Industrial Electronics and Robotics Technician

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Downtown Campus

Tom Newman
Instructor 253.680.7350

Landon Johnson
Instructor, 253.680.7340

Dan Eberle
Career Advisor
253.680.7010

To schedule an advising appointment, please call 253.680.7002.

Location Downtown Campus
Hours Mon - Fri, 7 a.m. - 2:45 p.m.

Electrical Power and Process AutomationIn the Industrial Electronics and Robotics Technician program, students learn to install, diagnose, maintain, modify, test, and calibrate electronic, electrical, and mechanical systems used in manufacturing support equipment and production machinery, including precision machine tools (CNC) and industrial robots.  

The program consists of a certificate of training in Basic Electricity, a one-year Electrical Technician certificate, and a two-year Industrial Technology degree that  prepares students for entry into electrical apprenticeships. The program features equipment and software from industry leaders such as Allen Bradley, Rockwell Automation, FANUC Robotics, Bosch, Siemens, Famic Technologies, and National Instruments.

Focus is on the intelligent control of machines and processes using programmable logic controllers (PLCs), embedded controllers, variable frequency drives (VFDs), industrial networks, sensors & transducers, instrumentation and robotics. The electrical curriculum is based on guidelines from the National Joint Apprenticeship Training Committee (NJATC) for electrical trades.

The program also offers in-depth career training for those interested in becoming an electronics technician in the manufacturing, scientific, aerospace, or civilian military industries. 

Program Length: Seven quarters (approximate)

Associate of Applied Science: 119 Credits

GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS CREDITS
100+ Level Human Relations
100+ Level Mathematics
100+ Communications
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REQUIRED COURSEWORK CREDITS
IERT 101 Introduction to Industrial Robots
IERT 104 Basic Blueprint Reading 
IERT 106 Introduction to Numeric Controls
IERT 108 Basic Precision Measuring Tools
IERT 110 Electricity and Magnetism
IERT 115 DC Circuit Analysis
IERT 118 Fluid Power
IERT 120 Alternating Current
IERT 121 Practical CNC
IERT 122 Servo Systems
IERT 123 Metal Fabrication
IERT 125 AC Circuit Analysis
IERT 126 Analog Electronics
IERT 128 Polyphase AC Power Generation and Distribution
IERT 135 Mechanics
IERT 140 Motors and Control Systems
IERT 145 Construction Practices, The NEC, and UL Guides
IERT 212 Digital Logic
IERT 215 Programmable Logic Controllers
IERT 225 Sensors and Transducers
IERT 230 Programming Methodologies
IERT 238 Embedded Controllers
IERT 240 Industrial Robotics
IERT 255 Instrumentation
IERT 268 Industrial Networks
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Certificate of Competency: 57 Credits
Electrical Technician

GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS CREDITS
90+ Level Human Relations
90+ Level Communications
90+ Level Mathematics
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REQUIRED COURSEWORK CREDITS
IERT 110 Electricity and Magnetism
IERT 115 DC Circuit Analysis
IERT 118 Fluid Power
IERT 120 Alternating Current
IERT 125 AC Circuit Analysis
IERT 126 Analog Electronics
IERT 128 Polyphase AC Power Generation and Distribution IERT 135 Mechanics
IERT 140 Motors and Control Systems
IERT 145 Construction Practices, the NEC, and UL Guides
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Certificate of Training: 14 Credits
Basic Electricity

REQUIRED COURSEWORK                                                         CREDITS
IERT 110 Electricity and Magnetism
IERT 115 DC Circuit Analysis
IERT 120 Alternating Current
IERT 125 AC Circuit Analysis
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