Electrical Engineering Technician Level 1 Credential

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The modern world runs on electronics. Be an innovator! The Electrical Engineering Technician Level 1 Credential provides you with skills necessary to succeed in an entry-level, Technician Level 1 position in advanced manufacturing and electronics. In these roles, you would work alongside electrical engineers and assist with the planning, development, evaluation, and testing of different types of electronic devices. The skills gained in this credential include electronics schematics reading, programming with Arduino, soldering, and MS Excel.

Searchable job titles may include:  

  • Electrical Engineering Technician – Level I  
  • Robotics Technician – Entry Level  
  • Electronics Technician – Entry Level  
  • Data Collection and Analysis for Electronics – Entry Level 


The Electrical Engineering Technician – Level 1 Credential at Tompkins Cortland requires you to earn a 2.0 GPA spanning four courses, which can typically be completed in one semester. These four courses can also be applied towards the Applied Science and Technology A.A.S. degree.

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Our Partners

Thank you to Afton, Borg Warner, Capro-X, Cargill, Challenge Workforce Solutions, Pyrotek, Square Deal, Stork, Therm, Transonic, Pall Corporation, and Incodema for helping create this microcredential. Our industry and community partners are vital to the success of our microcredential programs and many are leading employers of our graduates.

Regional employers that typically recruit for these roles, include:

  • Borg Warner  
  • C&D Assembly  
  • Cargill  
  • Intertek
  • Precision Filters 
  • Stork  
  • Therm  
  • Transonic Systems Inc.
  • Pall Corporation 

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Financing your Microcredential

There are many resources available to assist you in paying for your microcredential. Discuss your options with an Admissions representative when you register. 

  • Part-Time TAP for Non-Degree Programs is now available for many microcredentials at TC3! For more information the HESC website. A valid FAFSA must be on file to be eligible. To apply and for questions, contact Associate Director of Financial Aid Sarah Dockstater at seh@tompkinscortland.edu
  • Grant money is available through the Tompkins Community Recovery Fund for Tompkins County residents 
  • Grants are available through Tompkins Workforce NY Career Center and Cortland Works Career Center for county residents 
  • Several employers in our community offer tuition reimbursement and sponsorship specifically for microcredentials  
  • Financial aid is available to eligible students who pursue the credential while matriculated in a degree program. 


Fall 2024ELEC102Tuesday & Thursday9:00-11:40am
Fall 2024DRAF107Tuesday & Thursday1:20-3:00pm
Fall 2024CAPS121Monday thru FridayMorning thru Evening options
Fall 2024CAPS123Monday thru FridayMorning thru Evening options