Professionals educated in automation technologies install and maintain complicated systems performing an array of functions through electronic equipment. Such equipment is used by power companies, manufacturers, air traffic and missile controllers to name a few organizations that depend upon transmitted communication and sophisticated monitoring devices.
This certificate provides introductory courses in production technologies and automation technologies to start students on a career pathway. Students engage in technical mathematics, introductory computer skills, print interpretation, manufacturing processes, quality control, maintenance, and safety. Course work also includes AC/DC power, digital electronics, analog circuits, and motor controls.
Program Learning Outcomes
Upon program completion students will be able to:
1. Gain a general knowledge of production technology processes.
2. Gain knowledge and understanding of interpreting production prints.
3. Apply technical mathematics skills to production processes.
4. Demonstrate basic computer skills.
5. Gain knowledge and understanding of AC/DC power, digital electronics, analog circuits, and motor controls.
6. Graduates will be able to gain knowledge and understanding of AC/DC power, digital electronics, analog circuits, and motor controls.
This certificate is offered collaboratively with Northland Community & Technical College, Northwest Technical College, Minneapolis Community and Technical College, Pine Technical College, Riverland Community College, St. Cloud Technical and Community College, and St. Paul College. Courses are transferable within all the listed colleges.
Electronics repair technician, electronic testing technician. electrical and electronic installer.
With predicted 11 percent growth in job openings forecast to 2016, Minnesota career opportunities await the trained electrical and electronics repairer. Advanced manufacturing is identified as a high-demand, high-pay industry, with entry-level employment viewed as a path for advancing a career.