Electronics and IT overlap in software and networking skills, but they’re also very different. IT is the software/people side, while electronics is the hardware/machine side of computing.
As an electronic student you’ll learn how to design, implement, and troubleshoot software and hardware (sensors, microprocessors, and output devices.) You’ll also learn how to write software to work with hardware to control electronic equipment, and how to troubleshoot PLCs (Programmable Logic Controllers) and the equipment connected to them.
As an IT student you’ll learn how to work mostly with traditional computers to develop software applications used by individuals and businesses, cybersecurity, connecting computers (networking), and technical support.