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Electrical Technology

About Our Program

If you’ve ever been curious how toys, games, and cars operate from the inside out, you may be a perfect candidate for HFC's Electrical Technology (ET) program. Math and critical thinking skills form the foundation of electronics, automation, and robotics.

Our program will give you a powerful background in electrical and electronic theory, which is solidified by a strong emphasis on its application in a practical modern laboratory. Students will have the opportunity to work in our ET SuperLab, which boasts state-of-the-art technology and equipment for multiple disciplines, as well as provides students with the ability to be self-directed learners and simulate a true work environment.

A solid understanding of basic and complex electronic principles as they relate to industrial, commercial and consumer applications will be achieved with completion of an associate degree at HFC.

Electrical Technology provides the understanding and skills needed for Industrial Automation, Robotics, and advanced data-collecting systems. By learning the fundamentals of electricity, components like integrated circuits and microprocessors, you can develop the skills to become an Electrical Technician, Field Technician or Lab Technician.

The HFC Electrical Technology SuperLab has state-of-the-art controllers, factory simulators and robotics technology that is found in large and small scale industry today. Students can work on and troubleshoot advanced integrated manufacturing systems in their studies. The program recently expanded its industrial controllers lab equipment, providing both Rockwell and Siemens Controls technology, which are the most important brand names in manufacturing today.

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EMU & Ferris State transfer agreements

3+1 articulation agreements

Career Opportunities
  • Digital Technician
  • Test Technician
  • Technician
  • Senior Electronics Technician
  • Refurbish Technician (Refurb Tech)
  • Electrical Technician
  • Test Specialist
  • Results Technician
  • Relay Tester
  • Control Engineer/Control Technician
  • Instrumentation Technician
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Hands-on Learning

Program and Operate an Integrated Manufacturing System on an Integrated Systems Simulator

New electrical technology SuperLab

integration between Robots, SMC Trainers, Programmable Logic Controllers

State-of-the-Art laboratory equipment

including Fanuc Robots and Allen Bradley and Siemens, PLCs

$24.59 hourly wage

Median hourly wage for Electrical and Electronics Engineering Technicians

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Student Testimonials

  • Mike Silvers

    After graduating from high school, I decided to enter the workforce. I chose to go in to a skilled trade, which was satisfying but I did not feel that I had good security for my future. For 15 years, I moved from one shop to another in the hopes of finding my perfect job. Unfortunately, I could never find that perfect job that made me feel that my future was secure. I researched various technical skilled jobs and what the workforce expectations would be in the years to come. I discovered electrical trades would be in high demand.

    I called five different electrical engineering firms and asked what the requirements would be and what school they accepted graduates from. Four of the five said they had hired graduates from HFC. I then enrolled in the College's ET and completed my associate degree with the skills necessary to begin a new career and not just a job.

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Contact
Mark Siedlik
FT Faculty - Electronics
B.A., Univ Toronto; M.A., Eastern Michigan University msiedlik@hfcc.edu 313-845-6353
James Blair
FT Faculty - Electronics
A.S., Henry Ford College; B.S., Eastern Michigan University jblair@hfcc.edu 313-845-7170
Alan Essenmacher
FT Faculty - Electronics
A.S., Henry Ford College; B.S., Eastern Michigan University; M.A., Eastern Michigan University aessenma@hfcc.edu 313-845-6330