Industrial Electronics Technology AAS

The Industrial Electronics Technology Program provides entry level skills in basic core competencies desired by industry today. This program prepares students for work in installation, testing, and maintenance of electrical and electronic systems in industrial, scientific, and commercial facilities. The program also provides specific training in basic computer hardware and software, programmable logic controllers, motors and motor control systems, three-phase power distribution, and human-machine interface and programming. Graduates are prepared to pursue jobs in areas such as automated manufacturing, electrical power distribution, protection systems, and other electrically-related fields. 

The program offers both degrees and certificates. The Industrial electronic student will get a general electronic education emphazing Programmable Logic controllers; the Electronic Engineering student has an emphasis on design, testing, and product development in electrical/electronic systems; and the Instrument Mechanic student is exposed to more instrumentation and control systems found in production equipment located regionally. The Associate of Applied Science degree (AAS) is for students entering this field or for those already employed in the field and needing an upgrade of both electronic skills and academic skills (oral and written communications, mathematics, and human relations). A Bachelor of Applied Science Degree in Industrial Electronics is offered upon completion of the the AAS degree.

Potential positions include industrial electrician, instrument technician, power systems maintenance technician, electronic maintenance technician, process control technician, and electrical apprentice. Typical employers are engineering and manufacturing firms and utility companies.

Entrance requirements for students seeking enrollment in the Industrial Electronics program include:

  • Students must score a 14 or higher in math on ALEKS and have a 1 or higher score on the Writing Placement Exam.
  • Enrollment priority for students seeking entrance into the program is on a first-come first-serve basis as determined by the student's faculty advising date.

Upon completion of the Industrial Electronics Technology program, the student will be able to:

  • Demonstrate employable skills, work habits, and customer relations.
  • Practice electrical safety procedures.
  • Understand and put into practice DC and AC circuit theory and principles.
  • Demonstrate proper use of standard hand and power tools as required on the job.
  • Draw and interpret electrical and electronic diagrams.
  • Utilize Internet resources as an aid in problem solving.
  • Understand and construct, and test solid state, digital, and Microprocessor circuits.
  • Troubleshoot electrical/electronic circuits.
  • Program and troubleshoot micro-controller circuits.
  • Interface microcontrollers with basic electronic circuits.
  • Install and troubleshoot basic computer hardware and software systems.
  • Understand and troubleshoot DC and AC motors and controls.
  • Install, calibrate and troubleshoot industrial-grade sensors and transmitters.
  • Understand and apply three-phase power basics and applications.
  • Have basic knowledge of electrical distribution.
  • Gain experience with operator interfaces.
  • Program and troubleshoot systems using Programmable Logic Controllers.
  • Install and program operator interfaces.

All students entering the Industrial Electronics program are required to have program-specific counseling and entry-level assessment.

General Education Core

Written Communication
ENGL-101COLLEGE WRITING3.00
Oral Communication
Select one of the following:3.00
PRINCIPLES OF SPEECH
INTERPERSONAL COMMUNICATION
SMALL GROUP COMMUNICATION
PUBLIC SPEAKING
Mathematical Ways of Knowing
Select one of the following:3.00-5.00
MATH FOR TECHNOLOGY
MATHEMATICS AS A LIBERAL ART
PRECALCULUS (or MATH-147A & MATH-147B)
Social & Behavioral Ways of Knowing
Select one of the following:3.00
CULTURAL ANTHROPOLOGY
WORLD PREHISTORY
INTRODUCTION TO NATIVE AMERICAN STUDIES
PRINCIPLES AND THEORY OF MACROECONOMICS
PRINCIPLES AND THEORY OF MICROECONOMICS
INTRODUCTION TO GEOGRAPHY
HISTORY OF CIVILIZATION
HISTORY OF CIVILIZATION
UNITED STATES HISTORY TO 1865
UNITED STATES HISTORY SINCE 1865
DIVERSITY IN ORGANIZATIONS
HUMAN RELATIONS IN ORGANIZATIONS
AMERICAN NATIONAL GOVERNMENT
INTERNATIONAL POLITICS
COMPARATIVE GOVERNMENT
INTRODUCTION TO PSYCHOLOGY
DEVELOPMENTAL PSYCHOLOGY
INTRODUCTION TO SOCIOLOGY
CURRENT SOCIAL PROBLEMS
Additional General Education Core
Select one of the following:3.00
RACE AND ETHNICITY
SURVEY OF ART
INTRODUCTION TO BIOINFORMATICS
SCIENCE FOR LIFE
PLANTS AND PEOPLE
HUMAN BIOLOGY
HUMAN ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY I
THE CHEMISTRY OF DAILY LIFE
GENERAL, ORGANIC AND BIOCHEMISTRY
PRINCIPLES OF CHEMISTRY I
COMMUNICATION AND DIVERSITY
INTRODUCTION TO COMPUTER SCIENCE
INTRODUCTION TO LITERATURE
WORLD CLASSICS
INTERNATIONAL LITERATURE
NATIVE AMERICAN WRITTEN LITERATURE
INTRODUCTION TO FORENSIC SCIENCE
ENVIRONMENTAL EARTH SCIENCE
INTRODUCTION TO EARTH SYSTEMS
GEOGRAPHIC INFORMATION SYSTEMS
THE ART AND HISTORY OF THE MOTION PICTURE
INTRODUCTION TO THE ARTS
HELLS CANYON INSTITUTE
SURVEY OF MUSIC
MUSIC IN AMERICA
WORLD MUSIC
HISTORY OF MUSICAL THEATER
ELEMENTARY NEZ PERCE LANGUAGE I
ELEMENTARY NEZ PERCE LANGUAGE II
INTRODUCTION TO NATURAL SCIENCES 2
NATURAL SCIENCE FOR ELEMENTARY EDUCATOR
GENERAL PHYSICS I
PHYS SCIENCES FOR ELEMENTARY EDUCATORS
ENGINEERING PHYSICS I
DESCRIPTIVE ASTRONOMY
BEGINNING SPANISH I
BEGINNING SPANISH II
INTERMEDIATE SPANISH I
INTERMEDIATE SPANISH II
DIVERSITY IN ORGANIZATIONS
HUMAN RELATIONS IN ORGANIZATIONS
SURVEY OF THE THEATER
Total Credits15.00-17.00

Program Requirements

AAS Degree
Select one of the following:50.00
Electronic Engineering Technician
BASIC DC CIRCUIT THEORY
DIGITAL ELECTRONICS
INTRODUCTION TO MICROCOMPUTERS
ADVANCED ELECTRICAL PRINCIPLES
SOLID STATE DEVICES
AC CIRCUIT ANALYSIS
ELECTRIC MOTORS, DRIVES AND CONTROLS
C COMPUTER PROGRAMMING
ADVANCED ELECTRONICS I
ADVANCED ELECTRONICS II
ADVANCED ELECTRONICS III
INTRODUCTION TO PROGRAMMABLE DEVICES
ELECTRONICS CIRCUIT TROUBLESHOOTING
Industrial Electronics Technology
BASIC DC CIRCUIT THEORY
DIGITAL ELECTRONICS
INTRODUCTION TO MICROCOMPUTERS
ADVANCED ELECTRICAL PRINCIPLES
SOLID STATE DEVICES
EMBEDDED SYSTEMS
INTRODUCTION TO PLC'S
AC CIRCUIT ANALYSIS
INTRODUCTION TO INSTRUMENTATION
PROGRAMMING HUMAN MACHINE INTERFACES (HMI)
ELECTRIC MOTORS, DRIVES AND CONTROLS
ELECTRIC MATERIALS AND TECHNIQUES
PROGRAM AND TROUBLESHOOT PCL'S
PCL'S SYSTEMS APPLICATIONS
Instrument Mechanic
BASIC DC CIRCUIT THEORY
DIGITAL ELECTRONICS
INTRODUCTION TO MICROCOMPUTERS
ADVANCED ELECTRICAL PRINCIPLES
SOLID STATE DEVICES
EMBEDDED SYSTEMS
INTRODUCTION TO PLC'S
AC CIRCUIT ANALYSIS
INTRODUCTION TO INSTRUMENTATION
ADVANCED INSTRUMENTATION
PROGRAMMING HUMAN MACHINE INTERFACES (HMI)
ELECTRIC MOTORS, DRIVES AND CONTROLS
PROGRAM AND TROUBLESHOOT PCL'S
PCL'S SYSTEMS APPLICATIONS
Total Credits50.00

Summary

General Education Core16
Program Requirements50
Total66