Industrial Electrical Technology

Electrical and control system technologies are increasingly sophisticated and complex. Electrical/Electronic technologies have changed the fabric of our existence.  We are truly living the electronic age.   New innovations seem to be routine, daily occurrences.  Today’s competitive business climate pushes Industry to grasp new technology to maintain tighter control of their processes, knowing…  better control – better bottom line!

Today’s industrial electrician is a multi-faceted technician.  Modern industrial plants require technician level individuals who, maintain, calibrate, repair, troubleshoot,  and wish to grow with new innovation.

The Industrial Electrical Technology program provides 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.

Our mission is to prepare students for entry in the world of industrial electricity, with a thorough understanding of electrical safety, and safe practices.  We wish to instill the enthusiasm to learn, think, and grow…    now and into the future!

Favorable Opportunities, now and into the foreseeable future, make Industrial Electricity an interesting, outstanding career choice.

Big Bend Community College offers several industry related programs and training options.   Feel free to contact our Career counselors or program instructors for more information.

Program Outcomes
Career Possibilities
Transfer Options
Industry Connections
Scholarships & Grants
  1. Students will be able to apply electronic principles to electro-maintenance activities
  2. Students will be able to install electrical/electronic apparatus using appropriate techniques
  3. Students will be able to access controls automation logic equipment for monitoring and troubleshooting purposes
  4. Students will be able to demonstrate proper mechanical techniques to assembly/disassembly activities
  5. Students will be able to fabricate simple fixtures as situations generally require.
  6. Students will be able to communicate clearly and effectively within a workplace context.
  7. Students will be able to reason mathematically using methods appropriate to the profession.
  8. Students will be able to demonstrate teamwork and/or workplace specific skills related to human relations.

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Degrees & Certificates

AAS Industrial Electrical Technology

Total Credits: 103
Learning Outcomes:

  1. Students will be able to apply electronic principals to electro-maintenance activities
  2. Students will be able to install electrical/electronic apparatus using appropriate techniques
  3. Students will be able to access controls automation logic equipment for monitoring and troubleshooting purposes
  4. Students will be able to communicate clearly and effectively within a workplace context.
  5. Students will be able to reason mathematically using methods appropriate to the profession.
  6. Students will be able to demonstrate teamwork and/or workplace specific skills related to human relations.
Fall Quarter
Winter Quarter
Spring Quarter

Course Credits
IST 100 3
IST 102 3
IST 105 5
MAP 103 or
MAP 117
5

Course Credits
BUS 120 (4 credits) or
SOC&/PSYC& (5 credits)
4-5
FAD 150 2
IST 106 5
IST 120 3
MCT 101 5

Course Credits
CMST 100 (4 credits) or
CMST &210 (5 credits) or
CMST &220 (5 credits)
4-5
IST 107 5
IST 113 5
IST 221 5

Year 2

Fall Quarter
Winter Quarter
Spring Quarter

Course Credits
IST 110 2
IST 150 5
IST 207 5
IST 222 5

Course Credits
IST 111 2
IST 152 5
IST 170 5
IST 223 5

Course Credits
IST 112 2
IST 208 5
IST 270 5
ENGL 109 (3 credits) or
ENGL& 101 (5 credits)
3-5
Optional elective  

Electronics Technology Certificate of Achievement

Total Credits: 46+
Learning Outcomes:

  1. Students will be able to apply electronic principals to electro-maintenance activities
  2. Students will be able to install electrical/electronic apparatus using appropriate techniques
  3. Students will be able to communicate clearly and effectively within a workplace context.
  4. Students will be able to reason mathematically using methods appropriate to the profession.
  5. Students will be able to demonstrate teamwork and/or workplace specific skills related to human relations.
Fall Quarter
Winter Quarter
Spring Quarter

Course Credits
IST 105 5
MAP 103 5

Course Credits
CMST 100 4
IST 106 5

Course Credits
IST 222 5
ENGL 109 3

Year 2

Fall Quarter
Winter Quarter
Spring Quarter

Course Credits
BUS 120 4
IST 222 5

Course Credits
IST 223 5

Course Credits
IST approved Elective 5

Industrial Electrical Certificate of Achievement

Total Credits: 48+
Learning Outcomes:

  1. Students will be able to apply electronic principals to electro-maintenance activities
  2. Students will be able to install electrical/electronic apparatus using appropriate techniques
  3. Students will be able to communicate clearly and effectively within a workplace context.
  4. Students will be able to reason mathematically using methods appropriate to the profession.
  5. Students will be able to demonstrate teamwork and/or workplace specific skills related to human relations.
Fall Quarter
Winter Quarter
Spring Quarter

Course Credits
ELC 101 5
MAP 103  

Course Credits
CMST 100 4
ELC 102 5

Course Credits
ELC105 5
ELC 223 5

Year 2

Fall Quarter
Winter Quarter
Spring Quarter

Course Credits
ELC 205 5

Course Credits
BUS 120 4
IET/MMT Elective 2-5

Course Credits
ELC 215 5
ENGL 109 3

Programmable Logic Controllers Certificate of Achievement

Total Credits: 48+
Learning Outcomes:

  1. Students will be able to apply electronic principals to electro-maintenance activities
  2. Students will be able to install electrical/electronic apparatus using appropriate techniques
  3. Students will be able to access controls automation logic equipment for monitoring and troubleshooting purposes
  4. Students will be able to communicate clearly and effectively within a workplace context.
  5. Students will be able to reason mathematically using methods appropriate to the profession.
  6. Students will be able to demonstrate teamwork and/or workplace specific skills related to human relations.
Fall Quarter
Winter Quarter
Spring Quarter

Course Credits
CMST 100 4
ELC 101 5
MAP 103 5
MMT 101 2

Course Credits
ELC 102 5

Course Credits
ELC 105 5
ENGL 109 3

Year 2

Fall Quarter
Winter Quarter

Course Credits
ELC 150 5
ELC 205 5

Course Credits
BUS 120 4
ELC 250 5

Certificates of Accomplishment

Basic Electricity
Electronics
Industrial Electricity
Instrumentation
National Electric Code
Programmable Logic Controllers

Total Credits: 15
Learning Outcomes:

  1. Students will be able to apply electronic principles to electro-maintenance activities
Course Credits
IST 105 5
IST 106 5
IST 221 5

Total Credits: 15
Learning Outcomes:

  1. Students will be able to apply electronic principles to electro-maintenance activities
Course Credits
IST 221 5
IST 222 5
IST 223 or
IST 224
5

Total Credits: 20
Learning Outcomes:

  1. Students will be able to apply electronic principles to electro-maintenance activities
  2. Students will be able to install electrical/electronic apparatus using appropriate techniques
Course Credits
IST 107 5
IST 113 5
IST 207 5
IST 208 5

Total Credits: 15
Learning Outcomes:

  1. Students will be able to apply electronic principles to electro-maintenance activities

Course Credits
IST 221 5
IST 222 5
IST 223 or
IST 224
5

Total Credits: 20
Learning Outcomes:

  1. Students will be able to apply electronic principles to electro-maintenance activities
Course Credits
IST 107 5
IST 113 5
IST 207 5
IST 208 5

Total Credits: 15
Learning Outcomes:

  1. Students will be able to access controls automation logic equipment for monitoring and troubleshooting purposes.
Course Credits
IST 150 5
IST 207 5
IST 250 5

Industrial Electrical Technology Contact
Industrial Electrical Technology Faculty/Staff
Logo of Big Bend Thor

Sharifi, Reza

Industrial Systems Technology Faculty
rezas@bigbend.edu
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