Moraine Valley additionally offers two supplemental certificate programs that include, Electronic Controls Technician, Electronics Technician.
This program prepares students for entry-level positions as an electronic and computer control technician found in manufacturing, chemical plants, process control environments, packaging and automated warehouse environments. Electrical, electronic, industrial, PC, and PLC controls will be examined. Lab exercises simulate real-world problems that technicians confront on the job daily. Employment for electronic and computer technicians is expected to grow. New technologies and increased computer use will continue to stimulate the demand for such workers.
About 1,100 openings for electro-mechanical and mechatronics technologists and technicians are projected each year, on average, over the decade. All of those openings are expected to result from the need to replace workers who transfer to other occupations or exit the labor force, such as to retire.
Electro-mechanical technicians are generalists in technology, and their broad skill set will help sustain their employment, especially as their skills working with machines wired to computer control systems grow in importance in the manufacturing sector. These technicians may play a role in assisting with the automation of various production processes. For example, technicians may be needed to operate and maintain mechanical sensors that are increasingly used in the automation of manufacturing plants and warehouses.
Demand for electro-mechanical technicians is likely to grow as demand increases for engineers to design and build new equipment in various fields. Consequently, employers will likely seek out electro-mechanical technicians with knowledge of photonics to help implement and maintain automated processes.
This program prepares students for entry-level positions working with controls found in process control environments. Industrial, electronic, PC, and PLC controls will be examined.
This program prepares students for entry-level positions in electronics. These courses represent the required core courses for students pursuing an A.A.S. degree in Computer/Electronic Controls Tech, and Computer and Local Area Network Technician.
|Program Name||Type of Credential||Curriculum Code||Department or Division|
|Electronic Controls Technician||Certificate||1417||Computer Integrated Technologies|
|Electronic/Computer Controls Tech||A.A.S.||1281||Computer Integrated Technologies|
|Electronics Technician||Certificate||1282||Computer Integrated Technologies|