Industrial Technician


2012-2013 academic year

You can earn an industrial technician diploma. Note that not all courses for each program can be offered every semester.

You will need to successfully complete a minimum of 30 Credit Hours.

Required Core Courses

Core 22 Credit Hours

Course NumberCourse NameCredit Hours
ELMC 1010 Fundamentals of Electricity
This course covers the fundamentals of electrical theory, including electrical components and their effects on AC and DC circuits. The students will study electrical measurements with emphasis on circuit analysis using Ohm's law, circuit testing equipment, and the use of other instruments.
ELMC 1020 Fundamentals of Electricity Lab
Practical application of safely testing components and circuitry, proper use of electrical test equipment, and diagnosing circuitry using circuit diagrams.
ELMC 1035 OSHA 30-Hour Safety
The OSHA 30-Hour General Industry course provides compliance safety training to prepare all employees for the hazards found in manufacturing, service, and distribution companies. You will gain in-depth knowledge of the following course topics: OSHA regulations, OSH Act and general duty clause, walking and working surfaces, means of egress and fire protection, flammable and combustible liquids, personal protective equipment, permit-required confined spaces, machine guarding, hazard communication, safety and health programs, hearing conservation, industrial hygiene, hand and portable power tools, toxic and hazardous substances, lockout/tagout, and electrical safety. To meet Department of Labor standards, students must attend all class periods to receive a 30-hour certification card.
INDT 1060 Machinist Fundamentals I
Basic machinist theory required for simple lathe, milling machine, and grinding operations. Classroom theory on measuring and laying out metals, sawing, filing, drilling, reaming, threading, and grinding.
INDT 1080 Precision Measurement
The study of graduated measurement as it applies to manufacturing. Applications of instruments to determine size, distance, temperature, time, flow, moisture, and pressure.
WELD 1110 Metallurgy I
Identification, classification, and application of metals as applied to the welding fabrication and machine shop areas.
ELMC 1110 Motor Control
The study of various circuits and controls commonly used to control electrical motors and the techniques used to troubleshoot these circuits and controls.
ELMC 1120 Motor Control Lab
Construct and troubleshoot various motor control circuits utilizing different switch and relay components.
WELD 1140 Blueprint Reading
Provides welding students with exposure and experience in reading welding symbols and fabrication layout. Structural steel and pipe layout projects are completed and one student project is laid out and fabricated.
WELD 1150 Shop Operations
Covers machine fasteners, stud bolts, bolt grades, pop-rivets, and preening rivets; drill and tap operations for standard and metric thread sizes; saw blade selection and application; and precision layout, straight line and on an arc. Instruction provided on layout tools and their application and how to read a shop micrometer, dial caliper, and machine rule. Also includes machine safety and safe setup and operation of power drill press, hand tool, and die grinder; proper grinding stone selection and hand file use and selection. General shop theory information needed by students to successfully complete the lab exercises.
WELD 1160 Shop Operations Lab
Provides opportunities to perform basic machine shop and welding hand tool and power tool operations. Exercises using precision measuring instruments and layout tools are completed. Students will use theory information from WELD 1150 to perform lab exercises.

Required General Education Courses

Combination of Oral and Written Communication 3 Credit Hours

Course NumberCourse NameCredit Hours
ENGL 1050 Career Composition
Development of both oral and written communicative skills essential to career areas. Includes business letters, job applications, and analyzing and writing of technical reports.

Mathematics 3 Credit Hours

Course NumberCourse NameCredit Hours
MATH 1020 Applied Mathematics I
Begins development of math skills for success in specific vocational and technical fields with major emphasis on problem solving through numerical methods using a scientific calculator and graphing. The major topics include numeration and operations, measurement, number representation, and formulas. Designed for students in building construction, drafting, electrician, industrial maintenance, utility line, and welding or machinist.

Science or Technology 2 Credit Hours

Course NumberCourse NameCredit Hours
INFO 1000 Basic Computer Applications
An introduction to basic computer operations using personal computers operating in a Windows environment. Students learn to use the computer to create and edit word processing and spreadsheet documents and use the Internet as a resource for information.

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