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High Technology Studies: Plant Systems Technician

2020-21 Plant Systems Technician (PDF)*

Career Pathway Certificate
Courses for this Certificate

About the Program

This three-term pathway sequence of coursework will ensure students a foundational level of skills that may provide a competitive advantage when being considered for hire in a variety of commercial plant environments. With these foundational skills to build on, students are potential candidates for sponsorship by their employers into one of many Bureau of Labor and Industry (BOLI) apprenticeship programs. RCC is not authorized to sponsor entrance into any apprenticeship program, but apprenticeship coursework is provided by the college.

Program Learning Outcomes

The curriculum in RCC courses is derived from a set of identified learning outcomes that are relevant to the discipline. Program learning outcomes for Electronic Technology programs are:

Identify and solve real-world problems through the application of electronics theory and concepts.

Calibrate, test, and repair analog and digital circuitry using industry standard test equipment.

Organize, interpret, and use technical information and documentation.

Communicate effectively across a variety of audiences: technicians, engineers, management, and customers.

Function collaboratively as a member of a team to achieve specified and measurable results.

Demonstrate flexibility, adaptability, and time management skills commensurate with industry productivity needs.

Demonstrate the ability to adhere to personal and industry safety standards.

Entry Requirements

Students are required to complete the Placement Process to determine skill level and readiness in math, reading, and writing. As part of their training program, students must begin with the courses within their skill level as determined through the Placement Process. In addition, students may also be required to enroll in classes that would increase their employability and success.

Advanced Standing

Coursework from accredited colleges and universities will be accepted in accordance with college policies and the Electronics Technology Department chair’s recommendation. In order to ensure that coursework is current, program courses over three years old must be reviewed and approved by the appropriate department chair before being accepted toward core requirements. Official transcripts must be filed with the Enrollment Services office and the Electronics Technology Department.

Graduation Requirements

Students must complete all courses in this program with a grade of “C” or better to receive their certificates. Certain required courses are graded on a pass/no pass basis only. A grade of “P” for these courses indicates a student earned the equivalent of a “C” or better grade.


Course No.
Course Title
CIS/CS___ Approved Computer Information Science or Computer Science class, CIS120/CS120 or above or documented computer proficiency within the past ten years 1 0-2
MTH20 Pre-algebra or designated placement score 0-4
RD90/WR90 College Reading/Fundamentals of Composition or
WR91 (WR91 substitutes for both RD90 and WR90)  or designated placement score
  Total Prerequisite Credits 0-14

Required Core Courses

Course No.
Course Title

First Term

EET104 Introduction to Manufacturing Electronics 4
MET105 Blueprint Reading – Mechanical 3
MFG101 Introduction to Manufacturing 3
MFG140 CNC Controls 2
MTH63 Applied Algebra I or
MTH60 Fundamentals of Algebra I or higher level math

Second Term

EET112 Introduction to Mechatronics 3
MFG121 Manufacturing Processes I 4
WLD111 Technology of Industrial Welding I 6

Third Term

MEC130 Hydraulics I 3
MFG122 Manufacturing Processes II 4
WLD250C Selected Topics: SMAW 2
WR115 Introduction to Expository Writing 2 3

1 Required for graduation.

2 BT113 Business English I, 4 credits, may be taken in lieu of WR115 Introduction to Expository Writing.

For more information, contact the Electronics Technology Department:

Grants Pass or Medford: 541-245-7809
Toll free in Oregon: 800-411-6508, Ext. 7809
TTY: Oregon Telecom Relay Service, 711
Web address:

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