Industrial
Industrial Systems Technology Degree
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 instructorsupervised/studentpaced format. See course descriptions for details concerning specific course status. Some of the instruction in these courses is computerbased using software available only in the Industrial Systems Technology Labs on campus. Students enrolled in such courses should expect to spend 2530 hours in the Industrial Systems Technology Lab for each semester hour of the course. For example, ELT382, Electronic Circuit Analysis is a 3semesterhour course. The student enrolled in that course should expect to spend 7590 hours (56 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 instructorsupervised/studentpaced 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 NIACC Industrial Division.
Degree Earned
Upon successful completion of the Industrial Systems Technology curriculum with a grade point average of 2.00 (C) or higher, the student is awarded an Associate in Applied Science Degree.
Costs
Tuition is based on the number of credit hours and legal residence and is subject to change or modification. To see the current cost per semester hour click here.
Financial Aid/Scholarships
Financial assistance is available in the form of grants, scholarships, loans, and parttime employment (work study). Students apply for financial aid by completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). For more information on Financial Aid click here.
First Year  First Term
ELT190  Introduction to Tech Computing and CAD*  3 s.h. 
ELT382  Electronic Circuit Analysis**  3 s.h. 
ELT745  Maintenance Shop Operations  3 s.h. 
ELT788  Fluid Power I  2 s.h. 
IND190  Skills and Safety in Industry  1 s.h. 
MAT801  Applied Math A***  1 s.h. 
MAT802  Applied Math B****  1 s.h. 
MAT803  Applied Math C*****  1 s.h. 
MAT804  Applied Math D+ OR MAT121 College Algebra++  1 s.h. (4 s.h.) 
SDV199  Collesge Essentials  1 s.h. 
17 s.h. 
BUS162  Workplace Professionalism  3 s.h. 
ELT170  Introduction to PLC's  3 s.h. 
ELT210  Motor Control Circuits+++  3 s.h. 
ELT333  Analog and Digital Electronics+++  4 s.h. 
WTT103  Introduction to Wind Energy  3 s.h. 
16 s.h. 
ELT895  Industrial Systems Internship++++  2 s.h. 
2 s.h. 
ELT124  Advanced PLCs and System Integration+++++  3 s.h. 
ELT133  Electronic Motor Drives#  2 s.h. 
ELT734  Industrial Instrumentation##  4 s.h. 
ENG701  Communications I  3 s.h. 
PHY162  College Physics I### OR PHY106 Survey of Physics### OR CHM151 College Chemistry I#### 
4 s.h. (4 s.h.) (4 s.h.) 
16 s.h. 
ELT710  Computer Automated Manufacturing‡  3 s.h. 
ELT750  Facilities Maintenance+++++  3 s.h. 
ENG702  Communications II‡‡  3 s.h. 
PHY172  College Physics II‡‡‡ OR PHY106 Survey of Physics#### OR CHM151 College Chemistry I#### 
4 s.h. (4 s.h.) (4 s.h.) 
13 s.h.  
Total Program Hours  64 s.h. 
Math Requirement – Students are required to complete MAT121 OR MAT801, MAT802, MAT803, and MAT804.
*Prerequisite/Corequisite: Ability to keyenter the equivalent of 25 words per minutes at a computer keyboard.
**Prerequisite/Corequisite: MAT801 Applied Math A, MAT802 Applied Math B, MAT803 Applied Math C, and MAT804 Applied Math D or permission of instructor.
***Prerequisite: COMPASS PreAlgebra score of at least 49, or ACT math score of at least 16, or MAT063 PreAlgebra with a grade of C or higher, or Accuplacer Arithmetic score of at least 59, or Accuplacer Elementary Algebra score of at least 50, or Accuplacer College Math score of at least 21.
****Prerequisite: COMPASS PreAlgebra score of at least 49, or ACT math score of at least 16, or MAT063 PreAlgebra with a grade of C or higher, or Accuplacer Arithmetic score of at least 59, or Accuplacer Elementary Algebra score of at least 50, or Accuplacer College Math score of at least 21.
*****Prerequisite: MAT801 Applied Math A and MAT802 Applied Math B with a grade of C or higher, or Accuplacer Arithmetic score of at least 59, or Accuplacer Elementary Algebra score of at least 50, or Accuplacer College Math score of at least 21.
+Prerequisite: MAT801 Applied Math A and MAT802 Applied Math B with a grade of C or higher.
++ Prerequisite: MAT092 Intermediate Algebra with a C or better, or Math ACT score of at least 21, or Compass Algebra Placement score of at least 76, or Accuplacer Elementary Algebra score of at least 116, or Accuplacer College Math score of at least 45.
+++Prerequisite: ELT382 Electronic Circuit Analysis.
++++Prerequisite: Sophomore status in the Industrial Systems Technology program and permission of internship coordinator.
+++++Corequisite: ELT170 Introduction To PLCs.
#Prerequisite: ELT210 Motor Control Circuits.
##Prerequisites: ELT170 Introduction to PLC’s and ELT333 Analog and Digital Electronics.
###Prerequisite: MAT134 Trigonometry and Analytic Geometry or equivalent.
####Corequisite: MAT092 Intermediate Algebra or equivalent
#####Prerequisite: MAT063 Elementary Algebra or equivalent.
‡Prerequisite/Corequisite: ELT790 Fluid Power and ELT124 Advanced PLCs and System Integration.
‡‡Prerequisite: ENG701 Communications I.
‡‡Prerequisite: PHY162 College Physics I, or equivalent, or permission of instructor.