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Industrial Technician AAS

Associate of Applied Science Degree

Program Director:  Karry Hardman

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The Industrial Technician Associate of Applied Science degree program prepares graduates for technician jobs in industry related fields. Program graduates have general skills in industrial safety, electrical troubleshooting, hydraulic and pneumatic system operation, and mechanical system repair. They also have specialized skills in programmable logic controls, digital electronics, automatic process controls, metals technology, and industrial robots. These specialized skills are built on a strong educational foundation in math, writing, communications, and computing.

For more information on other programs in this field, visit the catalog pages for the Industrial Technician CAS and the Renewable Energy Technician AAS

Graduates are prepared to:

  • Identify and practice safe workplace habits.
  • Demonstrate familiarity with basic electrical tools and the ability to troubleshoot a basic electrical system.
  • Demonstrate familiarity with basic mechanical tools and the ability to repair a basic mechanical system.
  • Demonstrate a basic understanding of hydraulic and pneumatic systems.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of both conventional and renewable energy sources.
  • Demonstrate the ability to use personal computers and common operating systems and applications software.
  • Develop and practice professional standards of workplace communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Demonstrate wind industry safety skills, including climbing, rescue, and confined space procedures.
  • Demonstrate a basic understanding of AC and DC variable speed motor drives.
  • Demonstrate a basic understanding of programmable logic controllers.
  • Demonstrate a basic understanding of digital electronics.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of wind turbine operations and maintenance procedures.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of college-level algebra.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of motor control circuits and how they operate.
  • Demonstrate a basic understanding of how industrial process controls are used.
  • Demonstrate familiarity with industrial robotic control and programming.
  • Identify and use specific tooling used in machining process.
  • Demonstrate basic welding procedures using SMAW and GMAW techniques.

Estimated Resident Program Cost*

Tution and Fees$6,380
Application Fee$30
Program Fee$1,000

Fall 2016 MUS Student Health Insurance Premiums will be changing. Please check the Health Insurance website and/or Student Central for confirmed premium rates. Students will be charged an additional fee of $21 per credit for online/hybrid courses.

Many students need preliminary math and writing courses before enrolling in the program requirements. These courses may increase the total number of program credits. Students should review their math and writing placement before planning out their full program schedules.

GFC MSU Additional Graduation Requirement

COLS 103Becoming a Successful Student +1
First Year
Upon completion of the 1st and 2nd semesters, students are eligible to apply for the Industrial Technician Certificate of Applied Science.  
ETEC 101AC/DC Electronics I **,+3
NRGY 120Industrial Safety and Rigging **,+3
NRGY 130Fundmtl of Mechanical Systems **,+3
ELCT 120Basic Industrial Controls **,+3
Select one of the following:  
M 095Intermediate Algebra **,+4
M 121College Algebra **,+3
M 151Precalculus **,+4
M 171Calculus I **,+4
Term Credits12
COMX 115Intro to Interpersonal Communc +3
ETEC 103AC/DC Electronics II *,+3
ELCT 130Elec Motors and Generators *,+3
NRGY 110Fundmtl Hydraul/Pneu Systems *,+3
WRIT 104Workplace Communications +2
MCH 130Machine Shop 3
Term Credits17
Second Year
CAPP 156MS Excel *,+3
ETEC 220ElectricalPower/Distribution I *,+3
ELCT 250Programmable Electronic Contro *,+3
ETEC 245Digital Electronics *,+4
ETEC 231Electronic Drive Systems *,+3
Term Credits16
ETEC 234Automatic Controls *,+4
ETEC 236Intro to Industrial Robotics *,+3
WLDG 111Welding Theory I Practical +6
Term Credits13
Total Credits58

Indicates prerequisites needed.


Placement in course(s) is determined by placement assessment.


A grade of C- or above is required for graduation.