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2024 - 2025 Catalog Year
Integrated Systems Technician (Full-time)

Degree: Bachelor 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)
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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 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-1141 Intro to Networks

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)

 

Term hours subtotal:

14

Spring Semester (First Year)
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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: Electrical fundamentals, introduction to basics of digital logic and circuits, digital systems and basic digital circuit design. One classroom, two lab hours per week.

Description: Polynomial, radical, rational, exponential and logarithmic functions and their graphs, roots of polynomial functions, rational and polynomial inequalities, conic sections, systems of linear equations; sequences and series. Trigonometric functions of angles, solving right and oblique triangles, trigonometric identities and equations, vectors, radian measure, graphs of trigonometric functions, inverse trigonometric functions and applications. Traditional testing (proctored or in Testing Center) is used in all online sections.

Notes: Or MAT-1470 College Algebra AND MAT-1570 Trigonometry

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

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 com.dept@sinclair.edu.

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

Description: American political system at the national level, including process of government; democratic theory and development of the U. S. Constitution; citizen participation through voting; interest groups and political parties; structure, functions and powers of legislative, executive and judicial branches; issues of civil liberties and equal rights.

Notes: Social & Behavioral Science Elective - Choose any OT36 course (must be from 2 different subjects). View all options here: https://www.sinclair.edu/about/offices/provost/articulation-transfer/ohio-transfer-36/

 

Term hours subtotal:

16

Fall Semester (Second Year)
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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: 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.

Notes: Fall Only

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: 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

 

Term hours subtotal:

17

Spring Semester (Second Year)
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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

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

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

Description:

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

 

Term hours subtotal:

16

Fall Semester (Third Year)
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Description: This course will prepare students for the Amazon AWS Certified Solutions Architect industry certification. It will use Amazon provided materials and 3rd party learning labs to give students the best mix of content to meet the goals of the certification and future career requirements. Students will become proficient in different aspects of cloud-based computing in different industries and configurations.

Description: This practical, hands-on course introduces participants to the basic concepts, tools, materials, processes, and skills required to safely hand solder through-hole and surface mount chip components according to industry standards. Two classroom, three lab hours per week.

Description: The four pillars of machine learning are regression, dimensionality reduction, density estimation, and classification. This course aims to establish the mathematical foundation upon which to build these pillars by covering carefully selected topics in linear algebra, analytic geometry, vector calculus, probability and distributions, and optimization.

Prerequisites: MAT 1570 or MAT 1580 and Other (with a grade of C or better or satisfactory score on math placement test)

Description: Algebra-based university-parallel course in oscillations, waves, sound, optics, electricity, magnetism and electromagnetism. Three classroom, three lab hours per week.

Prerequisites: PHY 1141

 

Term hours subtotal:

15

Spring Semester (Third Year)
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Description: In this course, we'll explore the fusion of technology and connectivity, uncovering how everyday objects become intelligent and interconnected. Learn key IoT concepts, technologies, and applications across industries using hands-on experiences. Personalize your learning experience with goal-driven labs and create the product solution you have always been interested in. This course explores the fundamental infrastructure from the edge to the cloud. Learn what is possible to begin to create the impossible. Begin your understanding of how to do work with the Agile mindset. Get ready to understand the transformative power of IoT and its impact on our connected world!

Prerequisites: CIS 1130 or CIS 1411

Description: Introduces a basic understanding of communication systems for today's technology. Both analog and digital communication systems will be covered. Topics include amplitude and frequency modulation, baseband communication, digital transmission, noise and error correction, and layer network models. Two classroom, two lab hours per week.

Prerequisites: EET 1120

Description: This hands-on course will teach PLC distributed networking and communication utilized in advanced manufacturing. Concepts such as modern system architecture techniques and implementation of cybersecurity defense-in-depth will be examined. Two classroom, two lab hours per week.

Prerequisites: EET 2282

Description: English Composition II, building on the skills in English Composition I, develops rhetorical literacy through research, critical reading and multigenre writing tasks. Through major and minor, cumulative and stand-alone assignments, students construct arguments and analyses, ethically incorporating academic sources while developing their own voices as writers and citizens.

Prerequisites: ENG 1101

Description: This course examines the role of technology in the modern society. It explores the opportunities and dangers faced by humankind in the evolution of new technologies. It inquires into such questions as whether the human quest for mastery of nature has made us masters or slaves of the machine.

Notes: Arts & Humanities Elective - Choose any OT36 Course (must be from 2 different subjects). View all options here: https://www.sinclair.edu/about/offices/provost/articulation-transfer/ohio-transfer-36/

 

Term hours subtotal:

15

Fall Semester (Fourth Year)
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Description: Students will learn how to obtain, cleanse, and prepare data, use supervised models to predict and categorize data, and present their findings.

Prerequisites: CIS 2266

Prerequisites: CIS 2428 and MAT 2215

Description: This is a continuation into the investigation of modern communications systems. Topics include an introduction to the American Radio Relay League (ARRL), antennas, propagation methods, wireless systems, telephony, networking, and related components. Two classroom, two lab hours per week.

Prerequisites: EGR 2202

Description: This practical hands-on course examines embedded design of microcontrollers and advanced communication/network/security/wireless applications for IoT systems and sensors. Two classroom, two lab hours per week.

Prerequisites: EET 2261 and EGR 2261

Description: Major trends in the development of Western culture, emphasizing political, economic, social and cultural achievements from the seventeenth century to the present.

Notes: Arts & Humanities Elective - Choose any OT36 Course (must be from 2 different subjects). View all options here: https://www.sinclair.edu/about/offices/provost/articulation-transfer/ohio-transfer-36/

 

Term hours subtotal:

15

Spring Semester (Fourth Year)
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Prerequisites: CIS 2545

Description: Students earn academic credit toward their graduation requirement by working in a professional industrial technology environment. Students must work 10 hours per week per credit hour for one semester and be supervised/mentored by a professional in the field. The internship coordinator can help guide students in their search, but students are ultimately responsible for obtaining a qualifying position. Students already working in the field may apply to use that experience to meet the internship requirement if they can prove that new learning will occur.

Notes: Or CIS-4178 Capstone - Spring Only

Prerequisites: Approval of Department

Description: This practical hands-on course explores Industry 4.0 related robotics with respect to the high-tech Supply Chain/Logistics and Advanced Manufacturing industries. Modern technology, security, and communications will be explored as it applies to the fast-changing field of robotics. Two classroom, two lab hours per week.

Prerequisites: EGR 2252

Description: A critical analysis of contemporary American society with review of major sociological theories, research methods, culture, socialization, groups, social structure, social institutions, deviance, social inequalities, social processes and social change.

Notes: Social & Behavioral Science Elective - Choose any OT36 course (must be from 2 different subjects). View all options here: https://www.sinclair.edu/about/offices/provost/articulation-transfer/ohio-transfer-36/

Prerequisites: DEV 0015

 

Term hours subtotal:

12

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.