The kids are having a blast this week. They have been busy creating t-shirts, stickers, creating robots, anatomy, dental impressions, crime scene, fingerprinting, welding and checking tire pressure, alignment and LOTS more!!
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Dillon Kerstetter a Midd-West High School student and SUN Area Technical Institute Electronics Technology student, recently earned his Eagle Scout. Dillon put over 100 hours into this project from start to finish. The project he did honors those who served in the Armed Forces in Snyder County from 1990-Present. Many thanks to all who contributed their time, materials and efforts to his Eagle Scout project. Dillon is the son of Lori Shull of Middleburg, and Michael Kerstetter of Beavertown. Dillon’s future plans are to attend Penn College and major in Electronics Engineering. SUN Tech is very proud of all the hard work, time and dedication you put into this project.

Mr. Schwartz ( Electronics Technology Instructor) with Dillon Kerstetter

Mr. Schwartz ( Electronics Technology Instructor) with Dillon Kerstetter

SUN Tech's Len Schwartz and Penn College's Jeff Rankenin Teach-Teach in Electronics

SUN Tech’s Len Schwartz and Penn College’s Jeff Rankinen Team-Teach in Electronics

Electronics Technology students at SUN Area Technical Institute receive a world-class education that provides college-level coursework and the potential to earn college credits.

This is possible through the PC Now program from Penn College of Technology.  This program provides students with the opportunity to earn college credits by integrating Penn College curriculum and instruction by Penn College professors directly into your students education at SUN Tech. Pictured here are Electronics Technology instructor Mr. Len Schwartz and Penn College Associate Professor of Electronics Mr. Jeff Rankinen assisting students in the electronics lab. This team teaching approach has yielded many successful students who have obtained college degrees and rewarding career placements in the world of work.

Joe Weisser, SUN Tech’s Cooperative Coordinator states, “Instructor Rankinen was a World Class Professor when I worked with him in The Technology and Engineering School at Penn College. To see Instructors Rankinen and Schwartz Team Teach is a wonderful gift and a great gift to the students in the Susquehanna Valley.”

After a successful year at SUN Tech, these students receive 12 college credits and have advance standing at their college.

The Electronics Technology display at Shikellamy High School (October, 2013)

The Electronics Technology display at Shikellamy High School (October, 2013)

The Electronics Technology program is currently on display at Shikellamy High School.  If you’re a student with a “hacker mentality” that’s curious about the way the world around you works, this program is the perfect way to spend your senior year.  You’ll learn about electricity while building robots, “modding” your game systems and controllers, repairing electronics with state of the art tools, building computers, and tons of other exciting hands-on projects.

The bin is located at the back of the lobby as you enter the center hall.

The bin is located at the back of the lobby as you enter the center hall.

Did you know that you can you can recycle your ink, toner, and some small electronics at SUN Tech?

Since June, 2013 SUN Area Technical Institute has collected 143 recyclable items including ink cartridges, toner cartridges, laptop computers, MP3, players, old cell phones, tablet devices, GPS devices, and head phones.  Recycling these items has earned us a total of $542.90 which go toward offsetting the cost of student activities such as participation in HOSA and SkillsUSA.

We’re pleased to announce we’ve added a public drop-off box in the school lobby! If you would like to recycle any of the items mentioned above send them in with a SUN Tech student or just stop in and tell the main office you have an item you’d like to donate for recycling.

For more information and a detailed list of items we’ll accept, check out the official page for our Recycling Fundraiser.

Electronics Technology Students Troubleshoot Desktop PC's

Electronics Technology Students Troubleshoot Desktop PC’s

As part of their Comptia A+ certification training, John Swink, Alex Rapko, and Noah Stahl are tearing apart desktop computers while using an iPad to troubleshoot problems.

Students in Electronics Technology are exposed to just about every type of technology that plugs into an outlet, and some that don’t! By enrolling in Electronics Technology will learn about electronic circuits, robotics, PC building and repair, computer networks, audio-visual equipment, nanofabribation, and green technology like solar!

To check see some of the activities that you’ll work on in Electronics Technology, check out our image gallery on Facebook.  For more information about the Electronics Technology program check out the program’s page, or talk to your guidance counselor about about scheduling a tour of SUN Tech.

Electronics Technology students will install solar panels at SUN Tech as part of their electronics training. Students from left to right include: Alex Wetzel, Noah Stahl, Cody Leitzel, Nick Bachorski, and Shelby Bachorski.
Electronics Technology Installs Solar