IT Controlled Electronics

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IT-Controlled Electronic Systems


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. Learn to install, maintain, and monitor information technology systems and IT-controlled electronic systems such as security, entertainment, and HVAC systems. Students complete 35 credits, resulting in an IT Controlled Electronics certificate.

Estimated Length of Completion

Degree Quarters Credits
Certificate Full Time: 3 to 4
Part Time: 6
35.0 - 40.0

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

Note: Advanced placement testing, work experience, and transfer of credits may result in course waivers, credit transfer, and advanced placement.

Course Course ID Credits Availability

Course Substitute : Instructor permission

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

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:

  • Certifications depend on the track students pursue.

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 : $4,061.75 - $4,642.00
  • NonResident Cost : $4,594.45 - $5,250.80
  • International Student Cost : $10,469.20 - $11,964.80

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.


Total Required Technical Specialty Course Credits: 25-30 In addition to courses listed below, select from one of the tracks below.

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 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
Course Course ID Credits Availability

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
Course Course ID Credits Availability

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
Course Course ID Credits Availability

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 is an overview of project management from a business perspective. Topics will include project authorization & planning as well as managing project resources, scheduling, budgeting and risk. Students will apply principles to their own project. Prereq: BUS 169 or equivalent.

BUS 118 5.0

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