Jun 23, 2024  
2024-25 Catalog 
2024-25 Catalog

Industrial Electricity

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Program Coordinator Jim Witt

The Industrial Electricity program combines theory and hands-on training with state-of-the-art instruments, working processes, and computerized control systems.  Students learn to install, test, calibrate, and maintain instruments that measure, indicate, and control variables such as pressure, flow, level, density, temperature, force, vibration, and chemical composition. Students apply math concepts, physics concepts, and industry standards to realistic situations encountered on the job. Additional instruction includes updating system documentation and building or modifying specialized systems to solve problems in measurement and control.   The courses prepare students to maintain, repair, and troubleshoot instruments and control systems in industries that increasingly rely on automation. These professionals may also be referred to as instrumentation and electrical technicians, instrumentation technicians, or instrumentation and controls technicians.  They may work with automated equipment in manufacturing or assembly plants, waste water treatment facilities, and nuclear power plants to measure and monitor operational functioning.

Program Learning Objectives

  1. Understand how direct current (DC) and alternating current (AC) circuits work providing a firm foundation to understand topics within the electrical industry
  2. Understand how digital circuits are used within the process industry
  3. Understand motor control theory
  4. Write effective and efficient programs for Allen Bradly and Siemens programmable logic controllers (PLCs)
  5. Commission and program instrumentation to control flow, level, pressure, temperature and analytical values
  6. Tune control loops using proportional, integral, and derivative values
  7. Understand the different types of final control elements and how they are used

30 and Out A.A.S. Degree Program Option: Anyone who has already earned an associate or bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university may earn an Associate in Applied Science Degree in Industrial Electricity by completing 30 semester hours of approved Industrial Electricity courses. Students interested in this program option must contact the program coordinator to receive written approval detailing the specific courses required for this degree option. Students must meet all institutional requirements for the Associate in Applied Science Degree.

Industrial Electricity - ELEC/IND.AAS

Associate in Applied Science

Total: 16-17 Credit Hours

Second Semester

Total: 16 Credit Hours

Third Semester

Total: 15 Credit Hours

Fourth Semester

Total: 13-15 Credit Hours

Total credit hours required for the A.A.S in Industrial Electricity: 60


Industrial Electricity - ELEC/IND.CP

Certificate of Proficiency

Total: 31 Credit Hours

Total credit hours required for the Certificate of Proficiency in Industrial Electricity: 31


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