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Certificate of Technical Studies in Industrial Control Systems

Learning Outcomes:

Upon completion of the Certificate of Technical Studies in Industrial Control Systems, the student will be able to

  1. apply basic electrical skills required for entry-level employment as a control system technician;
  2. demonstrate basic entry-level skills in pneumatics and electric motor controls;
  3. identify basic semiconductor principles, power supplies, AC and DC circuit analysis;
  4. recognize and discuss basic digital circuits;
  5. recognize instrumentation used for industrial automation and process control; and
  6. identify and operate programmable logic controllers (PLCs) covering installation, programming, and maintaining PLC systems.

Specific Degree Information:

Industrial technicians must obtain a broad understanding of basic electricity, DC and AC circuits, semiconductor electronics, digital electronics, microprocessors, electronic instruments, programmable logic controllers, DC and AC motor control, and pneumatics. This program is designed to provide strong foundations in these areas as well as in technical mathematics.

Students are encouraged to meet with an academic advisor concerning required courses and sequencing for this degree.

Gainful Employment

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Required courses for the Certificate of Technical Studies in Industrial Control Systems

First Semester Hours
MATH 102 College Algebra 3
TEED 101: Basic Electricity and Laboratory 4
TEED 150: Pneumatics 3
or TEED 153:   Hydraulics/Fluid Dynamics with Lab 
Second Semester Hours
TEED 102: Semiconductors Electronics and Laboratory 4
TEED 201: Basic Digital Electronics 3
Third Semester Hours
TEED 202: Microprocessors 3
TEED 210: Robotic Control Systems 4
Fourth Semester Hours
TEED 208: Programmable Logic Controllers and Laboratory 4
TEED 252: Electric Motor Control and Laboratory 4
Total Credit Hours 32

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