Electronic Systems Installation & Maintenance - IEM
Credits Required for Graduation: 31.00
The Industrial Electronics Maintenance (IEM) concentration is a one-year technical diploma. It is designed to prepare students for careers in the use and maintenance of common electrical/electronic devices and instruments. Graduates will be prepared to work with journeymen electricians and electromechanical technicians to perform the basic installation, maintenance and repair activities on industrial electronic equipment. This equipment includes motors, motor control systems and programmable logic controllers. The program's electronics concentration includes practical experience in troubleshooting with the necessary theory of electronic circuits. Additional maintenance applications include pneumatic and hydraulic power, mechanisms and mechanical drives.
This program is designed for traditional students as well as incumbent or dislocated workers. Individuals who are currently employed will find this program to be an excellent opportunity to upgrade their skills in basic electronics and other areas of industrial electronics maintenance. Dislocated workers from the areas of production manufacturing, agriculture or warehousing can utilize this training to supplement their current skill set in order to make them more viable candidates for future employment. Necessary math skills are taught by electronics faculty in an applied manner right in the electronics lab. Students have the ability to complete the entire one-year program or just courses that complement their exisiting skills if necessary prerequisites are satisfied.
Students may also find this program to be a great aid in obtaining a construction or industrial electrician apprenticeship. Apprenticeship opportunities can be quite competitive, and the completion of this program will increase the opportunity for possible selection into an apprenticeship program.
Completion of this program concentration will also satisfy 22 credits of the Electromechanical Technology A.A.S program.