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2024 - 2025 Catalog Year
Internet of Things (IoT) Cyber Technician (Full-time)

Degree: Associate of Applied Science
Division: Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics

This Sample Program Pathway is designed to provide an example of course selections in a term by term sequence. Please see an Academic Advisor for a plan specific to your academic needs.

Fall Semester (First Year)

Description: In this class, you will learn the foundation of introduction to operating systems, virtualization and basic networking concepts. You will learn how to manage and administer current desktop operating systems (Windows, Linux, and Mac OS X). In addition, you will explore operating systems for mobile devices (Apple IOS, Google Android) and will be introduced to widespread applications for IoT and Cloud concepts. This class will also cover personal and enterprise cybersecurity principles to help protect yourself from common cyber-attacks.

Description: Introduction to direct and alternating current (DC/AC) circuits, power, three phase and test equipment. One classroom, two lab hours per week.

Prerequisites: MAT 0100 or MAT 0600 or MAT 1110 or MAT 1130 or MAT 1445

Description: This course serves as an introduction to automated systems. The basics of sensors, logic control systems, motion control systems, robotics and flexible manufacturing systems will be covered. The course will be taught using demonstration and discussion combined with individual and team centered project-based learning. One classroom, four lab hours per week.

Description: In English Composition I students learn reflective, analytical and argumentative writing strategies, incorporating sources and personal experience. Students will negotiate between public and private rhetorical situations and purposes to achieve academic literacy. They will write multiple drafts using a recursive writing process as they work toward fluency in style and mechanics.

Prerequisites: DEV 0035 or Other (Placement Test Score)

Description: Polynomial, radical, rational, exponential and logarithmic functions and their graphs; roots of polynomial functions, rational and polynomial inequalities; systems of linear and nonlinear equations; matrices; and applications. Traditional testing (proctored or in Testing Center) is used in all online sections. Note: Students who have not completed the required pre-requisite courses listed, but have successfully completed MAT 0200 with a grade of "C" or better, can register for MAT 1470 together with the co-requisite course MAT 0470, College Algebra Booster.

Notes: Can also complete MAT-1580 Pre-Calculus in place of MAT-1470 & MAT-1570

Prerequisites: MAT 0300 and Other (with a grade of C or better or satisfactory score on math placement test)


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Spring Semester (First Year)

Description: Introduction to computer networking. Topics include network standards and the Open Source Interconnection (OSI) model, topologies and Ethernet standards, network hardware, remote connectivity, wireless networking, in-depth TCP/IP, network security, network troubleshooting and network management.

Notes: OR CIS 1411-Introduction to Networks

Description: Introduction to the systems development life cycle and the four-phase model (planning, analysis, design and implementation). Emphasis on requirements gathering, methodology, modeling and skills related to specifications, design and documentation. Discussion of business processes, law, legal issues and ethics for IT professionals.

Description: Introduction to database management systems. Discussion of database environments, design, planning, implementation and administration in a relational model environment. Students will design and develop a simple database and implement a portion of this application including forms, queries and reports. Emphasis on database design techniques, normalization and the SQL database language.

Prerequisites: MAT 0200 or MAT 1120

Description: Electrical fundamentals, introduction to basics of digital logic and circuits, digital systems and basic digital circuit design. One classroom, two lab hours per week.

Notes: Or EET-1131 Digital Electronics

Description: Trigonometric functions of angles, solving right and oblique triangles, identities, trigonometric and inverse trigonometric equations, vectors, radian measure, graphs of trigonometric functions and inverse trigonometric functions, conic sections, sequences, and series. Two classroom, two lab hours per week. Traditional testing (proctored or in Testing Center) is used in all online sections.

Prerequisites: MAT 1470 and Other (with a grade of C or better or satisfactory score on math placement test)


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Summer Semester (First Year)
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Description: Designed to improve speaking and listening skills through the study and application of public speaking structure, content and style. This course requires 5 speeches in front of a live audience. The online course sections require the recordings to be created by the student with at least 8 adults present for each speech. Any questions, please contact the Communication Department at

Prerequisites: DEV 0035 or Other (Any other college level English course)

Description: Algebra-based university-parallel sequence in mechanics, including vectors, statics, work and energy, momentum, rotational motion, elasticity, fluids and thermodynamics. Three classroom, three lab hours per week.

Prerequisites: MAT 1290 or MAT 1470 or MAT 1570 or MAT 1580

Description: This course serves as an introduction to the study of regional geography at the global scale. Students will become familiar with and understand the use of maps/geo-technologies to explain geographic phenomena and patterns as they relate to world regions and their interrelationships, apply geographic concepts to the study of regions or a specific region,compare and contrast human and physical patterns and their variations over space,develop an appreciation of the complexities of regional and global environmental and socio-economic problems,understand globalization and place local issues in their global and historical context,and to understand human-environment interactions in various regions around the world.

Notes: Choose from any OT36 Arts & Humanities Elective OR Social & Behavioral Science Elective. View all course options here:


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Fall Semester (Second Year)
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Description: Microprocessor architecture, assembly language programming, bus structures and timing diagrams, memory technologies and interfacing, input/output interface and systems, interrupt-processed input/output, direct memory access (DMA), microcontroller applications and microprocessor-based communications. Three classroom, three lab hours per week.


Prerequisites: EET 1131 or EET 1198

Description: Provides history of control systems and PLCs, use of number systems, ladder logic programming devices, Control I/O modules, relays, contacts, coils, and timers, counters and sequencers, fundamental PLC programming, and data transfer. Two classroom, two lab hours per week.

Prerequisites: EET 1120 or EET 1131 or EET 1198 or EET 1181 and EET 1182

Description: Introduction to Teach Pendant Programming (TPP) for robots, including TPP program development on the teach pendant and through offline programming software. Programs, tested using Fanuc robots, will be written for motion control, input/output activation and palletizing. Two classroom, three lab hours per week.

Prerequisites: EGR 1128

Description: This course will introduce students to the field of data preparation and visualization including design and hands-on experience with Tableau. Students will learn how to collect, transform, curate, and analyze datasets. The course will introduce students to design and build principles for telling stories for effective communications to facilitate data-driven decision-making, provide insights, and help speed up organizations that are data rich and information poor.


Prerequisites: MAT 0200 or MAT 1120


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Spring Semester (Second Year)
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Description: Demonstrate the use of control and set analog I/O, bit and project based programming, control servos with analog & High Speed Counter (HSC) cards, the use of ethernet network for programmable logic controllers (PLCs), the interaction between PLCs and sensors, installation and repair. Two classroom, two lab hours per week.

Notes: Spring Only

Prerequisites: EET 2281


Solve representative engineering problems with a focus on: writing in object-oriented style, computer control of input/output port control, stand-alone executable code and library linking. Computer solutions of engineering problems using C and C++ incorporating compiling, running, editing and debugging techniques along with language-specific functions, array and pointer structures and stream I/O. Three classroom, three lab hours per week.

Prerequisites: MAT 1470 or MAT 1580

Description: This course introduces students to analyzing data using Python. The basics of Python will be taught. Students will learn how to obtain, cleanse and prepare data for analysis. Data analytic and statistical tools will be used to visualize data, predict outcomes and categorize data.

Prerequisites: MAT 0200

Description: Intermediate computing and network security fundamentals. Topics include network vulnerabilities and attacks, network defenses, wireless network security, access control, network assessment and auditing, cryptography and organizational security. Preparation will also be given for the ComptTIA Security + exam.

Prerequisites: CIS 1107 and CIS 1130 or CIS 1411


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This information is for planning purposes only. Sinclair College will make every effort to offer curriculum listed above but reserves the right to change, add and cancel curriculum offerings for unforeseen circumstances. View current catalog.