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College Catalog: Industrial Technology and Trades: Industrial Technology

Program: Industrial Technology
Award: Associate of Applied Science
Plan Code: 883
Length: 66 Credits, 4 semesters
Lead Faculty: Keisha Nichols

Specialization:  Industrial Technology – Electronic-Electrical (883-02), 65 Credits
Industrial Technology – Electronic Controls (883-03), 65 Credits

Purpose: The Associate in Applied Science degree 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: Upon completion of the Industrial Technology Associates in Applied Science graduates possess the knowledge and skills required for entry into the following careers: electronics technician, industrial automated systems, industrial designer, operations manager, operator, planner, production manager, quality assurance technician, safety coordinator, and technician. These jobs can be found in small, medium and large industrial settings, health care and the government.

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

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

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 take developmental courses prior to taking any ELE, ETR, IND or MEC classes.

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, and government.

Industrial Technology – General (883)
Required Courses and Credits
Sample Schedule
FIRST YEAR
Fall Term
DRF 175 Schematics and Mechanical Diagrams 2
ENG 131 Technical Writing 3
IND 165 Principles of Industrial Technology I 4
MTH 121 Fundamentals of Mathematics 3
SAF 126 Principles of Industrial Safety 3
SDV 100 College Success Skills or SDV 106 1
Total Semester Credits 16
Spring Term
IND 113 Materials and Processes in Manufacturing 3
IND 137 Team Concepts and Problem Solving 3
IND 166 Principles of Industrial Technology II 4
INS 110 Principles of Instrumentation 3
ITE 115 Intro. to Computer Applications and Concepts 3
Total Semester Credits 16
SECOND YEAR
Fall Term
CST 100 Principles of Public Speaking 3
ETR 113 DC and AC Fundamentals I 4
HLT ____ Health or PED xxx Physical Education elective 2
IND 265 Principles of Industrial Technology III 4
Social Science elective 3
Total Semester Credits 16
Spring Term
ETR 114 DC and AC Fundamentals II 4
IND 266 Principles of Industrial Technology IV 4
MEC 161 Basic Fluid Mechanics – Hydraulics/Pneumatics 4
Humanities ___ Humanities elective 3
Social Science elective 3
Total Semester Credits 18
Total Credits 66

Industrial Technology – Electronic-Electrical (883-02)
Required Courses and Credits
Sample Schedule
FIRST YEAR
Fall Term
DRF 175 Schematics and Mechanical Diagrams 2
ENG 131 Technical Writing 3
ETR 113 DC and AC Fundamentals I 4
IND 165 Principles of Industrial Technology I 4
MTH 121 Fundamentals of Mathematics 3
SDV 100 College Success Skills or SDV 106 1
Total Semester Credits 17
Spring Term
ELE 160 Power Controls 3
ETR 114 DC and AC Fundamentals II 4
HLT ___ Health or Physical Education elective 2
IND 166 Principles of Industrial Technology II 4
Total Semester Credits 13
SECOND YEAR
Fall Term
CST 100 Principles of Public Speaking 3
ELE 133 Practical Electricity I 3
ETR 203 Electronic Devices I 4
ITE 115 Introduction to Computer Applications and Concepts 3
Social Science elective 3
Total Semester Credits 16
Spring Term
ELE 134 Practical Electricity II 3
ETR 204 Electronic Devices II 4
ETR 273 Computer Electronics I 3
Humanities ___ Humanities elective 3
Social Science elective 3
Total Semester Credits 16
Summer Term
ELE 135 National Electrical Code 3
Total Semester Credits 3
Total Credits 65

Industrial Technology – Electronic Controls (883-03)
Required Courses and Credits
Sample Schedule
FIRST YEAR
Fall Term
DRF 175 Schematics and Mechanical Diagrams 2
ENG 131 Technical Writing 3
ETR 113 DC and AC Fundamentals I 4
IND 165 Principles of Industrial Technology I 4
MTH 121 Fundamentals of Mathematics 3
SDV 100 College Success Skills or SDV 106 1
Total Semester Credits 17
Spring Term
ETR 114 DC and AC Fundamentals II 4
ELE 239 Programmable Logic Controllers 3
IND 166 Principles of Industrial Technology II 4
ITE 115 Intro. to Computer Applications and Concepts 3
Social Science elective 3
Total Semester Credits 17
SECOND YEAR
Fall Term
CST 100 Principles of Public Speaking 3
ETR 203 Electronic Devices I 4
ETR 221 Electronic Controls I 4
HLT ___ Health or Physical Education elective 2
Social Science elective 3
Total Semester Credits 16
Spring Term
ETR 204 Electronic Devices II 4
ETR 222 Electronic Controls II 4
ETR 273 Computer Electronics I 4
Humanities ___ Humanities elective 3
Total Semester Credits 15
Total Program Credits 65