Industrial Electronics Technician

Industrial Electronics Technician

Technical Diploma

Industrial electronics technicians work closely with engineers and electromechanical technicians to perform basic installation, maintenance, and repair activities for industrial electronic and mechanical equipment. This technical diploma will teach students industrial safety practices to include lockout/tag out, isolate faults, test fuses, wire motors, understand, and apply electrical principles to solve failures in the field. Students integrate these concepts with hydraulic, pneumatic, and mechanical systems. An introduction of programmable logic controllers help students develop entry-level skills in manufacturing.

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Program Outline

Term: 1
Course # Course Title Credits
1010311500 MS Word Beginning
Description

Provides practice in using basic word processing functions and features of MS Word.

1.00
1010312600 MS Excel Beginning
Description

Develops skills in using basic spreadsheet functions of MS Excel for business users.

1.00
1044910000 Industrial Safety Fundamentals
Description

Introduces general safety for a manufacturing environment while raising the awareness of the worker to the hazards around them, and how to best protect themselves while working safely. Students will earn an OSHA 30 card and confined space certificate upon completion.

2.00
1046211500 Basic Electrical Circuits
Description

Students will learn how to measure voltage, current and resistance in an electrical circuit.

1.00
1046211700 Inductance and Capacitance
Description

Students will learn how to define and calculate incuctance and capacitance in an electrical circuit.

1.00
1046211900 Analyze Transformers
Description

Students will learn how to size a transformer and how to identify the step up and step down transformers.

1.00
1062010200 Hydraulic and Pneumatic Operation
Description

Students will learn basic hydraulic and pneumatic fundamentals with associated symbology.

1.00
1062010600 Ladder Logic Elements and Control Logic
Description

Students will learn the basics of sequencing and devices used in hydraulics and pneumatics machines.

1.00
1062010900 Analyze Directional Control Valves
Description

Students will utilize the DCV's to control sequencing , timing and pressure control in hydraulic and pneumatic systems.

1.00
1062011200 PLC Fundamentals and Basic Instructions
Description

Student will learn the components of the plc and beginning level programming.

1.00
1080119500 Written Communication
Description

Develops writing skills which include prewriting, drafting, revising, and editing. A variety of writing assignments is designed to help the learner analyze audience and purpose, research and organize ideas, and format and design documents based on subject matter and content. Also develops critical reading and thinking skills through the analysis of a variety of written documents.

3.00
Term: 2
Course # Course Title Credits
1046212100 Mechanical Drive Systems
Description

Students will learn how to install a drive and properly align a shoaft.

1.00
1046212400 Belt and Chain Drives
Description

Students will learn how to properly install and adjust drive components.

1.00
1062011600 Analyze the Use of Oscilloscopes
Description

Students will learn the use of the oscillope to test electronic circuits beginning with common power supply systems.

1.00
1062011800 Analyze Sensing Devices and Op Amps
Description

Students will learn the operation and troubleshooting of inductive, capacitive, optical and hall effect sensors.

1.00
1062012000 Analyze SSRs and Switching Circuits
Description

Students will learn about and troubleshoot solid state relays and switching circuits commonly used.

1.00
1062012300 Three Phase Electric Motor Control
Description

Students will learn about safety, 3 phase power transformation and manual control of three phase motor control systems.

1.00
1062012500 Investigate Troubleshooting Methods
Description

Students will learn about the types and methods of troubleshooting for 3 phase motor control systems.

1.00
1062012700 Troubleshooting Common Motor Circuits
Description

Students will examine the function and troubleshooting of reversing, automatic and timer controlled industrial motor control systems.

1.00
1062012900 PLC Timers Counters and Program Controls
Description

Students will learn the operation and the use of timer, counter, MCR and first scan program instructions

1.00
1062013300 PLC Sequencing and Data Function Blocks
Description

Students will learn the operation of event sequencing, addition, subtraction, multiplication and division function blocks.

1.00
1080413400 Mathematical Reasoning
Description

An activity based approach is used to explore numerical relationships, graphs, proportional relationships, algebraic reasoning, and problem solving using linear, exponential and other mathematical models. Students will develop conceptual and procedural tools that support the use of key mathematical concepts in a variety of contexts. This course is not designed for Science, Technology, Engineering, or Math (STEM) students and/or others who require calculus. Prerequisite: 7785478000 Principles of College Math (C or better) or Accuplacer Algebra score >=35 or UW Math Placement Basic Math Skills score >=250 or ACT Mathematics score >=18 or Tailwind Math College Math Fund score >=16.

3.00
1080919900 Psychology of Human Relations
Description

Focuses on improving personal and job-related relationships through understanding and applying sound psychological principles. Topics include self-concept, motivation, emotions, stress management, conflict resolution, and human relation processes.

3.00

At A Glance

How You'll Learn

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On Campus

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Online Classes

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Multiple Start Dates

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Flexible Pace

2021 Start Dates

January 6 May 7 September 1
February 1 June 7 October 4
March 1 July 5 November 1


2022 Start Dates

January 5 March 1 June 6
February 7 May 2 July 11

 

Approximate Cost

$4,795*

Financial Aid Eligible

*Based on 10-level courses—materials, books, and fees may be additional

What You'll Learn

  • Practice industry recognized safety practices and guidelines, including the use of personal protective equipment in an industrial operating environment.
  • Work as part of a maintenance team to assemble/disassemble, troubleshoot, diagnose and repair industrial equipment and systems using appropriate tools, materials, and methods.
  • nterpret drawings, schematics, and specifications for industrial equipment.
  • Document technical information through descriptive writing, sketches/diagrams, mathematical expression, computation, and graphs.
  • Use precision measuring equipment.
  • Apply knowledge of electricity, electronics, hydraulics, and electric motors and mechanics.
  • Perform electrical, mechanical, and fluid measurements by properly selecting tools and test equipment.
  • Apply electrical skills to troubleshoot control and operator panels.

Your Potential Careers

  • Electrical or Electronic Maint
  • Field Service Technician

Median Annual Salary

$48,622 $42,864 $45,469
Local State National

EMSI 2020.1

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Gainful Employment Disclosure

This program is designed to be completed in 1 year.
 
This program will cost $4,539.00 if completed within normal time. There may be additional costs for living expenses. These costs were accurate at the time of posting, but may have changed.
 
Of the students who completed this program within normal time, the typical graduate leaves with $7,086.50 of debt.
 
The following States do not have licensure requirements for this profession: Wisconsin
 
For more information about graduation rates, loan repayment rates, and post-enrollment earnings about this institution and other postsecondary institutions please click here: https://collegescorecard.ed.gov/search/?name=Nicolet%20Area%20Technical%20College&sort=salary:desc