Industrial Electronics Technology (A.A.S.)

A broad program designed to prepare graduates for employment in the manufacture, merchandising, testing, installation, maintenance, modification or repair of electrical and electronic equipment and systems, Industrial Electronics Technology offers both classroom instruction and hands-on experience.

Instruction covers DC and AC voltages; DC/AC Motors and motor control; and the generation, distribution and utilization of electrical power.

Practical training in troubleshooting, monitoring, operation and maintenance of mechanical, electrical and electronic equipment provides experience this graduate needs for a successful career. The Electrical Maintenance Technician certificate is also available. This program requires three years of maintenance experience for enrollment and provides a pathway toward the Associate in Applied Science degree with a major in Industrial Electronics.


Required Courses

Courses Credit Hours
ENG 165 Professional Communications
or ENG 101 English Composition I
MAT 170 Algebra, Geometry & Trigonometry I
or MAT 110 College Algebra
MAT 171 Algebra, Geometry & Trigonometry II
or MAT 111 College Trigonometry
  Elective Social/Behavioral Science 3.0
  Elective Humanities/Fine Arts 3.0
Subtotal   15.0
CPT 101 Introduction to Computers
or EGT 152 Fundamentals of CAD
EEM 117 AC/DC Circuits I 4.0
EEM 151 Motor Controls I 4.0
EEM 200 Semiconductor Devices 4.0
EEM 231 Digital Circuits I 3.0
Subtotal   18.0
AMT 105 Robotics and Automated Controls I 3.0
AMT 205 Robotics and Automated Controls II 3.0
EEM 118 AC/DC Circuits II  
EEM 140 National Electrical Code 3.0
EEM 162 Introduction to Process Control 3.0
EEM 241 Microprocessors I 3.0
EEM 251 Programmable Controllers 3.0
EEM 273 Advanced Process Control
or IMT 170 Statistical Process Control
IMT 112 Hand Tool Operations 3.0
Subtotal   28.0
Total Credit Hours 67.0

Updated 4/3/2017


Program Student Learning Outcomes

Purpose Statement

The purpose of the Industrial Electronics Technology program is to prepare graduates for the employment in industrial, manufacturing, and service economies using classroom instruction and hands-on experience. By concentrating on the basics and fundamentals of electronic/electrical devices, equipment, and systems, coupled with our General Education courses, we strive to train students not only for the job, but also for life.

Program Student Learning Outcomes:

  1. Apply safe workplace practices

  2. Apply basic formulas for electronics and electricity

  3. Interpret established symbols and terminology common to the electronic and electrical trade

  4. Develop basic trouble shooting techniques for electronic and electrical circuits


Advisement Information

Program notes

  • Students entering fall term must take EEM 117; all other courses will work around that course. DO NOT OMIT EEM 117 for any reason. It is important that students have this basic course then, even if test scores indicate the need for MAT 032, RDG 032 and ENG 032, since it is offered only in the fall. Missing this course can result in a delay of graduation up to one year. Students starting in spring or summer will take mostly developmental and general education courses until the fall semester.

  • Be sure student wants Industrial Electronics (maintaining, testing, repairing, manufacturing, installing equipment--work on the floor) rather than EET (assisting in design, construction, analysis, modification, etc. of electronic circuits and systems).

Notes about individual classes

  • If student plans to transfer, advise for transferable general education courses and required pre-requisites.

  • The English required for this program is ENG 165.Students will follow this progression, with their starting point being determined by their placement test scores: ENG 032/012 and/or RDG 032/012 (or RWR 032/012) > ENG 100 and/or RDG 100 (or RWR 100) > ENG 165. ENG 101 can be substituted for ENG 165 if the student plans to transfer to a 4-year school.

  • The first math required for this program is MAT 170. Students will follow this progression, with their starting point being determined by their placement test scores: MAT 032/012 > MAT 170.MAT 110 can be substituted if the student plans to transfer to a 4-year school. The track for MAT 110 is MAT 032/012 > MAT 152 or MAT 101 > MAT 102 > MAT 110, with the starting point being determined by the student’s placement scores.

  • This program requires EEM 107, but CPT 169 or CPT 101 can substitute for EEM 107. Information about CPT 101: CPT 101 uses Office 2016. All CPT 101 students will purchase a textbook that is packaged with an access code for MyLabsPlus, an online course management system. Each access code is valid for 6 months from the date it is first used. RDG 100 or RWR 100 is the prerequisite for CPT 101.


  • The Academic Program Director Coordinator of Mechatronics Technology is Charles Dixon.

  • Students contact Charles Dixon (Lex Walters Campus in Greenwood) or James Crowder (Center for Advanced Manufacturing in Laurens) with questions about Industrial Electronics.
  • Please e-mail to submit advising information updates or corrections.


Advisement Information updated 3/2017