Energy & Electronics

Energy and Electronics

Why Choose This Program

Getting a degree in Energy and Electronics opens many doors for graduates – there are so many possible career routes to take within the program. Many students choose to major with more than one degree.

Energy Technical Specialist AAS: Students will learn skills and knowledge for a career in traditional and renewable energy fields. Classwork includes electrical, electronic, and mechanical systems, and there are areas of specialization to choose: Wind Energy, Ethanol, Biodiesel, Fossil Fuels, or Power Generation.

Energy Technical Specialist – Nuclear AAS: This degree is focused on prepping students for a career at a nuclear facility. Safety is extremely important in this career, and the curriculum meets the national standards for nuclear power generation. Students will have the opportunity to job shadow at a local nuclear plant. The plant requires full access badging, background checks, and drug/alcohol screening.

Instrumentation & Process Control: Students will learn electronic engineering principles and technical skills in the fields of instrumentation measurement and industrial control systems, automated systems, process control, plant equipment maintenance, embedded microcontrollers, and data acquisition systems.

Mechatronics: Students will be able to use their electronic engineering and technical skills in the fields of instrumentation and industrial control systems, digital and analog circuits, automated manufacturing and robotics, manufacturing and facilities maintenance, embedded microcontroller, and telecommunications systems. The Mechatronics certificate option can be used to transfer to other electronics programs like Biomedical Technician.

Robotics and Automation Technology: This program looks to the future of manufacturing. Graduates with the degree will be able to build, repair, install, maintain, and program manufacturing equipment, as well as solve engineering problems and design robotic and automated systems. Students will learn skills in the areas of robotic programming, electronics, flexible manufacturing, CAD systems, industrial communications, and overall system integration.

Skills Acquired

Energy Technical Specialist AAS

  • Maintain and repair electro-mechanical devices, equipment, and systems
  • Demonstrate effective and efficient use of available resources
  • Demonstrate computer literacy through the use of word-processing, spreadsheet, database, and simulation software.
  • Construct, test, and repair basic digital and analog electronic circuits.
  • Demonstrate safe and appropriate use of test equipment.

Energy Technical Specialist-Nuclear AAS

  • Maintain and repair electro-mechanical devices, equipment, and systems
  • Demonstrate effective and efficient use of available resources
  • Demonstrate computer literacy through the use of word-processing, spreadsheet, database, and simulation software.
  • Construct, test, and repair basic digital and analog electronic circuits.
  • Demonstrate safe and appropriate use of test equipment.
  • General knowledge of nuclear fusion, radiation levels and nuclear protocols.

Instrumentation & Process Control AAS

  • Maintain and repair electro-mechanical devices, equipment, and systems
  • Demonstrate effective and efficient use of available resources
  • Demonstrate computer literacy through the use of word-processing, spreadsheet, database, and simulation software.
  • Construct, test, and repair basic digital and analog electronic circuits.
  • Demonstrate safe and appropriate use of test equipment.
  • Ability to troubleshoot and maintain an open and closed loop process while comfortably using precision calibration equipment.

Mechatronics AAS

  • Maintain and repair electro-mechanical devices, equipment, and systems
  • Demonstrate effective and efficient use of available resources
  • Demonstrate computer literacy through the use of word-processing, spreadsheet, database, and simulation software.
  • Construct, test, and repair basic digital and analog electronic circuits.
  • Demonstrate safe and appropriate use of test equipment.
  • Perform predictive maintenance procedures and translate results into valid useful information to accurately predict failures that could occur in the future.

Robotics and Automation Technology AAS

  • Maintain and repair electro-mechanical devices, equipment, and systems
  • Demonstrate effective and efficient use of available resources
  • Demonstrate computer literacy through the use of word-processing, spreadsheet, database, and simulation software.
  • Construct, test, and repair basic digital and analog electronic circuits.
  • Demonstrate safe and appropriate use of test equipment.
  • Use manufacturer's programming manuals to set up advanced programing features.
98
%
3-year Placement Rate
$
32
Central MN hourly salary range

Career Choices

  • Power Plant operator
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineer Technician
  • Nuclear Technician
  • Industrial Electronics Technician
  • Electronic Equipment Repair
  • Medical device testing and calibration
  • Power generation
  • Robotics
  • Automation technician
  • Telecommunications

Accreditations & Credentials

Energy and Electronic instructor Aaron Barker is a FANUC Certified CERT Instructor.

FANUC instructors provide comprehensive technical CNC, robotics and ROBODRILL training, with interactive courses.

FANUC

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Contact Us

Aaron Barker
Phone: (320) 308-6518
Email: abarker@sctcc.edu

Program Costs

In addition to tuition and fees, expect to pay $174-2492 for books, materials, and supplies.

Program Scholarship

Apply just once, and students will be considered for all SCTCC Scholarships.

SCTCC Scholarships

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Clubs & Organizations

VEX Robotics is a way for students to explore STEM learning through creating robots, solving problems, and competing at local, state, and national levels. SCTCC is proud to support VEX Robotics and welcomes students into its Energy & Electronics program who are excited about entering the field of robotics.

VEX Robotics

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