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Submitter's Information


Marie Boyd


Curriculum Chair


Inland Empire/Desert


Chaffey College

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Joy Haeren's

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Program Details

Program Title

Industrial Electrical Technician Level III

Submission Type

New Program

TOPs Code

Industrial Electronics (093420)

Projected Start Date


Catalog Description

The Industrial Electrical Technology Level III Certificate of Achievement provides students the fundamental skills for career paths in the electrical trades, including manufacturing, construction, industry, and utility companies. Completing the certificate requirements students form a foundation in electrical theory, circuit wiring standards, and industrial electrical controls, including troubleshooting and programmable logic controllers. Courses assist students to develop communication, computer, problem-solving techniques,and teamwork skills. Knowledge acquired throughout the certificate program ready’s first time employees, as well as improves the abilities of those already in the trade. 

Enrollment Completer Projections

IET401A Introduction to Electricity 2.5 units

IET401B Industrial Basic Controls 2.5 units

IET403A Electrical Motors and Controls I 2.5 units

IET403B Electrical Motors and Controls II 2.5 units

IET405 National Electric Code 3 units

IET407 Electrical Blueprints 3 units

IET411 Programmable Logic Controllers 3 units

IET413 Intermediate Programmable Logic Controllers 3 units

IET414 Advanced Programmable Logic Controllers 3 units

IET415 Advanced Electricity Laboratory 2 units

IET417 Electrical Troubleshooting 3 units

IET420 Fundamentals of Control Systems Technology 4 units

IET421 AC Variable Frequency Speed Drive 1.5 units 

IET422 OSHA Safety Training 2 units

IET460 Introduction to Photovoltaic Installation 3 units

Strongly recommended: UnitsIET484ABCD Industrial Electricity Internship 1 - 4 units

Total Units 43 - 46 units

Program Proposal Attributes

Program Award Type(s) (Check all that apply)
  • Certificate of Achievement: 16 or greater semester (or 24 or greater quarter) units (C)
Program Goal

In preparation for employment in the field of industrial electrical technology, students will show proficiency in the following: 

  • Test faulty equipment to diagnose malfunctions, using test equipment or software, and applying knowledge of the functional operation of electronic units and systems.
  • Study blueprints, schematics, manuals, or other specifications to determine installation procedures.
  • Repair or adjust equipment, machines, or defective components, replacing worn parts, such as gaskets or seals in watertight electrical equipment.
  • Maintain equipment logs that record performance problems, repairs, calibrations, or tests.
  • Observe circuit boards, processors, chips, electronic equipment, and computer hardware and software, including applications and programming.
  • Inspect components of industrial equipment for accurate assembly and installation or for defects, such as loose connections or frayed wires.
  • Professional use of machines and tools commonly employed in the field of industrial electricity, including their designs, uses, repair, and maintenance.
  • Application of appropriate codes within the National Electrical Code.
  • Identify appropriate installation of photovoltaic equipment.
  • Identify the basics of Logic Controllers technology.
  • Troubleshoot Logic Controllers.
  • Electrical troubleshooting.
  • Adhere to OSHA safety guidelines.


Studentswill develop a base knowledge in the following areas:

  • Computers and Electronics — Knowledge of circuit boards, processors, chips, electronic equipment, and computer hardware and software, including applications and programming.
  • Mechanical — Knowledge of machines and tools, including their designs and uses, 

Course Units and Hours

Total Certificate Units (Minimum and Maximum)


Units for Degree Major or Area of Emphasis (Minimum and Maximum)


Total Units for Degree (Minimum and Maximum)


Course Report

Program Requirements Narrative
(Y1 or S1)

Program Requirements

IET401AIntroduction to Electricity                                                           2.5units

IET401BIndustrial Basic Controls                                                              2.5units

IET403AElectrical Motors and Controls I                                               2.5units

IET403BElectrical Motors and Controls II                                              2.5units

IET405National Electric Code                                                     3units

IET407Electrical Blueprints                                                                          3units

IET411Programmable Logic Controllers                                                 3units

IET413Intermediate Programmable Logic Controllers      3units

IET414Advanced Programmable Logic Controllers                           3units

IET415Advanced Electricity Laboratory                                                 2units

IET417Electrical Troubleshooting                                                             3units

IET419DC Variable Speed Drive                                                                1.5units

IET420Fundamentals of Control Systems Technology      4units

IET421AC Variable Frequency Speed Drive                                          1.5units

IET422OSHA Safety Training                                                     2units

IET460Introduction to Photovoltaic Installation                  3units


IET484ABCDIndustrial Electricity Internship                       1-4units

TotalUnits 43-46

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Published at

10/26/18 - 10:07 AM



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Diann Thursby Super User   ·  11/08/18

Received regional recommendation at 11-5-18 IEDRC Deans Meeting.