Electronics & Alternative Energy

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Explore the cutting-edge field of renewable energy and electronics. The Electronics & Alternative Energy program is designed to prepare you for a career as an engineer or electronics technician with a focus on new energy technology.

Electrical energy generation using alternative and sustainable technology is growing at a rapid rate worldwide. Solar power, wind turbines, tidal mills and fuel cells will all play a key role in future electric energy production.

Changes in electronics are impacting other industries too. The transportation sector is witnessing tremendous growth in hybrid (gasoline-electric) vehicle production, and the biomedical and security systems industries are expanding due in large part to technology advances. These and other industries need electronic engineers and technicians like you who can invent, design, manufacture, distribute, install and maintain the advanced electronic components of tomorrow.

ETA, Electronics Technicians Association International
A worldwide trade association recognized for fostering excellence in electronics through certification since 1978. This location has been approved to administer and promote the Certified Electronics Technician and Federal Communication Commission certification examination programs.


High School Credit Junior Year
Electronics: 2.5, Technology: .5, Math: 1.0

Potential College Semester Hour Credit
Cuyahoga Community College

Hocking College

Sinclair Community College

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Current Program Fees:

Junior: $ 256.00          Senior: $ 217.00

Electronics & Alternative Energy 2015-2016 Advisory Members

Mr. Frank Fanta, Fanta Equipment Company
Dr. Jim Maloney, Stark State College
Mr. Joseph Mey, Weschler Instruments
Mr. Dennis Newman, First Energy Strongsville Service Center
Mr. Michael Pataki, RoviSys Corporation
Mr. Nicholas Purpera, Technical Consumer Products
Ms. Sandra Reehorst, NASA Glenn Research Center
Ms. Joanne Scudder, Cuyahoga County Agricultural Society
Mr. Mathew Sommers, GE Lumination
Mr. Ed Strayer, SoundCom Systems
Ms. Danielle Vath, Cleveland State Univ., Washkewicz College of Engineering
Mr. Donald Vath, Denk Associates Inc.


  • Engine repair
  • Engine performance
  • Brake systems including ABS
  • Electrical systems
  • Heating & air conditioning
  • Steering, suspension, and alignment systems
  • Shop management
  • General Service
  • Computerized engine controls


  • Modern diagnostic equipment
  • Tire equipment
  • All types of electronic test equipment
  • Laser alignment machine
  • Brake equipment
  • Computers and software

Career Options

  • Independent service garage technician
  • Auto dealership service department team member (i.e. service writer)
  • Specialty shop employee
  • Department store auto service center technician
  • Tire center employee
  • Local and state highway service garage mechanic
  • Auto parts store employee
  • Service center apprentice

Future Opportunities with Further Education

  • Master certified automotive technician
  • Automotive service manager
  • Automotive parts manager
  • New car center manager
  • Shop owner

Project Lead The Way



Electronics - Yager

Teacher: Ed Yager

Email: eyager@polaris.edu
Industrial Electronics and Refrigeration Degree, Seneca Vocational High School
Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering, State University of New York
Master of Education, Kent State University
Certifications: Registered License Professional Engineer State of Ohio; Certified Career Technical Teacher State of Ohio; Electronics Technician Association Certified Administrator; “Project Lead the Way Digital” Digital Electronics Teacher, Rochester Institute of Technology
Years at Polaris: 12
Industry Experience: As an electrical engineer served in many capacities from Junior Project Engineer to Automation and Electrical Project Leader. Provided design, construction and start-up responsibilities on many international, multimillion dollar, state of the art steel manufacturing facilities.
Interests/Hobbies: Being outdoors, jogging, biking, spending time with family, and traveling in the USA, Europe, and Asia