” or better in Math for Business and Finance (MAT 160) and English Composition I (ENG 101).
    • Official transcripts must be sent from the issuing college directly to the Admissions Office at TCL via the mail.
    • A copy of the high school or GED transcripts, COMPASS/ASSET placement evaluation, and/or college transcript must be at the TCL Admissions Office before a student can register.
    • Students lacking these requirements may register as Career Development or certificate program students but will not be admitted into the EEM program until all requirements are met. Microsoft Certification Students: See your advisor for a list of courses required from Microsoft Certified System Engineer training.

    Is this program for you?

    The program is a great fit for those who:

    • Have strong math and mechanical skills.
    • Enjoy problem-solving.
    • Are logical thinkers.

    Career and Education Opportunities

    Electronics technicians help engineers design and develop computers, communications equipment, medical monitoring devices, navigational equipment, and other electrical and electronic equipment. They often work in product evaluation and testing, using measuring and diagnostic devices to adjust, test, and repair equipment, according to the U.S. Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics.

    Program Dean

    Karen Smith

    Dean, Business & Industrial Technologies


    Beaufort Mather Campus, Bldg. 14, Rm. 118


    Robert Beach

    Electronics Instructor


    Beaufort Mather Campus, Bldg. 14, Rm. 115