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 Math
ACT 19
SAT 500

General Education

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

Objective 1- ENGL 1101, or ENGL 1102 13
Objective 23
Objective 3 - Choose MATH 1143, MATH 1147, MATH 1153, MATH 1160, MATH 1170, or MGT 22163-5
Objective 5 - PHYS 1101 & PHYS 1101L, or CHEM 11004
Objective 6 3
Total Credits16-18

“P” courses are equivalent to the original course.

Major Requirements

Required Courses:
ESET 1100Engineering Technology Orientation1
ESET 1100LIntroduction to an Industrial Environment Laboratory1
ESET 1101Electrical Circuits I4
ESET 1101LElectrical Circuits I Laboratory4
ESET 1102Electrical Circuits II5
ESET 1102LElectrical Circuits II Laboratory5
ESET 1140Applied Technical Intermediate Algebra5
ESET 1181Introduction to Cyber-Physical Systems3
ESET 2222Process Control Theory3
ESET 2226Process Control Devices Laboratory1
ESET 2292Electrical Engineering Technology I8
ESET 2292LElectrical Engineering Technology I Laboratory5
ESET 2293Electrical Engineering Technology II5
ESET 2293LElectrical Engineering Technology II Laboratory4
TGE 1159Internship Strategies1
Chose one of the following Objective 1 courses: 3
Writing and Rhetoric I
Writing and Rhetoric II
Chose one of the following Objective 3 courses: 3-5
Precalculus I: Algebra
Statistical Reasoning
Survey of Calculus
Calculus I
Business Statistics
Choose one of the following Objective 5 courses: 4
Concepts of Chemistry
Elements of Physics
and Elements of Physics Laboratory
Total Credits65-67

Degree Totals

Program Admission Requirements0
General Education16-18
Major Requirements (Required General Education credits removed.)55
Free Electives
Total Credits71-73

ISU Degree Requirements

ISU General Education for College of Technology

Major Academic Plan (MAP)