Industrial Electricity & Electronics

A KCC Industrial Electricity/Electronics student works with electrical equipment at the RMTC.In the processes of advanced manufacturing and electrical construction, electrical and electronic control systems are crucial components that require sophisticated computer programming, monitoring and diagnostics skills. The Industrial Electricity and Electronics program at Kellogg Community College prepares students to install, maintain and repair such systems utilizing our top-notch equipment and self-paced instructional method.

KCC offers a certificate and an associate degree in Industrial Electricity and Electronics, as well as the more generalized Skilled Trades associate degree. Specific requirements and course details can be found in the Academic Catalog.

Industrial Electricity & Electronics Careers

Electricians and technicians trained at KCC work for companies and private contractors in a wide variety of residential, commercial and industrial settings, including homes, schools, hospitals, manufacturing facilities, shopping centers, office buildings and apartment complexes. Industrial electricians work in manufacturing facilities on machines and automated equipment.

Possible job areas/titles for graduates with an education in Industrial Electricity and Electronics include:

  • Controls technician
  • Electrician
  • Electrical and electronic equipment mechanic
  • Electrical and electronic installation, maintenance and repair worker
  • Electrical engineering technician
  • Electro-mechanical technician
  • Instrumentation and/or electrical technician
  • Self-employed

With additional education after the program, opportunities include:

  • Controls engineer
  • Electrical engineer
  • Maintenance supervisor
  • Production supervisor
  • Quality control engineer
  • Sales manager

Projected Job Outlook & Salary Info

For the latest employment and wage estimates for Industrial Electricity and Electronics careers in Michigan, visit the Bureau of Labor Statistics website.

Course Sequences

Unlike traditional academic courses, the offerings in KCC’s Industrial Electricity and Electronics program consist of short modules that are components of larger units. Modules are often less than one credit apiece and can be completed at a student’s own pace in a matter of hours or days. Units range from one to 30 modules, depending on the area of instruction.

Industrial Electricity and Electronics modules carry the course designator INEL as detailed in the most recent Fall 2021 Industrial Electricity/Electronics cost sheet. Units in this program include:

Unit Title Credits
Unit 05 Electrical Safety .17
Unit 10 Mathematics for Electricians .58
Unit 15 Electrical Theory 5.19
Unit 20 Electrical Motor Controls 1 4.59
Unit 25 Electrical Motor Controls 2 2.82
Unit 30 Rotating Electrical Machines 2.24
Unit 35 National Electrical Code (NEC) 3.90
Unit 40 Power Distribution Systems 2.58
Unit 45 Facility Maintenance 3.91
Unit 50 Electrical Control Wiring 1.42
Unit 55 Industrial Electronics 6.41
Unit 60 Program Logic Controllers 1 2.24
Unit 65 Program Logic Controllers 2 2.91
Unit 67 Siemens S7-300 PLCs 3.00
Unit 70 Panel View 3.25
Unit 75 Intro to Control Logix 2.18
Unit 80 Machine Safety Controls 1.83
Unit 95 Mechatronics 2.31

Transfer Opportunities

Transfer Guides are available to view opportunities for students looking to transfer their KCC credits to a four-year institution. Popular transfer destinations for KCC’s Industrial Electricity and Electronics students include Siena Heights University and Western Michigan University.

For additional advice on transfer opportunities, contact our academic advising department.