Industrial Electronics Technology prepares students to pursue virtually any career with “technician” in the description. The program provides a solid foundation in DC and AC electricity and electronics as well as solid state electronics. Solid state electronics focuses upon power delivery, switching, and sensor applications. Courses in basic motor controls theory, ladder logic, and control wiring progress to advanced motor controls applications such as variable frequency drives, DC drives, and Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC) integration. The program covers digital logic basics, moves into the foundations of PLCs, and culminates in Advanced PLC applications using a variety of programmable controllers. To develop multiple skills, students have the option to take courses in robotics and hydraulics and pneumatics. Additional skillsets centered on employability skills and quality control help to further equip students for multi-skilled technician positions.
The Industrial Electronics Technology program offers an associate degree and one certificate option. Students also have two certificate options (Technical Operations I and Technical Operations II, listed under the Mechatronics section) due to shared first year coursework in Mechatronics and Industrial Electronics Technology. Credit for courses in the certificates can be applied toward the associate degree. All Industrial Electronics students must maintain a 2.0 GPA and receive a grade of C or better in EEM courses to qualify for graduation.
Scheduling and Entry Options
Day and evening classes are available. The first and second semesters of the program are available on the Anderson and Easley Campus. Although major courses begin in the Fall Semester, students may enter any term. Full-time students usually complete requirements in five terms. Part-time students, day or evening, should allow nine to eleven consecutive terms to earn the degree. General Education course requirements can be completed at any time during the program. Courses can be completed in any order subject to the completion of course prerequisites.
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