Program: Industrial Technology - General (883)
Specializations: Electronic-Electrical (883-02) and Electronic Controls (883-03)   

Award: Associate of Applied Science

Program Purpose:

The Associate in Applied Science (AAS) degrees in Industrial Technology are designed to provide a broad base of instruction and industrial knowledge that will prepare the graduate to enter the technical work force upon graduation.

What will I learn?

Students successfully completing this program will be able to…

  • Calculate direct and alternating current circuit loads.
  • Set up and maintain a safe working environment.
  • Use electrical fundamentals, precision tools and techniques to perform tasks.
  • Plan and execute technical applications to operate equipment.
  • Demonstrate varied communication skills.

How long will I need to be in college?

A college-ready student attending Camp full-time can complete this associate degree in two years. 

What job or career can I get with this degree?

Upon completion of the program, graduates will possess the knowledge and skills required for various careers such as:  electronics technician, industrial automated systems, industrial designer, operations manager, operator, planner, production manager, quality assurance technician, safety coordinator, and technician.

What is the job outlook for graduates from this program?

As of the second quarter of 2023, total employment in the Hampton Roads Workforce Region for Industrial Engineering Technicians was 237. There is projected annual demand/need for 21 new entrants into this occupation (Source:  Jobs EQ Occupation Report Industrial Engineering Technicians, January 2024).

How much can I earn with this degree?

Below are the 2023 wages for careers, within the Hampton Roads Workforce Region, that are related to this field.


Entry Level



Industrial Engineering Technician




(Source:  Jobs EQ Occupation Report Wages, January 2024)

Want to know more?  Check out the program map for Industrial Technology - General, Electronic-Electrical, Electronic Controls and program requirements in the College Catalog.