2018-2019 Academic Catalog 
    Dec 02, 2022  
2018-2019 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Industrial Technology, AAS

Program Description

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
  • Mathematics
  • 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.

Modular Format

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.

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.

Required Industrial Technology Modules

Students must complete thirty (30) credits in the Industrial Technology core curriculum. For more information about Industrial Technology modules go to the Industrial Trades page at http://www.kellogg.edu/academics/departments/industrial-trades/industrial-technology/.

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) °
  • 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.

Professional Certifications

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