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Multicraft Technology

(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, Assistant Instructor of Welding, 815/835-6278; Steven McPherson, Associate Professor of Electronics/Technology, 815/835-6347. 

Estimated Program Cost

The following figures are based on 2017-18 tuition and fee rates and the course fees in the Class Schedule for the required number 63 credit hours.

In-DistrictOut-of-DistrictOut-of-State
Tuition $7,749.00 $20,916.00 $24,066.00
Fees $733.00 $733.00 $733.00
Course Fees * $1,861.00 * $1,861.00 * $1,861.00
Total Tuition and Fees $10,343.00 $23,510.00 $26,660.00

* Note: Course fees may vary depending upon the classes that a student completes within an academic program. The course fee above is only an estimation and represents the maximum course fees possible; it is likely that course fees will be lower than the estimation above.