The Industrial Systems Technology, AAS–A50240 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 print reading, mechanical systems maintenance, electricity, hydraulics/pneumatics, welding, machining, or fabrication, and includes various diagnostic and repair procedures. Practical application in these 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.
- ACA 111 – College Student Success
Introduces the college’s physical, academic, and social environment and promotes the personal development essential for success.
- HYD 110 – Hydraulics/Pneumatics I
Introduces the basic components and functions of hydraulic and pneumatic systems. Topics include standard symbols, pumps, control valves, control assemblies, actuators, FRL, maintenance procedures, and switching and control devices.
- ELC 131 – Circuit Analysis I
Introduces DC and AC electricity with an emphasis on circuit analysis, measurements, and operation of test equipment. Topics include DC and AC principles, circuit analysis laws and theorems, components, test equipment operation, circuit simulation, and other related topics.
- MEC 145 – Mfg Materials I
Introduces a variety of manufacturing materials and common processing techniques. Emphasis is placed on the processing, testing, and application of materials such as wood, metals, plastics, ceramics, and composites.
- DFT 151 – CAD I
This course introduces CAD software as a drawing tool. Topics include drawing, editing, file management, and plotting. Upon completion, students should be able to produce and plot a CAD drawing.
- MNT 110 – Intro to Maint Procedures
This course covers basic maintenance fundamentals for power transmission equipment. Topics include equipment inspection, lubrication, alignment, and other scheduled maintenance procedures.
- ELC 128 – Intro to PLC
Introduces the programmable logic controller (PLC) and its associated applications. Topics include ladder logic diagrams, input/output modules, power supplies, surge protection, selection/installation of controllers, and interfacing of controllers with equipment.
- WBL 111 – Work-Based Learning I
Provides a work-based learning experience with a college-approved employer in an area related to the student’s program of study. Emphasis is placed on integrating classroom learning with related work experience.
- MNT 111 – Maintenance Practices
This course provides in-depth theory and practical applications relating to predictive and preventive maintenance programs. Emphasis is placed on equipment failure analysis, maintenance management software, and techniques such as vibration and infrared analysis.
- WLD 121 – GMAW (MIG) FCAW/Plate
This course introduces metal arc welding and flux core arc welding processes. Topics include equipment setup and fillet and groove welds with emphasis on the application of GMAW and FCAW electrodes on a carbon steel plate.
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Who to Contact
For more information:
Industrial Systems Program Chair/Computer-Integrated Machining Technology Instructor
Aerospace and Advanced Manufacturing Center (Building 030), Room 123
Phone: (252) 527-6223, ext. 109