A student moves a robotic arm.Photo of Electrical/Computer Technologies student working on residential wiring.

Electrical/Computer Technologies

Nearly all careers today revolve around the use of computers and electronics. Due to the vast use of these tools, jobs have been created to service them. In this class, students will use state-of-the-art equipment to monitor electronic devices while developing troubleshooting, repair, and installation skills. Once students are exposed to these transferable skills, they are able to concentrate on any of these three career paths: PC Maintenance, Robotics & Automation, and Residential Electronics System Integrator.

For more information on this program download an Electrical/Computer Technologies brochure.

  • CompTIA A+
  • Electrical Interim Credential
  • ETA RESI--Residential Electronics System Integrator
  • OSHA 10-Hour Safety

Academic Credit

Students who successfully complete this course may be eligible for the following academic credit (See your high school counselor for more information.): English (by appointment), Math, Visual Performing & Applied Arts.

Articulated College Credit

Students who successfully complete this course may receive articulated college credit to the following schools: Baker College, Davenport University, Grand Rapids Community College, and Muskegon Community College. For information on how to earn articulated credit contact Mrs. Pulsipher at the CTC.

Direct College Credit

Students who successfully complete this class may earn direct credit to Muskegon Community College. A list of classes that offer direct credit may be found here.

Meet the instructor

The teachers and parapros at the Career Tech Center (CTC) all come from the industry they now teach.

Instructor: Brian Blanchard
Bio: Mr. Blanchard graduated from Manistee High School before attending Michigan Tech University where he earned his associate's degree in Mechanical Design/Engineering Technology and in Electromechanical Engineering Technology. He also has a BS in Manufacturing Engineering Technology and an MS in Career & Technical Education from Ferris State University. Before teaching he had over twelve years of industry experience working as a manufacturing supervisor, quality engineer, account manager, and director of engineering and sales. He enjoys outdoor sports and spending time with family and friends.


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