Industrial Technology, A.S. Degree

The world continues to become more wired and the proliferation of electrical systems creates a need for skilled electricians to meet the demands of a variety of industries. Prairie State College is meeting those needs offering training in electronics as well as teaching the skills needed to become an electrician.

The A.A.S. degree program has been approved by the U.S. Apprenticeship Training and includes training in electronics as well as electrician skills. Prairie State offers a 35-credit certificate for Industrial Electricians.


Employment in manufacturing industries in Illinois accounts for nearly 17 percent of Illinois’ non-farm employment. Three subcategories of durable goods manufacturers—primary metals, fabricated metals, and industrial machinery—together employ more than 300,000 Illinoisans. Programs of study as described in this recommendation include machining standards that comply with those outlined by the National Institute for Manufacturing Skills and the Illinois Occupational Skills Standards Machining Skills Cluster.

Degrees and Certificates

View the curriculum for these programs in the current Academic Catalog. You can also access the entire PDF of the catalog (1.63 MB). Since the printing of this catalog, there have been some additions and deletions. View the addendum for more information.

Please visit the Career and Transfer Programs Web page, where you will find advising guides with the most recent PSC catalog updates. The advising guides describe the requirements needed to complete a degree or certificate.


A listing of course descriptions is available in the current Academic Catalog. For a listing of when courses are offered, consult the current course schedule or WebAdvisor.


Georgia Karras
Assistant Professor, Coordinator
(708) 709-3598
Office 2185

PSC students train to troubleshoot and maintain electrical devices