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  Sep 19, 2017
 
 
    
2017-18 Catalog

Industrial Technology


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Program Coordinator Luke Jumper

Jobs in industry aren’t the same as 20 years ago. Today’s positions require employees to perform more than a few functions and the same tasks. Computers, electronics and new technology have moved to the plant floor. To advance in industry today you need additional training and new skills.

The Industrial Technology program can prepare you to meet today’s requirements. You’ll receive training in electronics, computers, manufacturing and other areas that will help you succeed. You’ll develop the skills to perform a variety of functions, and have the background to work in different types of plants and on different projects.

At L&C you may choose one of three options in engineering technology. The first (manufacturing) concentrates on acquiring the technical skills important in modern industry; the second concentrates on management; and the third is a customized option that can be tailored to a particular industry.

Students who are interested in the field of engineering may begin work in the industrial technology area before pursuing the calculus and physics sequences that are required for engineers (see Associate in Engineering Science - ENGR/SCI.AES ). Many employers regard a technology background as an enriching and attractive experience for engineers.

Nature of Work: Industry is rapidly changing with the integration of computers, industrial processes, and management systems throughout the enterprise. The demand for individuals with interdisciplinary, high tech skills is increasing. Knowledge of a wide range of manufacturing and industrial techniques is important. Industrial technologists are hired to assist with the design, installation, operation and maintenance of industrial systems of various kinds. A Controls & Instrumentation Specialist installs, repairs, troubleshoots, and programs automated manufacturing and process control equipment. Industrial Supervisors direct and monitor workers, lead teams, schedule activities and repairs, and assist with planning. Related job titles include: Industrial Technologist, Manufacturing Technologist, CNC Technician, CAD/CAM Operator, Service Representative, Production Planner, Material Planner and Inventory Specialist.

Skills and Abilities: The Industrial Technologist should be inquisitive, willing to learn new technology and be able to diagnose and solve complex problems. In addition to skills directly related to manufacturing, good math, English, and speaking abilities are also important.

 

Industrial Technology – Management - ENGR/MNGT.AAS


Associate in Applied Science Degree

Students enrolled in this program will be seeking employment as technicians that lead to supervisory positions in advanced manufacturing. These positions involve some level of resource (human and physical) management, planning, and budgeting in the advanced-manufacturing setting.

In their initial stages of employment graduates of this program may be involved in strictly technician positions such as those described below in the existing degree, but the purpose of this program in Industrial Technology-Management is to provide the students with education and some job experience (through internships) that will prepare them for management- level employment in the long run.

Industrial technicians who move into supervisory and managerial positions in advanced manufacturing monitor and direct other technicians, lead teams, schedule work activities and repairs, and assist managers in planning.

First Year


Total: 16-17 Credit Hours


Total: 14 Credit Hours


Second Year


Total: 17 Credit Hours


Second Semester


Total: 14 - 16 Credit Hours


Total credit hours for the A.A.S. in Industrial Tech-Management: 61


 

Industrial Technology – Manufacturing - ENGR/MFG.AAS


Associate in Applied Science Degree

Students enrolled in the Industrial Tech - Manufacturing AAS degree program will be seeking technician positions in advanced manufacturing. They will receive a general technical background at L&C that will prepare them to work in a variety of manufacturing settings including those that involve controls and instrumentation, computer numerical control (CNC), and automated manufacturing of products made from a variety of materials. Industrial technicians in advanced manufacturing work on installation, design, maintenance and operation of many types of digitally operated devices and machines in a broad range of advanced-manufacturing settings.

First Year


Total: 13-14 Credit Hours


Second Semester


Total: 18-19 Credit Hours


Second Year


First Semester


Total: 15 Credit Hours


Second Semester


Total: 16-17 Credit Hours


Total credit hours for the A.A.S. in Industrial Tech-Manufacturing: 62


 

Industrial Technology – Customized Option - ENGR/TECH.AAS


Associate in Applied Science Degree

First Year


Total: 13-14 Credit Hours


Second Semester


Total: 17-19 Credit Hours


Second Year


First Semester


Total: 15-16 Credit Hours


Second Semester


Total: 15-19 Credit Hours


Total credit hours for the A.A.S. in Industrial Technology - Customized Option: 60


Approved Technical Electives List


Students should select electives in consultation with their advisor to develop an area of specialization.

 

GIS Specialist - ENGR/GIS.CC


Certificate of Completion

This short-term certificate is awarded to students who successfully complete TECH 150  GIS/GPS Mapping for Industry and TECH 151  GIS/GPS Data Acquisition & Management. Current Engineering Technology students and graduates from several technology programs may seek admission into these courses and program. The program provides introductory-level instruction on Geographic Information Systems and requisite measurement equipment. TECH 151 introduces geographic data collection as it relates to Global Positioning Systems, Geographic Information Systems, and requisite measurement equipment. The Certificate is a basic, non-technical introduction to beginning students in a rapidly growing, high tech career field.

Total: 6 Credit Hours


Total credit hours for the Certificate of Completion in GIS Specialist: 6


 

  

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