Industrial Technology: General (883)

Award: Associate of Applied Science Degree

Major: Industrial Technology

Length: Two Years

Lead Faculty/Program Head: Mike Forrest, Keisha Nichols

Purpose: The Associate in Applied Science Degree curricula is designed to provide a broad base of instruction and industrial knowledge that will prepare the graduate to enter the technical work force upon graduation. Graduates will be trained for jobs with local industries.

Occupational Objectives

  • Engineering Assistant
  • Electrician
  • Electronic Technician
  • Equipment Service Technician
  • Field Technician
  • Industrial Electrician
  • Industrial Maintenance Technician
  • Plant Operations Technician
  • Operating Technician

Admission Requirements

In addition to the general admission requirements of the College, entry into the Industrial Technology Degree program requires proficiency in basic arithmetic and English. High school graduates enrolling under the provisions of the Industrial Technology Careers Program must meet the terms of their signed agreement. All students who are not proficient in these subjects will be required to correct their deficiencies in developmental courses.

Program Requirements

The curriculum for the Industrial Technology Degree program combines general academic instruction in mathematics, science, and communication with technical instruction geared toward gaining competence for entry-level positions within business, industry, or government.

Program Student Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of the AAS Industrial Technology Program, students will be able to:

  1. Calculate direct current (DC) circuit loads.
  2. Calculate alternating current (AC) circuit loads.
  3. Demonstrate how to set-up and maintain a safe working environment.
  4. Utilize a working knowledge of electrical fundamentals, precision tools, and techniques to perform identified tasks.
  5. Plan and execute technical applications for the set-up and operation of electrical/electronic equipment.
  6. Communicate their ideas and results using their knowledge of written, oral, and graphical communication.

In addition to the Industrial Technology student learning outcomes, student completing various specializations will be able to:

  • Specialization Electronic-Electrical (883-02): Analyze the requirements for residential and commercial wiring.
  • Specialization for Electronic Controls (883-03): Program logic controllers using programmable logic controllers.

Course Schedule

Sample Schedule

Fall Term
ENG 111 English Composition 3
MTH 115 Technical Math I 3
SDV 100 College Success Skills or SDV 106 1
IND 165 Principles of Industrial Technology I 4
DFT 175 Schematics and Mechanical Diagrams 2
SAF 126 Principles of Industrial Safety 3
Total 16

Spring Term
IND 166 Principles of Industrial Technology II 4
ITE 115 Intro. to Computer Applications and Concepts 3
IND 137 Team Concepts and Problem Solving 3
IND 113 Materials and Processing of Manufacturing 3
INS 110 Principles of Instrumentation 3
Total 16

Fall Term
ETR 113 DC and AC Fundamentals 4
CST 100 Principles of Public Speaking 3
HLT xxx Health or PED xxx Physical Education elective 2
Social Science HIS, PSY, PLS, ECO, HIS, SOC elective 3
IND 265 Principles of Industrial Technology III 4
Total 16

Spring Term
ETR 114 DC and AC Fundamentals 4
MEC 266 Fluid Mechanics 3
PHI 115 Practical Reasoning1 3
IND 266 Principles of Industrial Technology IV 4
Social Science HIS, PSY, PLS, ECO, HIS, SOC elective 3
Total 17

Minimum Credits Required 65

1 PHI 115 is a core competency capstone course and should be taken in the student’s last spring semester before graduation.