Program Information
Programs for the Best Jobs

Programs for the Best Jobs

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Fall 2014 Course Schedule

Automation Controls/SCADA
Career Opportunities
Automation Technician
Bench Technician
Controls Technician
Electronics Technician
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Average Salary
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Automation Controls/SCADA
Supervisory Control & Data Acquisition, known in the industry as SCADA, is emerging as one of the fastest expanding areas of industry today. This 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; research skills; visual color discrimination; communication through various means like telephone, written documents, email, in person; repair and maintain electronic equipment; and keep 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.

A special note about laptop computers:

This program requires a laptop computer so that you can effectively integrate computing skills with your technical education. Many resources that instructors assign are online or require specialty software. To address these needs, MTI requires that students entering this program purchase their laptops from MTI. The cost for an MTI laptop averages about $1000. Please be aware that our machines come fully loaded with the software required for this program.


Whether it's Microsoft Office, or a specialty software for a technical program, your needs will be met by your MTI laptop.  And our laptops are serviced for free by our Technology office. You will not be able to bring a laptop from home into an MTI laptop program as we cannot provide support services for every make and model of laptop.  Please consider this carefully before making any laptop purchase and check with the Admissions office for more details.


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