Associate Degree

Electricity - Power and Controls Degree (AAS)

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Electricity - Power and Controls Degree (AAS)

Electricity - Power and Controls Degree

The Power and Controls program prepares students for maintenance and electrical technician positions. Students receive hands-on training on programmable controllers (PLC), AC/DC motors and generators, transformers, test equipment, basic hydraulic systems, and industrial wiring practices according to the National Electrical Code.

The basic fundamentals are stressed in this curriculum so that graduates can adapt to the continuous changes in this field.

  • Award type

    Associate Degree

  • Required credit hours


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 Based on data for electrical and electronics engineers

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Learning Outcomes

  • Employ diagrams, schematics, PLC program documentation, drawings, and technical literature in the design, installation, operation, and diagnosis of machines, processes, systems, electrical, electromechanical, assemblies and wiring systems
  • Develop hardwired relay and PLC logic, interfaces and basic networks in current automation and control applications
  • Integrate automation components, assemblies, and systems between hard-wired and virtual platforms
  • Program/Configure various electrical drives, drivers, controllers and components
  • Troubleshoot electrical, electro-mechanical and programmable/configurable, assemblies, systems, networks, and processes
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Potential Occupations

  • Programmable Logic Controller Technician
  • Industrial Electrician
  • Instrumentation and Process Control Technician
  • Automation Technician
  • Field Service Technician
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Tom HoffmanAAS Electricity, '80
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