Electronics & Controls Technology


        Certificate Requirements and Program Options

Semester 1 15 college credits
Semester 2 15 college credits
Semesters 1 & 2 30 college credits

 Certificate Program – Semester One & Semester Two 

Upon completion of the two semester program, the student has options: career employment and part-time education leading to associate and four year degrees (with real possibility of tuition reimbursement by your employer) or continue immediately in an associate degree program followed by career employment and further education.


Electro Mechanical

Certificate Program

Semester One

  • MFG 133 – Mathematics for Electricity & Electronics (3 Credits)
    This course is intended for the student who needs indepth knowledge of the mathematics of electronics and electricity. It will review several areas that the student may be familiar with and move into advanced areas that are necessary for the understanding of electronics functions and analysis of complex circuits. The completion of this course will enable the student to move more quickly through future courses that require the use of complex math. Prerequisite: MAT* 095
  • MFG 140 – Robotics (3 Credits)
    Robotics provides the student with a brief history of the application of Robotics to the manufacturing process to date and a vision of future applications of Robotics. Robotics provides an overview of the Robotic hardware, software, and programming necessary to specific applications. Robotics reviews the following: electromechanical systems, fluid power systems, sensing systems, end-of-arm tooling, PLC’s, digital electronics, programming, and industrial applications. Prerequisite: MFG* 133, MFG* 135, MFG* 137, MFG* 138, MFG* 139
  • MFG 137 – Circuit Theory I (3 Credits)
    Circuit Theory is an introduction to direct current (DC) circuits. Circuit Theory will introduce the student to electrical/electronic components; the nature of electricity (voltage, current, and resistance); Ohm’s Law of measurement; the concept of energy and power; types of circuits (series, parallel, and series-parallel); Thevenin’s and Norton’s Theorems of circuit simplification, and magnetism and electro-magnetism. Prerequisite: MAT* 095
  • MFG 138 – Digital Fundamentals (3 Credits)
    Digital circuitry is the foundation of computers and
    automated control equipment in our industries. Digital
    circuitry is the basis for many of our appliances, alarm
    systems and heating systems. Our newer automobiles
    utilize digital circuits and devices to make them
    safer and more energy efficient. Consequently, a basic
    understanding of the elemental nature, design, theory,
    and operation of digital circuits is a must for any electronics
    student. This course provides the basic foundation
    necessary for the understanding of digital logic.
    The student is introduced to the concepts of digital vs.
    analog wave forms, digital and other numbering systems,
    digital codes, and Boolean algebra. The student
    is then introduced to the various logic gates that are incorporated
    into all logic systems from that of a computer
    to a microprocessor in a household appliance. This
    course explores the combinational circuits, data control
    devices, sequential logic (flip-flop and counters) circuits
    and shift registers, and finishes with an interface with
    the world of analog. (Formerly offered for four credits.)
    Prerequisite: MFG* 133, MFG* 135
  • MFG 139 – Circuit Theory II (3 Credits)
    Circuit Theory II completes an introduction to the fundamental building block for all electrical and electronic devices: the circuit. Circuit Theory II completes the review of basic circuits by guiding the student through a thorough review of alternating current circuits including the RC, RL, and RLC circuits. The student will also be introduced to several electrical devices including capacitors, inductors, and transformers. (Formerly offered for four credits.) Prerequisite: MFG* 137

Semester Two

  • MFG 142 – Electronics Circuits & Devices (3 Credits)
    Electronic circuits and devices are commonplace in the industrial manufacturing process; consequently, a complete understanding of control circuits and devices is necessary for anyone who intends to have a career in manufacturing control, maintenance, or engineering. Electronic Circuits & Devices provides an introduction to electronic materials, components, circuits, devices and their applications. The course will provide an overview of semiconductors, diodes, transistors (bi-polar, field-effect and unijunction), applications of SCR and Triac to circuits, and application of components to rectifiers, amplifiers, and relays. Prerequisite: MFG* 133, MFG* 135, MFG* 137, MFG* 138, MFG* 139
    Prerequisite: MFG* 124.
  • MGF 143 – Industrial Motor Controls (3 Credits)
    The process of motor control is integral to the flow of the product from raw material to finished product. Industrial Motor Controls will familiarize you with the following: principles of solid-state control devices and their components (such as: semiconductors, PN junction, Zenor diodes, and the transistors); AC and DC motor controls; motor drives; control circuits; motor starters and pilot devices. Prerequisite: MFG* 133, MFG* 135, MFG* 137, MFG* 138, MFG* 139, MFG* 142
  • MFG 145 – Electronics Variable Speed Drive (3 Credits)
    The flow of product in the manufacturing process can be as simple as an on/off motor control switch or as complex as a variable speed drive that incorporates a feedback system. Most large and small companies utilize the more technologically advanced systems, hence they incorporate one or more variable speed drive(s) in their production process. Electronic Variable Speed Drive Systems will introduce the student to AC and DC drive fundamentals, switching amplifier field current controllers, SCR armature voltage controllers, brushless DC motor controllers, chopper circuits, voltage inverters, and flux vector drives. Prerequisites: MFG* 133, MFG* 135, MFG* 137, MFG* 138, MFG* 139, MFG* 143
  • MFG 146 – Programmable Logic Controllers (3 Credits)
    The incorporation of the PLC is one of the fastest growing sectors in the field of electronics as the PLC replaces electromechanical control system, such as electromagnetic relays and programmable logic devices (PLD’s). Programmable Logic Controllers provides you with an overview of the PLC, its hardware, numbering systems and codes, logic fundamentals, programming timers and counters, program control and data manipulation instructions, math instructions, sequencers and shift register instructions, and PLC installation, editing and troubleshooting. (Formerly offered for four credits.) Prerequisites: MFG* 133, MFG* 135, MFG* 137, MFG* 138, MFG* 139
  • MFG 147 – Micro Processor/Micro Controller (3 Credits)
    This course is designed to give the student an overview of the microprocessor and microcontroller by reviewing the fundamentals of 8085A architecture, software, and interface applications; and by reviewing the architecture, software, and interface applications of the 8051 microcontroller. Prerequisites: MFG* 133, MFG* 135, MFG* 137, MFG* 138, MFG* 139

Certificate Total: 30 Credits


The mission of the Asnuntuck Community College Advanced Manufacturing Technology Center is to provide participants with technology and academic education that leads to related and relevant career employment and continuous personal and professional development.