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Degree conferred: Associate in Applied Science – 65 credits
Program contact: Division Engineering and Technology, (815) 921-3101
Graduates of this program have developed the knowledge, communication skills and management ability to interface with and between a variety of manufacturing or other industry professionals. The graduates are prepared for a position that maintains, repairs or installs machinery in factories, stores, or health care facilities. ICS graduates understand electronics for technical support, programming in order to correct and modify source code, and networking in order to mitigate and expand networks.
Graduates of this program might work any place where machinery exists. ICS graduates have the training and knowledge to install, maintain and repair machines of all types.
Graduates interested in pursuing their baccalaureate degree in this field may transfer to Illinois State University. Students interested in this option should contact Illinois State University early in their college career.
Industrial Computer Systems Course Requirements: (40 credits)
Required courses: (31 credits)
|CIS 102||Introduction to Computers and Information Systems||(3)|
Introduction to Visual Basic Programming, or
Introduction to C/C++ Programming
|EET 141||DC/AC Circuits & Electronics I||(4)|
|EET 142||DC/AC Circuits & Electronics II||(4)|
|EET 240||DC/AC Circuits & Electronics III||(4)|
|EET 135||Digital Electronics||(4)|
|EET 125||Electronics Fabrication Skills||(2)|
|MET 146||Hydraulics, Pneumatics & PLCs||(3)|
Networking Essentials, or
Cisco Networking I
Electives: (9 credits)
With the approval of the Engineering and Technology Associate Dean, select courses with any of the following prefixes: CIS, PCT or EET. (6)
With the approval of the Engineering & Technology Associate Dean, select a course with the PCT prefix. (3)
General Education Course Requirements: (25 credits)
|ENG 103||Composition II||(3)|
|SPH 131||Fundamentals of Communication||(3)|
|MTH 160||Topics in Finite Math||(3)|
|BUS 101||Introduction to Business||(3)|
|BUS 223||Business Statistics||(3)|
|CHM 100||General Inorganic Chemistry||(4)|
|PSY 170||General Psychology||(3)|
*Course has a prerequisite—refer to course description.