Electronics Technology

Degree Plans and More

Program Overview

Welcome to Electronics Technology in the College of Applied Science and Technology (CAST) at the University of Arkansas – Fort Smith. The Electronics Technology Department at the University of Arkansas - Fort Smith is part of an exciting and growing campus that is fully accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association and the Association of Technology, Management, and Applied Engineering (ATMAE). If your desire is to find a career in a fast-paced, growing field, you have chosen wisely. The average yearly starting salary in the Fort Smith area is $49,900.

Electronics Technology student


Some of our strengths include highly qualified instructors that have industry and multiple years teaching experience combined with a personal one-on-one instruction that is not seen in most universities. We have new facilities that are well furnished to enhance the education experience, and excellent job placement centers that will either place you in an internship or help you find your first job after graduation.

Electronics Technology students learn theory and practical skills that prepare them for jobs in the use and maintenance of common electrical and electronic devices and instruments. The emphasis covers installation, diagnosis, 

and repair of digital communications equipment; industrial control systems to include motor controllers, program logic controllers (PLC’s), sensors, and robotics; communication systems; and various advanced electronic equipment/systems.

Students may earn an associate of applied science degree in electronics technology, technical certificate of industrial electronics and electrical maintenance, or a certificate of proficiency, or program credit hours may be applied to the bachelor of applied science (BAS) degree at UA Fort Smith.

If you have any questions or would like to further discuss your options of the electronics field in general, please feel free to contact us. Our phone number and email are linked to our names below, and we would be more than happy to visit with you as you embark upon this educational journey into your future.

Credits can be applied to both the BAS and EET degrees.



Electronics Technology Associate of Applied Science

Program Learning Outcomes 

Upon successful completion of this program, students will be able to:

  • Comprehend fundamental principles of electronics and electricity.
  • Use practical applications of math related to electronics and electricity.
  • Integrate electronic principles into working circuits.
  • Solder/desolder electronic devices and circuit board-mounted components.
  • Use test equipment to test circuits.
  • Control industrial automated systems through both selection of servo system and PLC system components, design servo motion programs, and design/troubleshoot wiring ladder logic PLC programs.
  • Program: (organize program structures of sequence, decisions, and loops).
  • Troubleshoot various electronic applications.

 Industrial Electronics and Electrical Maintenance

 Technical Certificate

 Program Learning Outcomes

 Upon successful completion of this program, student will be able to:

  • Comprehend fundamental principles of electronics and electricity. 
  • Integrate electronic principles into working industrial circuits. 
  • Use test equipment to test circuits. 
  • Control industrial automated systems, through both selection of servo system and PLC system components, design servo motion programs, and design/troubleshoot wiring ladder logic PLC programs. 
  • Troubleshoot various industrial applications. 

Robotics Technology

Certificate of Proficiency


The certificate of proficiency in robotics technology will introduce the student to robotics, allow them to develop hands on skills in installing, commissioning and maintaining a robot system and design and implement robot programming projects. The courses may be applied towards the AAS degree.



Dr. Kiyun Han

Dr. Kiyun Han

Assistant Professor


Office Baldor Technology Center, Room 234

Phone:  479-788-7719

John Martini

John Martini

Assistant Professor


Office:  Baldor Technology Center, Room 232

Phone:  479-788-7772

Jason Merritt

Jason Merritt



Office:  Baldor Technology Center, Room 233

Phone:  479-788-7877

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Dr. James Young

Assistant Professor


Baldor Technology Center, Room 231