Industrial Technology Bridge Programs

This Is Not a Transfer Program.

The BR, or Bridge program is intended for students who may be interested in pursuing a four-year degree in this field. THIS IS NOT A TRANSFER PROGRAM. However, the selection of Universal General Education Transfer Component (UGETC) courses will reduce the number of additional courses required for admission to the four-year institution. Before selecting this program, contact the four-year institution(s) in which you are interested to verify entrance requirements.

Admission to this program requires prior approval from the Industrial Technology Programs Department Chairperson.

There are two Industrial Technology Bridge Programs listed below:

1. Electrical Systems Technology Bridge Program

Career Description

Graduates of this program have opportunities in many areas of business maintaining and servicing Electrical/Electronic equipment including: Industrial, Residential, Commercial, Military, Computer, Consumer, Communications, Biomedical, Construction.

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Career Information

Students enrolled in the Associate Degree program as full time students will complete the program in two years. The purpose of the Electrical Systems Technology program is to train students to install and maintain Electrical and Electronic equipment and systems. But we also go one step further. You will be trained to troubleshoot and repair those systems when they malfunction, making you a well rounded technician.

This program is designed to provide maximum flexibility for career choices. Graduates may fill a number of available positions including:

  • Electrician
  • Electronics Technician
  • Maintenance Technician
  • Electrical Technician
  • Power Plant Technician
  • Field Service Technician
  • Construction Electrician
  • Instrumentation and Controls Technician
  • Automation Technician

The following is a list of local employers in the field of Electrical Systems Technology:

  • Duke Energy
  • Public Schools of North Carolina
  • Campbell Soup Supply Co.
  • Dupont
  • Elkay Manufacturing
  • Kayser-Roth
  • Graphic Packaging
  • International Paper
  • Unilever
  • US Cold Storage
  • Purolator Filters, LLC
  • Quickie Manufacturing Corp.
  • Southeastern Health
  • Mountaire
  • NRG Energy

Entry-Level Salary

  • $25,000 – $52,000/yr.

Program Requirements

The Electrical Systems Technology AAS Degree is a 68-credit hour program. There is a basic core of 53 credit hours. The program also consists of 15 general education credit hours and six credit hours of additional track courses.

Helpful Personal Attributes

Highly motivated to work with industry, a strong sense of ethical behavior, a positive attitude, ability to work well with others and effective oral, written and communication skills.

Program Contact

If you would like additional information about the Electrical Systems Technology Programs, contact Michael Levinson, Instructor, at 910-272-3471, email mlevinson@robeson.edu or Harvey Strong, Program Director, at 910-272-3472, email hstrong@robeson.edu .

2. Industrial Systems Technology Bridge Program

Career Description

The Industrial Systems Technology curriculum is designed to prepare or upgrade individuals to service, maintain, repair or install equipment. Instructions include theory and skills training needed for testing, troubleshooting, and diagnosing industrial equipment.

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Career Information

Graduates can enter the workforce as:

  • Electricians
  • Industrial Technicians
  • Maintenance Technicians

They utilize computers such as Programmable Logic Controllers (PLCs) to troubleshoot other machines as well as voltmeters and precision measuring devices. They are able to troubleshoot and repair a variety of systems used in the manufacturing and business workplace.

The following is a list of local employers in the field of Electrical Systems Technology:

  • Duke Energy
  • Public Schools of North Carolina
  • Campbell Soup Supply Co.
  • Dupont
  • Elkay Manufacturing
  • Kayser-Roth
  • Graphic Packaging
  • International Paper
  • Unilever
  • US Cold Storage
  • Purolator Filters, LLC
  • Quickie Manufacturing Corp.
  • Mountaire

Entry-Level Salary

  • A recent Graduate Placement Survey indicated an average salary of $37,599 for our Industrial Systems Degree graduate. With additional experience you could expect to earn $50,000 to $60,000 yearly.

Program Requirements

The Industrial Systems Technology AAS Degree is a 66-credit hour program. There is a basic core of 49 credit hours. The program also consists of 15 general education credit hours and six credit hours of additional track courses.

 Helpful Personal Attributes

Highly motivated to work with industry, a strong sense of ethical behavior, a positive attitude, ability to work well with others and effective oral, written and communication skills.

Program Contact

If you would like additional information about the Industrial Systems Technology Programs, contact Richard Hanchey, Instructor, at 910-272-3470, email rhanchey@robeson.edu  or Harvey Strong, Program Director, at 910-272-3472, email hstrong@robeson.edu .