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Internet of Things (IoT) Cyber Technician CETT.S.AAS

Associate of Applied Science - 63 - 64 Credit Hours

Division: Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics
Department: Electronics Engineering Technology
Effective as of Fall 2021

What is the program about?

The Internet of Things Cyber Technician (IOTCT) program provides students with the skills and education to apply the Internet-of-Things (IOT) and programming concepts in the exciting fields of automation, robotics and cyber/network security. The curriculum balances theory and laboratory applications and provides students with a strong background in electronics, programmable logic controllers, robots, robotic programming, networking, and cybersecurity. These in-demand skills prepare graduates for careers in logistics, supply chain, automation, repair/support of existing computer systems, networks, and their associated software which utilize robots and/or automated systems. The IOTCT program provides students a quality education in state-of-the-art laboratories with courses taught by highly qualified faculty who possess industry experience. Those who wish to further their studies are well prepared to pursue a bachelor's degree in Computer Engineering or Electronics and Computer Engineering Technology programs.

Program Outcomes

  • Understand the hardware, operating system software and protocols that enable modern networks. Use operating system commands and tools to configure servers, mocrocontrollers, PLCs and robots in the most secure possible state.
  • Design, install, program, and troubleshoot IOT & IIOT equipment and systems using the required hardware, programming/simulation/drafting software, test instrumentation, technical drawings & manuals, then initiate and complete the appropriate design/repair process.
  • Use basic operating system commands for multivendor routers and switches to manipulate files and directories and perform basic software configuration, troubleshooting and programming. Describe the operations of reference models and identify the application and services provided by the TCP/IP protocol suite. Demonstrate how communications works in control networks, data networks, wireless and the Internet.
  • Recognize professional, ethical and societal responsibilities, respect diversity and commit to life-long learning.
  • Design, document and implement computer software solutions given definition of a problem and requirements for a solution.

Career Opportunities

Entry level Cyber technician specializing in the IoT consumer market provides students with in-demand skills in electronics, programmable logic controllers, robots, robotic programming, networking, troubleshooting, and cybersecurity. Graduates will be able to work in all areas having to do with the IoT (Internet-of-Things) from programming to engineering hardware installations, medical devices, robotics, supply chain/logistics, and networking/cybersecurity.


Formal articulation agreements with other colleges and universities indicate how Sinclair programs and courses will transfer to other institutions.


This program offers embedded FANUC Robot "Handling Tool Operations & Programming Cert Level 1" (course EGR2252) certification. CIS/IT certs consist of the CompTIA Network+ (course CIS1130), COMPTIA Security+ (course CIS2640), CompTIA A+ level 1 (course CIS2731).


Course Title Credits
CIS 1107 Introduction to Operating Systems 3
CIS 1130 (Network Fundamentals) OR CIS 1411 (Introduction to Networks) 3
CIS 1140 Information Systems Analysis & Design 3
CIS 2165 Database Management 3
CIS 2265 Data Visualization 3
CIS 2266 Python for Data Analytics 3
CIS 2640 Network Security 3
COM 2211 Effective Public Speaking 3
EET 1120 Introduction to DC & AC Circuits 2
EET 1198 Digital Technology 2
EET 2261 Microprocessors 4
EET 2281 Programmable Logic Controllers 3
EET 2282 Advanced Programmable Logic Controllers 3
EGR 1128 Robotics in Computer Integrated Manufacturing (CIM) Systems 3
EGR 2261 Engineering Problem Solving using "C" & "C++" 4
ENG 1101 English Composition I 3
MAT 1580 (Precalculus) OR MAT 1470 (College Algebra) AND MAT 1570 (Analytic Geometry & Trigonometry) 5 - 6
Ohio Transfer 36: Social & Behavioral Sciences Elective 3
PHY 1141 College Physics I 4
EGR 2252 Teach Pendant Robot Programming 3
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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.