Technology and Health Division
In addition to courses in electronics fundamentals, the Industrial Systems curriculum encompasses advanced coursework in industrial electronics, including electronic devices for industrial and motor controls. The curriculum culminates in the study of programmable logic controls (PLCs) using the Allen-Bradley series of PLCs running Windows ladder logic software.
This advanced certificate is one of three available for students who do not complete all second-year systems courses at once, or who complete them one at a time. Two other certificate programs are also available: a one-year certificate in Electronics Technology, and a two-year certificate having the same title as the A.S. degree. A.S. degree recipients are automatically eligible to receive, without further examination, a 3rd class Technician License from the National Association of Radio and Telecommunications Engineers (N.A.R.T.E.), while students completing certificate programs are automatically eligible for the N.A.R.T.E. 4th Class Technician license.