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Electrical Controls Engineering Technology, A.A.A.S

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Academic Program Code:  903

The degree in Electrical Controls Engineering Technology prepares students to design, install, troubleshoot, and repair machine electrical systems with an emphasis in manufacturing equipment. Students study the basic operations and control systems which are used in industry today. Courses in this program also cover topics in pneumatics, hydraulics, and mechanical power.

This area of emphasis offers many employment opportunities in West Michigan. This program prepares students to become automation technicians, industrial electricians, electrical panel builders, electrical controls systems installers, and electrical field servicing technicians.

General Education Courses

Select a minimum of 15 credit hours of course work from the General Education Course list.  Course work must be selected as directed from the areas below.

English Composition and Communications


Select one (1) Humanities General Education Elective.

Social Sciences

Select one (1) Social Sciences General Education Elective.

Natural Sciences and Mathematics

Select one (1) Natural Sciences Lab/Non Lab General Education Elective or one (1) Mathematics General Education Elective.

General Education Total Credit Hours

15 (minimum)

Program Courses

Program Elective Courses

The number of Program Elective credit hours you will need to complete your degree will depend on the number of credit hours that remain in order for you to reach the 60 credits needed to graduate.  For assistance in developing an academic plan, please see a GRCC advisor or faculty member.

Select Program Elective credit hours from any DR, EL, EG, HVA, or MN courses.

Total Credit Hours


Program Notes

Other courses that can be used to meet the MA 107 requirement include:  MA 108 , MA 110 , MA 129 , MA 131 , MA 133 .

In What Order Should I Take Classes?

In What Order Should I Take Classes?

Please select courses from the Priority I list.  Select courses based on the number of credits you are taking in the semester, for example, if you are a part time student you do not have to take all of the courses listed.  If you are unable to schedule Priority I courses, move to and select from the list of Priority II, Priority III, and Priority IV courses.

Priority I Priority II

EN 101 - English Composition I 

General Education-Nat Sci/Mathematics

Program Course-Basic Electricity/Electronics

Program Course

EL 150 - Electrical Schematics, Electrical Standards, and Codes     

EN 102 - English Composition II  


COM 131 - Fundamentals of Public Speaking   


COM 135 - Interpersonal Communication 

General Education

General Education

EL 162 - Control Systems 

EL 163 - Electrical Troubleshooting  

EL 164 - Programmable Logic Controllers      

Priority III Priority IV

Program Course

EL 166 - Advanced PLC Systems  

EL 132 - Electronics Mathematics  


MA 107 - Intermediate Algebra   

MN 146 - Introduction to Robotics  


EL Elective - (min. of 3)    


EL 201 - Industrial Electricity  

EL 275 - Mechatronics-Automated Systems  

Program Elective Course

Program Elective Course     

NOTE: This priority schedule assumes the student is prepared to take the courses listed. If prerequisites are required, additional semesters may be required to complete this degree.

Meet with an Academic Program Advisor and consult My Degree Path for specific degree requirements.

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