Associate Degree Specialization in Automation and Electronic Systems.

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If you’re interested in technology and want to provide greater quality, safety and control in the production of goods and services, then our Associate Degree with a Specialization in Automation and Electronic Systems might be right for you. Our program offers hands-on, experiential learning and helpful insights to the industry from our faculty. You’ll get the opportunity to learn about consumer and industry-based automation, including how to install, operate, test, maintain and troubleshoot electronic equipment systems. These systems can be found in many applications, including robotic production lines, transportation networks and power grids.

Our Automation and Electronic Systems Specialization can be earned as a part of the Associate Degree in Information Technology and Networking.

Classes Start Every 8 Weeks

Earn your Associate Degree in Information Technology and Networking with Automation and Electronic Systems Specialization in as little as 1 year + 4 months*—or even more quickly with qualifying transfer credits.

*Not including breaks. Assumes year-round, full-time enrollment.


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Cost

$497/Credit
Hour
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OUR INVESTMENT IN A MORE POWERFUL YOU

COMPLIMENTARY LAPTOP

As a new student, you’ll get a complimentary laptop as part of your technology program1. It’s our way of investing in your education—and you.

It’s portable so you can take it anywhere, powerful enough to run robust applications, and best of all, you can use it for all your classes to optimize your DeVry experience.

PORTABLE IOT KIT

Simulate the Internet of Things (IoT) wherever you are with your Portable IoT Kit, designed to give you hands-on experience and confidence working with real IoT technologies.

With the full complement of microprocessors and sensors in your kit, you’ll build elementary IoT devices, integrate them into cloud-based server systems and develop skills needed for today’s IoT economy.

CERTIFICATION EXAM REIMBURSEMENT

Our Tech programs are designed with industry-recognized certifications in mind. Qualified students may receive up to a $300 reimbursement for the cost of one exam attempt across a wide range of certifications:

  • Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) and Certified Entry Network Technician (CCENT)
  • CompTIA A+ Technician, Network+, Security+ and IT Fundamentals+
  • Microsoft Technology Associate


Others may be applicable as well. Speak with your professor for more info.

What You'll Learn

The Bachelor’s Degree with a Specialization in Information Systems Security covers the following:

  • Communicate Methods and Findings
    Learn to communicate the rationale behind research methods and recommendations while presenting performance objectives, issues and solutions.
  • System, Component and or Process Design
    Design systems, components, or processes for broadly defined engineering technology problems.
  • Complex Problem Solving
    Apply critical and analytical thinking to identify complex problems, evaluate options and implement solutions.
  • Programmable Logic Controllers
    Learn to select and utilize hardware, such as processor architecture and programmable logic controllers (PLCs), for networked and distributed control systems.
  • Data Analysis
    Learn to draw conclusions by finding patterns and relationships in numerical data with tools used for statistical analysis and decision-making in business.
  • Networked Computer-controlled Systems
    Explore process controls and automation that employ networked and distributed control systems. Applications include selecting and utilizing hardware; distributed controls system configurations; programming, networking, and installing controllers; and system troubleshooting.
  • Collaborate in Dynamic Work Environments
    Learn to collaborate with colleagues in varying locations and environments to coordinate and share information.
  • Design Solutions for Technology-driven Problems
    Develop problem-solving skills to develop business solutions based upon networking, computing, and electronic devices.
  • Electronic Systems
    Gain proficiency in working with integrated circuits, and building and troubleshooting power supplies and operational amplifier applications. Explore solid-state devices such as diodes, bipolar and field effect transistors, and operational amplifiers, as well as their use in signal processing applications, such as amplification and filtering.
  • Apply Knowledge of Math and Science Principles through Programming
    Apply knowledge of math and science principles through programming to solve well-defined technology problems. C++.Net is the primary programming language used.
  • Troubleshoot Automation and Control System
    Understand process controls and automation that employ networked and distributed control systems learn about system troubleshooting.
  • Digital Literacy
    Learn to apply and utilize appropriate digital technologies for data and information acquisition, storage, retrieval, analysis, interpretation and communication.

Every Course Counts

Career Opportunities

  • Computer Network Support Specialist

  • Computer Systems Analyst

  • Electro-mechanical Technician

  • Electronics Technologist

  • Field Technical Specialist

ESSENTIALS COURSES

Communication Skills

ENGL112 Composition
SPCH275 Public Speaking

Humanities

ETHC232 Ethical and Legal Issues in the Professions

Social Sciences

SOCS185 Culture and Society

Mathematics and Natural Sciences

MATH114 Algebra for College Students
PHYS204 Applied Physics with Lab

Personal and Professional Development

CARD205 Career Development
COLL148 Critical Thinking and Problem-Solving

Tech Core Courses

Tech Core

CEIS101 Introduction to Technology and Information Systems
CEIS106 Introduction to Operating Systems
CEIS110 Introduction to Programming
CEIS114 Introduction to Digital Devices
NETW190 Fundamentals of Information Technology and Networking I
NETW200 Fundamentals of Information Technology and Networking II
SEC285 Fundamentals of Information Security

Program Courses

Technology Career Preparation

CEIS299 Careers and Technology

Specialized Courses

Automation and Electrical Systems

ECT222 Circuit Analysis Fundamentals
ECT225 Electronic Devices and Systems
ECT284 Automation and Control Systems with Lab

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1As part of this program, one complimentary laptop is provided to students enrolled in the Associate of Information Technology and Networking, Bachelor’s of Information Technology and Networking, Bachelor’s of Software Development, Bachelor’s of Electronics Engineering Technology/Engineering Technology – Electronics and Bachelor’s of Computer Information Systems. The laptop is issued during the student’s second session. Certain restrictions apply.

All students enrolled in site-based programs will be required to take some coursework online and, for some programs and locations, a substantial portion of the program may be required to be completed online.