Electronics Technology

Degree Plans and More

Program Overview

Welcome to Electronics Technology in the College of Applied Science and Technology at the University of Arkansas - Fort Smith. The Electronics Technology Department at UAFS 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 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 theories 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, which 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 in Electronics Technology, Technical Certificate of Industrial Electronics and Electrical Maintenance,or Certificate of Proficiency, or program credit hours may be applied to a Bachelor of Applied Science (BAS) at UAFS.

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 numbers and emails 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.
  • Integrate electronic principles into working circuits.
  • Control industrial automated systems through both selection of PLC system components and designing ladder logic PLC programs.
  • Apply Robot programming program and operate industrial robots to perform tasks.


 Industrial Electronics and Electrical Maintenance Technical Certificate

 Program Learning Outcomes

 Upon successful completion of this program, students 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 desig and implement robot programming projects. The courses may be applied towards the AAS degree.