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Robeson Community College

Industrial Systems Technology

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.

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.

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 Michael Levinson, Department Chair of Industrial Technologies, at 910-272-3471, email