A.A.S. Industrial Controls
Industrial Controls is offered as a second AAS degree following completion of an Electrical Journeyman AAS, or an Electrical Apprenticeship AAS program and completion of all General Education requirements. Students must have completed a minimum of three years of the Electrical Apprenticeship Program towards the first AAS degree before being able to apply for the Industrial Controls program. Students in this program can complete coursework focusing on either Instrumentation and Process Control or Motor Control and Protective Relaying.
- Solve technical problems typical of those encountered in the energy systems instrumentation engineering technology discipline by using critical thinking skills, current technology, and principles of mathematics and applied science.
- Work and communicate effectively in multidisciplinary teams in both industrial and academic settings.
- Understand current professional issues and the need to pursue lifelong learning.
Demonstrate safe work practices on industrial equipment.
Work and communicate effectively in a diverse team environment.
Utilize test equipment to troubleshoot and analyze electrical, electronic, and instrumentation related circuits.
Analyze alternating current (AC) and direct current (DC) electronic circuits and logic fundamentals.
Create schematics to document electrical, electronic, and process control systems.
Design and troubleshoot circuits for motor controls and associated devices.
Install, troubleshoot, and maintain electrical AC and DC motors, generators, and variable frequency drives.
Install, configure, calibrate, and troubleshoot pressure, temperature, level, flow, and analytical instrumentation.
Configure, troubleshoot, and optimize Proportional-integral-Derivative (PID) control loops.
10. Use the fundamentals of pump and valve operation to troubleshoot final element issues.
11. Utilize the fundamentals of fluid dynamics and thermodynamics to troubleshoot and maintain process control associated with industrial plants.
12. Design, implement, and troubleshoot Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC) programs and associated Human Machine Interface (HMI) applications for industrial processes.
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 complete nine (9) credits of the University’s General Education Objectives (see the General Education Requirements described in the Academic Information section of this catalog) and a minimum of five to six (5-6) credits of program-specific course work before entering this program. Listed below are the prerequisite requirements for the Associate of Applied Science: Industrial Controls. Students must meet with the program coordinator prior to beginning required course work.
|Prerequisite Courses (14-15 Credits)|
|Introduction to Process Control|
and Introduction to Process Control Laboratory
|or ESET 0111||Principles of AC Circuit Analysis|
|ESET 0112||Introduction to Digital Logic||2|
|ESET 0112L||Introduction to Digital Logic Laboratory||1|
|COMM 1101||Fundamentals of Oral Communication 1||3|
|ENGL 1101||Writing and Rhetoric I 1||3|
|MATH 1143||College Algebra 1||3|
|Required Courses (33-34 Credits)|
& INST 0282
& INST 0292
& INST 0293
|Electrical Automation Theory|
and Electrical Automation Laboratory
and Process Measurement and Control Theory
and Process Measurement and Control Laboratory
& ESET 0222
& ESET 0226
& ESET 0292
& ESET 0292L
& ESET 0293
& ESET 0293L
|Electrical Systems Documentation and Standards|
and Process Control Theory
and Process Control Devices Laboratory
and Electrical Engineering Technology I
and Electrical Engineering Technology I Laboratory
and Electrical Engineering Technology II
and Electrical Engineering Technology II Laboratory
|CHEM 1100||Concepts of Chemistry 1||3-4|
|or PHYS 1101/1101L||Elements of Physics|
|Objective 6: Social and Behavioral Ways of Knowing 1||3|
Contributes to General Education Requirement.