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IT-Controlled Electronic Systems

Associate of Applied Science Degree (AAS)

This program prepares student for employment as security systems technician/installers, fire alarm technicians, or electronics systems technicians. Learn to install, maintain, and monitor information technology systems and IT-controlled electronic systems such as security, entertainment, and HVAC systems. Students complete 90 credits, resulting in an IT Controlled Electronics AAS degree.

Estimated Length of Completion

Degree Quarters Credits
Associate of Applied Science Degree (AAS) Full Time: 8
Part Time: 14
90.0

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

Advanced placement testing, work experience, and transfer of credits may result in course waivers, credit transfer, and advanced placement. For Placement Testing: contact Testing Center, 527-3674 To begin program, students must test into the English and Math courses listed below:

Course Course ID Credits Availability

The hands-on environment allows students to learn basic word processing (Word), spreadsheet (Excel), database (Access), and presentation graphics (Power Point) applications concepts. 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 directories, renaming files, and deleting, copying and moving files. Computer lab fee required

BUS 169 5.0

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: Placement into ENGL&101.

ENGL&101 5.0

This course covers a variety of essential software applications. Specifically, it will focus on spreadsheets and database applications, Web security, and on publishing information to the Web. You will create and manipulate graphics for the Web, and create spreadsheets and databases to help you analyze data. Next, you'll learn how to integrate your work into a finished product that can be printed, emailed or presented via the Web. English language skills equivalent to being eligible to take ENG 093/094 or higher is recommended. Computer Fee.

IT 101 5.0

Elementary algebra topics include operations with signed numbers, linear equations and inequalities, exponents, graphing linear functions, systems of equations, polynomials and applications. Prereq: MATH 081 with a 2.0 or better or placement.

MATH 084 5.0

Includes linear and quadratic equations and graphs, inequalities, exponents, polynomials, and an introduction to rational expressions and radicals, all covered at an accelerated pace. Prereq: MATH 081, ABE 081, or placement

MATH 097 5.0

Students are strongly encouraged to meet with an advisor to discuss specific career goals and recommended coursework.


Job tests this program will prepare you for:

  • CompTIA A+ Certification
  • CCNET
  • CCNA Routing & Switches
  • Microsoft Exam

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

  • Resident Cost : $10,444.50
  • NonResident Cost : $11,814.30
  • International Student Cost : $26,920.80

Hours may vary based on specific program requirements. For the most current program information, check with an adviser by calling 206.934.5391.

Worker Friendly


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.

Worker Friendly


This program is offered at times and in formats that meet the needs of working adults. This includes:

  • 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.

Worker Friendly


This program is offered at times and in formats that meet the needs of working adults. This includes:

  • Evening
  • Courses with a start time of 4:00 PM or later.

Coursework

Course Course ID Credits Availability

This course provides an introduction to basic computer hardware and operating systems. The focus is A+ Certification and addresses foundational computer hardware to include system boards, microprocessors, bios, hard drives, CDROMs, as well as the basics of the Windows Operating Systems. Troubleshooting from both a hardware and software approach is introduced. The curriculum is produced by Hewlett Packard for Ciso Systems. Computer Fee.

EET 131 5.0

This course is the second half of IT Essentials. It provides an introduction to Network Operating Systems to include Windows 98, Windows 2000 and Linux. The fundamentals of operating system installation, configuration and maintenance are addressed as well as the basics of the local area network. The course lays the foundation of basic information required for operating system administration or networking administration. Prerequisites: EET 131 or instructor permission. Computer Fee.

EET 132 5.0

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. Computer Lab Fee.

EET 137 5.0

First in a series of lecture-lab courses designed for an in-depth study of electronics. Performance goals will equip the learner with the ability 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. The course ends with an introduction to capacitance, transients and AC theory and circuit analysis. Achievement of course goals is supported by the use of computer models and hands-on labs. .Computer fee.

EET 161 5.0

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, transformers. Computer models, as well as labs with the oscilloscope, are used throughout. Prerequisite: EET 161 and EET 109 or MATH& 141 or instructor permission. .

EET 162 5.0

Analysis of characteristics of semiconductor devices and their application 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.

EET 163 5.0

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.

EET 165 5.0

Provides the knowledge and skills to install and configure Microsoft Windows on stand-alone and client computers that are part of a workgroup or domain. Also provides the prerequisite knowledge and skills required for IT 126, Windows Network Infrastructure. Prerequisites: EET 131 or instructor permission. Computer Fee.

IT 122 5.0

For those new to Microsoft Windows Server and responsible for installing, configuring, securing, managing and supporting a network infrastructure using Microsoft Windows Server. Provides knowledge and skills for installing Windows Servers in host and compute environments, implementing high availability, and maintaining and monitoring server environments. Prereq: IT 122 or permission.

IT 124 5.0

Intro to the Linux operating system. Includes the fundamental GNU and UNIX commands, system installation, packages and libraries, file editing, and file management. Strongly recommended: Computer and Windows Operating System experience. Computer Fee.

IT 135 5.0

This is a second course in Linux. Covers the organization of Linux-based hardware components and software tools used by the host administrator to control access, tune the system and account for system resources used. Focuses on Linux tools, network schedulers, security, remote access, performance monitoring and networking aspects of Linux. Includes multi-user, multi-tasking, time-sharing networked communications and setup and maintenance of an Internet server. Prereq: IT 135 or permission.

IT 138 5.0

Examines routing & switching technologies for IT networks. First of three courses that prepare students for the Cisco Certified Entry Networking Technician (CCENT) & Cisco Certified Network Associate(CCNA) exams. Examines industry standards, IT network terminology, basic configuration of routers and switches, the TCP/IP protocol suite, LANs, WANs, the OSI model, Ethernet cabling and tools, IPv4 & IPv6 addressing. Prereq: EET131 or instructor permission. Computer fee.

IT 142 5.0

Continuation of IT 142. Covers LANs & WANs using Ethernet, High Level Data Link Control (HDLC), Transport Control and Internet (TCP/IP) protocols, LAN switching, Virtual LANs (VLANs), Cisco router & switch configuration, IPv4 & IPv6 addressing, static routing, Routing Information Protocol (RIP), Enhanced Interior Gateway Routing Protocol (EIGRP), Open Shortest Path First (OSPF) routing and network administration. Prerequisites: IT 142 or instructor permission. Computer fee.

IT 144 5.0

Continuation of IT 142 and 144. Covers configuring Local Area Networks (LANs) and Wide Area Networks (WANs); IPv4 & IPv6 routing using Enhanced Interior Gateway Routing protocol (EIGRP) and Multi-Area Open Shortest Path First (OSPF) routing protocol; WAN protocols include High Level Data Link Control (HDLC), Point-to-Point Protocol (PPP) and frame relay; maintaining and troubleshooting networks. Prerequisites: IT 144 or instructor permission. Computer fee.

IT 146 5.0
Course Course ID Credits Availability

This course teaches effective interpersonal communication skills. Students learn communication styles and effective ways to adapt communication to meet business needs. Through individual and group activities, students improve understanding of cultural diversity, non-verbal communication, and individual influences on communication. Techniques for making informal and formal business presentations are also covered. Careful preparation for the employment interview is emphasized.

BUS 236 5.0

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 angle triangles, basic trig functions, vectors and complex numbers. Prerequisite: MAT 081 or equivalent.

EET 109 5.0

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: Placement into ENGL&101.

ENGL&101 5.0

Course Substitute : Global Studies

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