Instrumentation and Control (ATS)
The Associate of Technical Study Program permits the student to earn a degree with an emphasis chosen from elements of two or more programs. Eastern Gateway Community College offers a technical study curriculum in instrumentation and control which is largely an amalgamation of the Electrical and Electronics Engineering Technology Programs. Graduates may seek employment in the electric power industry and in many other industries utilizing industrial control systems.
The graduate will be able to:
1. Demonstrate professional conduct and interpersonal communication skills with related personnel.
2. Follow prescribed safety procedures in all areas of the laboratory.
3. Measure electrical quantities in an electric circuit by using electronic test equipment.
4. Analyze and troubleshoot typical electronic circuits.
5. Identify and troubleshoot basic Integrated Chip (IC) in a digital circuit.
6. Describe the theory, design and application of modern electronic communications systems and their relationships to the total field of electronics.
7. Identify the functional blocks of a microprocessor/microcontroller.
8. Identify industrial devices and their applications.
9. Interpret voltage, current, power and phase angle readings generated by machines.
10. Design and implement motor control protection devices.
11. Demonstrate knowledge in programming and using programmable controllers such Allen Bradley PLCs.
12. Design industrial and residential wiring systems.
13. Apply national safety codes such as the national electrical code to electrical machinery and wiring.
Students who successfully complete the electrical major may continue their studies toward a bachelor's degree in Electrical or Electronics Engineering Technology and/or Industrial Technology at various universities. Further information regarding any of these opportunities is available through the department dean or transfer counselor.
Eastern Gateway Community College's Student Success Plan/Assessment is available for view in PDF format.
This information is presented as a general program overview. Students are advised to follow the more detailed college catalog for program requirements.