Industrial Electronics Technician Career Snapshot

The AAS in Industrial Electronics Technician builds on skills developed in the Engineering Technology Certificate of Proficiency and Technical Certificate. Students extend their knowledge of electrical and electronic theory, test equipment, interpreting schematic diagrams, repair techniques, basic circuit design, and simulation techniques, sensor theory and operation, and interfacing electrical and electronic equipment with computer systems. The program especially emphasizes training students on cutting-edge industrial technology, including networked programmable logic controllers (PLCs), solid state variable frequency motor drives, robotics, and machine vision systems. This field is an area of critical importance to industry in the face of mounting global competition in the manufacturing sector and presents excellent opportunities for rewarding careers. Due to the broad range of skills in demand in this field, the degree has several elective options and opportunities for internship that allow students to tailor their programs to specific industries or areas of interest. Additionally, specific course requirements may be modified to accommodate student career goals with written approval of the Dean. ET 2001 Internship is available for students interested in improving their technical skills and making contacts within the industry.

Graduates May be Employed as…

  • Engineering Technician
  • Maintenance Technician
  • Machining Engineer
  • Product Engineer
  • Quality Control Lab Technician
  • Automation Technician
  • Robotics Engineer
  • Industrial Maintenance Tech

Examples of Potential Area Employers…

  • PACE Industries
  • North Ark Regional Medical Center
  • Rock Tenn
  • Wabash
  • Strand
  • Lockheed Martin
  • Siemens Industry, Inc.
  • CEI Engineering Associates, Inc.

Northwest Arkansas Area Wages

Mechanical Engineering Occupations:

   Entry-level Wage.......................................................................................... $28,942 annually

   Average Wage.............................................................................................. $40,010 annually

Industrial Engineering Occupations:

   Entry-level Wage.......................................................................................... $34,677 annually

   Average Wage.............................................................................................. $43,533 annually

 

Machinery Maintenance Occupations:

   Entry-level Wage.......................................................................................... $28,290 annually

   Average Wage.............................................................................................. $38,510 annually