We can help you start your career as a skilled electrician in public utilities, sales, maintenance, service and repair with a degree in Electrical & Electromechanical Technology, Electrical Technician. You will spend half of your time in our hands-on lab settings which prepares you to work in residential, commercial or industrial wiring.
You’ll be able to personalize your degree with a focus that reflects your interest. These include:
- Electrical Systems Focus: You will have the knowledge and skills to succeed in fundamental electrical principles, the National Electrical Code, residential, commercial and industrial wiring, repair and maintenance of electrical motors and generators, variable speed drivers and digital control systems which includes fiber-optics, data communication and alarm systems.
- Electromechanical Systems Focus: You will be able to construct circuits and do computer aided drafting of mechanical components when you complete this program which focuses on processes directly related to electromechanical technology. Your skill set may include machining, welding, fabrication, wiring and installation of new and existing production equipment along with hydraulic and pneumatic systems.
- Automation Systems Focus: We will prepare you for a career in industrial manufacturing settings working with a variety of automation. This includes programmable logic controllers, robotics, variable frequency drivers, vision systems and other industrial devices.
Students entering this program may qualify for the Scott Pathway Scholarship.
You can start the Electrical Technician program in the Fall or Spring terms. Follow these steps to finish your application:
- Want to learn more about SCC? Come see how SCC will help you achieve Your Path to Possible! Schedule a campus visit!
- Need help exploring career opportunities or navigating the admissions process? Schedule an appointment with an Admissions Counselor.
- Ready to apply? Complete an Application for Admission.
- Submit ACT, SAT, Next Generation Accuplacer, or Accuplacer test scores (reading and math) or official college transcripts showing completion of post-secondary coursework in English and math to the Admissions Office at any SCC location.
You will focus on electrical and industrial electronic principles before you choose your focus area. In addition, you are required to provide or purchase a basic tool set during the first semester.
Manufacturing Day | Month
Held annually on the first Friday in October with events that continue throughout the month, Manufacturing Day (MFG Day) provides an opportunity to showcase manufacturing careers. As manufacturers seek to fill high-skill, high-tech and high-paying jobs, MFG Day empowers manufacturers, industries and SCC to come together to address collective challenges while engaging with communities and the workforce. Learn more.
You’re a Good Fit
You will be successful in our Electrical & Electromechanical Technology, Automation & Robotic program if you:
- like to work in a variety of work settings and are willing to travel to new
- have good math and computation skills
- use your critical thinking skills to analyze a situation and solve the problem
- enjoy a physically active job and have good hand-eye coordination and manual dexterity
- have excellent verbal and written communication skills
- are able to manage your time
- like to work with a team to complete projects in a timely manner
We give you the skills necessary to give your career started with a high volt of energy. Recent SCC graduates report an average starting annual salary of $49,088. Electrical and electromechanical technology career options include:
- Apprentice Electrician
- Automation Engineering Technician
- Electrical Controls Technician
- Electromechanical Technician
- Installation Technician
- Maintenance Mechanic
- Maintenance Technician
- Robotics Technician
- Service Technician
- Shop Fabrication
- Substation Technician
State Licensure or Certification Requirements
For the Automation & Robotics program, completion of this program can qualify the student to receive 1-year credit toward the required experience for a Journeyman electrician license or Residential Journeyman electrician license in Nebraska.
The Electrical Construction certificate does not, on its own, qualify toward required experience in Nebraska.
For the Electrician Construction - IBEW Option, the completion of the required IBEW apprenticeship will provide the required experience needed for the student to take the exam for the Journeyman electrician license in Nebraska.
SCC has not made a determination if these programs’ curricula meet the educational requirements in any state other than Nebraska.
State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement Institution
Southeast Community College is a State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement Institution (NC-SARA) institution. As such, SCC is unable to offer online or distance courses to students in the following areas at this time: American Samoa, Guam and the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands.