“OCtech is the first step in the right direction for advanced materials and manufacturing jobs in our community.”– Gregg Robinson, Executive Director, Orangeburg County Development Commission

Industrial Electronics

photo of students in the Festo labWhen production workers encounter problems with the machines they operate, they call Industrial Electronics Technicians. The Industrial Electronics Technician’s work is important not only because an idle machine will delay production, but also because a machine that is not properly repaired and maintained may damage the final product or injure the operator. 

Industrial Electronics Technicians strive to anticipate trouble and service equipment before factory production is interrupted. OCtech’s IET program provides the student with a well-rounded educational background in preparation for employment as an Automated Manufacturing Technician, Electrician, Medical Equipment Technician, or Communications Technician.


Industrial Electronic Technician:
Industrial Electronic Technicians install and repair industrial controls and medical diagnostic and communications equipment. Some technicians set up and service electronic equipment, which controls machines and production processes in factories where they often coordinate their efforts with workers installing mechanical or electromechanical components. As plants retool and invest in new equipment to boost productivity and improve product quality, they increasingly rely on IETs to properly situate and install the machinery   
Median salary: $35,000 - $40,000

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Industrial Electronics Technology 

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Name of Program: Associate Degree, Industrial Electronics Technology and Related Certificates
Program Student Learning Outcomes:
• Practice industrial safety.
• Practice professionalism.
• Communicate professionally and effectively.
• Interpret schematics.
• Read, interpret, and operate test equipment.
• Troubleshoot and repair electronic equipment and systems.
• Calibrate equipment.
• Operate computers (microprocessors, programmable controllers).
• Apply motion control theory.
• Demonstrate knowledge of electrical wiring regulations and practices.