Southwest Institute of Technology

5424 Hwy 290 W Ste 200, Austin
TX, 78735
Tel: (512)892-2640
20 students
Private for-profit
Today's electronic technicians must be professional and capable of applying their technical knowledge and innate problem solving skills in the high-tech work place. Successful electronic technicians must constantly update their knowledge to keep abreast of the rapidly changing field of electronics. With these needs in mind, Southwest Institute of Technology offers a diploma program and a degree program designed to prepare our students to meet tomorrow's challenges today.
School Highlights:
Southwest Institute of Technology serves 20 students (100% of students are full-time).
Minority enrollment is 53% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the state average of 57%.
Southwest Institute of Technology is one of 7 community colleges within Travis County, TX.
The nearest community college is ITT Technical Institute-Austin (1.4 miles away).

School Overview

The teacher population of - teachers has declined by 100% over five years.
Southwest Institute of Technology Community College Avg.
Institution Level At least 2 but less than 4 years At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control Private for-profit Public

Student Body

The student population of 20 teachers has declined by 47% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 3:1 has decreased from 5:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.60 is more than the state average of 0.45. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment
20 students
1,273 students
Southwest Institute of Technology Total Enrollment (2006-2012)
# Full-Time Students
20 students
829 students
Southwest Institute of Technology Full-Time Students (2006-2012)
Southwest Institute of Technology sch enrollment Southwest Institute of Technology sta enrollment
% American Indian/Alaskan - 1%
% Asian - 2%
% Hawaiian - 1%
% Hispanic 40%
7%
Southwest Institute of Technology Hispanic (2006-2012)
% Black 13%
12%
Southwest Institute of Technology Black (2006-2012)
% White 47%
66%
Southwest Institute of Technology White (2006-2012)
% Two or more races - 2%
Southwest Institute of Technology sch ethnicity Southwest Institute of Technology sta ethnicity
Diversity ScoreThe chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body. 0.60 0.45
Southwest Institute of Technology Diversity Score (2006-2012)
Source: 2012 (latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes:

Southwest Institute of Technology occupies approximately 16,000 square feet of classroom, laboratory and office space. Each program has ample classroom space with additional emphasis placed on the working areas and/or lab for each area of concentration. Each laboratory is carefully designed to simulate actual working conditions. Most classrooms and laboratories are carpeted and all are well lit and temperature controlled. Students work with standard industry equipment, enabling the graduate to be familiar with basic equipment found in the electronics industry. The school facilities can accommodate handicapped individuals with certain physical disabilities. Southwest Institute of Technology offers a diploma program and a degree program designed to prepare our students to meet tomorrow's challenges today. Graduates of the Digital Electronics Technician Program receive a diploma upon successful completion. Graduates of the Electronics Technology Program are awarded an Associate of Occupational Studies (AOS) Degree. Courses offered at Southwest Institute of Technology includes Applied Math for Electronic Technicians, Applied Psychology, Breadboarding and Test Equipment Lab, DC-AC Circuits, Digital Systems, Electronics Assembly Techniques Lab, Biomedical Equipment Technology, Math for Electronics Technicians, Microprocessor, Personal Computer Hardware, Programmable Controllers, Robotics, Solid State Circuits, Solid State Devices, Technical & Business Writing and Telecommunications. The college is accredited to award diplomas and AOS Degrees by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges of Technology.

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