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Industrial Systems Technology

The Industrial Systems Technology curriculum is designed to prepare or upgrade individuals to safely service, maintain, repair, or install equipment. Instruction includes theory and skill training needed for inspecting, testing, troubleshooting, and diagnosing industrial systems.

Students will learn multi-craft technical skills in print reading, mechanical systems maintenance, electricity, hydraulics/pneumatics, welding, machining or fabrication, and includes various diagnostic and repair procedures. Practical application in these industrial systems will be emphasized and additional advanced course work may be offered.

Upon completion of this curriculum, graduates should be able to individually, or with a team, safely install, inspect, diagnose, repair, and maintain industrial process and support equipment. Students will also be encouraged to develop their skills as life-long learners.

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CAREER OPTIONS

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.

Career Information

Graduates can enter the workforce as

  • Industrial Technicians
  • Maintenance Technicians

They utilize computers such as Programmable Logic Controllers (PLCs) to troubleshoot other machines and use 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:

  • Public Schools of North Carolina
  • Campbell Soup Supply Co.
  • 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.

ESSENTIAL SKILLS

 Helpful Personal Attributes

  • Highly motivated to work with industry
  • Strong sense of ethical behavior
  • Positive attitude
  • Ability to work well with others
  • Effective oral, written and communication skills
Industrial Systems Technology,, AAS

The Industrial Systems Technology curriculum is designed to prepare or upgrade individuals to safely service, maintain, repair, or install equipment. Instruction includes theory and skill training needed for inspecting, testing, troubleshooting, and diagnosing industrial systems.

Students will learn multi-craft technical skills in print reading, mechanical systems maintenance, electricity, hydraulics/pneumatics, welding, machining or fabrication, and includes various diagnostic and repair procedures. Practical application in these industrial systems will be emphasized and additional advanced course work may be offered.

Upon completion of this curriculum, graduates should be able to individually, or with a team, safely install, inspect, diagnose, repair, and maintain industrial process and support equipment. Students will also be encouraged to develop their skills as life-long learners.

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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.

Industrial Systems Technology Diploma

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.

Students will learn technical skills in blueprint reading, mechanical systems maintenance, motor and controls, hydraulics/pneumatics, PLCs, welding, machining or fabrication, and includes various diagnostic and repair procedures.

Upon completion of any various levels of this curriculum, graduates should be able to install, inspect, diagnose, repair, and maintain industrial processes and support equipment.

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The Industrial Systems Technology Diploma is a 40-credit hour program.

Machine Shop-CNC Operator, Industrial Systems Technology Certificate

This certificate program is designed to provide individuals with entry-level competencies in blueprint reading, maintenance procedures, vertical mill, lathes, CAD and basic CNC programming.

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The Machine Shop-CNC Operator, Industrial Systems Technology Certificate is a 12-credit hour program.

Mechanical Procedures I Industrial Systems Technology Certificate

This certificate program is designed to provide individuals with entry-level competencies in the operation of industrial systems and maintenance procedures.

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The Mechanical Procedures I Industrial Systems Technology Certificate is a 12-credit hour program.

Mechanical Procedures II Industrial Systems Technology Certificate

This certificate program is designed to provide individuals with mid-level competencies in the operation of electrically controlled hydraulic and pneumatic industrial systems.

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The Mechanical Procedures II Industrial Systems Technology Certificate is a 12-credit hour program.

Programmable Logic Controller Industrial Systems Technology Certificate

This certificate program is designed to provide individuals with entry-level competencies in DC/AC electricity, motors and controls, introduction to PLC and PLC applications.

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The Programmable Logic Controller Industrial Systems Technology Certificate is a 16-credit hour program.

Robeson Community College now offers short-term training in the following areas:

  • Residential Wiring – Level 1
  • Maintenance Procedures – Level 1

For more detail information, contact Julie Baxley

Email: jbaxley@robeson.edu

Phone: 910.272.3671

Residential Wiring Level I

August 14th – October 5th

Class meets Monday, Wednesday and Thursday 12pm – 2pm and Tuesday 1pm -3pm

This course introduces the care/usage of tools and materials used in electrical installations and the requirements of the National Electrical Code. Topics include NEC, electrical safety, and electrical blueprint reading; planning, layout; and installation of electrical distribution equipment; lighting; overcurrent protection; conductors; branch circuits; and conduits. Upon completion, students should be able to properly install conduits, wiring, and electrical distribution equipment associated with basic electrical installations.

Maintenance Procedures

August 15th – October 5th

Class meets Tuesday and Thursday 8am – 12pm

This course covers basic maintenance fundamentals for power transmission equipment. Topics include equipment inspection, lubrication, alignment, and other scheduled maintenance procedures. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate knowledge of accepted maintenance procedures and practices according to current industry standards.

BRYANT, TIMOTHY

Director of Industrial Technologies | Building 9
Email: tbryant@robeson.edu
Phone: (910) 272-3473

Worriax, Heath

Industrial Systems/Mechatronics Lead Instructor | Building 12
Email: hworriax@robeson.edu
Phone: (910) 272-3469