Industrial Engineering Technology, A.A.S.

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Industrial Technology

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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.

Students who complete this AAS degree will have earned an Industrial Technology certificate and Industrial Maintenance Technician diploma by completion.

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.


  • 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

First Semester

ELT 215 - Motors and Controls 2.0 Credit(s)
ELT 196 - Circuit Analysis I 5.0 Credit(s)
IND 109 - Equipment Safety and Operation 3.0 Credit(s)
IND 197 - Industrial Engineering Technology Orientation 3.0 Credit(s)
MAT 743 - Technical Math 1 3.0 Credit(s)

Semester Total: 16.0 Credits

Second Semester

ELT 250 - Programmable Logic Controllers 3.0 Credit(s)
ELT 251 - Programmable Logic Controllers Lab 2.0 Credit(s)
MFG 145 - Light Machining for Maintenance Trades 4.0 Credit(s)
WEL 149 - Arc Welding 3.0 Credit(s)
WTT 143 - Mechanical Power Transmission 3.0 Credit(s)
ELE 227 - Electrical Blueprint Reading 2.0 Credit(s)

Semester Total: 17.0 Credits


IND 930 - Industrial Internship 4.0 Credit(s)

Semester Total: 4.0 Credits

Third Semester

IND 187 - Predictive Maintenance 2.0 Credit(s)
IND 191 - Preventative Maintenance 2.0 Credit(s)
CAD 139 - Introduction to CAD/CAM 3.0 Credit(s)
ATR 133 - Fluid Power Systems 2.0 Credit(s)
ELT 252 - Advanced Programmable Logic Controllers 3.0 Credit(s)
ELT 253 - Advanced Programmable Logic Controllers Lab 2.0 Credit(s)
ENG 110 - Writing For The Workplace 3.0 Credit(s)

Semester Total: 17.0 Credits

Fourth Semester

ATR 113 - Industrial Robotics 3.0 Credit(s)
ATR 114 - Industrial Robotics Lab 2.0 Credit(s)
SOC 110 - Introduction to Sociology 3.0 Credit(s)
MGT 195 - Workplace Empowerment 3.0 Credit(s)
HCR 208 - Boilers and Hydronic Systems 2 4.0 Credit(s)
LEO 360 - Lasers in Manufacturing 3.0 Credit(s)

Semester Total: 18.0 Credits

Total Semester Hours Required 72.0


1 May substitute with MAT 102 or higher.


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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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