Integrated Systems Technology (IST)

All IST courses numbered 100 and above may be applied to the major field and elective requirement for the Associate in Arts and Associate in Science degrees.

IST 105 Electrical Control Circuits (3)(2,2)

Students will learn the fundamentals of basic (DC) electricity, including series, parallel, and combination circuits. The fundamentals of inductors and capacitors are also studied.(1.2) Proficiency Credit Available Pass/No Credit Available.

In-District Tuition/Fees: $471 (effective 2019/20 academic year)

In-district tuition is subject to change based on Board approval (https://elgin.edu/pay-for-college/tuition-fees/).

Prerequisite: None

Semester(s) Offered: Fall

IST 110 Electrical Motor Control (3)(2,2)

In this course, students will learn lockout-tag- out procedures and how to read and develop ladder logic diagrams. Students will study 3- phase motor control systems, and the components of a 3-phase motor control system. Students will learn to troubleshoot a 3-phase motor control system with practical faults inserted.(1.2) Proficiency Credit Not Available Pass/No Credit Available.

In-District Tuition/Fees: $471 (effective 2019/20 academic year)

In-district tuition is subject to change based on Board approval (https://elgin.edu/pay-for-college/tuition-fees/).

Prerequisite: Grade of C or better in IST 105 or HAC 114

Semester(s) Offered: Fall

IST 120 Hydraulics (3)(2,2)

Students will learn about basic and intermediate hydraulic component systems. Students will learn how to read a hydraulic diagram, how to interpret various hydraulic symbols, and how to apply these components to a hydraulic system. Students will also learn how to read a pressure gauge. They learn to apply simple deductive problem-solving techniques in relation to a hydraulic system. Students will learn Pascal's Law and other hydraulic fundamentals. Finally, students will troubleshoot a hydraulic system, using real-world faults. (1.2) Proficiency Credit Not Available Pass/No Credit Available.

In-District Tuition/Fees: $471 (effective 2019/20 academic year)

In-district tuition is subject to change based on Board approval (https://elgin.edu/pay-for-college/tuition-fees/).

Prerequisite: None

Semester(s) Offered: Fall

IST 122 Hydraulics Troubleshooting (3)(2,2)

Students will learn to troubleshoot and repair a hydraulic system with real-world faults installed. They will learn how various components work in a hydraulics system and how they interact with other components. They will learn how to take pressure and flow readings. (1.2) Proficiency Credit Not Available Pass/No Credit Available.

In-District Tuition/Fees: $471 (effective 2019/20 academic year)

In-district tuition is subject to change based on Board approval (https://elgin.edu/pay-for-college/tuition-fees/).

Prerequisite: Prerequisite:Grade of C or better in IST 120

Semester(s) Offered: Fall

IST 125 Pneumatics (3)(2,2)

This course covers introduction to air-powered, pneumatic system maintenance and pneumatic system construction. Students will learn how a pneumatic system works, how to read pneumatic schematics, and how to identify different pneumatic components in a system. Students will learn how to read pressure guages and how to assemble a simple pneumatic system. Students will also learn how to wire an electro-pneumatic device using a ladder logic diagram.(1.2) Proficiency Credit Not Available Pass/No Credit Available.

In-District Tuition/Fees: $471 (effective 2019/20 academic year)

In-district tuition is subject to change based on Board approval (https://elgin.edu/pay-for-college/tuition-fees/).

Prerequisite: None

Semester(s) Offered: Spring

IST 130 Basic Mechanical Drives (3)(2,2)

Students will learn how to align and level a motor and how to align various shafts to a motor. Students will also install drive belts and drive chains to a motor. Students will learn how to use various tools to measure belt and chain tension and how to use various specialized tools and measuring devices such as calipers and micrometers when installing mechanical devices.(1.2) Proficiency Credit Not Available Pass/No Credit Available.

In-District Tuition/Fees: $471 (effective 2019/20 academic year)

In-district tuition is subject to change based on Board approval (https://elgin.edu/pay-for-college/tuition-fees/).

Prerequisite: None

Semester(s) Offered: Spring

IST 135 Industrial Power/Piping Systems (4)(2,4)

In this course the student will learn the various piping methods that are used in industrial applications. The student will learn how to connect and install various styles of metal and plastic pipes, how to read symbols used in piping installations, and how to bend and install conduit piping. The National Electrical Code (NEC) will be used to identify safety practices and selecting circuit protection in an industrial setting. (1.2) Proficiency Credit Available (2 SIE) Pass/No Credit Not Available.

In-District Tuition/Fees: $528 (effective 2019/20 academic year)

In-district tuition is subject to change based on Board approval (https://elgin.edu/pay-for-college/tuition-fees/).

Prerequisite: Grade of C or better in HAC 114 or IST 105 or IST 110

Semester(s) Offered: Fall, Spring and Summer

IST 140 Programmable Controllers I (3)(2,2)

This course offers students the fundamentals of a Programmable Logic Controller (PLC) using the Allen Bradley SLC 500 PLC. Students learn the basic parts of a PLC system, digital fundamentals, and PLC addressing. Students also learn how to troubleshoot and repair a PLC when a "real world" fault is inserted.(1.2) Proficiency Credit Available Pass/No Credit Available.

In-District Tuition/Fees: $471 (effective 2019/20 academic year)

In-district tuition is subject to change based on Board approval (https://elgin.edu/pay-for-college/tuition-fees/).

Prerequisite: Prerequisite:Grade of C or better in IST 110

Semester(s) Offered: Fall

IST 142 Programmable Controllers II (3)(2,2)

This course is an extension of IST 140. Students learn to program an Allen Bradley SLC500 PLC for advanced sequencing operation. Students also learn to program timers and counters that are used in a PLC application, as well as to write a PLC program using advanced math and data functions. The troubleshooting section from IST 140 is also used during the course.(1.2) Proficiency Credit Not Available Pass/No Credit Available.

In-District Tuition/Fees: $471 (effective 2019/20 academic year)

In-district tuition is subject to change based on Board approval (https://elgin.edu/pay-for-college/tuition-fees/).

Prerequisite: Grade of C or better in IST 140

Semester(s) Offered: Fall

IST 235 AC Drives (3)(2,2)

The student will learn the theory and practical fundamentals of AC Drive systems including servomotor, vector drive motor, and a variable speed drive motor. They will also learn the various types of troubleshooting techniques and procedures and be exposed to real world faults that are inserted into any of the various types of drive systems. The student will also learn advanced motor control principals including SRC units, power generation and distribution, and reduced voltage starting methods. Finally, the student will wire a motor control panel using an electrical print.(1.2) Proficiency Credit Not Available Pass/No Credit Available.

In-District Tuition/Fees: $471 (effective 2019/20 academic year)

In-district tuition is subject to change based on Board approval (https://elgin.edu/pay-for-college/tuition-fees/).

Prerequisite: Grade of C or better in IST 110 or consent of instructor

Semester(s) Offered: Spring

IST 245 Advanced Programmable Controllers (3)(2,2)

This is an advanced Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC) course. In this course, students will learn to program an Input/Output Allen Bradley Analog module card. They will learn how data sampling takes place and how this module card interfaces with 'real world' devices. Students will also learn how to set up and program the Allen Bradley PLC for DH485 and RIO Communication. In the final part of this course, students will learn how to set up and program Panelview software to communicate with an Allen Bradley PLC program.(1.2) Proficiency Credit Not Available Pass/No Credit Available.

In-District Tuition/Fees: $471 (effective 2019/20 academic year)

In-district tuition is subject to change based on Board approval (https://elgin.edu/pay-for-college/tuition-fees/).

Prerequisite: Prerequisite:Grade of C or better in IST 142

Semester(s) Offered: Spring