Industrial Electronics Technology

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The Associate of Applied Science degree in Industrial Electronics Technology at Piedmont Virginia Community College is designed for students interested in Advanced Manufacturing, Electronics and related fields.  Program graduates will bre prepared to enter a growing industry that requires creative applications of troubleshooting and maintenance skills. Students will interact with current technology and tools including, 3D printers, CNC machines, laser cutters, welding, programmable logic controllers, microcontrollers, robotics platforms, and more! The job market includes similar careers as maintenance technicians, skilled machinists, mechatronics technicians, circuit board assemblers and more.


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Program Requirements

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Required Courses: 

SDV 101 Orientation - 1 Credit Hours
ENG 111 College Composition I  - 3 Credit Hours
ENG 112 College Composition II  - 3 Credit Hours
ETR 113 DC & AC Fundamentals I
CAD 151 Engineering Drawing Fundamentals I  - 3 Credit Hours
MEC 161 Basic Fluid Mechanics - Hydraulics/Pneumatics - 3 Credit Hours
ETR 203 Electronic Devices I - 4 Credit Hours
ETR 140 Introduction to Mechatronics - 3 Credit Hours
ETR 241 Electronic Communications I  - 3 Credit Hours
ETR 156 Digital Circuits and Microprocessor Fundamentals  - 4 Credit Hours
ETR 237 Industrial Electronics I
ETR 238 Industrial Electronics II  - 3 Credit Hours
ELE 239 Programmable Controllers
MTH 115 Technical Mathematics I  - 3 Credit Hours
IND103 Industrial Methods - 1 Credit Hours
Social Science Elective
MEC 155 Mechanisms
ETR 290 Coordinated Internship  - 3 Credit Hours
Humanities Elective
SAF 130 Industrial Safety-OSHA 10
IND 250 Introduction to Basic Computer Integrated Manufacturing  - 3 Credit Hours
IND 251 Automated Manufacturing Systems I - 3 Credit Hours
IND 113 Materials and Processes in Manufacturing I - 3 Credit Hours

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Graduation Requirement

Students entering the Industrial Electronics Technology degree program are required to take one Writing Intensive Course in order to graduate.  The Writing Intensive Course for this program is ETR 203, which has a prerequisite of ENG 111 and ENG 112. Students who are awarded transfer academic credit for this course at another institution may fulfill the Writing Intensive Course (WIC) requirement for this degree programs by completing another Writing Intensive Course (WIC).


  • Students may substitute a higher-level math course to include MTH 161, 163, 164, 166, 167, 263, 264, 265, 266, 267, or 271.
  • List of courses that fulfill the requirement for the Humanities and Social Science Elective can be found on the degree requirements below.
  • Introductory (101 or 102 level) foreign language courses will not meet the humanities elective requirement for this program.

Required Skills & Employment Outlook

Jobs this program prepares you for: 

Communications Technician
Electric Power Generation
Electronic Technician
Engineering Technician
Field Service Technician
Instruments Manufacturing
Product Technician
Research & Development