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Industrial Systems Technology

Curriculum Description

The Industrial Systems Technology curriculum is designed to prepare or upgrade individuals to safely service, maintain, repair or install equipment. Instruction includes theory and skill training needed for inspecting, testing, troubleshooting and diagnosing industrial systems.

Students will learn multi-craft technical skills in blueprint reading, mechanical systems maintenance, electricity, hydraulics/pneumatics, welding, machining or fabrication, and includes various diagnostic and repair procedures. Practical application in these industrial systems will be emphasized and additional advanced course work may be offered.

Upon completion of this curriculum, graduates should be able to individually, or with a team, safely install, inspect, diagnose, repair and maintain industrial process and support equipment. Students will also be encouraged to develop their skills as life-long learners.

The following represents one way in which the program of study can be completed. Students who aren’t able to follow this plan should consult their academic advisor to be sure that they take courses in the best order for their success.

Associate in Applied Science

A50240
NC CIP: 15.0499
Day
POS Approved: Fall 2012

Course Course Title HOURS PER WEEK
Class Lab/ Shop Clinical/ WBL Credit
Fall Semester
ELC 112 DC/AC Electricity 3 6 0 5
ELC 113 Basic Wiring I 2 6 0 4
MEC 111 Machine Processes I 1 4 0 3
MNT 111 Maintenance Practices 2 2 0 3
   
    8 18 0 15

Spring Semester
CIS 111 Basic PC Literacy 1 2 0 2
ELC 117 Motors and Controls NEW REQUISITE 2 6 0 4
HYD 110 Hydraulics/Pneumatics I 2 3 0 3
ISC 112 Industrial Safety 2 0 0 2
MEC 130 Mechanisms 2 2 0 3
WLD 112 Basic Welding Processes 1 3 0 2
   
    10 16 0 16

Summer Term
BPR 111 Blueprint Reading 1 2 0 2
ENG 111 Expository Writing 3 0 0 3
MAT 115 Mathematical Models NEW REQUISITE 2 2 0 3
MNT 110 Intro to Maint Procedures 1 3 0 2
   
    7 7 0 10

Fall Semester
AHR 112 Heating Technology 2 4 0 4
ELC 128 Intro to PLC 2 3 0 3
ENG 115 Oral Communication 3 0 0 3
WLD 121 GMAW [MIG] FCAW/Plate 2 6 0 4
   
    9 13 0 14

Spring Semester
AHR 113 Comfort Cooling 2 4 0 4
___ ___ Humanities/Fine Arts Elective ** ** 0 3
MEC 237 Instr and Control Systems 3 2 0 4
Select one:
Co-op Work Experience I (0) (0) (10) (1)
  OR        
Industrial Specifications 1 0 0 1
Select one:
Interpersonal Psychology 3 0 0 3
  OR        
General Psychology (3) (0) (0) (3)
   
    9 6 0 15

Total Credit Hours: 70

Legend

  • : Comprehensive Articulation Agreement - This course is recommended for students transferring to a four-year university.
  • : Local Requirement
  • : Instructional Service Agreement
  • : Universal General Education Transfer Component (UGETC)

Additional Information

Humanities/Fine Arts Elective — Select one: ART 111, HUM 110, HUM 115, HUM 120, HUM 170, HUM 220, MUS 110, PHI 215, PHI 240, or REL 110. Consult an academic advisor concerning other possible electives.

**Hours vary depending on course selection.