Industrial Power

Gear Up for Work with Complex Electrical & Electronic Systems

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Industrial Power and Control AAS

SCEC Technology Certificate

Prepare to work with the complex electrical and electronic systems that control machinery, automation and modern manufacturing processes with North Seattle College’s newly revamped certificate and 2-year AAS degree in Sustainable and Conventional Energy and Control Technology (Industrial Power and Control).

The program provides basic training/retraining for entry-level employment or future advancement  in companies or government organizations that manufacture, service, sell, design or support electrical and electronic systems. There is an added focus on alternative, renewable and sustainable energy systems, and the degree covers many of the topics in the field of mechatronics. If you are a currently employed technician, the program can help you update skills as your facilities become more automated.

[Industrial power and control differs from electronics in the scale and application of electrical, electronic and mechanical systems, and may be considered “industrial electronics.”]

Well-equipped Lab & Scheduling Choices

The Industrial Power lab is equipped with programmable logic controllers, variable speed drives and three-phase induction motors. $400,000 in new equipment related to the power area (motor controls, electronic control of motors) is becoming available  for use because of the new Eastern Washington University/NSC BSEE program.

Evening and daytime classes accommodate the working student’s schedule and the option for full-time classwork. Financial aid opportunities for retraining are available through Workforce Education. The faculty have many years experience in teaching and in the workforce.

Curriculum Highlights

Course content emphasizes the control of large electrical currents and large electromechanical systems through solid state, digital and microprocessor devices. The program provides in-depth study of industrial controls, fluid power, AC and DC rotating equipment, instrumentation and measurement, and system control principles.