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(Wallace and Sparks Campuses)


Program Description:

The Applied Engineering Technology curriculum provides instruction and skills development in the rapidly growing related field of industrial systems technology. The curriculum is presented at a highly technical level, involving the applications of mathematics, science, and communication skills, as well as hands-on training in AC and DC fundamentals, process controls, and principles of industrial mechanics and maintenance, robotics, programmable controllers, hydraulics and pneumatics. Successful completion of the program prepares graduates for entry-level employment in a variety of industrial-related fields.  In addition, the program prepares students for Certified Production Technician Testing through the Manufacturing Skills Standards Council (MSSC).

Career Opportunities:

Overall employment of industrial machinery mechanics, installers and repairers is expected to grow by 5 percent through the year 2018. Growth rates, however, will vary by occupational specialty.  Job opportunities should be best for applicants with an associate degree in industrial systems technology, industry certifications, and related work experience. In addition to employment growth, the need to replace workers who transfer to other occupations or leave the labor force will result in some job openings.

Skills Needed:

Technicians must be able to perform routine maintenance on equipment and be able to determine when and what kind of maintenance is needed.  Primary skills required include, but are not limited to, operation monitoring, troubleshooting and controlling operations of equipment or systems. Employers also may require that technicians have a driver license.

Expected Earnings/Salary:

Industrial Machinery Mechanics
Maintenance Workers, Machinery

    Contact Information

    Mr. Steven Tice
    Industrial Systems Technology Instructor
    334-983-3521x2603 - Dothan

    Mr. Lee DeFee 
    Industrial System Technology Instructor
    E-mail: ldefee@wallace.edu
    334-687-3543x4214 - Eufaula