GET: Industrial Electricity and Controls Technology Specialization


General Engineering Technology: Industrial Electricity and Controls Technology Specialization


Associate of Applied Science Degree


Four semesters (two-year) program


This curriculum provides educational opportunities for those seeking employment in the many manufacturing industries and businesses, which need individuals trained in basic electrical applications, including the control of machinery and processes. It is also appropriate for those attempting to upgrade their knowledge or acquire practical skills. This program can also provide critical education components to apprenticeship programs of various types. This program is not intended for transfer.

Occupational Objectives

electrical apprentice, electrician, electrician’s helper, industrial electrician, journeyman or other related positions

Program Requirements

This program is designed to integrate basic industrial electricity courses, basic machinery control courses, basic engineering technology courses and general education courses. Students entering the program should have basic arithmetic skills and must be willing to advance their math skills through required math courses. Most students should start with MTH 103 (Applied Technical Math), but may select a higher-level math if they are prepared for it. All entering students must take a math placement test to determine their math skill level. Many of the electrical and control courses require the use of mathematics, and it is important for students to start with their math courses as early as possible in the program. The basic intent of this program is to produce technically skilled graduates, with a broad technical background and a well-rounded general education foundation. All electives, including technical electives, must come from an approved list or be approved by one of the full-time faculty members teaching technical courses in the program.

Tech Prep Students

Tech Prep students may be eligible to earn credit for work completed in high school under existing articulation agreements. Students are encouraged to work with their advisors to avoid duplicating work completed in high school or vocational school.


For more information, contact:

Bill Lewis
Assistant Professor
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