Program of Study

Students will study fundamentals of electricity and basic wiring methods. They will also study Programmable Logic Controllers and how they are used to control industrial equipment. Students study different welding processes including MIG and oxy-fuel systems. They will study heating and cooling systems, hydraulic and pneumatic systems and machine shop practice. Students will study mechanical drive systems including gears, belts and pulleys and chains and sprockets. Students learn to use a wide variety of hand and power tools including machine tools.

Careers Available

Maintenance Technicians are employed by small and large manufacturers to maintain manufacturing equipment, conveyors and plant infrastructure.

Recommended Courses and Skills

Good math skills.

Helpful Personal Attributes

Ability to work in a team environment, problem solving skills and mechanical aptitude.

Program Offerings

Program Credential Level Offered Code
Industrial Systems Technology Associate in Applied Science Day A50240
Industrial Systems Technology Diploma Day D50240
Industrial Systems Technology - Advanced Automation & Robotics Certificate Day C50240AR
Industrial Systems Technology - Machine Operator Certificate Day and Evening C50240MO

Program Contact

If you would like additional information about the Industrial Systems Technology Program, contact David Dinkins, Department Chair-Advanced Manufacturing, at 336.757.3343 or