The Grainger Tools for Tomorrow® scholarship program helps students across the country, who are interested in careers in the skilled trades and public safety, realize their educational goals. Outstanding students are recognized with a $2,000.00 scholarship award and a Westward® toolkit upon graduation.
Cell phones, televisions, computers and other electronic devices have become an important part of everyday life. Make a career out of the ever-expanding field of electronics by earning an Electronics associate degree at Gateway Technical College. Electronic technicians help engineers design and test new electronic equipment. They also install, maintain and repair all types of electronic equipment. Technicians use software programs as well as advanced diagnostic equipment to diagnose malfunctions. Gateway Electronics program students begin working with electronics on the first day of class.
The Mechatronics associate degree focuses on the design and development of industrial robots and other equipment. Students gain firsthand experience in pneumatics, hydraulics and electrical servo drives. They also test each piece of equipment to demonstrate the interaction between each of the components.
Learn how to assist in designing the products of tomorrow and the machines that make them in Mechanical Design Technology program at Gateway Technical College. Gateway offers two associate degree programs in Mechanical Design Technology and Mechanical Design Technology – Mechatronics. Both mechanical engineering technicians and mechatronics technicians help mechanical engineers design, develop, test and manufacture special machinery, consumer products and other equipment. They develop sketches and rough layouts, record and analyze data, and make calculations and estimates.
The Mechanical Design Technology - Mechanical Engineering Tech associate degree program focuses on industrial machinery and consumer products. Courses will focus on drafting and technical drawing as it is the means by which mechanical engineers design products and create instructions for manufacturing parts. Students will take courses including Elements of Machine Design, Motor Controls, Strength of Materials, Engineering Graphics with CAD and Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing.
Help reduce the need for fossil fuels by obtaining an Electrical Engineering Technology (EET) – Sustainable Energy Systems degree at Gateway Technical College.
Associate degree students learn the foundation of “green” electrical systems. They can perform system maintenance and repair of Solar Photovoltaic systems. These renewable energy systems use solar panels to convert sunlight into electricity.
Learn how to design and work with HDTVs, computers, wireless communication and alternative energy systems with an associate degree in Electrical Engineering Technology from Gateway Technical College. Electrical and electronic engineering technicians help engineers design and develop computers, communication equipment, medical monitoring devices and navigational equipment. Technicians may also work in product evaluation and testing, using measuring and diagnostic devices to adjust, test and repair equipment. At Gateway, hands-on learning is incorporated into all program courses.