Associate of Applied Science - Systems or Industrial Engineering Technology

What is Industrial Engineering?

Industrial engineering technicians specialize in helping to determine the most efficient way to use people, machines, materials and energy in business and industry. That role is becoming more important as factories become more automated and manufacturing becomes more time conscious and quality oriented.

In the College of Technology's associate degree program in systems/industrial engineering technology, you will learn to analyze, measure and coordinate work in a variety of industries.

You'll get hands-on experience with automatic equipment found in machine tool operations. You will have access to a mechanical laboratory for testing and analysis, and you will learn to use computers to aid in the production of engineering drawings.

An individualized option for this degree is also available, providing the opportunity to tailor the degree to your career needs.

An associate degree is granted after the successful completion of 70-semester-hours of coursework and prepares you for employment in your field by allowing you to concentrate the majority of your studies in technical and related coursework.

This program transfers with no loss of credits to the College of Technology's 2+2 program for the Bachelor of Science in Industrial Technology with concentrations in manufacturing and engineering technologies.

An advisor should be consulted to determine the preferred order of completion and possible substitution of courses for those students pursuing a bachelor's degree.

Employment Opportunities

Among the positions you will be qualified for upon graduation are:

  • Methods technician
  • Time study technician
  • Technical positions in production, inventory, quality control, wage and job evaluation, material handling or plant layout and service/sales

With experience, you could qualify as a:

  • Foreman
  • Managerial position in production and wage administration
  • Senior engineering technician

Program Roadmap