Industrial Systems Technology, Certificate

This certificate is designed to prepare students for entry-level employment as Industrial Systems Technicians with a specialty in areas related to manufacturing and industrial processing industry. Knowledge and skills instruction in this program will deal with various levels of industrial systems equipment where the students will learn how to maintain equipment and to maximize equipment efficiencies and effectiveness. The electro/mechanical knowledge gained will provide students with a background in equipment operation as well as an understanding of systems integration. Theoretical topics will be reinforced with opportunity for the student to become fully engaged in work-based experiences via laboratory experiments and assignments. The Certificate of Competency in Industrial Systems Technology will be awarded upon successful completion of the minimum competencies as outlined below.

Program Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this program, the student should be able to:

  • Demonstrate the principles of technical information management and communication
  • Perform the basic mathematical computational skills required of a technician
  • Apply the theory and practices associated with basic electrical circuit installation and troubleshooting
  • Apply the theory of precision measuring and measurement to the solution of typical workplace problems
  • Cite the purpose and classify by type, various pieces of power transmission and mechanical motion equipment
  • Determine specifications associated with equipment parts, installation, repair and replacement
  • Specify and install bearings, belts, chains, gears, coupling, drives, etc.
  • Select and apply gaskets, seals, sealants, lubrications and oils
  • Plan, prepare and schedule an activity list associated with job descriptions that will also include safety procedures and all aspects of accident prevention, health and environmental issues
  • Interpret drawings and schematics, properly use hand and power tools and basic electrical instruments while performing industrial equipment maintenance and repair

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Required CoursesCredits
IST 100 - Introduction to Industrial Systems Technologies3
TME 115 - Basic Technical Skills3
TCC 111 - Technical Communications3
TEL 101 - D C Analysis4
MTT 108 - Mathematics for Occupational Technologies3

Total Credits: 16