A.A.S. Energy Systems Electrical Engineering Technology

(2 Years)

Program Objectives:

  1. Solve technical problems typical of those encountered in the electrical engineering technology discipline by using critical thinking skills, current technology, and practical use of trade equipment.
  2. Work and communicate effectively in diverse teams in an industrial setting.
  3. Understand the importance to pursue lifelong learning and stay current with technical standards and codes.

Student Outcomes:

1. Demonstrate safe work practices.

2. Work and communicate effectively in a diverse team environment.

3. Utilize test equipment to troubleshoot and analyze electrical, electronic, and instrumentation related circuits.

4. Analyze Alternating Current (AC) circuits (including single and three phase) and Direct Current (DC) circuits.

5. Read, interpret, and edit schematics to document electrical, electronic, and process control systems.

6. Design, troubleshoot and document circuits for complex motor controls and associated devices.

7. Apply an in-depth knowledge of Variable Frequency Drives (VFD), motors, and generators to perform installation, troubleshooting, and maintenance related tasks.

8. Apply a fundamental understanding of pressure, temperature, level and flow to install, calibrate and troubleshoot process instrumentation.

9. Exhibit fundamental knowledge of electrical power generation, transmission, and distribution systems.

10. Test, troubleshoot and repair circuit breakers and switchgear - medium and low voltage.

11. Configure, test and troubleshoot protective relaying and power monitoring systems.

12. Design, build, and troubleshoot control systems consisting of Programmable Logic controllers (PLC) / Programmable Automatic Controllers (PAC) and associated Human Machine Interfaces (HMI).

13. Utilize the fundamentals of networks and digital communications to troubleshoot and maintain distributed plant automation and Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) systems. 

Students must register concurrently for the lab course associated with each theory course.

Program Admissions Requirements

Placement Test English Math
ACT 14 19
SAT 360 500
ALEKS 30
AccuPlacer 232

General Education

The listing below includes program requirements that also fulfill General Education requirements.

Objective 13
Writing and Rhetoric I
Writing and Rhetoric I Plus
Writing and Rhetoric II
Objective 23
Fundamentals of Oral Communication
Objective 3 - Choose MATH 1143, MATH 1153, MATH 1160, MATH 1170, or MGT 22163
Objective 6 3
Any unfilled objective4
Elements of Physics
and Elements of Physics Laboratory
Concepts of Chemistry
Total Credits16

Major Requirements

Required Courses:
ESET 0100Engineering Technology Orientation1
ESET 0100LEngineering Technology Orientation Lab1
ESET 0101Electrical Circuits I4
ESET 0101LElectrical Circuits I Laboratory4
ESET 0102Electrical Circuits II5
ESET 0102LElectrical Circuits II Laboratory5
ESET 0140Applied Technical Intermediate Algebra5
ESET 0181Information Technology - Operational Technology Fundamentals3
ESET 0212Electrical Systems Documentation and Standards1
ESET 0222Process Control Theory3
ESET 0226Process Control Devices Laboratory1
ESET 0292Electrical Engineering Technology I7
ESET 0292LElectrical Engineering Technology I Laboratory5
ESET 0293Electrical Engineering Technology II5
ESET 0293LElectrical Engineering Technology II Laboratory4
TGE 0159Internship Strategies1
Chose one of the following Objective 3 courses: 13
College Algebra
Statistical Reasoning 2
Calculus I
Survey of Calculus
Calculus I
Business Statistics
Choose one of the following Objective 5 courses: 14
Concepts of Chemistry
Elements of Physics
and Elements of Physics Laboratory
Total Credits62

Degree Totals

Program Admission Requirements0
General Education16
Major Requirements (Required General Education credits removed.)55
Free Electives
Total Credits71

ISU Degree Requirements

ISU General Education for College of Technology

Major Academic Plan (MAP)