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2024-2025 Academic Catalog 
2024-2025 Academic Catalog

Industrial Electrical, Certificate

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This program will focus on learning experiences that will prepare students with the technical skills to work in the industrial electrical field in positions such as Industrial Electrician, Electrical Technician, Industrial Controls Technician or Maintenance Technician. All of these courses apply toward the comparable associate degree. Students in the program will be trained not only in traditional Electrician skills, but also how to operate and troubleshoot stateof- the-art programmable controller systems, solid state motor drives, instrument systems and industrial computer systems used by maintenance personnel in manufacturing and process plants.

Students will receive hands-on training on AC/DC motors, transformers, test equipment, basic hydraulic systems, and industrial wiring practices according to the National Electrical Code. Most of the technical classes will have 50 percent of the learning experience in the classroom, and the other 50 percent in the laboratory with hands-on training. This program focuses on basic fundamentals so that graduates can also adapt to the continuous changes in technology.

Career Outlook

As manufacturers invest in new technology-driven equipment, the need for skilled technicians will remain in high demand.

Program Learning Outcomes

Learners will be able to:

  1. Illustrate knowledge of electrical symbols and abbreviations by applying toward assignments.
  2. Illustrate proficiency in basic electrical theory, motor starters, solenoid valves, various control devices, motor circuits, and variable frequency drivers by applying knowledge and skills in individual and group projects.
  3. Proficiency in the systematic elimination of the various parts of a system to locate a malfunctioning part safely but properly.
  4. Comprehend PLC control systems, analog instrumentation, and Servo Robotics systems through knowledge and hands on based assessments.
  5. Apply the physics of fluids, components, troubleshooting and design applications for hydraulic and pneumatic systems using instrumentation and controls systems through individual and group assignments.

Total Credits: 8

Total Credits: 9

Total Credits: 9

Total Credits: 9

Total Program Hours 35

* See Northwest State General Education Requirements  for a list of Communications Electives.

* Prior to taking IND 110 , students should have basic computer literacy in Windows and at least one Windows application.

+ Students must attain a minimum grade of “C” in all courses with a ‘+’ to progress in the program and to graduate.

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