Industrial Electrical Technician A.S. Degree (09510.AS)

School of Agriculture and Industrial Technology

The Electronics Department at Merced College is offering cross disciplinary curricula that prepare students for rewarding entry-level technician positions in various high-tech fields as Electronics, Electrical, Computer Networking and Industrial Electronics, and Instrumentation and Process Control.

These programs introduce students to electrical and electronics tools, components, circuits, energy sources, analog and digital integrated devices that can be found in complex technical equipment. Hands-on laboratory exercises are designed to develop real-world practical skills in using modern test equipment for troubleshooting circuits and repairing various industrial computerized systems and networks, specific to each area of study.

The Associate of Science degree in Industrial Electrical Technician will be awarded upon the satisfactory completion of the required 33 units of course work listed below and students must meet the basic graduation requirements. For successful completion, a student must complete the requirements with a minimum grade of a C (or P) in each course with a grade point average of 2.0 or higher.

Program Student Learning Outcomes

A. Demonstrate the ability to communicate effectively in accomplishing job-related tasks.

B. Demonstrate field-related entry-level theoretical and practical skills.

C. Employ the principles of job-related safety requirements.

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Program Requirements:

Program Core: (33 Units)


ELCT-41 Industrial Motor and Equipment Control


ELCT-42A Principles and Applications of Programmable Logic Controllers


ELCT-47 Electrical Motors, Generators, Transformers and AC Distribution


ELCT-52 Introduction to Electricity and Electronics 


ELCT-55 Electrical Conduit Bending Theory and Techniques 


ELCT-56 Introduction to Mechatronics 


ELCT-59 Electrical Safety and Industrial Skills


INDT-25 Fluid Power 


INDT-35 Electrical Wiring: Residential and Industrial 


INDT-41 Industrial Power Transmission 


INDT-49 Electrical Codes and Ordinances 


INDT-56 Industrial Facilities Maintenance


Required Major Total: (33 units)

Completion of MCCD-GE Breadth: (23 units)

Elective (as needed to reach 60 units) Units: (4 Units)

Total Degree Units: (60 Units)

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Contact Information


Bryan Tassey


(209) 384-6250

School Office

AGIT Office


(209) 381-6478

Electronics Program Website