Southwest Institute of Technology (Closed 2014)

5424 W US Hwy 290 Service Rd
Austin, TX 78735
  • 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

School Overview

    Southwest Institute of Technology(TX) Community College Avg.
    Institution LevelAt least 2 but less than 4 yearsAt least 2 but less than 4 years
    Institution ControlPrivate, for profitPublic

    Student Body

    • The Southwest Institute of Technology diversity score of 1.00 is more than the state average of 0.69. The school's diversity has grown by 58% over five years.
    Diversity Score1.000.69
    College Completion Rate (Year 2013)
    74%
    22%
    Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$33,800$33,800

    Finances and Admission

      % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (Year 2013)97%87%
      Median Debt for Graduates (Year 2013)$18,000$9,500
      Median Debt for Dropouts (Year 2007)$4,417$3,037
      Source: 2013 (or 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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