Bryan Cox

Technology Center 104

Call: 605-367-4462
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Brian Cox is lead program instructor in the Mechatronics program at Southeast Technical College. He has been teaching at STC since 2005.

After serving in the United States Army as a Combat Engineer for five years, raising to the rank of Sergeant, Bryan attended South Dakota State University where he studied Electronics Engineering Technology. He graduated in 1992 with high honors.

Prior to becoming a teacher, he worked as a field service technician servicing a variety of coin-operated amusement and vending machines, including South Dakota Video Lottery terminals (1989 to 1994). He was certified as a Technician Level 1, 2, and 3, which allowed him to perform all accounting and repair operations on these machines. Bryan continued to work-part time for this company until the 2000.

Bryan began teaching Electronics and Manufacturing Technology in 1994. His teaching career began at East Central Multi-District Vocational/Technical High School in Brookings, where course offerings included basic electricity and electronics and advanced digital electronics.

In 2000, Bryan took employment as a manufacturing maintenance technician for Daktronics, Inc., in Brookings. In 2002, he accepted a position as a Manufacturing Supervisor at Daktronics.

Brian returned to education in August 2005, when he came to Southeast Tech. He initially taught classes in basic electronics, DC and AC concepts, analog circuits and digital circuits.

In 2010, Southeast Tech started a Mechatronics Technology program. As program lead instructor, Bryan researched equipment and textbooks. He planned out the courses required and created a curriculum.

Since starting at Southeast Tech, Bryan has taken employment during the summer with local industries to develop industry contacts and to help maintain an industry relevant educational program.

  • Bachelor of Science and Technology (BST), Electronics Engineering Technology – South Dakota State University
  • Master of Education (MSEd), Career and Technical Education Emphasis - South Dakota State University
  • Certified by the state of South Dakota as a Video Lottery Technician levels 1, 2, and 3