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Engineering and Electronics Technology

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What is Engineering and Electronics Technology?

The Engineering and Electronics Technology (ELT) program prepares you to work as a professional in the exciting and highly technical field of robotics and automation. Graduates operate and maintain some of the world’s most advanced automated production systems. From working with robots that paint iconic American sports cars to maintaining automated systems that fabricate cutting edge audio components, ELT graduates use their expertise to ensure quality production and organizational efficiency.

You gain the background to work as production managers, engineering assistants, and plant maintenance specialists. Options in this program include automation technician, electronics tester, industrial electronics technician, computer aided drafting technician, and maintenance technician. Automation technicians use their expertise in electronics, pneumatics, hydraulics, programmable controllers, and other integrated technology to operate, test, troubleshoot, and maintain automated systems.

What are my career choices?

Graduates of the program can work as industrial maintenance experts, electronics technicians, automated controls technicians, robotics technicians, product support specialists, and much more.

Credentials Available at SKYCTC

CAD Technician Certificate: 7 Total credit hours Requirements
Electronics Tester Certificate: 13 TOTAL CREDIT HOURS  Requirements
Automation Technician Certificate: 16 TOTAL CREDIT HOURS  Requirements
Industrial Electronics Technician I Certificate: 17 TOTAL CREDIT HOURS Requirements
Mechanical Technician Certificate: 18 Total Credit Hours Requirements
Maintenance Technician Certificate: 24 Total Credit Hours Requirements
Robotics and Automation Technician Certificate: 33 Total Credit Hours Requirements
Robotics and Automation Diploma: 55-57 Total Credit Hours Requirements
Engineering and Electronics Technology AAS - Robotics and Automation Track: 66-68 Total Credit Hours Requirements

Admission Requirements

This program has no special admission requirements.

Length of Program

You can earn an associate in applied science degree in two years if you maintain full-time status.

Institutional Accreditation

Southcentral Kentucky Community and Technical College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to award associate degrees. Degree-granting institutions also may offer credentials such as certificates and diplomas at approved degree levels. Questions about the accreditation of Southcentral Kentucky Community and Technical College may be directed in writing to the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, GA 30033-4097, by calling (404) 679-4500, or by using information available on SACSCOC’s website(

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Program Contact

Jeff Phelps

Engineering and Electronics Technology


(270) 901-1020

Joey Finley

Engineering and Electronics Technology

Associate Professor

(270) 901-1159