Automated Controls Technology

Department Chair

Beloit: Brent Laflen



Program Overview

The Automated Controls Technology Program provides intensive training in the design, application, installation, manufacturing, operation and/or maintenance of electrical and electronic systems. Laboratory projects and internships aid in emphasizing the theoretical material presented in the classroom and prepare students for a wide variety of career options including wireless communications, audio/visual installation and programmable logic controllers (PLC). Students earn an Associate of Applied Science Degree upon completion of the two-year program.

Program Outcomes

  • Analyze DC, AC and Semiconductor circuits by applying Ohm’s Law and network theorems.
  • Operate and make measurements with electronic test equipment.
  • Analyze, troubleshoot and maintain instrumentation systems and control systems.
  • Analyze and troubleshoot electrical and electronic circuits and systems.
  • Utilize computer skills to develop, operate, interface and maintain electronic equipment safely and within industrial settings.
  • Acquire the CET (Certified Electronics Technician), and/or the FCC (Federal Communications Commission) Certificate.

Required Courses

Course Code Course Name Credits
First Semester
OSHA-110 OSHA Training 1
EL-101 AC/DC I 4
EL-102 AC/DC II 4
EL-103 Solid State Devices & Systems 3
Second Semester
EET-223 Programmable Controllers 4
EET-222A Microprocessors I 2
EET-237 Microcomputer Networking 4
EL-107 Electrical Motor Controls 4
Third Semester
EET-222B Microprocessors II 2
AMC-200 Digital Electronics 3
AMC-201 Variable Frequency Drive (VFD) 3
AMC-202 Level & Flow Measurements 3
EET-224 Advanced Programmable Controllers 3
Fourth Semester
AMC-205 Servo Systems 3
AMC-206 Vision Systems 3
AMC-207 CNC Programming, Control & Troubleshooting 3
EET-209 InternshipOR 4
EET-206 Electronics Communications Equipment & SystemsOR 4
EET-217 Certified Electronic TechnicianELECTIVE 4
General Education Course Requirements
COM-103 English Composition I T▸ 3
COM-105 Fundamentals of Oral Communication T▸ 3
CIS-100 Computer Applications T▸ 3
MA-101 Business MathOR 3
MA-110 Intermediate AlgebraOR 3
MA-111 College Algebra T▸ 3
SS-100 General Psychology T▸ 3

T▸ - Course eligible for transfer to a state university.

Additional Notes:

*OPTIONS: Specialization

Consumer Electronics Technician

EET-220                     High Definition Color Television Systems              3
EET-240B                   Shop Practicum                                                              3

 Avionics/Communication Technician

EET-221                       Two-Way Radio Systems               3
EET-240B                    Shop Practicum                                3

Information Technology Specialist

EET-237                       Microcomputer Networking              3
EET-240B                     Shop Practicum                                   3

Maintenance Technician

EET-224                        Advanced Programmable Controllers              3
EET-240B                     Shop Practicum                                                      3

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