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2023-2024 Catalog 
2023-2024 Catalog

Electrical and Instrumentation Technology, AAS

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*This is a G3 Eligible Program

Code 938, CIP Code 47.0105

Award: Associate of Applied Science

Program Head: Bryan Smith, (540) 863-2893,

Length: Four Semesters (Two years of full-time study)

Purpose: The Electrical and Instrumentation Technology (E&I) Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degree at Mountain Gateway Community College (MGCC) is designed to prepare students for entry into a broad range of electrical and industrial instrumentation careers. Many career opportunities exist for graduates to become electrical and instrumentation maintenance and/or repair technicians. Also, career opportunities exist for graduates to become electrical and controls designers, producing circuit schematics and layouts for various industrial products.

Industrial settings requiring trained electrical and instrumentation technicians include: product manufacturing, breweries, alternative energy companies, food production companies, HVAC equipment manufacturers, building automation facilities, paper mills, petroleum processing plants, automotive manufacturing, nuclear power plants, shipyards and other industrial areas.

Occupational Objectives: Entry level or advancement opportunities as an E&I Technician, Instrumentation Technician, Electrical Technician, Manufacturing Technician, Industrial Technician, or Similar Trade Apprentice.

Admission Requirements: General admission requirements of the College apply to this program.

Admission Information: In addition to the general admission requirements to the College, students whose placement test scores indicate the need to increase their level of proficiency in reading, writing and/or mathematics will be required to take appropriate developmental courses. Enrolling in developmental courses may increase the length of time necessary for completing the chosen course or program of study but will enhance the student’s preparation for college-level coursework and increase chances for successful attainment of academic, occupational and personal goals.

Graduation Requirements: Students must complete the required courses in curriculum and achieve a 2.0 minimum grade point average to receive this academic award.

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