Industrial Technology

Hands-on experience degrees for highly sought after employment

Program Overview

The Industrial Automation and Maintenance program is a two-year technical program leading to an Associate of Technical Studies Degree in Industrial Automation and Maintenance.

Studies in Industrial Automation and Maintenance focus on the installation, repair, and maintenance of the electronic equipment used to control manufacturing and power generation processes. Programmable controllers, industrial controls, and robotic systems integration are emphasized. The solid foundation of coursework and hands-on training in the laboratories will allow the graduate technician to quickly become a productive and promotable employee.
 

Learning Outcomes

  • working knowledge of AC and DC circuits.
  • be familiar with basic electrical test equipment such as multi-meters, oscilloscopes, power supplies, and meggers
  • be familiar with electrical safety practices and arc flash hazard protection.
  • be able to test common industrial electrical components using manufacturers' test procedures and basic electrical test equipment.
  • be capable of troubleshooting common industrial control circuits.
  • be capable of troubleshooting programmable logic control circuits.
  • be familiar with closed loop feedback process control systems and related electrical components.
  • begin preparation for the Certified Electronics Technician examination (CET).
  • demonstrate the habit of practicing safety rules and regulations, including lock/out-tag/out, on a continuous basis.
  • read and interpret control circuit ladder diagrams.
     

Industrial Technology Degrees

Industrial Technology (Bachelor)

  • Bachelor's Program

Program Overview

The objective of the Industrial Technology program is to produce a graduate with the skills and knowledge needed for technical management positions in the industry. Courses in Industrial Technology supplement the student’s associate degree by additional coursework in subjects not previously studied and/or more advanced courses.
Industrial Technology (IND) is a 2+2 program that provides the second two years of education leading to a Bachelor of Science Degree in Industrial Technology (BSIT). Prior to entering the program, students must have completed an Associate of Science, Associate of Applied Science or Associate of Technical Studies degree in an Engineering Technology field from a regionally accredited university, college, community college, or technical college. Industrial Technology is a comprehensive major requiring at least thirty- three (33) credit hours of 30000/40000 level coursework, a minimum of twenty-four (24) hours of Industrial Technology technical electives, and a minimum of 124 credit hours total.
 

Sample Courses

  • ECO 11403 Introduction to Microeconomics
  • IND 35202 Preventative Maintenance
  • IND 37102 OSHA

All Course Requirements 

Degree or Certificate
  • Bachelor of Science
Campus Location
  • Rio Grande Main Campus
College or School
  • College of Professional and Technical Studies
  • Evans School of Business & Technologies
Modality
Modality tells you whether this program is in-person, online, or hybrid.
  • All courses required in-person
Total Credit Hours
124
Requirements
Must have an approved Associate degree that can count towards the first two years of the BSIT and 2.0 accumulative GPA in Associates Degree

Industrial Automation and Maintenance (Associate)

  • Associate's Program

Program Overview

Sample Courses

  • ENG 21403 Business & Technical Writing    
  • IT 10103 Introduction to Information Technology    
  • TEC 11804 Technical Mathematics II

All Course Requirements 

Degree or Certificate
  • Associate of Technical Studies
Campus Location
  • Rio Grande Main Campus
College or School
  • College of Professional and Technical Studies
  • Evans School of Business & Technologies
Modality
Modality tells you whether this program is in-person, online, or hybrid.
  • All courses required in-person
Total Credit Hours
65
Davis Career Center Building
Facilities

E.E. Davis Career Center

Two electronics labs located in Davis Career Center are utilized for most of the electronics courses. The labs have good quality bench electronics test equipment, internet access, basic hand tools, personal safety gear, programmable controllers, and various robots.

The Industrial Automation and Maintenance labs in the E.E. Davis Career Center is equipped with work stations constructed with standard industrial electrical and hydraulic components. These workstations allow students to construct and troubleshoot the actual type of electrical circuits used in industry.