Industrial Electrical Technology

Do you like the sense of accomplishment that comes from solving problems or fixing things? Do you enjoy learning about new things? Do you like to work on machines? Are you interested in preparing for a career that integrates science, mathematics, electricity, electronics and computers? Do you work well both independently and with others? These are just some of the characteristics that will help you prepare to become a successful industrial electrician.

Industrial electricians work with electrical circuits, analog and digital electronics, microprocessors and microcomputers, motors and controls. They may build, troubleshoot, and maintain complex control and instrumentation systems and must be able to communicate effectively. The Industrial Electrical Technology curriculum at Illinois Central College will prepare you for these tasks.

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Degree

Associate in Applied Science (Career Program)
Total Credit Hours: 66

Program Requirements

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Required General Education Courses

Course Name Credit Hours
ENGLISH * 3
COMMUNICATION * 3
SOCIAL SCIENCE * 3
HUMANITIES * 3
ELCTK 220 TRANSDUCERS AND ELECTRONIC INSTRUMENTS  4
APPROVED MATHEMATICS * 3

Required Program Courses

Course Name Credit Hours
ELCTK 111 RESIDENTIAL AND COMMERCIAL WIRING  2
ELCTK 112 ELECTRONIC CAD APPLICATIONS I  2
ELCTS 131 INTRODUCTION TO BASIC ELECTRICITY  2
ELCTS 132 SERVICE ELECTRONICS - D.C. CIRCUITS  2
ELCTS 133 SERVICE ELECTRONICS - A.C. CIRCUITS  2
ELCTS 134 SERVICE ELECTRONICS - BASIC SOLID STATE  2
ELCTS 135 SERVICE ELECTRONICS - ADVANCED SOLID STATE  2
ELCTS 136 SERVICE ELECTRONICS - DIGITAL CIRCUITS  2
ELCTK 150 INDUSTRIAL ELECTRICITY  4
ELCTK 151 ELECTRICAL SYSTEMS TROUBLESHOOTING  3
ELCTK 215 PROGRAMMABLE CONTROLLERS  4
ELCTK 230 ADVANCED SOLID STATE ELECTRONICS  3
ELCTK 231 INDUSTRIAL ELECTRONICS  4
ELCTK 232 ELECTRONICS SYSTEMS TROUBLESHOOTING  3
ELCTK 245 MICROPROCESSORS AND MICROCONTROLLERS  4
ELCTK 252 ELECTRONICS PROJECT MANAGEMENT  3
MECTK 231 INDUSTRIAL FLUID POWER  3

* See specific requirements for Associate in Applied Science Degree.

Recommended Course Sequence

Semester Courses
Fall Semester 1ELCTS 131; ELCTS 132; ELCTS 133; ELCTK 111; Mathematics; English
Spring Semester 1ELCTS 134; ELCTS 135; ELCTS 136; ELCTK 150; ELCTK 112; Humanities
Fall Semester 2ELCTK 151; ELCTK 215; ELCTK 220; ELCTK 245; MECTK 231
Spring Semester 2ELCTK 230; ELCTK 231; ELCTK 232; ELCTK 252; Social Science; Communication

Program Contact Information

Agricultural and Industrial Technologies Department
AIT Building
Room 209
(309) 694-5526

Illinois Career Cluster

Manufacturing

Career Pathway:
Maintenance, Installation and Repair

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