Industrial Electrical Technology Degree Options

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Big Bend Community College

Associate in Applied Science Professional/Technical Program

The Industrial Systems Technology ~ Industrial Electrical program provides a comprehensive two-year curriculum designed to prepare students for career opportunities as industrial electrical technicians. Students receive instruction in safety, electrical and electronic theory, process control, instrumentation, and Programmable Logic Controllers.

Today’s industrial electrician is a multi-faceted technician. Electrical and control system technologies are increasingly sophisticated and complex. The Industrial Electrical Technology program reflects the changing trends in the industrial climate while maintaining a broad-based curriculum blending theory and practical applications.

Related instruction includes mathematics, technical drawing interpretation, computer applications, communications, preventive maintenance, safety, and first aid. This program is intended for individuals who are seeking entry level employment opportunities and those updating their skills.

Interested students must work out courses and schedules with the IST program advisor.

Related instruction required for an Associate of Applied Science degree and Certificate of Achievement

Course

Description

BUS 120

Human Relations on the Job

CMST 100

Human Communications

ENGL 109

Applied Technical Writing

FAD150

Industrial First Aid

MAP103

Applied Mathematics (MMT/IET)

First Year

Fall Quarter

Course Description Credits
CMST 100 Human Communications**    4
IST 105 Basic Electricity-DC Circuit Analysis    5
IST 100 Introduction to Industrial Safety and Health    3
IST 102 Technical Drawing Interpretation*    3
MAP 103 Applied mathematics (IST)**    5

Winter Quarter

Course Description Credits
BUS 120 Human Relations on the Job**    4
IST 106 Basic Electricity-AC Circuit Analysis    5
FAD150 Industrial First Aid**    2
IST 120 Introduction to Preventive/Predictive Maintenance    3

Spring Quarter

Course Description Credits
IST 107 Industrial Electricity I    5
IST 110 Introduction to National Electrical Code    2
IST 113 Industrial Electrical Installation Techniques    5
IST 221 Electronics I (Principles)    5
ENGL 109 Applied Technical Writing**    3

*Tech Prep credit available

**Related instruction required for AAS degree and certificate of Achievement

 

Second Year

Fall Quarter

Course Description Credits
IST 111 National Electrical Code II    2
IST 150 Introduction to Programmable Logic Controllers    5
IST 207 Industrial Electricity II    5
IST 222 Electronics II (Applications)    5

Winter Quarter

Course Description Credits
IST 112 National Electricity Code III    2
IST 170 Intro to Instrumentation    5
IST 223 Electronics III (Industrial)    5
IST 250 Introduction to Programmable Logic Controllers II    5

Spring Quarter

Course Description Credits
IST 208 Industrial Electricity III (VFD’s & Soft Starts)    5
IST 270 Instrumentation II & Control Actuators    5
IST 295 Work Based Learning-or-Elective    4
IST 297 Work Based Learning Seminar    1

**Related instruction required for AAS degree and Certificate of Achievement


Certificates of Achievement

The Certificate of Achievement is designed for students who wish to take specialized courses in a particular field and desire certification acknowledging completion of specific program modules. These modules contain the mathematics, written and oral communications, and human relations general education requirements and accepted course requirements for certification.  The following is a suggested sequence of courses. 

Interested students must work out courses and schedules with the IST program advisor.

Electronics Technology

(46 credit minimum)

First year

  Fall Quarter

 

Course Description Credits
IST 105  Basic Electricity-DC Circuit Analysis    5
MAP 103  Applied Mathematics (IST)**    5

Winter Quarter

Course Description Credits
CMST 100 Human Communications**    4
IST 106 Basic Electricity-AC Circuit Analysis    5

Spring Quarter

Course Description Credits
IST 222 Electronics I (Principles)    5
ENGL 109 Applied Technical Writing**    3

Second Year

Fall Quarter

Course Description Credits
BUS 120 Human Relations on the Job**    4
IST 222 Electronics II (Applications)    5

Winter Quarter

Course Description Credits
IST 223 Electronics III (Industrial)    5

Spring Quarter

 

Course Description Credits
IST approved Elective    5

**Related instruction required for AAS degree and Certificate of Achievement

Industrial Electrical

(48 credits minimum)

First Year

Fall Quarter

Course Description Credits
ELC 101 Basic Electricity-DC Circuit Analysis    5
MAP 103 Applied mathematics (MMT/IET)**    5

Winter Quarter

Course Description Credits
CMST 100 Human Communications**    4
ELC 102 Basic Electricity-AC Circuit Analysis    5

Spring Quarter

Course Description Credits
ELC105 Industrial Electricity I    5
ELC 223 Electronics I (Principles)    5
     

Second Year

Fall Quarter

Course Description Credits
ELC 205 Industrial Electricity II (Industrial Control)    5

Winter Quarter

Course Description Credits
BUS 120 Human Relations on the Job**    4
IET/MMT Elective   2-5

Spring Quarter

Course Description Credits
ELC 215 Industrial Electricity III (VFD’s & Soft Starts)    5
ENGL 109 Applied Techincal Writing**    3

**Related instruction required for AAS degree and Certificate of Achievement

Programmable Logic Controllers

(48 credits minimum)

First Year

Fall Quarter

Course Description Credits
CMST 100 Human Communications**    4
ELC 101 Basic Electricity-DC Circuit Analysis    5
MAP 103 Applied Mathematics (MMT/IET)**    5
MMT 101 Computer Applications for Maintenace Mechanics    2

Winter Quarter

Course Description Credits
ELC 102 Basic Electricity-AC Circuit Analysis     5

Spring Quarter

Course Description Credits
ELC 105 Industrial Electricity I (Motors and Motor Controls)    5
ENGL 109 Applied Technical Writing**    3

**Related instruction required for AAS and Certificate of Achievement

Second Year

Fall Quarter

Course Description Credits
ELC 150 Introduction to Programmable Logic Controllers    5
ELC 205 Industrial Electricity II    5

Winter Quarter

Course Description Credits
BUS 120 Human Relations on the Job**    4
ELC 250 Programmable Cogic Controllers II    5

Certificate of Accomplishment

The Certificate of Accomplishment is designed to provide recognition of completion of certain approved courses or small modules of courses offered through particular technical program. This certification is designed for the occasional and or part time student that does not plan to complete an Associate in Applied Science degree or Certificate of Achievement (45 + cr./hrs.).

Big Bend Community College upon request by application, may issue Certificates of Accomplishment upon successful completion of the following approved modules with an earned minimum grade of 2.0 for each course. Individual or substituted courses may be certificated upon approval by the IST program advisor.

Basic Electricity

Course Description Credits
IST 105 Basic Electricity-DC Circuit Analysis     5
IST 106 Basic Electricity-AC Circuit Analysis      5
IST 221 Electronics I (Principles)     5

Electronics

Course Description Credits
IST 221 Electronics I (Principals)     5
IST 222 Electronics II (Applications)     5
IST 223 or 224 Electronics III (Industrial)     5

Industrial Electricity

Course Description Credits
IST 107 Industrial Electricity I    5
IST 113 Electrical Installation Techniques    5
IST 207 Industrial Electricity II    5
IST 208 Industrial Electricity III    5

Instrumentation

Course Description Credits
IST 221 Introduction to Programmable Logic Controllers    5
IST 222 Introduction to Instrumentation I    5
IST 223 or 224 Instrumentation II and Control Actuators    5


National Electric Code

Course Description Credits
IST 107 Industrial Electricity I    5
IST 113 Electrical Installation Techniques    5
IST 207 Industrial Electricity II    5
IST 208 Industrial Electricity III    5

Programmable Logic Controllers

Course Description Credits
IST 150 Introduction to Programmable Logic Controllers    5
IST 207 Industrial Electricity II    5
IST 250 Programmable Logic Controllers II    5
Total quarter Credit  15
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