This program is designed to build upon the Industrial Technology certificate and to create a pathway to upper division studies or a competitive resume advantage for students planning to work as technicians in industrial operations to build and maintain equipment and systems that are controlled by electrical, hydraulic, pneumatic, and mechanical devices.
Industrial operations need highly skilled personnel to build and maintain equipment and systems that are controlled by electrical, hydraulic, pneumatic, and mechanical devices. The industrial technology curriculum is designed to prepare students to build equipment, install machinery and maintain or repair electrical wiring and fixtures, hydraulic and pneumatic devices, programmable logic controlled systems, and heating and air conditioning systems found in institutional, industrial, and commercial settings.
This curriculum integrates training from a variety of disciplines: electrical, mechanical, hydraulics and pneumatics, welding, drafting and design, heating, ventilation, and air conditioning. These technical courses are supported by a solid core of general education courses that will aid students in developing important, practical business application skills. This broad-based, interdisciplinary training prepares students to be competent industrial technicians who are adaptable to multiple industrial environments. Modern industry refers to these individuals as multi-craft technicians.
Program Requirements and Special Conditions
Students must meet ESCC admission requirements. Students must also complete placement tests (or equivalent) in English and Mathematics, and scores will be used for appropriate course placement. If students have deficiencies in English and/or Mathematics, ESCC offers developmental and prerequisite courses to prepare students for the curriculum. New students should see a counselor and returning students their advisor for more information.
Program Learning Outcomes
Students will be able to:
- Identify typical tools and proper use of a variety of devices including precision measurement.
- Read and interpret blueprints in the welding industry.
- Perform data collection and evaluation for equipment used in the industrial environment.
- Demonstrate an understanding of quality control principles.