Integrated Systems Technology – Electrical

Minimum credits: 67
Length: 4 semesters (2 years), if suggested full-time course sequence is followed.
Career opportunities:
Industrial Electrician: $33,280-51,880 Job growth: 14% from 2014 to 2024 *Median salaries & job growth nationwide as of 2015. Source: BLS.gov
Industry Certifications:
OSHA 10, NCCER Core, NIMS Electrical Control Systems, NIMS Process Control
Division: Workforce Services
Contact: 434.797.6437
This degree program provides the skills, knowledge and project‐based learning components to prepare for employment as an industrial electrician, combining the concepts, theory and practices associated with electrical technologies found in modern automated industries. Students develop skills to install, test and troubleshoot, program and calibrate a variety of electrical and electronic equipment including motors, robots and programmable logic controllers (PLCs). Coursework also provides opportunities to learn teamwork and lean manufacturing concepts through simulated work experiences. To find employment in this field, applicants generally must be able to physically lift 50 lbs, have good hand dexterity, and the ability to crawl into cramped spaces.

Program Outcomes Graduates of this program will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate knowledge of modern production systems and how electrical, mechanical and information systems technologies are used to automate processes.
  2. Communicate concepts of mechatronics effectively.
  3. Demonstrate analytical ability as it applies to troubleshooting of complex automated industrial equipment.
  4. Use tools & test procedures commonly used in maintenance of production equipment.
  5. Demonstrate knowledge of operational concepts such as lean manufacturing, teamwork, problem solving, & other “soft” skills used in day‐to‐day interaction in a professional industrial work setting.


 

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