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Statistics From SurveysStatistics From Surveys

Stats here are for those who have completed the program. Of those starting the program, 29 out of 46 (63%) of people surveyed successfully completed it.

Survey QuestionAverage
Program Completion Time19 month(s)
Attended School Mostly Full-Time79%
Program Difficulty (1-100)69
Satisfied With the School77%
Well-Prepared for Career63%
Would Choose Program Again90%
Career is Directly Related to Program79%
Easy to Find Job73%
How Long to Find First Job3 month(s)
Working Mostly Full-Time83%
Salary (Not Necessarily Full-Time)$42,552
Salary Met Expectations64%
Trouble Making Loan Payments45%
Satisfied With the Career79%

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Why did people choose this program of study?Why did people choose this program of study?

"I chose this program because I believed in would provide me with a good grounding in electronics and electricity, as well as basic computer architecture and circuits. The program exceeded my expectations, and I was able to learn a great deal about circuit design."
"There are a number of electronics manufacturers in my city. I thought that an education in electronics would help me get a job."
"I wanted to learn about electronics at the time. My brother took the course with me and he also wanted to take the same course."
"I had worked with electronics for many years prior. I also studied electronic systems while in the military."
"I chose this program because it is part of the family business and i wanted to follow in my families footsteps. I also chose this because i wanted to help my local community."
"I chose this program so that I would have experience to join an Electricians union. My father was a fifty year electrician and I wanted to follow in his footsteps."
"Working with & creating sound has always been a passion of mine. Working in a recording studio has always been a dream of mine."
"There are a lot of jobs in the area. It is a good career."
"I have been interested in electronics my entire life and this was the correct career path for me. Also, I believe there are a lot more job opportunities associated with this career than the other computer/technician career programs."
"Well mainly because I was already in that field and I thought that if I went to school and got certified I would be able to get better pay and more jobs."
"At the time, I was not aware of any other programs short of ITT training centers, and I had not heard good reviews of students getting jobs in the field of their study. The Navy courses guaranteed a job in that field, and once I retired from the Navy I was able to continue my career in electronics with ease because of the reputation their certification program held."
"I have always been interested in electrical. I have a certification in HVAC as well. The plan was to start my own HVAC company after a few years."
"I enjoy electrical technology. I think it is a very important job and they are always going to be around."
"Because i love the electronic"
"Most other electronic programs are too slow, or too limited, including those at state colleges. I needed something that would teach me everything about the subject right away, without taking years to do so."
"I already new a little bit about electrical work through my father who did it for many years."
"It was a booming field in the day. All the graduates were getting hired. I had multiple offers before graduation."
"It included all of the fundamental background information for electrical engineering, including advanced theory. The other options available did not seem challenging or worth while. I had to test in order to be allowed to take this class, and it wasn't easy."
"I chose this program over others because I found the classes to better reflect what I wanted to do as a career. The courses and instructors were recognized in their fields and had lots of relevant experience I could learn from."
"I picked this because my family owns a mechanical repair shop in which I felt taking a course in electrical technology would help. Almost every male figure in my family works in some sort of electrical job. It would give me more knowledge to follow in some footsteps."
"I believe in order to be successful you need to have a good foundation. These classes and this program helped me to understand electronics better. I started this program in high school as an elective and I chose to finish it after i graduated. The program is full featured. We learned to build a radio from parts and how to pull wires through houses being built. How to wire up electrical outlets and lighting fixtures. The job market for electricians is just as abundant and fulfilling as being a computer technician. It all works together at the end of the day."
"I was always interested in studying electrical engineering but was never capable of all the math it required. This allows me to study my passion at a slightly lower level."
"I was in the Navy as an electrician and thought it would be a good match."
"I was curious how electronics worked. I also loved to make projects at home."
"I always liked electronics"
"It was a general electronics course. With it, i felt I could repair any electronics."
"The work study program dictated it"

What surprised people about this program of study?What surprised people about this program of study?

"I was surprised at the necessity to take English, and economic classes. I do not believe either have a direct impact on my field of study, or in my job situation."
"I was surprised at just how many mathematically based tests were required in the classes that i took to get my electrician certificate. I knew there would be mathematics but i wasn't prepared for as much as there were. I was also surprised at the diversity of the class. For what i thought was a male dominated study, there were a lot of female students"
"What surprised me the most was that how fast you advance to Journeyman. The years learning the profession side by side with my peers was meaningful."
"I was surprised by how much hands-on work we did in the classroom. I was also surprised by how much knowledge I gained in circuit design during the course."
"I think my first surprise was that it was not easy there was a lot more math then I was thinking there would be.Then after awhile I really liked it because it became more hands on learning.I was also pretty surprised on the amount of doors it opened for me."
"I was surprised by the amount of mathwork that was involoved with being an electrician."
"I was surprised on how long it took, I presumably thought it was a shorter course I had signed up to. I feel I had personal expierce but was also very very shocked by alot I didn't know, about all the other components that go into this line of work which I was very unfamiliar with."
"I was surprised at how much math there is involved in the field of study. The better you become using it the easier life is. The math is not hard to grasp, but it does take practice. I knew there was math involved i just did not fully understand to what extent.I still would have picked the same field of study despite the math aspect. There is also a very hard push in this field at being professional. There was a time when electricians where scruffy and wore jeans with an un-tucked shirt. In today's market, It's extremely important to be professional. You also need the ability to deal with difficult clients/customers. I was surprised at how difficult some clients can be when it comes to working with a contractor."
"I was very surprised at the amount of classes I had to take that had nothing to do with my career. There was a lot of speech and writing classes that I found useless."
"I was surprised at how little hands on prep I'd get. I knew it was online and there would be a different method, but the way the school sold it, it was going to be very comparable to being there in person, which is not true."
"I was surprised by how much math was involved. Anyone considering electronics technology should take a basic algebra class at the very least before taking any electronics classes."
"I think there is a lot of pressure in repairing electronic equipment and someone could easily be injured if they do not pay attention 100 percent of the time. I would rather not be under so much pressure at a job. I no longer am employed in the electronic field or seek employment in that field."
"In order to work on gaming machines ( slot machines ) in nevada I had to have a Sheriff's Card issued and approved by the Nevada Gaming Commission. You can't apply for the card with a job offer so the process can be a bit confusing. Generally the card is issued in a few hours"
"The biggest surprise was the level of detail that goes into recording. Getting a perfect sound take a lot of close attention to detail"
"I was surprised how much math was involved. Im not sure if i wouldve taken the courses if i knew this."
"I was surprised how much I learned in electronics technology upon graduation. The coursework was very intensive and difficult, but after every class I completed, I learned so much that I didn't know before."
"I was very surprised at the level of mathematical knowledge and studies that was required for the electronic field. I enjoyed how much physics also played a part in the field."
"I was surprised at the amount of math that was involved in the courses. I was also surprised that there was not any kind of public speaking, interview practice class. I feel it would have served this program very well."
"At first it was very different than it was in school, having to deal with colleagues and always respecting others and in some cases following orders is not the same when you're in college you can maintain different relationships"
"I am surprised that electronics students no longer receive full immersion in the entire science of electronics. Instead, they receive small, specialized portions."
"I was surprise at how little the pay was when you first start. I actually made less than my prior non incensed job. But the school was pretty straight forward, and I picked what was need it fairly quickly."
"I was surprised just how much I learned on the job after graduation. The technical aspects in school barely scratched the surface compared to what I learned on the job. I was also surprised how much responsibility I was given, and training I was afforded in my early career."
"The amount of physics in electrical engineering / electronics is astonishing. It is very complex and with the right instruction it can be done, but it is far from easy. I was also surprised at the amount of math required to even make it through the first basic electrical theory."
"There's a lot of things to study and I was surprised at the depth of knowledge there is out there. It's got a lot of areas that you can specialize in that will continue to grow and develop."
"Wasn't prepared for the amount of social interaction that was required when you work on other peoples stuff."
"Each subject that I studied seemed to only scratch the surface of the material. I thought I would gain a deeper understanding of each subject."
"I was surprised at the math i did. I learned different types of math that i never thought went into electronics."
"I was surprised how much theory was in electronics. I did about three months of coursework before I did anything hands on."
"How often math is used"