Electronics and Industrial Systems Technician Diploma

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Industrial Technology

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Program Information

The Electronics and Industrial Systems Technician Diploma is designed for those seeking a hands-on career in electronics and industrial systems. Students will learn advanced maintenance techniques and gain expertise in working with controllers, computer devices, and intricate industrial processes. Students will also dive into essential subjects such as Motors and Controls, Circuit Analysis, Industrial Robotics, Programmable Logic Controllers (PLCs), Advanced PLCs, Digital Circuits, Fluid Power Systems, Equipment Safety, and Technical Math — all crucial for mastering today's industrial technologies.

Students who complete this diploma will have earned a Electronics and Industrial Systems certificate by completion. Students who complete this diploma will earn credit toward completion of the Electronics and Industrial Systems Technology A.A.S.

Job Outlook

The job outlook for graduates of the Electronics and Industrial Systems Technician Diploma program is promising, with opportunities across various industries that rely heavily on automation, electronics, and industrial systems. Here are several factors contributing to the positive job outlook:

Growing Demand in Automation and Robotics: Industries such as manufacturing, automotive, logistics, and aerospace continue to adopt advanced automation technologies. Graduates skilled in programmable logic controllers (PLCs), industrial robotics, and digital circuits are in high demand to maintain and optimize these systems.

Maintenance and Repair Expertise: There is a continuous need for technicians who can perform advanced maintenance, installation, and repair of complex industrial processes and electronic systems. These technicians ensure that equipment operates efficiently, reducing downtime and maximizing productivity.

Technological Advancements: As technology evolves, so does the complexity of industrial systems. Graduates with a solid foundation in electronics technology, coupled with practical skills in troubleshooting and applying industry standards, are essential for adapting to new technologies and maintaining competitive edge.

Skill Shortages: There is often a shortage of skilled technicians who possess the hands-on expertise required for maintaining and troubleshooting industrial equipment. Employers seek graduates who can handle sophisticated systems and contribute immediately to operational success.

Diverse Career Opportunities: Graduates of this program can pursue various career paths, including Electronics Technician, Industrial Systems Specialist, Automation Technician, Control Systems Technician, and Maintenance Technician. These roles span multiple industries, offering flexibility and stability in career choices.

Career Advancement: With experience and additional certifications, graduates can advance to supervisory or managerial positions within their respective fields. There are opportunities to specialize further in specific technologies or industries, enhancing career progression and earning potential.

What will you do

Graduates of the Electronics and Industrial Systems Technician Diploma program are well-prepared for a range of technical positions across various industries that rely on sophisticated electronic and industrial systems.


Entry: $22.39

Average: $29.36

Experienced: $32.85


Career Examples

Electronics Technician
Industrial Systems Specialist
Automation Technician
Control Systems Technician
Maintenance Technician
Field Service Technician
Quality Assurance Technician

First Semester

ELT 215 - Motors and Controls 2.0 Credit(s)
ELT 196 - Circuit Analysis I 5.0 Credit(s)
ATR 113 - Industrial Robotics 5.0 Credit(s)
ELT 251 - Programmable Logic Controllers 5.0 Credit(s)

Semester Total: 17.0 Credits

Second Semester

ELT 252 - Advanced Programmable Logic Controllers 5.0 Credit(s)
ELT 313 - Digital Circuits I 4.0 Credit(s)
IND 109 - Equipment Safety and Operation 3.0 Credit(s)
MAT 743 - Technical Math 1 3.0 Credit(s)
ATR 133 - Fluid Power Systems 2.0 Credit(s)

Semester Total: 17.0 Credits

Summer Semester

MGT 195 - Workplace Empowerment 3.0 Credit(s)
ENG 110 - Writing For The Workplace 3.0 Credit(s)

Semester Total: 6.0 Credits

Total Semester Hours Required: 40.0


1 May substitute with MAT 102 or higher.



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Program Outcomes

Upon the successful completion of the program students will:

  1. Explain fundamental aspects of electronics technology.
  2. Troubleshoot an electronics system and its components.
  3. Demonstrate fluency of basic electronics terminology.
  4. Apply industry-standard techniques to an automation system.
  5. Identify the fundamental aspects of an electro-optic system.

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