The Associate of Applied Science in Industrial Electronics builds on skills developed in the Industrial Electronics Technician Certificate of Proficiency and Technical Certificate. Students extend their knowledge of electrical and electronic theory, test equipment, interpreting schematic diagrams, repair techniques, basic circuit design, and simulation techniques, sensor theory and operation and interfacing electrical and electronic equipment with computer systems.
The program especially emphasizes training students on cutting-edge industrial technology, including networked programmable logic controllers (PLCs), solid state variable frequency motor drives, robotics, and machine vision systems. This field is an area of critical importance to industry in the face of mounting global competition in the manufacturing sector and presents excellent opportunities for rewarding careers. Due to the broad range of skills in demand in this field, the degree has several elective options and opportunities for internship that allow students to tailor their programs to specific industries or areas of interest. Additionally, specific course requirements may be modified to accommodate student career goals with written approval of the Dean. ET 2001 Internship is available for students interested in improving their technical skills and making contacts within the industry.
Major Code: 0460
Advising: John Levy, (870) 391-3189, firstname.lastname@example.org
Scott Howie, (870) 391- 3513, email@example.com
Advising Center: M184, South Campus, (870) 391-3115
The My Academic Plan (MAP) serves as a guideline to graduate in four semesters. The Key Milestones/Prerequisites listed for each semester highlight significant achievements that must be completed in the degree track. Students who do not follow the four-semester plan and/or who do not complete identified milestones may jeopardize their financial aid (if applicable) and/or delay graduation.
Northark recognizes the important connection between student success and academic preparedness. Students may be required to complete one or more of the following courses before enrolling in college level courses. Summer and/or intercession courses may be required to graduate within four semesters. Developmental course credits earned do not count towards degree completion requirements.