Sep 21, 2023
Code 290 - 60 Credits
The Industrial Technology core curriculum will prepare people to install, maintain and repair manufacturing equipment found in a variety of industries (including, but not limited to: metal, plastics, automotive, medical, pharmaceutical, and food processing). Graduates will have career pathways for continuing education in manufacturing engineering, industrial engineering technology or business administration with a concentration in manufacturing. Students may pursue either a Certificate or an Associate of Applied Science Degree in Industrial Technology.
Modules within the curriculum cover:
- Applied Science and Materials
- Electro-Mechanical Devices, Equipment, and Safety
- Process Applications and Operations
- Product Design Elements
- Programming and Controls
- Quality and Lean Manufacturing
- Standards and Regulations
In order to earn an Associate of Applied Science Degree in Industrial Technology students must complete sixty (60) credits. These credits must be taken from three categories: core curriculum, general education electives, and technical electives.
Industrial Trades curricula are offered in a non-traditional, modular format. Module descriptions are not listed in the catalog. For more information about Industrial Trades modules go to the Industrial Trades page at http://www.kellogg.edu/academics/departments/industrial-trades/industrial-technology/.
Industrial Trades Orientation
All students interested in taking Industrial Trades modules must complete one or more core curriculum orientation. The orientation is a core curriculum prerequisite. Students will not be able to register for modules until the orientation is completed.
Program Learning Outcomes
- Technical/Equipment: Program graduates will demonstrate the technical knowledge and skills required to use industry equipment appropriately for employment in the field of Industrial Technology.
- Safety: Program graduates will demonstrate safety protocols in the field of Industrial Technology by consistently applying and adhering to current industry safety standards.
- Problem Solving: Program graduates will demonstrate the ability to use a variety of techniques in solving problems presented in the field of Industrial Technology.
- Communication: Industrial Technology program graduates will effectively communicate the technical content of the field, both written and orally.
Required General Education Courses
All first-time KCC students must complete the FYS 101 - First-Year Seminar course with a grade of C or higher.
See an Academic Advisor for course completion and/or any questions pertaining to the FYS course.
Technical Elective Courses
Technical elective courses compliment the core curriculum and support general workplace competencies required in the field.
Technical electives may be selected from:
- Accounting (ACCO)
- Business Administration (BUAD)
- Business Entrepreneurship (BUEN)
- Chemistry (CHEM)
- Computer-Aided Drafting and Design (DRAF)
- Computer Engineering Technology (CET)
- Computer Programming (CP)
- Engineering Technology (ENTE) °
- ENGL 153 - Technical English °
- Industrial Electricity Electronics (INEL) °
- Industrial Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration (INHR)
- Industrial Machining Technology (INMT) °
- Industrial Pipefitting (INPF)
- Industrial Trades (INTR) °
- Industrial Welding (INWE)°
- Instrumentation (INST) °
- Mathematics (MATH)
- Office Information Technology (OIT)
- Physics (PHYS)
- Renewable Energy (INRE)
- Science (SCIE)
- Service-Learning (SERV) °
- Tool and Die (INTD)
°These electives are highly recommended for the Industrial Technology program.
Selected modules within the Industrial Technology core curriculum prepare students for nationally recognized certifications including:
- American Society for Quality Certified Quality Technician
- Manufacturing Skill Standard’s Council Certified Production Technician
- The Society of Manufacturing Engineers Certified Manufacturing Technologist