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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

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.

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 Cost

Resident Non-Resident International
$4,169.55 - $4,765.20 $4,726.40 - $5,401.60 $10,742.20 - $12,276.80

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.
  • 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.


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

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.

EET 131 5.0

**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.

EET 137 5.0

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

EET 161 5.0
Course Course ID Credits Availability

Provides the knowledge and skills to install, configure, and secure Microsoft Windows on stand-alone and client computers that are part of a workgroup or domain. Prerequisites: EET 131, IT 120, IT 142, or instructor permission.

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 designing a Microsoft Windows Active Directory Services infrastructure. Prereq: IT 122 or permission.

IT 124 5.0
Course Course ID Credits Availability

Using Linux, this course provides an introduction to the UNIX operating system. Includes the fundamental UNIX commands, the UNIX file system, vi editor, UNIX shells and shell programming. Experience using a computer and working with the Windows operating system is strongly recommended. Computer Fee.

IT 135 5.0

Intermediate course. Covers the organization of UNIX-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 UNIX tools, network schedulers, security, remote access, performance monitoring, and networking aspects of UNIX. Includes multi-user, multi-tasking, time-sharing networked communications, and set-up and maintenance of an Internet server. Prereq: IT 135 or permission.

IT 138 5.0
Course Course ID Credits Availability

Provides experience in networking, covering networking terminology and protocols, LANs, WANs, OSI model, cabling, cabling tools, IPv4 and IPv6 addressing, network standards, and the use of decision-making and problem-solving techniques to solve networking problems. Prerequisites: EET 131, IT 120, IT 142, or instructor permission.

IT 142 5.0

The second of three classes, provides instruction in safety, networking, network protocols, LANs, WANs, Ethernet, LAN switching, Router IOS, TCP/IP Addressing, Router configuration, dynamic routing, static routing, and the network administrator's role and function, and the use of decision-making and problem-solving techniques to solve networking problems. Prerequisites: IT 142 or instructor permission. Computer Fee.

IT 144 5.0

The third of three classes extends the student's knowledge and practical experience with configuring LANs, VLANs, switching, wireless, Wide Area Networks (WANs), network troubleshooting and management. Protocols covered include 802.1D, 802.11, Point-to-Point Protocol (PPP), BGP, DHCP, NAT/PAT, and Ipv6. Prerequisites: IT 142, 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.

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