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Industrial Control Systems

Program Chair
Ron Hutain
Electronics Bldg
(479) 508-3328
rhutain@atu.edu

Instructor
Jody Chrisman

Industrial Control Systems provides for a study of components, circuits, instruments and control techniques used with Industrial Automated Systems. Students will develop skills sets which enable the integration of: electronics, mechanics, pneumatics, hydraulics and computer controls. The focus of study is on two main areas, one is control techniques for industrial components, such as electric motors, variable-speed drives, programmable logic controllers, servomechanisms and sensors. The second area of concentration is the computer system itself, this will allow the student to have an understanding of how to repair, upgrade, or network a complete computer system, both hardware and software. The intent of this program is to prepare the student to deal with a broad concept of automation technology. The diverse educational training provides for a host of integrated skills that can be applied in a variety of job contexts to include: green energy technology, electronics, medical, manufacturing, and production.

Industrial Control Systems

Curriculum in Industrial Control Systems Technical Certificate

Course Number Course Name Semester Hours
1st Semester
ICS (CIS) 1103 Programming I 3
ICS 1104 Fundamentals of Electricity 4
ICS 1123 Semiconductors I 3
ICS (CIS) 1143 Introduction to Digital Logic* 3
ICS (CIS) 1153 Networking I 3
Total 16
2nd Semester
ICS (CIS) 1253 Networking II 3
ICS (CIS) 1303 PC Maintenance 3
ICS 2203 Computer System Components 3
ICS 2213 Semiconductors 3
Total 12
3rd Semester
ICS 2115 Programmable Controllers 5
ICS 2116 Basics of Industrial Automation 6
ICS 2123 Industrial Fluid Power 3
Total 14
*Usually offered in Summer I term  

Curriculum in Industrial Control Systems Associate of Applied Science Degree in General Technology

Course Number Course Name Semester Hours
1st Semester
ICS (CIS) 1103 Programming I 3
ICS 1104 Fundamentals of Electricity 4
ICS 1123 Semiconductors I 3
ICS (CIS) 1143 Introduction to Digital Logic * 3
ICS (CIS) 1153 Networking I 3
MATH 0903 Intermediate Algebra (or higher math) 3
Total 19
2nd Semester
ICS (CIS) 1253 Networking II 3
ICS (CIS) 1303 PC Maintenance 3
ICS 2203 Computer System Components 3
ICS 2213 Semiconductors II 3
ENGL 1013 Composition I 3
Total 15
3rd Semester
ICS 2115 Programmable Controllers 5
ICS 2116 Basics of Industrial Automation 6
ICS 2123 Industrial Fluid Power 3
Total 14
4th Semester
Any Approved Social Science1 3
BUS 1303

COMS 1003

COMS 2003
Introduction to Computers
or
Introduction to Computer Based Systems
or
Microcomputer Applications
3
ICS 2903 Internship (or approved elective) 3
ENGL 1023 Composition II 3
Total 12
1See appropriate alternatives or substitutions in "General Education Requirements"
*Usually offered in Summer I term