The Industrial Technology program provides individuals with knowledge and skills for a broad range of career fields. Students are instructed in the processes and practices involved in the areas of industrial graphics, technical writing, robotic welding applications, and occupational safety. 

Graduates of the industrial technology program will:

  • Demonstrate an understanding of welder certification requirements for industry.
  • Explain and identify the various signs, signals, barricades, markers, and tags used on a job site and proper housekeeping procedures for Construction and Industry.
  • Demonstrate technical skills to communicate CAD drafting concepts using drawing and editing commands, basic object commands, layers, and drawing construction tools.
  • Demonstrate mastery of basic programing of robotic welding equipment using defined parameters.

Programs

AAS in Industrial Technology

Recommended Program Map / Program Requirements

The recommended plan below meets the requirements to complete this program.  For official requirements, visit the AWC Catalog. If the recommended classes listed below don’t fit your schedule or interests, you can take alternate classes. 

To get started on your personalized Academic Plan, visit the Academic Planning page or schedule an appointment to meet with an advisor.

First Semester: Fall

Course Course Title Credits Area
DFT 100 AutoCAD 1 ‐ Drafting 3 Major Requirement
ECT 105 Basic Electricity 3 Major Requirement
ENG 110 Technical Writing 3 Major Requirement

ENG 100

or

ENG 101 or ENG 107

Introduction to Composition

or

Freshman Composition 1/GE

GE- Composition
PSY 101 Introduction to Psychology/GE (recommended) GE- Social and Behavioral Science
    15  

Second Semester: Spring

Course Course Title Credits Area
AUT Elective Select an automotive course 3 Major Requirement
TEC 165 Employee and Occupational Safety 3 Major Requirement
WLD 104 Techniques in Flux Core Arc Welding 3 Major Requirement
ENG 101 or ENG 107 Freshman Composition 1/GE 3 GE- Composition
or      
ENG 102 Freshman Composition 2/GE    
MAT 105 Mathematics for Applied Sciences or higher level approved math 3 GE- Mathematics
    15  

Third Semester: Fall

Course Course Title Credits Area
Elective Select a course from (ACR, AUT, CET, CTM, DFT, ECT, MFG, SLR, TEC, WLD) 3 Departmental Requirement
Elective Select a course from (ACR, AUT, CET, CTM, DFT, ECT, MFG, SLR, TEC, WLD) 3 Departmental Requirement
Elective Select a course from (ACR, AUT, CET, CTM, DFT, ECT, MFG, SLR, TEC, WLD) 3 Departmental Requirement
SPC 215 Public Speaking/GE (recommended) 3 GE- Additional Courses
ENV 101 Environmental Science/GE (recommended) 4 GE- Physical and Biological Sciences
    16  

Fourth Semester: Spring

Course Course Title Credits Area
Elective Select a course from (ACR, AUT, CET, CTM, DFT, ECT, MFG, SLR, TEC, WLD) 3 Departmental Requirement
Elective Select a course from (ACR, AUT, CET, CTM, DFT, ECT, MFG, SLR, TEC, WLD) 3 Departmental Requirement
Elective Select a course from (ACR, AUT, CET, CTM, DFT, ECT, MFG, SLR, TEC, WLD) 3 Departmental Requirement
Elective Select additional courses to meet the degree credit requirement 2-7 Elective
PHI 105 Ethics/GE 3 GE- Humanities
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Career Overview & Job Outlook

Successful completion of Industrial Technology program may lead to employment in a variety of different occupations and industries. Below are examples of related occupations and annual median wages*.

Construction Laborers
Clean and prepare construction sites by removing debris and possible hazards; Load or unload building materials to be used in construction; Build or take apart bracing, scaffolding, and temporary structures; Follow construction plans and instructions from supervisors or more experienced workers
$36,000
Hazardous Materials Removal Workers
Hazardous materials (hazmat) removal workers identify and dispose of harmful substances, such as asbestos, lead, mold, and radioactive waste. They also neutralize and clean up materials that are flammable, corrosive, or toxic.
$43,900
Industrial machinery mechanics and machinery maintenance workers
Industrial machinery mechanics and machinery maintenance workers maintain and repair factory equipment and other industrial machinery, such as conveying systems, production machinery, and packaging equipment. Millwrights install, dismantle, repair, reassemble, and move machinery in factories, power plants, and construction sites.
$52,860
Industrial Designers
Industrial designers develop the concepts for manufactured products, such as cars, home appliances, and toys. They combine art, business, and engineering to make products that people use every day. Industrial designers consider the function, aesthetics, production costs, and usability of products when developing new product concepts.
$68,890
Industrial Production Managers
Industrial production managers oversee the daily operations of manufacturing and related plants. They coordinate, plan, and direct the activities used to create a wide range of goods, such as cars, computer equipment, or paper products.
$105,480

Contact Information

Pasquale Lamaestra
Director of Construction and Technology Programs
(928) 317-6005

Kenia Lopez
Senior Secretary, Construction and Technology Programs
(928) 344-7752