Students in the Electrical/Electronics Technology program receive in-depth instruction in the areas of safety applications; DC electronics and metrology; AC electronics and photonics; industrial electrical systems and motors; digital systems and microcontrollers; hydraulics and pneumatics; and basic design drafting.

With an Associate in Applied Science degree in Electrical/Electronics, graduates can work as control system technicians, instrumentation/automation technicians, electrical/electronic maintenance technicians, and instrumentation technicians.

One of my biggest challenges is finding enough qualified people to fill our operations and technician positions. Fortunately, at OSU Institute of Technology, students are receiving the training Chevron needs for its workforce.

– Greg Yoxsimer, Human Resources Business Partner, Chevron

Paid internships are a requirement for the program so students can begin earning even before graduating. Students that earn an Associate in Applied Science degree in Electrical/Electronics have the option to continue their education and earn a Bachelor of Technology degree in Instrumentation Engineering Technology.

The demand for graduates with an electrical/electronics specialty will only increase as manufacturing companies continue to look into automation to increase the quality of their products as well as overall profitability.