College of Technology

Robotics and Communications Systems Engineering Technology

ABET Accreditation

Program Description

Electronic systems technicians conduct research, make repairs, and work with other professionals in software development, semiconductor testing, lasers and optics, national defense, and telecommunications.

Program Overview

  • Program accepts students in August and January
  • Typical classroom hours are Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
  • Program admits 40 students each year
  • Program accredited by Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission (ETAC),
Program Statistics

Degree Options

Career Opportunities

  • Telecommunications
  • Robotics control
  • Laser optics
  • Semiconductor testing
  • National defense
  • Printed circuit board design
  • Video engineering
  • Avionics/unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV)
Minimum Test Scores
SAT English: 360 Math: 460
rSAT English: 360 Math: 500
ACT English: 14 Math: 19
ALEKS Math: 30
AccuPlacer English: 53
COMPASS Writing: 55 Algebra: 45

Cost of Attendance

Fees apply to the current Idaho State University fee schedule which includes mandatory student health insurance. Students with existing health insurance coverage may waive student health insurance. Waivers are available at

Paying for College

You may apply for financial aid, scholarships, grants, and loans to help finance your college education. When you pay registration fees, you are a student of Idaho State University with the privileges and responsibilities of a college student.


921 South 8th Avenue
Pocatello, Idaho, 83209