Industrial Engineering Technology, A.A.S.

Academic Programs

Career Path

Industrial Technology

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Program Options

Degree, Certificate or Diploma

Locations

Council Bluffs Campus

Program Information

The Industrial Engineering Technology program of study is designed to provide the knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully respond to a broad range of work requirements and duties within industrial, manufacturing, processing, and building maintenance environments. Students learn skills in maintaining and troubleshooting electrical and mechanical systems and machinery. The diverse education includes training in welding, electrical, hydraulics, pneumatics, print reading, instrumentation, applied mathematics, critical thinking skills, and computer operation. Graduates of this program are awarded an Associate of Applies Science (A.A.S.) degree.

Job Outlook

1,473 Jobs (2020)

+6.0% Change from 2020-2025

Data is from the Omaha Metropolitans Area, and the seven counties in Southwest Iowa that Iowa Western serves

What will you do

Industrial Technicians are skilled mechanics that install, repair and maintain industrial machinery. They usually work in manufacturing plants or small factories where they ensure the smooth running of in-house production equipment. Industrial Technicians utilize advanced mechanical knowledge of industrial machinery, excellent troubleshooting skills, and good time-management skills in their job. Industrial Technician boosts production by ensuring all production equipment functions correctly and receives regular maintenance.

Wages

  • Entry: $20.94
  • Average: $26.62
  • Experienced: $42.53

Career Examples

  • Quality Assurance Engineers
  • Quality Assurance Technicians
  • Production Technicians
  • Manufacturing Technicians
  • Lead Technicians
  • Manufacturing Team Leads
  • Quality Technicians
  • Customer Service Technicians

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First Semester

ELT 215 - Motors and Controls

ELT 196 - Circuit Analysis I

IND 109 - Equipment Safety and Operation

IND 197 - Industrial Engineering Technology Orientation

MAT 743 - Technical Math

Second Semester

ELT 250 - Programmable Logic Controllers

ELT 251 - Programmable Logic Controllers Lab

MFG 145 - Light Machining for Maintenance Trades

WEL 149 - Arc Welding

WTT 143 - Mechanical Power Transmission

ELE 227 - Electrical Blueprint Reading

Summer

IND 930 - Industrial Internship

Third Semester

IND 187 - Predictive Maintenance

IND 191 - Preventative Maintenance

CAD 139 - Introduction to CAD/CAM

ATR 133 - Fluid Power Systems

ELT 252 - Advanced Programmable Logic Controllers

ELT 253 - Advanced Programmable Logic Controllers Lab

ENG 110 - Writing For The Workplace

Fourth Semester

BUS 280 - Fundamentals of Lean Process Improvement

MFG 190 - Metallurgy

MGT 195 - Workplace Empowerment

CAD 139 - Introduction to CAD/CAM

HCR 208 - Boilers and Hydronic Systems

LEO 360 - Lasers in Manufacturing

Total Semester Hours Required 72.0

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Program Outcomes

Upon the successful completion of the program students will:

  • Follow safety practices and procedures for all tools and equipment with proper use of PPE.
  • Describe types of work and workplace environments available and techniques needed to succeed within professional career fields.
  • Build, analyze, and troubleshoot electrical circuits.
  • Install, wire, program, and troubleshoot based PLCs and associated equipment.
  • Demonstrate basic knowledge in Welding.
  • Compare, analyze and apply problem solving techniques with various power transmission systems.
  • Interpret prints, layout and safely operate variety of manual machines.
  • Identify, collect data and complete preventative and reactive maintenance procedures on various types of machinery.
  • Demonstrate CNC milling practices, tooling and operation practices including CNC programming language.
  • Identify fundamentals of Lean Process Improvement of minimizing waste, increasing efficiency and improving quality within organizations.

Program Disclaimers

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