Jul 17, 2024  
2024-2025 Academic Catalog 
2024-2025 Academic Catalog

Industrial Technology, AAS

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This degree will focus on learning experiences that will prepare students with the technical skills to work with in diverse technological fields within manufacturing and industrial environments.

Students will be able to obtain a generalist degree as well as have the opportunity to specialize in areas such as Industrial Electrical, Machining/CNC Programming, and Maintenance/Mechatronics. Courses consist of theory and practical, hands on applications. Students work collaboratively with each other and with the instructor to achieve competencies of each discipline, observing and practicing safety at all times. The technical classes will have 50 percent of the learning experiences in the classroom, and the remaining 50 percent in the laboratory environment applying hands-on learning. The courses comprising the generalist and specialist degree areas incorporate fundamentals critical in allowing students to adapt to the continuous changes in technology.

Career Outlook

As manufacturers invest in new, technology-driven equipment, the demand for skilled graduates in diverse technical areas will remain in high demand.

Program Learning Outcomes

Learners will be able to:

  1. Identify common industrial symbols and abbreviations and demonstrate their use (Industrial Electrical, PLC, HVACR)
  2. Interpret and develop basic prints including dimensioning, calculations, and sketching, orthographic, isometric, sectional and auxiliary views (Machining, PLC)
  3. Apply principles of electrical controls and fluid power applications to industrial situations (Maintenance Tech/ Mechatronics)
  4. Basic knowledge of PLC control systems (Industrial Maintenance)
  5. Knowledge of basic machining principles using lathes, mills, drills, band saw, and various hand tools (Millwright)
  6. Basic knowledge of operating systems, networking, and computer hardware (PLC)
  7. Knowledge of physics of fluids, components, troubleshooting and design applications for hydraulic and pneumatic systems (HVACR, Millwright, Industrial Maintenance, Machining CNC, Industrial Electrical)

First Semester

Total Credits: 14

Second Semester

Total Credits: 15

Third Semester

Total Credits: 15

Fourth Semester

Total Credits: 17

Total Program Hours 61

* See Northwest State General Education Requirements  for a list of Humanities and Social/Behavioral Science Electives.

* See Northwest State General Education Requirements  for a list of Communications and Natural Science.

^ Prior to taking IND 110 , students should have basic computer literacy in Windows and at least one Windows application.

** See next page for listing of Technical Electives.

+ Students must attain a minimum grade of “C” in all courses with a ‘+’ to progress in the program and to graduate.

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