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Industrial Systems Technology A.A.S. (A50240)

Location(s): Carrington-Scott Campus (Graham Campus)

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Program Description

The Industrial Systems Technology curriculum is designed to prepare or up-grade individuals to service, maintain, repair, or install equipment for a wide range of industries. Instruction includes theory and skill training needed for inspecting, testing, troubleshooting, and diagnosing industrial equipment and physical facilities.

Students will learn technical skills in blueprint reading, electricity, hydraulics/pneumatics, machining, welding, and various maintenance procedures. Practical application in these industrial systems will be emphasized and additional advanced course work may be offered.

Upon completion of any of the various levels of this curriculum, graduates should gain the necessary practical skills and related technical information to qualify for employment or advancement in the various areas of industrial systems technology.

Program Learning Outcomes

Graduates of this program should be able to:

  • Demonstrate a general understanding of industrial maintenance tasks and techniques
  • Demonstrate a general understanding of electrical wiring
  • Utilize various electrical and mechanical measuring equipment, such as digital multimeter, calipers, etc.
  • Demonstrate a basic understanding of PLC (Programmable Logic Controllers) programming and interfacing
  • Demonstrate a basic understanding of hydraulics, welding and machining

Articulation Agreements

  • Eastern Carolina University-Bachelor of Science in Industrial Technology-64 credits will transfer for this degree. Email for specific information.

Additional Program Costs

The Industrial Systems Technology curriculum has some minor additional costs beyond the typical generic supplies that are required but not supplied by the college. Additional expenses required for this program include:

  • Welding classes may require some personal protection equipment to be purchased.

General Track

The general track is recommended for those seeking an A.A.S. Degree in Industrial Systems Technology with no plans of continuing on to a bachelor’s degree. This track is the common choice for degree-seeking students who plan to work as industrial technicians.


Transfer Track

The transfer track is recommended for those who plan on seeking a bachelor’s degree after completing their A.A.S. Degree in Industrial Systems. While program-specific Industrial System courses are not included in the NCCCS transfer agreement with NC four-year colleges and universities, this track does include the English, Math, and other general education courses that will transfer to other institutions while fulfilling the  requirements for the A.A.S. degree. This track is the recommended track for those seeking to take advantage of the transfer of 64 credits to the Eastern Carolina University Bachelor of Science in Industrial Technologies degree program.

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