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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 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 NIACC Industrial Division.

Gainful Employment

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 part-time 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

ELT-190 Introduction to Tech Computing and CAD* 3 s.h.
ELT-382 Electronic Circuit Analysis** 3 s.h.
ELT-745 Maintenance Shop Operations 3 s.h.
ELT-788 Fluid Power I 2 s.h.
IND-190 Skills and Safety in Industry 1 s.h.
MAT-801 Applied Math A*** 1 s.h.
MAT-802 Applied Math B**** 1 s.h.
MAT-803 Applied Math C***** 1 s.h.
MAT-804 Applied Math D+ OR MAT-121 College Algebra++ 1 s.h.
(4 s.h.)
SDV-199 Collesge Essentials 1 s.h.
17 s.h.
Second Term
BUS-162 Workplace Professionalism 3 s.h.
ELT-170 Introduction to PLC's 3 s.h.
ELT-210 Motor Control Circuits+++ 3 s.h.
ELT-333 Analog and Digital Electronics+++ 4 s.h.
WTT-103 Introduction to Wind Energy 3 s.h.
16 s.h.
Second Year - Third Term
ELT-895 Industrial Systems Internship++++ 2 s.h.
2 s.h.
Fourth Term
ELT-124 Advanced PLCs and System Integration+++++ 3 s.h.
ELT-133 Electronic Motor Drives# 2 s.h.
ELT-734 Industrial Instrumentation## 4 s.h.
ENG-701 Communications I 3 s.h.
PHY-162 College Physics I### OR PHY-106 Survey of Physics###
OR CHM-151 College Chemistry I####
4 s.h.
(4 s.h.)
(4 s.h.)
16 s.h.
Fifth Term
ELT-710 Computer Automated Manufacturing‡ 3 s.h.
ELT-750 Facilities Maintenance+++++ 3 s.h.
ENG-702 Communications II‡‡ 3 s.h.
PHY-172 College Physics II‡‡‡ OR PHY-106 Survey of Physics####
OR CHM-151 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 MAT-121 OR MAT-801, MAT-802, MAT-803, and MAT-804.

*Prerequisite/Corequisite: Ability to key-enter the equivalent of 25 words per minutes at a computer keyboard.

**Prerequisite/Corequisite: MAT-801 Applied Math A, MAT-802 Applied Math B, MAT-803 Applied Math C, and MAT-804 Applied Math D or permission of instructor.

***Prerequisite: COMPASS Pre-Algebra score of at least 49, or ACT math score of at least 16, or MAT-063 Pre-Algebra 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 Pre-Algebra score of at least 49, or ACT math score of at least 16, or MAT-063 Pre-Algebra 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: MAT-801 Applied Math A and MAT-802 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: MAT-801 Applied Math A and MAT-802 Applied Math B with a grade of C or higher.

++ Prerequisite: MAT-092 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: ELT-382 Electronic Circuit Analysis.

++++Prerequisite: Sophomore status in the Industrial Systems Technology program and permission of internship coordinator.

+++++Corequisite: ELT-170 Introduction To PLCs.

#Prerequisite: ELT-210 Motor Control Circuits.

##Prerequisites: ELT-170 Introduction to PLC’s and ELT-333 Analog and Digital Electronics.

###Prerequisite: MAT-134 Trigonometry and Analytic Geometry or equivalent.

####Corequisite: MAT-092 Intermediate Algebra or equivalent

#####Prerequisite: MAT-063 Elementary Algebra or equivalent.

‡Prerequisite/Corequisite: ELT-790 Fluid Power and ELT-124 Advanced PLCs and System Integration.

‡‡Prerequisite: ENG-701 Communications I.

‡‡Prerequisite: PHY-162 College Physics I, or equivalent, or permission of instructor.