Electronic Engineering Technology - Industrial Controls

72 credit Associate of Applied Science program

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Program Description:
The AAS Electronics Engineering Technology program with Industrial Controls Emphasis educates students in the areas of basic electronic theory and analysis, industrial control principles and practices, and provides students with the skills required to obtain jobs as industrial electronic technicians in a wide variety of industries. Training includes basic theory and extensive hands-on experience with industrial wiring practices, motors and motor controllers, programmable controllers, and a variety of industrial instrumentation.

Program outcomes include:
• Operate common electronic test equipment, oscilloscopes, DMMs, and signal generators
• Read and understand circuit schematics, i.e. recognize basic circuit configurations and understand their operation
• Understand basic circuit analysis techniques
• Troubleshoot and repair common electronic circuits
• Install, program, and troubleshoot programmable controllers (PLC?s) used in industrial plants
• Install, troubleshoot, and configure AC and DC motors
• Install and configure various PC hardware components, e.g. memory, hard drives, modems, and network cards
• Be proficient at cabling using appropriate standards and media

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Required Courses:
Course IDCreditsNameDescription
COMM16011Interviewing Procedure and PracticeAn applications course in the job-seeking process. Students will explore self-confidence and the interviewing process, understand employer expectations, and identify personal and job-related skills. Job-seeking, resume writing and interview skill-building will be covered. (Prerequisites: None; computer skills necessary) (1 hr lec/0 hrs lab/0 hrs OJT)
ELTN14028Basic ElectricityThis course covers essential entry-level topics in DC and AC electricity, electronic devices, and associated circuit analysis techniques. The lab portion of this course teaches the use of electronic test equipment and how to use them to test components and measure circuit values to determine performance. In doing so, the student will verify the laws and theorems presented in the lectures. (Prerequisites: College-level reading and writing or concurrent enrollment and MATH1500) (5 hrs lec/6 hrs lab/0 hrs OJT)
ELTN14122Digital ElectronicsIn this course the student will study basic logic gates and flip-flops and learn to use them in simple digital circuits. Number systems used in digital electronics will be studied. Truth tables and Boolean algebra will be used to analyze, design, and manipulate digital logic circuits. In the lab, students will learn to build digital circuits which will serve to reinforce the material covered in lecture. (Prerequisites: None) (1 hr lec/2 hrs lab/0 hrs OJT)
ELTN14223Media and CablingIn this course, the student will learn various wiring strategies using various types of cables and connectors. The student will learn to run and terminate cables in accordance with industry standards and will learn to use cable testing equipment to troubleshoot faulty installations. (Prerequisites: None) (1 hr lec/4 hrs lab/0 hrs OJT)
ELTN14325Solid-State DevicesThis course covers the theory and operation of basic solid-state devices including various types of diodes, transistors, thyristors, and linear integrated circuits. The student then learns how these devices are used in simple circuits such as power supplies, amplifiers, and switching circuits. In the lab portion of this course, the student will build and observe the operation of various circuits studied in lecture. (Prerequisites: ELTN1402) (3 hrs lec/4 hrs lab/0 hrs OJT)
ELTN14428Motors and GeneratorsThis course covers the basic construction, operation, and control of DC, single, and three phase motors and generators. In the lab portion of this course the student will investigate the operation of various types of motors and generators reinforcing the lecture material. (Prerequisite: ELTN1402) (5 hrs lec/6 hrs lab/0 hrs OJT)
ELTN14701Systematic TroubleshootingThis course provides the student with a systematic, rational approach to analyze problems and avoid future problems. (Prerequisites: ELTN1402) (1 hr lec/0 hrs lab/0 hrs OJT)
ELTN15002Practical PC MaintenanceThe students will learn to use various common office applications and an Internet browser. They will also learn to install and use several operating systems and to install and configure various computer hardware components. (Prerequisites: None) (1 hr lec/2 hrs lab/0 hrs OJT)
ELTN24002CET Exam PreparationThis course prepares the student for the Certified Electronics Technician examination. This nationally recognized certification exam covers a wide range of electronic theory and applications. (Prerequisites: ELTN1402, ELTN1412, and ELTN1432) (2 hrs lec/0 hrs lab/0 hrs OJT)
ELTN24303Introduction to InstrumentationThis course covers instrumentation concepts including theory of instrumentation loops, common symbols, acronyms, input/output devices, controllers, and troubleshooting. (Prerequisites: ELTN1402) (1 hr lec/4 hrs lab/0 hrs OJT)
ELTN24402Motor Speed ControllersThis course covers the basic methods of DC, AC, magnetic, and mechanical speed control. Installation and testing methods will be practiced. (Prerequisites: ELTN1442)(1 hr lec/2 hrs lab/0 hrs OJT)
ELTN24423Automation ControllersIn this course, the student will learn the basics of industrial automation controllers. They will learn the fundamentals of how these devices operate and how to program them to perform simple control functions. To do this the student will learn Ladder Logic programming using the Allen Bradley Control Logics interface platform. (Prerequisites: ELTN1412) (2 hrs lec/2 hrs lab/0 hrs OJT)
ELTN24444Power Distribution for Industrial ControlsThe student will gain a general understanding of industrial power distribution systems and related topics. Topics covered will include industrial switch gear and its associated operation, metering, and protection as well as single line distribution diagrams. Additional topics will include common safety standards and practices as they apply to industrial power distribution and motor control systems. (Prerequisites: ELTN1402) (2 hrs lec/4 hrs lab/0 hrs OJT)
ELTN24523Process Control TheoryThe student will learn about basic process control principles including the differences between open and closed loop systems, concepts such as process load, lag, stability, and dynamic response as well as various control modes such as on-off, proportional, integral, and derivative control. The student will also be exposed to various transducers and sensors commonly used in industrial control systems. (Prerequisites: ELTN1402) (3 hrs lec/0 hrs lab/0 hrs OJT)
FYE10001Student Success SeminarThis course is mandatory* for students in their first semester at Lake Superior College. It provides a foundation for students to make a successful transition to college by: (1) creating a connection to the college community and resources, (2) introducing tools for academic success, and (3) developing personal, academic, and career goals. (Prerequisites: None) (1 hr lec/0 hrs lab/0 hrs OJT) *Exemptions: - Students who have not declared a degree or diploma - Students who are in a certificate or diploma program of fewer than 37 credits - Students in good academic standing who have earned 12 credits including an Introduction to College course - Students in good academic standing who have earned 24 college credits post high school
MATH15004Applied Algebra and TrigonometryThis course covers a review of the basics in applied algebra, geometry, and trigonometry. The course will give the student the tools needed to be successful in some technical programs at Lake Superior. (Prerequisites: None) (4 hours lec/0 hrs lab/0 hrs OJT)

Pre-Program Requirements:
Successful entry into this program requires a specific level of skill in the areas of English, mathematics, and reading. Program entry will depend, in part, on meeting the prerequisites listed below:

• A score of 86 or higher on the Sentence Skills portion of the CPT, OR
• Completion of ENGL0460 or its equivalent transfer course or higher.
• If required, ENGL0460 may be taken concurrently with Semester I coursework.

• A score of 36 or higher on the Elementary Algebra Skills portion of the CPT, OR
• Completion of MATH1500 or its equivalent transfer course or higher.
• If required, MATH1500 may be taken concurrently with Semester I coursework.

• A score of 78 or higher on the Reading Comprehension portion of the CPT, OR
• Completion of READ0465 or its equivalent transfer course or higher.
• If required, READ0465 may be taken concurrently with Semester I coursework.

Approved Electives:
Any ELTN or ELEC courses not required on the planner may be taken as technical electives. Other courses may be allowed as electives with program advisor approval.


MN Transfer Curriculum:
General Education Requirements: 15 credits

First Year Experience 1
Communications 3
Math/Natural Sciences 3
Social/Behavioral Science or Humanities 3
Non-designated 5