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Industrial Technician CAS

Certificate of Applied Science Degree

Program Director:  Karry Hardman

Program Website

Gainful Employment Program Information

This program prepares students for operation and maintenance jobs dealing with industrial machinery.  Program graduates have general skills in industrial safety, electrical troubleshooting, hydraulic and pneumatic system operation, and mechanical system repair. These 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 AAS 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 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 an understanding of motor control circuits and how they operate.

Estimated Resident Program Cost*

Tutiion and Fees$3,190
Application Fee$30
Program Fee$500

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
ETEC 101AC/DC Electronics I **,+3
ELCT 120Basic Industrial Controls +3
NRGY 120Industrial Safety and Rigging **,+3
NRGY 130Fundmtl of Mechanical Systems **,+3
Select one of the following:  
M 095Intermediate Algebra **,+4
M 121College Algebra **,+3
M 151Precalculus **,+4
M 171Calculus I **,+4
Term Credits12
MCH 130Machine Shop 3
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
Term Credits17
Total Credits29

Indicates prerequisites needed.


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


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