Electronics: Industrial Systems

Technology and Health Division
Certificate T0908

In addition to courses in electronics fundamentals, the Industrial Systems curriculum encompasses advanced coursework in industrial electronics, including electronic devices for industrial and motor controls. The curriculum culminates in the study of programmable logic controls (PLCs) using the Allen-Bradley series of PLCs running Windows ladder logic software.

This advanced certificate is one of three available for students who do not complete all second-year systems courses at once, or who complete them one at a time. Two other certificate programs are also available: a one-year certificate in Electronics Technology, and a two-year certificate having the same title as the A.S. degree. A.S. degree recipients are automatically eligible to receive, without further examination, a 3rd class Technician License from the National Association of Radio and Telecommunications Engineers (N.A.R.T.E.), while students completing certificate programs are automatically eligible for the N.A.R.T.E. 4th Class Technician license.

Required Courses

ELEC 11Technical Applications in Microcomputers3
ELEC 12Computer Simulation and Troubleshooting2
ELEC 50AElectronic Circuits - Direct Current (DC)4
ELEC 50BElectronic Circuits (AC)4
ELEC 51Semiconductor Devices and Circuits4
ELEC 54AIndustrial Electronics4
ELEC 54BIndustrial Electronic Systems3
ELEC 56Digital Electronics4
ELEC 61Electronic Assembly and Fabrication3
TECH 60Customer Relations for the Technician2
Total Units33

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Guided Pathway of Study

Program Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this program, a student will:

  • be able to employ polar and/or rectangular notation to determine the magnitude and phase shift of an unknown circuit parameter (voltage, current, impedance, and/or power).
  • demonstrate proper use of electronic test equipment and associate measurement results with circuit behaviors in the laboratory.
  • quantitatively determine unknown electrical parameters from given or measured values and use these results to assess or troubleshoot faults in circuit and system operation.
  • communicate, both verbally and in writing, knowledge of electrical concepts and their application to the observed behaviors of circuits and systems.
  • in advanced courses, connect concepts learned in introductory courses to more general principles applicable in the employment context.
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