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Industrial Electronics & Maintenance Technician


RLC's Industrial Electronics and Maintenance Technician program through the Applied Science and Technology Division prepares students for a wide selection of professions in the workplace, from developing and distributing products to machining and technical repair. The job market for industrial electronics and maintenance technicians is expected to grow by 1.7 percent by 2020, states the U.S. Department of Labor.

 

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Degrees & Certificates in Industrial Electronics & Maintenance Technician

APPLIED SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY DIVISION

INDUSTRIAL ELECTRONICS & MAINTENANCE TECHNICIAN — Degree

Associate in Applied Science Degree

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The program is designed to train students in electronics and maintenance fundamentals, the associated circuitry and components, troubleshooting and repair of systems. All courses contain a balance of the latest theory and hands-on lab experience that will develop a well-rounded and versatile technician. Students who complete the Industrial Electronics and Maintenance Technician program should be qualified for entry-level positions with a variety of industries. The knowledge gained from these courses may enable students who are pursuing a four-year degree to capstone into programs at senior-level institutions. The core technical classes may prove to be very valuable to those persons already employed in industry desiring to upgrade their skills.

► Total = 72 Hours

First Semester (17 Cr. Hrs.)

CNS 1240 Digital Fundamentals (3)

CSCI 1101 Introduction to Computers (3)

ENGL 1101 Rhetoric and Composition I 1 (3)

INEL 1291 Basic Electronics for Technicians (5)

MATH 1201 Technical Mathematics 1 or higher (3)

Second Semester (18 Cr. Hrs.)

FLPR 1262 Fluid Power Fundamentals (5)

INEL 1250 Electric Motors and Control Circuits (6)

INEL 1265 Solid State Electronics (4)

IST 2230 Introduction to PLCs (3)

Third Semester (18 Cr. Hrs.)

IST 2220 Industrial Mechanics (4)

IST 2231 Advanced Programmable Controllers (3)

IST 2232 Branded Controllers & Industrial PCs (3)

MACH 1201 Machining Technology I (4)

WELD 1270 Introduction to Welding Processes (4)

Fourth Semester (19 Cr. Hrs.)

BUSI 1200 Job Strategy (1)

COMM 1101 Principles of Effective Speaking (3)

IST 1230 Introduction to Robotics (3)

IST 2258 Automated Control Systems (4)

IST 1221 Industrial Safety (2)

PSYC 2101 Introduction to Psychology or PSYC 2106 Human Relations (3)

Elective – Technical 2 (3)

2 Technical Electives

 

CNS 1212 Hardware/Operating Systems (5)

COOP 1101 Cooperative Educational Experience (3)

CSCI 1243 Beginning Microsoft Word (3)

CSCI 1263 Beginning MS Excel Spreadsheet (3)

ELEC 1210 National Electric Code (3)

MACH 1202 Machining Technology II (4)

WELD 1272 Structural Shielded Metal Arc Welding (4)

WELD 1282 GMAW/GTAW Welding (4)

1 Prerequisite course(s) may be required based test scores.

BASIC MACHINING — Certificate

Occupational Certificate

Gainful Employment Information

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This certificate is for those students who are seeking to improve their skills for the machining industry. Students will learn thefundamentals of machining using lathes and milling machining.The basic fundamentals of setting up the machine, selecting the correct tool, adjusting tool speed, determining depth of cut, and the use of precision measuring tools will be covered.

► Total = 18 Hours

First Semester (7 Cr. Hrs.)

MACH 1201 Machining Technology I (4)

MACH 1205 Machine Blueprints* (3)

Second Semester (8 Cr. Hrs.)

MACH 1202 Machining Technology II (4)

WELD 1270 Introduction to Welding Processes (4)

Third Semester (3 Cr. Hrs.)

MACH 1203 Machining Technology III (3)

*Course name change pending ICCB approval

PROGRAMMABLE LOGIC CONTROLLER (PLC) — Certificate

Occupational Certificate

Gainful Employment Information

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This certificate will provide those seeking employment or current technicians with the fundamental electrical skills necessary to configure, program, connect sensors, motors, or other output devices, and troubleshoot Allen Bradley SLC 500 control systems. PLCs will be configured in a stand-alone and a network environment using a teach pendant and the computer-based RSLogic software.

► Total = 20 Hours

First Semester (11 Cr. Hrs.)

CSCI 1101 Introduction to Computers (3)

INEL 1291 Basic Electronics for Technicians (5)

IST 2230 Introduction to PLCs (3)

Second Semester (9 Cr. Hrs.)

INEL 1250 Electric Motors & Control Circuits (6)

IST 2231 Adv. Programmable Controllers (3)

INDUSTRIAL MAINTENANCE TECHNICIAN — Certificate

Occupational Certificate

Gainful Employment Information

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This certificate is designed to assist those students desiring a fundamental set of skills in order to enter the job market quickly. All courses in this certificate can be used in the Industrial Electronics and Maintenance degree.

► Total = 28 Hours

First Semester (15 Cr. Hrs.)

CSCI 1101 Introduction to Computers (3)

INEL 1291 Basic Electronics for Technicians (5)

MATH 1201 Technical Mathematics 1 (3)

WELD 1270 Introduction to Welding Processes (4)

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MACH 1201 Machining Technology I (4)

FLPR 1262 Fluid Power Fundamentals (5)

Elective – Technical * (4)

*Technical Electives from A.A.S. degree.

1 Prerequisite course(s) may be required based test scores.

INDUSTRIAL TECHNOLOGY - Degree

Associate in Science Degree

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INDUSTRIAL SPECIALTY

Industrial Technology has as its objective the training of qualified personnel who can develop and direct the manufacture and distribution of products. The program is a balanced curriculum of studies drawn from a variety of disciplines relating to the processes, principles of distribution and concepts of industrial management and human relations. Communication skills, humanities and social sciences are studied to develop managerial abilities. Knowledge of physical science, mathematics, design and technical skills gained from the program allows the graduate to cope with technical production problems. A total of 64 hours is required for the Associate in Science Degree.

► Total = 64 Hours

First Semester (17 Cr. Hrs.)

CHE 1101 General Chemistry (5)

ENGG 1101 Engineering Graphics (4)

ENGL 1101 Rhetoric and Composition I 1 (3)

HEA 1101 Health Education (2)

MATH 1108 College Algebra 1 (3)

Second Semester (15 Cr. Hrs.)

CSCI 1102 Intro to Computers w/ Business Applications 2 (3)

ENGL 1102 Rhetoric and Composition II (3)

MATH 1109 Plane Trigonometry (3)

PSYC 2101 Introduction to Psychology (3)

Elective – Humanities (3)

Third Semester (17 Cr. Hrs.)

COMM 1101 Principles of Effective Speaking (3)

PHY 1101 College Physics (5)

Elective – Humanities (3)

Elective – Social Science (3)

Elective – Biological Science (3)

Fourth Semester (15 Cr. Hrs.)

MATH 2115 Calculus for Business (4)

PHY 1102 College Physics II (5)

Elective – Social Science 3 (3)

Elective – Technical (3)

1 Prerequisite course(s) may be required based test scores.

2 Student must pass pre-test prior to enrolling in course.

3 Social Science elective courses must come from two different areas.

ROBOTS & AUTOMATION — Certificate

Occupational Certificate

Gainful Employment Information

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This certificate will train students in the necessary skills and knowledge to seek employment as a technician responsible for the installation, maintenance and troubleshooting of automated equipment. Basic principles of DC, AC and digital circuits are the cornerstone of this certificate. Skills of wiring, programming and troubleshooting programmable logic controllers are then added to the student’s basic knowledge. Robotics skills are taught, including robot set-up, flow charting, programming points, programming sequence instructions and conditional commands.

► Total = 18 Hours

First Semester (12 Cr. Hrs.)

BUSI 1202 Work Ethics (1)

CNS 1240 Digital Fundamentals (3)

INEL 1291 Basic Electronics for Technicians (5)

IST 2230 Introduction to PLCs (3)


Second Semester (6 Cr. Hrs.)

IST 1230 Intro to Robotics (3)

IST 2231 Advanced Programmable Controllers (3)

 Articulation


Articulation agreements document a pathway between two or more colleges or universities and their academic programs.

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Southern Illinois University Carbondale
Industrial Management & Applied Engineering (IMAE)

Faculty & Staff


Dean of Applied Science
Phone Extension: 1292
Building: Advanced Technology Division
Office: 138
 
Administrative Assistant/Applied Science & Technology Division
Phone Extension: 1261
Building: Advanced Technology Center
Office: 138
2016 RLCF OUTSTANDING STAFF AWARD | B.S., Southern Illinois University Carbondale
Mining Technology Instructor
Phone Extension: 1285
Building: Coal Mining Training Center
Office: 103
 
Computer Networking/ Wireless Professor/ Advanced Technology Division
Phone Extension: 1798
Building: Advanced Technology Center
Office: 183
A.S., Rend Lake College | A.A.S., John A. Logan College | B.S., Southern Illinois University Carbondale

Applied Science & Technology Division
Phone: (618) 437-5321 Ext. 1261
Email:
Address: 468 N. Ken Gray Parkway, Ina, IL 62846 Attn: Applied Science
Fax Number: (618) 437-5677 Attn: Applied Science

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