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Overview & Employment – Industrial Systems Technology

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NIACC Industria-Systems-Technology

Industrial Systems Technology is an Associate in Applied Science Degree program designed to prepare the graduate for immediate employment as electronic, electrical, and mechanical maintenance personnel in manufacturing settings.

IST Courses

Several courses in the Industrial Systems Technology program are offered in an instructor-supervised/student-paced format. See course descriptions for details concerning specific course status. Some of the instruction in these courses is computer-based using software available only in the Industrial Systems Technology Labs on campus. Students enrolled in such courses should expect to spend 25-30 hours in the Industrial Systems Technology Lab for each semester hour of the course. For example, ELT-382, Electronic Circuit Analysis is a 3-semester-hour course. The student enrolled in that course should expect to spend 75-90 hours (5-6 hours per week) in the Industrial Systems Technology Lab and one hour of lecture to complete the course. While a suggested schedule appears on this page, the use of instructor-supervised/student-paced course work allows the student much more flexibility in scheduling.

College Transfer Option

Through an articulation agreement with the University of Northern Iowa, graduates of the Industrial Systems Technology program may continue their education by transferring to baccalaureate programs in such industrial technology fields as manufacturing, electromechanical systems, engineering technology, or supervision and management. Help of a NIACC counselor or program instructor is advised.

Career Opportunities

Completion of this program prepares graduates to enter the following occupations:

    • Electromechanical Technician
    • Industrial Maintenance Technician
    • Electronics Technician
    • Industrial Process Control Technician
    • Instrumentation Technician
    • Control Systems Technician
    • Computer Automated Process Control Technician

For specific information contact the Career and Internship Center or the NIACC Industrial Division.

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