The Industrial Systems Technology program is intended to provide the opportunity for students to explore a career in industrial systems technology at the professional level. The degree program teaches skills in Industrial Systems Technology providing background skills in several areas of industrial maintenance including electronics, industrial wiring, motors, controls, PLCs, instrumentation, fluid power, mechanical, pumps and piping, and computers.
Program graduates will receive an Associate of Applied Science degree in Industrial Systems Technology, qualifying them as industrial system maintenance personnel, technicians, electricians, millwrights, and other related jobs that are charged with inspecting, maintaining, troubleshooting, and repairing commercial and industrial mechanical and electrical systems. These systems are found in manufacturing applications, assembly lines, and production facilities. The complex machinery found in each of these situations need technicians to install, service, troubleshoot, maintain, and repair the machinery in order for the companies to maintain a high level of productivity. Occupational prospects will vary by specialty and location, as employment is influenced by economic conditions. In general, opportunities will be best for individuals with an associate degree or other postsecondary training in Industrial Systems Technology.
Minimum Program Length: 5 Semesters
Estimated Program Cost: $6,820
- Must be 16 years of age.
- Completion of high school or GED and submission of official transcript required to apply.
- Achievement of minimum program admission scores in Reading, English, and Math.
- Transfer of previous post secondary credits will be determined by the registrar.
At a Glance
Occupational Courses (40 hours)
This student success course is designed to transition, connect, and acclimate new students to Atlanta Technical College. The course creates an awareness of various campus resources and holistic skill sets necessary to achieve educational and career success. Through the nurturing of academic, personal, social, occupational, and technological talents, students develop the acaademic and professional skills necessary to be successful in college and the global community.
This course introduces the operational theory, systems terminology, PLC installation, and programming procedures for Programmable Logic Controllers. Emphasis is placed on PLC programming, connections, installation, and start-up procedures. Other topics include timers and counters, relay logic instructions, and hardware and software applications.