Industrial Technology AAS

Industrial Technology (AAS)

The Associate of Applied Science Degree in Industrial Technology is a focused, career-oriented program that meshes the latest techniques in precision mechanical engineering, controls theory, computer science and electronics by applying them to the design process to create more functional and adaptable products.  Industrial Technology is where mechanics, electronics and controls intersect.  The term Mechatronics was first coined in Japan some 30 years ago.  Since then, Mechatronics has come to mean a synergistic blend of mechanics and electronics.  The word’s meaning is somewhat broader than the traditional term electro mechanics, which to many denotes the use of electrostatic or electromagnetic devices.

Industrial Technology is a significant design trend that has a marked influence on the product-development process, international competition in manufactured goods, the nature of mechanical engineering education in coming years, and quite probably the success mechanical engineers will have in becoming team leaders or engineering managers.

Students trained in this program will be able to:
•    Think critically and analytically in order to solve problems and formulate decisions and opinions while utilizing mathematical skills.
•    Demonstrate understanding of electrical circuits, Ohm’s Law, DC power, and AC power and their relationships to industrial equipment.
•    Describe basic industrial wiring, conduit sizes, their connections, and common practices in the industrial workplace.
•    Comprehend PLCs and their application in industrial automation.
•    Demonstrate understanding of electrical motors, overloads, starters, and motor control techniques.
•    Demonstrate understanding of fluid power, both hydraulic and pneumatic, basic usages and control of each system.
•    Solve issues and diagnose electrical and mechanical industrial equipment and their components.
•    Control automation, connecting all learned disciplines into a systems approach culminating with Flexible Manufacturing.

To be admitted to the program, students must meet the general education diploma (GED) requirements or have a high school diploma.  The Associate of Applied Science Degree program in Industrial Technology is an open admissions degree program and, as such, conforms to New River Community and Technical College admissions requirements.  Performance standards consist of maintaining a 2.0 or better grade point average in the program and within the institution. For further information, contact Bruce Mandakunis at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 304-929-3306.

REQUIRED COURSES

Industrial Technology
Total Degree Hours: 60

First Semester

Number

Title

Hrs

INDT 100

Intro to Industrial Technology

3

INDT 110

DC/AC Circuits

3

INDT 120

Fluid Power I

3

MATH 104

Math for Tech Trades

3

INDT 150

Mechanical Applications 1

3

 

Total Semester Hours

15

 

Second Semester

Number

Title

Hrs

INDT 170

Process Fundamentals

3

INDT 175

Process Controls

3

INDT 160

Electro Mechanical I

3

INDT 180

Instrumentation

3

INDT 190

Intro to Programmable Logic Controllers

3

 

Total Semester Hours

15

 

Third Semester

Number

Title

Hrs

INDT 210

Mechanical Application II

3

INDT 220

Electro Mechanical II

3

INDT 230

Industrial Safety/Project Mgmt

3

PSYC 155

Interpersonal Relations and Group Dynamics

3

WELD 131 OxyFuel/Plasma Cutting

3

 

Total Semester Hours

15

 

Fourth Semester

Number

Title

Hrs

INDT 200

Industrial Wiring

3

INDT 240

PLC/HMI Process Automation

3

INDT 250

Flexible Manufacturing

3

INDT 260 Quality Assurance and Control

3

INDT 270

Capstone Seminar       3
 

Total Semester Hours

15

Evaluation Sheet

2016-2017

2015-2016

2014-2015

2013-2014

2012-2013 (Mechatronics)

 

 

 

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