Industrial Automation and Electronic Controls Certificate
Description
View printer-friendly version. This certificate prepares students for immediate employment and future advancement in companies or government organizations that manufacture, service, sell, design or support electrical and electronic systems that control machinery, automation, and/or processes.
Learning Outcomes
  • Identify and apply technical concepts and terms used in industrial energy and control.
  • Ability to troubleshoot robotic systems, using knowledge of microprocessors, programmable controllers, electronics, circuit analysis, sensor or feedback systems, hydraulics, or pneumatics.
  • Locate, evaluate, and apply relevant information from various sources to address workplace problems.
Prerequisites
Many classes have prerequisites. Prerequisites are those classes that prove eligibility for entry-level classes by testing or by having satisfied prior course work. Course work earned at other institutions must be unofficially evaluated or approved by a program advisor before registering. Courses in this degree with pre-requisites are marked with an asterisk (*). See catalog for more information. Industrial Automation and Electronic Controls Certificate Prerequisites:
  • Placement into ENGL 097/098 (or higher) or successful completion of ABE 050
  • Placement into MATH 084 or successful completion of ABE 031 or equivalent or higher class
  • BUS 169 or equivalent computer experience.
Note: Advanced placement testing, work experience, and transfer of credits may result in course waivers, credit transfer, and advanced placement.  
Curriculum

Course Number

General  Education/Related Instruction Requirements (15 credits)

Credit Hours

ENGL&101* or

ENGL&235*

Composition

Technical Writing

5

Human Relations Elective

BUS 236 Interpersonal Communications for the Workplace or approved Human Relations Elective

5

EET 109* or

MATH&141*

Mathematical Applications for Circuit Analysis or

Pre-Calculus or higher

5

Course Number

Degree Requirements (46 credits)

Credit Hours

EET 106

Introduction to Soldering

1

EET 112 or

MFGT 247

Fluid Power & Alternative Energy Sources or

Motive Maintenance (Shoreline Community College)

5

EET 131

IT Essentials – A+ Certification

5

EET 137*

Introduction to Robotics

5

EET 138* or

MFGT 280

Robotic Applications or

Robot Certification (Shoreline Community College)

5

EET 160

Introduction to Electricity and Electronics

5

EET 161

D.C. Principles of Electronics

5

EET/EEL 201*

Energy Generation, Conversion, & Sustainability

5

EET/EEL 202*

Industrial Motors Controls

5

EET/EEL 203

Programmable Logic Controllers

5

Total Credits -- Minimum
61.00
Sequence
This program of study is outlined by quarter, and courses should be taken in the indicated sequence. However, it should not be concluded that students will always proceed through their program of study exactly as prescribed here. The number of quarters listed here is minimal. Not all courses are offered every quarter. Individual student experiences, educational and training background, and personal schedules and demands all may affect the time it takes to finish this program. 1st quarter: EET/EEL 203, EET 109 or MATH 141 (or higher), EET 161 2nd quarter: EET/EEL 202, EET 160, ENGL&101 or ENGL&235 3rd quarter: EET/EEL 201, EET 137, EET 112, BUS 236 4th quarter: EET 138, EET 131, EET 106
Sequence Type
Suggested
Notes

What Skills do I need to be successful in this field?
•    http://www.onetonline.org/link/summary/49-2094.00

What are some potential job titles?
•    Electrical and Electronics Repairers, Commercial and Industrial Equipment: http://www.onetonline.org/link/summary/49-2094.00
•    Robotics Technician: https://www.onetonline.org/link/summary/17-3024.01

Wages, employment trends and pathways
•    http://www.onetonline.org/link/summary/49-2094.00#WagesEmployment