Industrial Engineering Technology provides instruction of theory as well as hands-on application of skills required for advanced manufacturing, industrial automation, and mechanical troubleshooting. Some areas include safety, electrical, mechanical, hydraulics, pneumatics, robotics, PLC (programmable logic controller) programming, and industrial controls. These skills prepare students to be competitive in the modern industrial and maintenance fields.
Level 1 - Fundamentals
Level 1 certification requires 200 hours in subjects including PLC Fundamentals, Electricity, Mechanical Systems, Industry 4.0 Fundamentals, and more. Students receive 17 – 23 credits, as well as certificate(s). Careers available with a Level 1 certification include but are not limited to: electromechanical technicians, production technicians, or industrial maintenance technicians, and typically start with an average salary of $40,000 a year.
Level 2 - Advanced Mechatronics
Level 2 certification requires 240 hours in subjects including Applied PLC, Applied Fluid Power, Maintenance Strategies, and more. Students receive 35 – 47 credits, an associate’s degree, and certificates. Careers available with a Level 2 certification include but are not limited to: mechatronics/automation technicians and CNC operator applications engineers, and typically start with an average salary of $67,000 a year.