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Electronics and Industrial Controls

Electronics and Industrial Controls

Coming in Fall 2023

Associate in Applied Science (AAS)

Minimum required credits: 62
AAS Student Education Plan (SEP)
Program Description
The program will prepare students for technician jobs that work with electrical systems, electronics,
instrumentation, and automated controls technology. Students will learn to apply basic
engineering principles and technical skills to develop, install, calibrate, modify, program, and
maintain automated systems used in the energy, power, processing, manufacturing,
agriculture, and other industries. The program curriculum includes electric circuitry and power
systems, electronics and instrumentation, programmable logic controllers (PLCs), electric,
hydraulic, and pneumatic control systems, actuator and sensor systems, field device networks,
process control and mechatronics.

Program Outcomes
The student will be able to:
  1. Demonstrate effective oral and written communication.
  2. Demonstrate knowledge of concepts, terminology, and skills pertaining to electronics, instrumentation, and industrial control systems.
  3. Develop skill sets essential to electrician, I&E technician, and automation technician/programmer roles in the industry.
Program Requirements
In addition to the program-specific requirements, please see the general graduation requirements for CTE programs.

CIS 164 | Networking Fundamentals I | 3 credits
PTLO 135 | Hydraulics & Pneumatics | 3 credits
TECH 101 | Introduction to Technical Concepts | 3 credits
TECH 103 | DC Circuits | 3 credits
TECH 104 | AC Circuits | 3 credits
TECH 105 | Electronics & Instrumentation | 3 credits
TECH 107 | Digital Fundamentals | 3 credits
TECH 130 | Electric Motor Control | 3 credits
TECH 143 | Programmable Controllers I | 3 credits
TECH 145 | Programmable Controllers II | 3 credits
TECH 200 | Field Device Networks | 3 credits
TECH 210 | Process Control I | 3 credits
TECH 212 | Process Control II | 3 credits
TECH 215 | SCADA & Process Visualization | 3 credits
TECH 220 | Control System Installation & Troubleshooting | 3 credits
COOP 197 | Cooperative Education/Internship | 3 credits



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