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Automation Controls/SCADA

Career Opportunities

  • Automation Technician
  • Bench Technician
  • Electronic Controls Programmer
  • Controls Technician
  • Electronics Technician

Average Salary: $57,320

The median annual wage for career opportunities from this program, according
to the US Department of Labor and Bureau of Labor Statistics.

100%* Job Placement Rate

Supervisory Control & Data Acquisition, known in the industry as SCADA, is emerging as one of the fastest expanding areas of industry today. This Mitchell Technical College program teaches students to use computers to collect management data and to design, build and repair automated systems. Industries are placing greater emphasis on remotely controlling switching devices, gathering accurate inventory data, managing the operation of electrical devices, measuring and metering electrical systems and automating routine tasks.

The successful student in this program will demonstrate a variety of skills and abilities including reasoning, both inductive and deductive; researching; visual color discrimination; communicating through various means like telephone, written documents, email, in person; repairing and maintaining electronic equipment; and keeping up to date with new knowledge.

SCADA technicians will find employment in electric power utilities, gas companies, water systems, security systems and in industrial applications. Graduates will install and maintain remote switches and communication devices, or operate computer networks to control remote switches.

Additional Info

*Placement data is gathered through graduate surveys, faculty-collected data, and phone surveys started after six months of graduation. In 2021, 16 of the 16 graduates are represented in the data. Employment rate is figured by: (graduates employed)/(responding graduates who are seeking employment).

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