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Program Overview

Degrees & Certificates

Two-year degree for students who want to start a career immediately after graduation.

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  • Credits to complete: 101.0
  • Estimated program length in quarters: Full Time - 7 | Part Time - 10

Program Pathway Map 

Program Pathways are a series of courses and experiences carefully selected to help you earn your credential and prepare for your career or university transfer.  Program Pathway Maps guide you through quarter-by-quarter coursework, indicate when you’ll need to complete important steps, and describe popular careers in this pathway.  Some course sequences or recommended courses can be customized or adjusted by speaking with an advisor.  

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Industrial Power and Control

Join North Seattle College’s Industrial Power & Control AAS degree program and prepare to work with the complex electrical and electronic systems that control machinery, automation and modern manufacturing processes. The program emphasizes the control of large electrical currents and large electromechanical systems through solid state, digital and microprocessor devices. 

This may be your right fit whether you are brand new to the “industrial electronics” field or an experienced technician looking to update skills and advance your career as facilities modernize and expand automation.  Completion of this degree opens doors to a variety of careers in specialties including aerospace, manufacturing, avionics, and industrial automation and robotics in the commercial and government sectors.

Well-equipped Labs & Curriculum Highlights

Train “hands-on” in multiple labs on campus, including an industrial power lab with state-of-the-art equipment related to the power arena. The IPC pathway provides in-depth study of industrial controls, fluid power, AC and DC rotating equipment, instrumentation and measurement, and system control principles.

Gain practical knowledge working with programmable logic controller (PLC) systems, learn principles of electrical machines used in electrical generation and conversion to mechanical energy, and apply concepts of robotics to build and configure small robots and to program and troubleshoot large, articulated 6-axis industrial robots. This pathway also includes instruction in the fundamentals of computer hardware, operating systems and networks.

Evening and daytime classes accommodate the working student’s schedule and the option for full-time classwork. Faculty with many years of experience teaching also bring insights and expertise from workforce experience and industry partnerships. Students have the opportunity to earn industry certifications in many subjects including A+, fiber optics, robotics, and others.

Program lengths are estimates, not guarantees. For the most current program information, please check with the program contact.