Operations Engineering and Technician (OET)


Prepare for two well-paying, stable, challenging careers at Joliet Junior College. These are selective programs, and individuals will need to apply to gain entrance.

A special thank you to the following companies for partnering with JJC to develop this new and innovative program: Aux Sable, Lyondell Basell, Exelon Generation and TransCanada.

Application period for Fall 2018 has ended. For more information, email engineertech@jjc.edu or call (815) 280-1418.

What Will I Learn?

Operations Engineers are responsible for the monitoring and operation of plant equipment used in the petrochemical, nuclear and manufacturing industry. They evaluate the unit's operating status and perform troubleshooting of processes and equipment in order to maximize unit reliability and quality production

Operations Technicians maintain and repair equipment and other industrial machinery, such as conveying systems, production machinery, and packaging equipment. Technicians install, dismantle, repair, reassemble, and move machinery in manufacturing facilities and power plants. Many jobs require a background check, and workers are subject to drug and alcohol screenings.

Operations Engineering & Technician Brochure (OET)

What Are My Career Opportunities?

Operations Engineer

Earning Potential: $65,000-$95,000 Many jobs require a background check, and workers are subject to drug and alcohol screenings. job outlook: Employment of operations engineers is projected to grow 15 percent from 2012 to 2022, faster than the average for all occupations. (Source: U.S. Department of Labor)

Degree Information

Visit the JJC catalog for Operations Engineer degree requirements

Certificate of Achievement

Operations Engineering


Operations Technician

Earning Potential: $45,000-$75,000 Job outlook: Employment of industrial machinery mechanics and maintenance workers is projected to grow 17 percent from 2012 to 2022, faster than the average for all occupations. The need to keep increasingly sophisticated machinery functioning and efficient will drive demand for these workers. Job prospects for qualified applicants should be very good. (Source: U.S. Department of Labor)

Degree Information

Visit the JJC catalog for Operations Technician degree requirements

Certificate of Achievement

Operations Technician

 

Gainful Employment Disclosures

What are Gainful Employment Programs? An educational program must lead to a degree at a non-profit or public institution or it must prepare students for "gainful employment in a recognized occupation."  Information is presented to the student about the length of each program, its estimated cost, and a way to obtain further information about the kinds of jobs available for those who complete this program and participate in the student financial assistance programs. Whether you are a current student or a prospective student, we hope that this information is helpful in making informed choices about your career and education.