Industrial Power and ControlAssociate of Applied Science Degree (AAS)
This pathway meets AAS in Industrial Power & Control degree requirements. The program emphasizes a practical, hands-on approach to the field of industrial power and control and prepares students for a career as an electronics technician in this field. 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.
Students in this pathway learn to analyze and troubleshoot direct current (DC) and alternating current (AC) circuits, solid state and integrated circuit-based analog and digital electronics, programmable logic controllers (PLCs), industrial motor controls and drives, energy generation and conversion, fluid power systems, robotics, and information technology (IT).
Students have the opportunity to earn industry certifications in many subjects including A+, fiber optics, robotics, and others.
Estimated Length of Completion
|Associate of Applied Science Degree (AAS)||Full Time: 7
Part Time: 10
Program lengths are estimates, not guarantees. For the most current program information, please check with the program contact.
For Placement Testing: contact Testing Center, 527-3674
To begin program, students must test into the English and Math courses listed below:
Using Computers in Business
Course Substitute : equivalent computer experience
This Office 2016 for Windows hands-on environment (for PC's not for MAC's) allows students to learn the basics of word processing (Word), spreadsheets (Excel), database (Access), and presentation graphics (PowerPoint). Students will create a variety of business documents and learn editing and formatting techniques. In addition, students will be introduced to file control features such as creating and naming folders; and renaming, deleting, copying, and moving files. Computer Fee.
English 097: Integrated Reading and Writing I
or ENGL 098 - College Prep Writing IV (5 credits)
This course provides students with opportunities to develop the reading, writing, and critical thinking skills needed to write in academic settings. Topics include reading and writing processes, critical thinking strategies, study skills, and grammar instruction. Upon completion, students should be able to apply those skills toward understanding a variety of academic and career-related texts and composing unified and coherent sentences, paragraphs, and short essays.
or higher MATH course
Basic operations with algebraic expressions; solving and graphing linear equations and inequalities; solving absolute value equations; systems of linear equations; applications of linear equations and systems; laws of exponents; operations on polynomials.
- Identify and apply technical concepts and terms used in industrial energy and control.
- Analyze and troubleshoot industrial energy generation, conversion and control systems.
- Use electronic circuit simulation software for circuit design and analysis.
- Repair, maintain and install electronic and electrical control systems.
- Locate, evaluate, and apply relevant information from various sources to address workplace problems.
- Electrical and Electronics Repairers, Commercial and Industrial Equipment
- Electronics Engineering Technician
- Electronics Engineering Technologist
- Electronics Technician
- Field Service Engineer
- Industrial Machinery Mechanic
- Robotics Technician
Job tests this program will prepare you for:
For current employment and wage estimates, please visit the following online resources and search for the relevant occupational term:
All costs are estimates and are not guarantees. For the most current program information, check with an adviser by calling 206.934.5391. There are additional costs for books and supplies. Each student is responsible for the purchase of certain supplies and required tools before the instruction begins.
Part Time Cost
North offers electronics courses (designated with the "EET" prefix) on-campus in the day time, evenings, online, and hybrid (part on-campus, part online). Most classes meet twice per week (Mon/Wed or Tues/Thurs) or once per week throughout the quarter.
This program is offered at times and in formats that meet the needs of working adults. This includes:
- Online: Coursework is generally completed over the internet, within a quarterly timeframe, contact with instructor via email. Some courses may require limited on-campus visits.
- Hybrid: Hybrid courses provide students with the scheduling flexibility of fewer campus visits while covering the same materials as an equivalent class held entirely on campus. Hybrid classes usually have at least one on-campus meeting per week combined with a "virtual classroom" with online content, lessons and activities.
- Evening: Courses with a start time of 4:00 PM or later.
- Daytime: Courses offered between 8:00 AM and 4:00 PM
Energy Generation, Conversion and Sustainability
This first course in Industrial Power and Control Technology covers the principles of electrical machines (AC and DC rotating equipment, including wind turbine technology) used in electrical generation and conversion to mechanical energy. The course reviews fundamentals of electricity, magnetism, transformers, and single-phase circuits: three-phase circuits are introduced. Prerequisites: EET109 or MATH&141 and EET 162.
Industrial Motor Controls
This second course in Industrial Power and Control Technology covers electromagnetic control devices and circuits for starting, accelerating, stopping, and reversing AC and DC motors. Students will learn to program basic control circuits using the Allen-Bradley/Rockwell Automation MicroLogix 1000 and SLC 500 families of programmable logic controllers. Prerequisite: 201
Industrial Motor Drives
This is the third class in a three quarter sequence of evening classes offered by the Industrial Power & Control Technology program. This course is devoted to the study of electric drives. The fundamentals of power electronics and electric drives are covered, followed by the study of electronic control of direct drives are covered, followed by the study of electronic control of direct current and alternating current motors. Advanced PLC (Programmable Logic Controller) programming is also discussed and practical applications of using a PLC to control an electric drive are investigated in the lab. Prerequisite: EEL 202.
Introduction to Technology
Survey disciplines within the field of electronics and technologies related to electronic occupations to give students a knowledge of the standards, practices and skills necessary for employment in electronic-related occupations. Guest speakers, field visits, reading, media or general discussion with class members. Computer Fee.
Introduction to Soldering
Beginning electronics support course providing the student with information and skills to safely perform soldering tasks in the field. The student will acquire skills to remove components and replace them without causing damage to either the component or the Printed Circuit Boards (PCB's). The student will learn the techniques to select the proper solder, soldering aids, tools, and other associated test equipment. Prerequisite: EET 160 or EET 161 or instructor permission.
Introduction to Fiber Optics
Introduces fiber optics theory and maintenance as applied to Information Technology, Aerospace, Broadband and generic use. Emphasis on hands on labs using industry standard diagnostic test equipment, safety, routing, installation, cleaning, measurement, and inspection processes. Prepare for FOA certification. Prerequisites: Math 081 or placement into Math 084 or instructor permission. Computer Fee.
Fundamentals of Fluid Power
Introduction to fluid power systems used in industry. Covers fundamentals of hydraulic and pneumatic systems including fluid power components and schematic diagrams. Includes electrical/electronic control of fluid power systems and information on several electro-hydraulic servo systems. Prereq. EET 109 or MATH& 141 or higher.
Physics for students in a vocational technical field. Covers the basic laws of physics as applied to mechanics, matter and heat, wave motion and sound, electricity and magnetism, light and modern physics. Includes physical concepts as applied to industrial-technical fields. Prereq: EET 109 or MATH& 141.
IT Essentials I - A+ Certification
First of two courses that addresses the body of knowledge required for the current CompTIA A+ Certification. The emphasis is on the fundamentals of installing, maintaining, and configuring computer hardware; operating systems; networks; and security. Course Prerequisite: Ability to use an internet browser and create a document with a word processor. Computer lab fee.
IT Essentials A+ Certification Advanced
This course is part two of a two-course series that addresses the body of knowledge required for the current CompTIA A+ Certification. Emphasis is placed on the fundamentals of installing, maintaining, and configuring computer hardware, operating systems, networks, and security. Computer lab fee.
Introduction to Robotics
**Please Note: This course replaces EET 136**This course introduces foundational concepts in building and programming robots. Students build, program and configure a robot using various electronic devices to enable a wide variety of robotic activity.
An introduction to industrial robotics, including the application, programming, troubleshooting, and servicing of state-of-the-art industrial robots and associated end effectors, sensors, and systems. Prerequisite: EET 137 or instructor permission.
Principles of DC Electronics
First in a series of lecture-lab courses designed for an in-depth study of electronics. Performance goals will allow students to analyze series and parallel circuits. Basic concepts of energy, work, power, current and voltage are studied as well as Ohm's and Kirchhoff's laws. Achievement of course goals is supported using computer models and hands-on labs. Prerequisite: MATH 081 or equivalent, or higher
A.C. Principles of Electronics
This second course in a series designed for an in-depth study of electronics covers the sinusoidal waveform, its generation and measurement, and basic AC topics including frequency, inductance, capacitance, reactance, resonance, filters, and transformers. Computer models, as well as labs with the oscilloscope, are used throughout.
Solid State Electronics
Analysis of characteristics of analog semiconductor devices and their applications in common electronic circuits. Course begins with construction of simple power supplies and moves to more complex amplifier circuits. Construction and measurement of devices and circuit parameters verify math analysis of circuits explored. Prerequisites: EET 162 or instructor permission.Computer Fee.
Analog Circuits and Devices
Continued analysis of characteristics of semiconductor devices and their applications in common electronic circuits. Explanation and analysis of field-effect transistors (FETs), thyristors, and operational amplifiers, their nomenclature and identification, characteristics, parameters, and basic circuit applications. Explanation and analysis of special-purpose diodes (particularly the zener) and their applications. Prerequisite: EET 163 or instructor permission. Computer Fee.
Digital Electronics & Plcs I
Fundamentals of digital electronics and interface circuits. Course covers number systems, logic gates, Boolean algebra and logic simplification (including DeMorgan's theorems and Karnaugh maps), encoders and decoders, multiplexers and demultiplexers, and an introduction to flip-flops, and an introduction to programmable logic controllers (PLCs). Prerequisite: EET 161 or instructor permission. Computer fee.
Metrology and Measurement Science
This course provides an introduction to the foundational knowledge and skills required for the Certified Calibration Technician Certification administered by the American Society for Quality (ASQ). The ASQ has additional requirements for work experience that candidates must fulfill before they are eligible to take the exam; check with the ASQ for more information. Prereqs: EET 114 and EET 162 or instructor permission.
Multicultural Issues in the U.S. Workplace
Course Substitute : Global Studies or US Cultures designated course (5 credits) See Advising Center for approved list
This course examines primary and secondary aspects of diversity, including (but not limited to): race and ethnicity, gender and gender expression, sexual orientation, intersectionality, mental challenges, social class, and appearance/weight. Students will study effects these issues of diversity have on the ethical, legal, communication, marketing, and organizational change in the workplace of the United States.
Mathematical Applications for Circuit Analysis
Course Substitute : MATH 141 - Pre-Calculus (5 credits) - or - higher MATH course
This is an overview of basic mathematical applications for electronic circuit analysis. Includes fundamental concepts of operations with numbers, the metric system, fundamental algebraic concepts, graphing, exponential and logarithmic functions, right triangles, basic trigonometric functions, vectors and complex numbers. Prerequisite: MATH 081 or equivalent.
English Composition I
While students must test into ENGL 097 to start the degree, they must complete ENGL& 101 to finish.
English 101 is a college-level writing course that emphasizes academic writing and major strategies of reading and writing analytically. Writing assignments focus on engaging with and responding to a variety of texts. Instruction encourages students to develop, through revision and reflection, as readers, writers, and critical thinkers. Prereq: Eligibility for ENGL&101.
Human Relations Course
Course Substitute : Choose one of the following: BUS 236 - Interpersonal Communications for the Workplace BUS 237 - Team Skills in the Workplace CMST 205 - Multicultural Communication CMST& 210 - Interpersonal Communication CMST& 230 - Small Group Communication HUM 105 - Intercultural Communication POLS 112 - Contemporary World PSYC 209 - Fundamentals of Psychological Research PSYC 245 / SOC 245 - Social Psychology PSYC 257 / WMN 257 - Psychology of Gender SOC& 101 - Introduction to Sociology
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