The purpose of these programs is to help graduates prepare for career opportunities in a variety of positions in field including service technicians in the field of consumer, commercial, and industrial electronics, automation, process control, PLCs, robotics, and motor control. Automation, computer-assisted manufacturing, and robotics have opened new fields in the planning, installation and service of automated equipment and systems. Many industrial companies are improving their production operations in order to meet changing technology, and as a result, there are many new jobs being created.
From robotics to mobile devices to automobiles and food processing, our graduates find employment opportunities in process control, PLC programming, packaging, power generation, mining, machine design, and building automated systems, maintenance, transportation, systems integration, component testing, technical sales, quality control and a host of other fields. Other career opportunities include areas as machine assembly, troubleshooting and testing, systems integration, application support, maintenance, component testing and assembly, automation programming, robot maintenance and programming, technical sales and services. Alternate job titles include field technician, bench technician, robotics technician, PLC technician, production support technician and maintenance technician.
Typical job-related activities may involve:
- upgrading of associated electronic equipment and systems
Individuals who graduate from these programs of study have the entry level skills required to succeed in traditional and growing markets. Students must develop logical thinking skills, problem solving skills, and trouble-shooting skills in order to be successful both in the programs and in the field after graduation.