IT Controlled Electronic Systems Certificate
Description
View printer-friendly version This certificate is intended for students who already have an associate or bachelor's degree or substantial professional experience in an information-technology-related field. The certificate prepares students for employment as electronic systems application or facilities engineers, security and field technicians, systems and sales consultants, technical support staff. Typical duties include installation, maintenance and monitoring information technology systems, and IT-controlled electronic systems such as security systems, entertainment systems and HVAC systems.
Learning Outcomes
  • Understand technical concepts and terms used in the electronics and IT fields.
  • Troubleshoot electronic systems, hardware, and network problems.
  • Install, configure, and test networking devices, servers, workstations, electronic and electrical systems.
  • Interact and communicate effectively with users and coworkers to identify network problems and needs for upgrades.
  • Integrate IT and electronic systems.
  • Locate, evaluate and apply relevant information from various sources.
Prerequisites
Many classes have prerequisites. Prerequisites are those classes that prove eligibility for entry-level classes by testing or by having satisfied prior coursework. Coursework earned at other institutions must be unofficially evaluated or approved by a program advisor before registering. Courses in this certificate with prerequisites are marked with an asterisk (*). See catalog for more information. IT Controlled Electronic Systems Certificate Prerequisites: BUS169 or instructor permission Note: Advanced placement testing, work experience and transfer of credits may result in course waivers, credit transfer and advanced placement.
Curriculum

Program Requirements

Course Number

General  Education/Related Instruction Requirements (10 credits)

Credit Hours

BUS118*

Project Management Introduction and Overview (see note 1)

5

BUS236

Interpersonal Communication for the Workplace

5

Course Number

Certificate Requirements (25-30 credits)

 

EET131

IT Essentials – A+ Certification

5

IT137

Introduction to Robotics (see note 2)

5

EET161

D.C. Principles of Electronics (see note 3)

5

 

Microsoft Track

 

IT122

Network Operating Systems 1 (see note 4)

5

IT124*

Network Operating Systems 2 (see note 5)

5

 

UNIX Track

 

IT135

UNIX Operating System

5

IT138*

UNIX for Network Administration (see note 6)

5

 

CISCO Track

 

IT142

Network Management – CISCO I (see note 7)

5

IT144*

Network Management – CISCO II (see note 8)

5

IT146*

Network Management – CISCO III (see note 9)

5

Notes:

1. Must have BUS 169; BUS 236.

2. Must have MATH081 or placement into MATH084 or higher.

3. Completion of high school or Elementary Algebra strongly recommended.

4. Must have EET 131, IT 120, IT 142 or instructor permission.

5. Must have IT 122 or permission.

6. Must have IT 135 or permission.

7. Must have EET131, IT122 (may be taken concurrently) or instructor permission.

8. Must have IT 142 or instructor permission.

9. Must have IT 142, IT 144, or instructor permission.

 

Total Credits
35
Total Credits -- Minimum
35.00
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. Also, in general, Summer Quarter is not considered one of the full-time quarters in the program. 1st quarter: BUS 236, EET 131, EET 137 2nd quarter: EET 161, IT 122 or IT 135 or IT 142 3rd quarter: BUS 118, IT 124 or IT 138 or IT 144 4th quarter: IT 146 (if needed)
Sequence Type
Suggested
Notes

What skills do I need to be successful in this field?

• http://www.onetonline.org/link/summary/49-2098.00 (Security and Fire Alarm Systems Installers)
• https://www.onetonline.org/link/summary/15-1143.01 (Telecommunication Engineering Specialists) 
• https://www.onetonline.org/link/summary/17-3023.01 (Electronics Engineering Technicians) 
• https://www.onetonline.org/link/summary/17-3023.03 (Electrical Engineering Technicians) 
• https://www.onetonline.org/link/summary/17-3024.00 (Electro-Mechanical Technicians

 

What are some potential job titles?

  • Security Systems Technician/Installer
  • Fire Alarm Technician
  • Electronic Systems Technician

Wages, employment trends and pathways

• http://www.onetonline.org/link/summary/49-2098.00#WagesEmployment (Security and Fire Alarm Systems Installers)

• https://www.onetonline.org/link/summary/15-1143.01#WagesEmployment (Telecommunication Engineering Specialists)

• https://www.onetonline.org/link/summary/17-3023.01#WagesEmployment (Electronics Engineering Technicians)

• https://www.onetonline.org/link/summary/17-3023.03#WagesEmployment (Electrical Engineering Technicians)

• https://www.onetonline.org/link/summary/17-3024.00#WagesEmployment (Electro-Mechanical Technicians)

NSC Advising Office                                                     
(206) 934-3658                   
https://northseattle.edu/advising

Program Contacts             
Robert Bunge                    
(206) 934-4530                   
Robert.Bunge@seattlecolleges.edu

Tim Fiegenbaum              
(206) 934-0181                  
Tim.Fiegenbaum@seattlecolleges.edu

Program Website         
https://northseattle.edu/programs/it-controlled-electronics

 

Effective beginning: Fall 2015 
IT Controlled Electronic Systems Certificate
527I / 11.09