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Associate in Applied Science degrees provide two years of instruction to develop knowledge and skills leading to employment of career advancement in specialized fields. These degrees are not intended as transfer programs.

AWARD:  Associate in Applied Science

LENGTH:   4 Semesters

The primary focus of this program is to provide highly skilled industrial technicians for a local, and regional, workforce. Qualified electronic technicians are needed in ever increasing numbers to assist local and regional businesses and industry in taking full advantage of computerized systems, automation, and controls. The manufacturing environment of the 21st century integrates several advanced technologies including sensors, transducers, automated controls, programmable logic controls, motor control circuits, motor drives, pneumatics, microprocessors, computer hardware, and software applications. A strong educational background is required to install, maintain, troubleshoot, and repair such advanced systems.

Employment opportunities for graduates of this program include positions as electronics technician, industrial electronics technician or service technician.

Students must meet the general admission requirements established by the college. Students with deficiencies in English or mathematics must complete appropriate developmental studies courses. Students with deficiencies in computer skills will complete additional coursework.


The student must satisfactorily complete all general education, program and elective requirements to be awarded the Associate in Applied Science in Industrial Electronics Technology.


ECO 201 Principles of Macroeconomics (3)
  [or ECO 202 Principles of Microeconomics (3) or PLS 130 Basics of American Politics (3)]
ENG 111 College Composition I (3)
MTH 120 Introduction to Mathematics (3)
CST 110 Introduction to Communication (3)
Social Science Elective (3)
Wellness (2)--Health, P. E. or recreation courses which promote physical and emotional well being.

ELE 216  Industrial Electricity (3)
ELE 225  Electrical Control Systems (4)
ELE 143  Programmable Controllers (3)
ETR 100  Electronic Problem Solving Lab (1)
ETR 113-114  D.C. and A.C. Fundamentals I-II (8)
ETR 143-144  Devices and Application I-II (7)
ETR 151  Electronic Circuits and Troubleshooting (2)
ETR 250  Solid State Circuits (4)
ETR 267  Microprocessor Applications I (6)
ETR 282-283  Digital Systems I-II (6)
INS 210  Principles of Instrumentation (3)
ITE 115  Intro. to Computer Applications & Concepts (4)
SDV 108  College Survival Skills (1)

Minimum required for degree:  66 Credits


Fall Semester:
ENG 111 College Communication I (3)
ETR 113 D.C. and A.C. Fundamentals I (4)
ETR 143 Devices and Applications I (3)
ETR 282 Digital Systems I (3)
MTH 120 Introduction to Mathematics (3)
SDV 108 College Survival Skills (1)
   Total Credit Hours: 17

Spring Semester:

ETR 114 D.C. and A.C. Fundamentals II (4)
ETR 144 Devices and Applications II (4)
ETR 283 Digital Systems II (3)
ITE 115 Intro. to Computer Applications & Concepts (4)
Wellness Elective (2)
   Total Credit Hours: 17

Fall Semester:
ETR 250 Solid State Circuits  (4)
ETR 267 Microprocessor Applications I (3)
ELE 216 Industrial Electricity (3)
Social Science Elective (3)
CST 110 Introduction to Communication  (3)
   Total Credit Hours: 16

Spring Semester:
ELE 143 Programmable Controllers  I (3)
ELE 225 Electrical Control Systems (4)
ETR 100 Electronic Problem Solving Lab (1)
ETR 151 Electronic Circuits and Troubleshooting (2)
INS 210 Principles of Instrumentation (3)
ECO 201 Principles of Macroeconomics (or ECO 202 or PLS 130) (3)
   Total Credit Hours: 16

Total Semester Hours:  66