Mechatronics, Electronics & Robotics

The Mechatronics, Electronics & Robotics program at Wallace State is designed to prepare students for entry-level employment in diverse areas in the field of industrial electronics, with a solid foundation for early advancement and promotion. The basic concepts of electricity and electronics, as well as the more advanced classes within the program, will ensure a promising future for graduates.

Admission Requirements and Curriculum

 

Mechatronics, Electronics and Robotics

 

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About the Program

The Electronics Technology program at Wallace State is designed to prepare students for entry-level employment in diverse areas in the field of electronics with a solid foundation for early advancement and promotion. Teaching is accomplished by traditional lecture and demonstration in the classroom as well as using a hybrid format of computer based and web based instruction. Hands-on laboratory exercises reinforce concepts covered in the courses and strengthen the concepts by adding real world troubleshooting, maintenance and repair experiences. Mechatronics picture

Career Outlook

Graduates from the Electronics Technology program are electronic technicians and are qualified (depending on the option completed) to enter any area of the workforce that requires knowledge and understanding of basic electronics principles, such as: biomedical technician, industrial electronic technician, communications technician, power generation and maintenance or repair technician. From robotics and industrial maintenance technicians to biomedical equipment technicians to communications and repair technicians, the basic concepts of electricity and electronics, as well as the more advanced classes within the program, will ensure a promising future for graduates in almost any advanced technical field.

Examples of jobs that require this degree are: Nuclear Power plant operators and maintenance, Electronics Technician, Engineering Technician, Biomedical Equipment Technician and Communications Technician. The spectrum of jobs available to graduates is extremely diverse. NC3 logo

Opportunities are best for students that complete an associates in applied science degree, but a certificate is offered. As technology becomes more and more sophisticated, employers will continue to seek those who are skilled in the latest technologies and are prepared to learn and work with emerging technologies.

Median annual wages for individuals in the field in 2017 were $55,360, with the highest 10 percent of electronics technicians earning more than $85,230. (Source: U.S. Department of Labor and Statistics)  

 

Program Overview

Mechatronics, Electronics & Robotics


Degrees/Awards Offered

AAS, C, STC


Availability

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Electronics Technology

Curriculum: Program of Study

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Career Outlook

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