Program Description: The Industrial Systems Technology associates degree program is designed for the student who wishes to prepare for a career in industrial systems technology. The associates degree program builds upon the diploma program in Industrial Systems Technology, providing background skills in several areas of industrial maintenance and control systems. The program provides learning opportunities that introduce, develop, and reinforce academic and technical knowledge, skills, and attitudes required for job acquisition, retention, and advancement. Additionally, the program provides opportunities to retrain or upgrade present knowledge and skill. Graduates of the program receive an Industrial Systems Technology Associates Degree in Applied Technology that qualifies them for employment as industrial electricians or industrial systems technicians or I and E technicians with opportunities to move into management positions. High school graduation or GED is required for admission to this program.
Employment Opportunities: The strengths of the program include a potential of high placement rates for graduates, above average starting salaries, and potential for career advancement and growth. Graduates are qualified for positions as engineering assistants, programmable control specialists, automation specialists, industrial electronics specialists, and a wide variety of industrial management positions. The associate degree program provides for continuing career mobility and facilitates continuing educational opportunities.