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WHY A CAREER IN ELECTRONICS? Employment Opportunities for life Careers in the field of electronics are strong and getting stronger all the time, in spite of the world’s current economic iculties. In 2008, 126 job openings were available for EST graduates. The average starting wage for the 17 graduates was nearly $19/hr. That equates to 7.4 job opportunities per graduate. This trend has been steady for several years and, in fact, more jobs have become available in recent months, Our employers tell us they expect this trend to continue for ‘the foreseeable future, What do we do? Electronic technicians and engineers perform a wide range of interesting and challenging jobs. Most technician jobs enjoy favorable working conditions. Here is a small sample of the types of equipment our graduates actually work wit * ROBOTICS © ~=COMPUTERS © SECURITY SYSTEMS © TELECOMMUNICATIONS NETWORKS BROADCAST AND RECORDING STUDIOS ® AUDIO AND VIDEO SYSTEMS: COMPUTER NETWORK SYSTEMS © DATA AND VOIP SYSTEMS: © AVIONICS (AIRCRAFT CONTROL SYSTEMS) * BROADCAST ENGINEERING SYSTEMS INDUSTRIAL CONTROLS * BIOMEDICAL INSTRUMENTS Asmall sample of the employers who actively recruit our graduates: © 3M CORPORATION © FIRST DATA CORPORATION + ADVANCED ENERGY + HONEYWELL © ALLTEL COMMUNICATIONS © 1A, WOOLLAN CO., INC, © AT&T «KELLY ENGINEERING © AVAYA, INC, © KIDWELL COMMUNICATIONS CENTURION WIRELESS TECHNOLOGY * LECOR © CHANNEL 7 - KETV TELEVISION: LINCOLN ELECTRIC SYSTEM CHANNEL 6 - WOWT TELEVISION © LUCENT TECHNOLOGIES * CONTROL LOGIC, INC. MICRON * COX COMMUNICATIONS * MOBILE COMMUNICATIONS © DEPTARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL * NEBRASKA EDUCATION TELEVISION QUALITY * NEBRASKA PUBLIC POWER DISTRICT * DUNCAN AVIATION NOVARTIS CONSUMER HEALTH © EAKES OFFICE PLUS © SECURITY EQUIPMENT CORP. © ELECTRONIC CONTRACTING © WESTERN AREA POWER COMPANY © FEDERAL AVIATION ADMINISTRATION ‘© WOODWOOD GROUP CONTROL SYSTEMS How much can I make as an electronics technician? Average starting salary in 2007 was nearly $40,000/year, or over $19/hr. Some of our graduates made considerably more than that right out of school. Median income in 2007 for all wage and salary workers in southeast Nebraska averaged $32,819, according to the Nebraska Dept. of Labor. Obviously, careers in electronics pay significantly better than average workers. The following graph shows a comparison between a two-year degree in electronics from SCC as, compared with a 4-year degree using average starting salaries of $40,000 and $45,000, respectively and assuming total cost of $10,000 for the 2-year degree and $10,000 per year for the 4-year degree. The graph also assumes a salary increase each year of 4%. DD) [$2500.00 — eee $2,000,000 |— $1,500,000 $1,000,000 $500,000 $0 Ce 13 $8 7 9 11 43 15 17 19 21 23 25 27 29 -$500,000 | Obviously an investment in a two-year degree in electronics from SCC is a wise investment and will continue to serve you well for the rest of your life. ‘Average cost for your two-year degree in Electronics Systems Technology is about $10,000, less than the cost for one year at many 4-year institutions. How do I get started? There are several ways to obtain a degree in EST (Electronic Systems Technology) at Southeast Community College. We operate on two campuses: Lincoln and Milford. Two degree focuses are offered: The Technician Focus degree prepares students for jobs including audio and video repair, radio or television broadcast engineer, two-way radio tech, telephone technician, avionics repair, security systems and more. ‘The CANS (Computers, Automation and Networking Systems) focus prepares students for all the ‘occupations listed with Technician Focus but also includes the following additional opportunities: network designer/administrator, industrial control technician, robotics system designer, automation technician, engineering assistant, telemetry technician and more. Lincoln Campus: (© Average 15 credits per quarter: allows time for full-time work while attending schoo! (© Classes offered days, startin in Fail (© Classes offered in evenings, starting in Winter ‘© Technician Focus degree completed in 8 quarters, CANS degree in 10 quarters Milford Campus: © Average 20 credits per quarter, many students work part-time while attending schoo! © Classes offered days, starting in Fall and Spring (© Technician Focus degree completed in 6 quarters, CANS degree in 8 quarters © On-site housing available All you need to do is fill out an application orrline at www.southeast.edu/admissions/apply.asp or at any SCC location and the process has begun. Classes can fill quickly due to the high demand for technicians so don’t delay. Contact the program chair for more information for both campuses: John Pierce 402-437-2548 Lincoln Office 402-761-8394 Milford Office ipierce@southeast.edu