Industrial Technology: Electronic Controls (883-03)

Award: Associate of Applied Science Degree

Major: Industrial Technology

Specialization: Electronic Controls

Length: Two Years

Lead Faculty/Program Head: Mike Forrest, Keisha Nichols

Purpose: The Associate in Applied Science Degree curricula is designed to provide a broad base of instruction and industrial knowledge that will prepare the graduate to enter the technical work force upon graduation. Graduates will be trained for jobs with local industries.

Occupational Objectives

  • Engineering Assistant
  • Electrician
  • Electronic Technician
  • Equipment Service Technician
  • Field Technician
  • Industrial Electrician
  • Industrial Maintenance Technician
  • Plant Operations Technician
  • Operating Technician

Admission Requirements

In addition to the general admission requirements of the College, entry into the Industrial Technology Degree program requires proficiency in basic arithmetic and English. High school graduates enrolling under the provisions of the Industrial Technology Careers Program must meet the terms of their signed agreement. All students who are not proficient in these subjects will be required to correct their deficiencies in developmental courses.

Program Requirements

The curriculum for the Industrial Technology Degree program combines general academic instruction in mathematics, science, and communication with technical instruction geared toward gaining competence for entry-level positions within business, industry, or government.

Program Student Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of the AAS Industrial Technology Program, students will be able to:

  1. Calculate direct current (DC) circuit loads.
  2. Calculate alternating current (AC) circuit loads.
  3. Demonstrate how to set-up and maintain a safe working environment.
  4. Utilize a working knowledge of electrical fundamentals, precisian tools, and techniques to perform identified tasks.
  5. Plan and execute technical applications for the set-up and operation of electrical/electronic equipment.
  6. Communicate their ideas and results using their knowledge of written, oral, and graphical communication.

In addition to the Industrial Technology student learning outcomes, student completing various specializations will be able to:

  • Specialization Electronic-Electrical (883-02): Analyze the requirements for residential and commercial wiring.
  • Specialization for Electronic Controls (883-03): Program logic controllers using programmable logic controllers.

Course Schedule

Sample Schedule

FIRST YEAR
Fall Term
ENG 111 English Composition 3
MTH 115 Technical Math I 3
SDV 100 College Success Skills or SDV 106 1
IND 165 Principles of Industrial Technology I 4
DFT 175 Schematics and Mechanical Diagrams 2
ETR 221 Electronic Controls I 4
Total 17

Spring Term
IND 166 Principles of Industrial Technology II 4
ITE 115 Intro. to Computer Applications and Concepts 3
ETR 222 Electronic Controls II 4
ELE 239 Programmable Logic Controllers 3
Total 14

SECOND YEAR
Fall Term
ETR 113 DC and AC Fundamentals 4
CST 100 Principles of Public Speaking 3
HLT xxx Health or PED xxx Physical Education elective 2
Social Science HIS, PSY, PLS, ECO, HIS, SOC elective 3
ETR 203 Electronic Devices I 4
Total 16

Spring Term
ETR 114 DC and AC Fundamentals 4
ETR 274 Computer Electronics II 4
PHI 115 Practical Reasoning1 3
ETR 204 Electronic Devices II 4
Social Science HIS, PSY, PLS, ECO, HIS, SOC elective 3
Total 18

Minimum Credits Required 65

1 PHI 115 is a core competency capstone course and should be taken in the student’s last spring semester before graduation.