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Automation & Electronic Systems Technology (AOS) Program

Automation & Electronic Systems Technology is an extensive program that provides students with knowledge and skill-based training to work in Automation & Electronic Systems positions in various industries. It is taught 4 days per week in morning or evening sessions for a total of 8 terms in 96 weeks. The program is 24 months during the day and evening sessions. Students must participate in 360-day or evening class sessions to complete the program.

Automation & Electronic Systems Technology The objective of this program is to prepare students to work in entry-level positions in industrial and commercial electronic applications. Graduates will be capable of installing, maintaining, and troubleshooting basic electronic equipment and systems in entry-level positions including:

  • Industrial Control System Technician
  • Manufacturing Automation
  • Remote Operated Vehicle (ROV) System Technician
  • Home Automation System Technician
  • Alarm System Technician
  • Video Monitoring System Technician
  • Electronic System Technician
  • Medical Equipment Technician
  • Communications Equipment Technician

Program Overview

The Automation & Electronic Systems Technology Program is designed to equip graduates with real-world skills in analog and digital electronics with a focus on microprocessor control.  Studies include classroom and laboratory work in these areas:

  • Digital Multimeters (DMMs), Oscilloscopes, Functional Generators, and Logic Probes
  • Introductory and Advanced Programmable Logic Controllers (PLCs) as they apply to industrial control and motor control
  • Low Voltage and Fiber Terminations, Introductory and Applied Microprocessors (,uP)
  • Introductory Microprocessor training where students build their own microprocessor trainer as they learn microprocessor architecture and basic I/O systems
  • Applied Microprocessor training uses the Arduino* platform to allow students to design and construct a final control project of their choosing
  • Basic computer applications and applied technical writing

A basic networking course will introduce students to the equipment and concepts used in setting up a basic computer network.  Elective course choices include instrumentation courses covering the basics of flow, level, temperature, and pressure. Information Technology courses such as software applications, network security, web design, and A+ certification are offered.

Program Teaching Methods

The teaching methods used in this program include instruction in classroom theory and lab sessions.  All electronic principles presented are supported extensively with hands-on labs that concentrate on the use of equipment used in troubleshooting today’s electronic control systems. Studies are individualized and progress is monitored with assignments, quizzes, and laboratory evaluations.

Automation And Electronic Systems Technician Job Description

Automation And Electronic Systems Technicians set up, repair, and maintain electronic devices, equipment, and systems. Other responsibilities include these:

  • Run performance analyses
  • Report performance results
  • Troubleshoot equipment and systems
  • Replace faulty equipment and materials
  • Repair electronic equipment
  • Install robotic systems
  • Align and calibrate cables, wiring, and devices
  • Report on project progress
  • Maintain safety in the workplace
  • Assist with creating new prototypes of devices
  • Assemble components and equipment

Industry Career Paths

Graduates may apply their Automation & Electronic Systems Technology skills to their present  occupation or become employed with different industrial groups such as:

  • Aeronautic   Foods & Beverages
  • Automotive   Mining
  • Computer   Pharmaceuticals
  • Electronics   Research & Development Labs
  • Energy: Oil, Gas, Coal Shipbuilding
  • Engine, Motor, Turbine Utilities
  • Federal Government

How Career Services Help

Automation Systems Technology ITI Technical College is committed to assisting students and graduates in the pursuit of rewarding employment in their field of study. While we cannot guarantee employment upon graduation, ITI works to assist students and graduates with employment opportunities before and after graduation. We believe a technical career often provides a better salary, working conditions, and self-image, which consequently result in A BETTER LIFE for our students and graduates. 

Why Choose ITI Technical College

ITI Technical College faculty and staff are dedicated to student success from instructing to counseling. Instructors deliver a relevant, industry-driven curriculum and academic counselors focus on ensuring students have the tools needed for success.

Since 1973, ITI Technical College has graduated thousands of students in technical programs. The college is accredited by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges to ensure students receive the best education and training possible.

How To Apply

It is easy to find out if the Automation & Electronic Systems Technology Program is right for you and how to enroll. Start by calling one of our Admissions Specialists at (225) 752-4233 and schedule a tour today.

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Automation & Electronic Systems Technology

Associate in Occupational Studies Degree Program AET50T-14

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