Electronics and Industrial Systems Technology, A.A.S.

Academic Programs

Career Path

Industrial Technology

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Program Options

Degree, Certificate or Diploma

Locations

Council Bluffs Campus

Program Information

The Electronics and Industrial Systems Technology, A.A.S. program is meticulously designed to equip you with the knowledge and hands-on skills needed to thrive in biomedical technology, manufacturing, service, and sales within the fields of computers, electro-optics, robotics, and industrial electronics. Students will learn and apply technology theory in industrial electronics, microelectronics, robotics, and electro-optics through a robust curriculum developed to meet industry demands. Students will also engage in real-world projects that simulate industrial scenarios, allowing them to apply classroom learning to practical challenges. Last, students will master fundamental electronics technology, troubleshoot complex systems, and fluently communicate using electronics terminology.

At IWCC the students will have access cutting-edge labs and equipment to enhance your learning experience, learn from industry professionals dedicated to your success, with a curriculum designed in collaboration with industry leaders, and benefit from extensive career support and networking opportunities, positioning students for success in a rapidly evolving job market.

Students who complete this AAS degree will have earned an Electronics and Industrial Systems certificate and Electronics and Industrial Systems diploma by completion.

Job Outlook

The job outlook for graduates of the Electronics and Industrial Systems Technology, A.A.S. program is promising, driven by several key factors:

Industry Demand: Industries such as manufacturing, biomedical technology, robotics, and electronics continue to expand, creating a sustained demand for skilled technicians who can design, install, maintain, and troubleshoot advanced electronic and industrial systems.

Technological Advancements: The rapid evolution of technology, including automation, robotics, and electro-optics, necessitates professionals who are proficient in these areas. Graduates with expertise in programmable logic controllers (PLCs), digital circuits, and fiber optics are particularly sought after to support and innovate within these fields.

Diverse Career Opportunities: Graduates can pursue a variety of roles such as Electronics Technician, Industrial Systems Specialist, Robotics Engineer, Automation Technician, and Field Service Technician. These roles span across manufacturing plants, research laboratories, healthcare facilities, telecommunications companies, and more.

Skill Shortages: There is often a shortage of skilled technicians who possess a combination of theoretical knowledge and practical skills in electronics and industrial systems technology. Employers value graduates who can adapt quickly to new technologies and contribute immediately to operational efficiency and innovation.

Career Growth Potential: With an Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S.) degree, graduates are positioned for both entry-level positions and opportunities for career advancement. Additional certifications and continuing education can further enhance career prospects, allowing for specialization in specific technologies or industries.

Stability and Resilience: Careers in electronics and industrial systems technology are typically stable due to the essential nature of the skills involved in maintaining and improving industrial processes. This stability offers job security even during economic fluctuations.

Overall, the job outlook for graduates of the Electronics and Industrial Systems Technology, A.A.S. program is favorable, with ample opportunities for professional growth, competitive salaries, and the chance to make significant contributions to industries at the forefront of technological innovation. Graduates can expect to enter a dynamic and rewarding career path where their skills and expertise are in high demand.

What will you do

This program is designed for students intending to have a wide range of career options available to them, spanning various industries and sectors where their skills and knowledge are in demand.

Depending on their interests and specialization areas, graduates may pursue roles in research and development, design engineering, technical support, or project management within various industries.

Wages

Entry: $22.39

Average: $29.36

Experienced: $32.85

 

Career Examples

Automation Engineer
Electronics Technician
Industrial Maintenance Technician
Robotics Engineer
Control Systems Technician
Electrical Engineer
Electro-Optics 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

Third Semester

SPC 122 - Interpersonal Communication 3.0 Credit(s)
ELT 316 - Digital Circuits II 4.0 Credit(s)
ELT 321 - Operational Amplifiers 3.0 Credit(s)
ELT 323 - Printed Circuit Board Design 2.0 Credit(s)
ELT 425 - Fundamentals of Electro-Optics 5.0 Credit(s)

Semester Total: 17.0 Credits

Fourth Semester

ELT 334 - Modern Technologies 2.0 Credit(s)
ELT 448 - Industrial Internet of Things 5.0 Credit(s)
ELT 460 - Fiber Optics 3.0 Credit(s)
HUM 287 - Leadership Development Studies 3.0 Credit(s)
ELT 523 - Electronic Devices 4.0 Credit(s)

Semester Total: 17.0 Credits

Total Semester Hours Required: 74.0

Notes:

1May substitute for 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.
  6. Assess a mechanical system.
  7. Construct a real-world project that simulates an industrial scenario.

Program Disclaimers