Industrial Electricity & Electronics Technology
In the Industrial Electricity/Electronics Technology program, you’ll learn how to work with industrial electronics, digital fundamentals, programmable logic control and communications. You’ll study the operation of electrical equipment, machines, and the installation of motors and transformers, among other things. To graduate, you must get the proper credentials.
The field isn’t growing as fast as some other technical programs, but the future is best for those with an associate’s degree in electronics or certification. On average, an electronics installer in Alabama can expect to make a little over $25,000, while top earners make $31,200.
WHAT YOU CAN DO
If you choose the instrumentation and process control option, your studies will include use of computers for problem solving and analysis, reading electrical schematics and system diagrams, and the scientific method.
If you choose the robotics and automation option, you’ll be prepared to be a technician in a manufacturing environment.
Southern Union State Community College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award the Associate in Science, Associate in Applied Science and Associate in Occupational Technologies Degrees. Southern Union provides equal educational opportunities and is open and accessible to all qualified students without regard to race, color, creed, national origin, gender or disability with respect to all of its programs, activities or employment.