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.