Moraine Valley additionally offers two supplemental certificate programs that include, Electronic Controls Technician, Electronics Technician.

What Can I Do With A Electronic/Computer Controls Technician A.A.S. Degree?

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.

Job Outlook

Employment of electro-mechanical technicians is projected to grow 4 percent from 2016 to 2026, slower than the average for all occupations. Many of these technicians are employed in manufacturing industries that are projected to experience employment declines.

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.

Source: U.S. Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics

Electronic Controls Technician Certificate

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.

Gainful Employment Disclosures – 2019

Program Name: Electronic Controls Technician - Certificate

This program is designed to be completed in 16 months.

This program will cost $9,320 if completed within normal time. There may be additional costs for living expenses. These costs were accurate at the time of posting, but may have changed.

Of the students who completed this program within normal time, the typical graduate leaves with N/A* of debt.

*Fewer than 10 students completed this program within normal time. This number has been withheld to preserve the confidentiality of the students.

The following States do not have licensure requirements for this profession: Illinois

For more information about graduation rates, loan repayment rates, and post-enrollment earnings about this institution and other postsecondary institutions please click here: https://collegescorecard.ed.gov/

Electronics Technician Certificate

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.

Gainful Employment Disclosures – 2019

Program Name: Electronics Technician - Certificate

This program is designed to be completed in 8 months.

This program will cost $3,980 if completed within normal time. There may be additional costs for living expenses. These costs were accurate at the time of posting, but may have changed.

Of the students who completed this program within normal time, the typical graduate leaves with N/A* of debt.

*Fewer than 10 students completed this program within normal time. This number has been withheld to preserve the confidentiality of the students.

The following States do not have licensure requirements for this profession: Illinois

For more information about graduation rates, loan repayment rates, and post-enrollment earnings about this institution and other postsecondary institutions please click here: https://collegescorecard.ed.gov/

Program Details

Program NameType of CredentialCurriculum CodeDepartment or Division
Electronic Controls TechnicianCertificate1417Computer Integrated Technologies
Electronic/Computer Controls TechA.A.S.1281Computer Integrated Technologies
Electronics TechnicianCertificate1282Computer Integrated Technologies

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