Mar 23, 2019  

Multicraft Technology

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(061) Associate in Applied Science

Graduates of the Multicraft Technology program are prepared to enter the work force as engineering technicians, field service engineers, plant maintenance technicians and application engineers or to move into supervisory positions. Graduates may continue their education at many colleges and universities and earn an advanced degree. Multicraft technicians combine knowledge of mechanical engineering technology with knowledge of electrical and electronic circuits to maintain, design, develop, test, and manufacture electronic and computer-controlled mechanical systems, such as robotic assembly machines. They also operate these machines in factories and other work sites. Maintenance technicians will work independently and with other plant personnel to perform preventative, predictive and routine maintenance tasks. They will troubleshoot issues, repair failures of production and facilities equipment, and ensure maximum equipment efficiency and effectiveness. Their work often overlaps that of both electrical and electronic engineering technicians and mechanical engineering technicians. The program content is constantly updated so that students stay current and competitive in today’s market place. This degree allows the student to choose electives towards a student-selected specialization in Alternative Energy**, Electrical, Electronics, HVAC, or Welding. Graduates of the program may pursue certification in their field.

Work and Employment

Graduates of this program are prepared to work in industry, instrumentation, design, field service, and service laboratories. Graduates may supervise technicians in the assembly, installation, repair, maintenance, calibration, and modification of electro-mechanical systems and robotics.

Sauk has formed partnerships with local manufacturers to offer paid internships for students in the Multicraft program. Visit for details.

Special Considerations

Workers usually have the following skills and aptitudes: the ability to do precise and detailed work, use good eye-hand coordination, notice and compare differences in objects, have mathematical and mechanical aptitudes, are analytic, curious and creative.

Program Contacts at Sauk Valley Community College
Academic Advising, 815/835-6354;
Scott Gillihan, Instructor of Welding, 815/835-6278;
Steven McPherson, Associate Professor of Electronics/Technology, 815/835-6347. 

Major Field Requirements - Sem/Hrs: 46

  • Electives 9 Semester hour(s) -See Area Emphasis electives below for choices.

General Education Requirements - Sem/Hrs: 16

  • Communications 6 Semester hour(s)
  • Humanities/Fine Arts 3 semester hour(s)
  •   Social/Behavioral Science 3 Semester hour(s)
  • Physical Science (PHY 175 Required) 4 Semester hour(s)

SVCC Degree Requirement - Sem/Hrs: 1

FYE 101 - First Year Experience 1 semester hour

Electives for Alternative Energy Emphasis - Select 9 Sem/Hrs

Electives for Electrical Emphasis - Select 9 Sem/Hrs

Electives for Electronics Emphasis - Select 9 Sem/Hrs

Electives for HVAC Emphasis - Select 9 Sem/Hrs

Electives for Machining Emphasis - Select 9 Sem/Hrs

Electives for Welding Emphasis - Select 9 Sem/Hrs

Total Hours Required for A.A.S. Degree: 63

Suggested Program

(will vary according to emphasis; see an academic advisor for individualized plan.)

First Semester - Sem/Hrs: 15

Second Semester - Sem/Hrs: 13

Social/Behavioral Science 3 Semester hr(s)

Summer Semester - Sem/Hrs: 3

Third Semester - Sem/Hrs: 15

  • Elective 6 Semester hour(s)
  • English 101 Composition I - 3 Semester hour(s)

Fourth Semester - Sem/Hrs: 17

  • Elective 3 Semester hour(s)
  • Humanities/Fine Arts 3 Semester hour(s)

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