Industrial Automation and Electronic ControlsCertificate
This pathway meets requirements for the Certificate in Industrial Automation and Electronic Controls. The program emphasizes a practical, hands-on approach to the field of industrial automation and control as students prepare to work with companies or government organizations that manufacture, sell, service, design or support electrical and electronic systems that control machinery, automation, and/or processes.
Students in this pathway learn to analyze and troubleshoot direct current (DC) and alternating current (AC) circuits, programmable logic controllers (PLCs), industrial motor controls and drives, energy generation and conversion, fluid power systems, robotics, and information technology (IT).
This certificate is fully embedded in the Mechatronics AAS degree. Students interested in building on this certificate in order to meet requirements for the Mechatronics AAS degree complete an additional 38-44 credits; the majority of those credits must be completed at Shoreline Community College.
Estimated Length of Completion
|Certificate||Full Time: 4
Part Time: 6
|58.0 - 61.0|
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.
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.
Integrated Reading and Writing II
Course Substitute : higher ENGL course or successful completion of ABE 050
This course provides students with a supportive learning community in which to further develop the reading, writing, and critical thinking skills needed to write in academic settings. Topics include reading and writing processes, critical thinking strategies, vocabulary, study skills, and grammar instruction. Upon completion, students should be able to apply these skills toward understanding a variety of academic and career-related texts and composing a college-level essay.
Course Substitute : successful completion of ABE 031 or equivalent 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.
Students are strongly encouraged to meet with an advisor to discuss specific career goals and recommended coursework.
- Electrical and Electronics Repairers, Commercial and Industrial Equipment
- Electronics Technician
- Industrial Automation Technician
- Industrial Machinery Mechanic
- Robotics Technician
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
|$6,909.54 - $7,266.93||$7,832.32 - $8,237.44||$17,801.36 - $18,722.12|
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
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.
Fundamentals of Fluid Power
Course Substitute : Shoreline Community College course: MFGT 247 - Motive Maintenance
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.
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.
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.
Course Substitute : Shoreline Community College course: MFGT 280 - Robot Certification
An introduction to industrial robotics, including the application, programming, troubleshooting, and servicing of state-of-the-art industrial robots and associated sensors, end effectors, and systems. Prerequisite: Placement into Math 084, or EET 109 or instructor permission.
Introduction to Electricity and Electronics
This course provides a survey of electricity and electronics fundamentals through theory presentations and hands-on laboratory experiments. It is intended for students pursuing the mechatronics degree (offered in conjunction with Shoreline Community College) or certificate options, as well as those interested in what electricity and electronics are about. EET 160 also is valuable as a refresher course for those with related previous knowledge who wish to return to the field.
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
Energy Generation and Conversion
This course covers principles of AC and DC rotating equipment 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: EET 109 or MATH&141 or equivalent, and EET 162. Course Prerequisite(s): EET 109 or MATH&141 or equivalent, and EET 162
Industrial Motor Controls and Drives
This Industrial Power and Control Technology course covers electromagnetic and electronic control and drive devices and circuits used for starting, accelerating, stopping, reversing, and protecting industrial AC and DC motors. Prerequisites: EET 109 or MATH& 141 or equivalent, and EET 161.
Programmable Logic Controllers
This course describes the fundamentals of programmable logic controller (PLC) systems, including how PLCs work and providing practical information and skills about installing, programming, and troubleshooting PLC systems.
Interpersonal Communications for the Workplace
Course Substitute : Shoreline Community College courses: BUS 104 - Human Relations in Business or BUS 105 - Essentials of Human Relations [2 credits] or approved Human Relations elective (5 credits)
Total credits can be from 2 - 5 based on course option selected.
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.
Mathematical Applications for Circuit Analysis
Course Substitute : MATH& 141 - Pre-Calculus I (5 credits) or higher level 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
Course Substitute : ENGL& 235 - Technical Writing (5 credits) or Shoreline Community College course: BTWERT 215 - Composition, Business Communications
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.