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Applied Technology Associate Degree

Associate of Applied Science

The Associate of Applied Science in Applied Technology with a specialization in Industrial Maintenance Technology provides students with highly sought-after knowledge, skills, and abilities for entrance or advancement in the advanced manufacturing environment. The program emphasizes the importance of effective communication, positive work ethic, and quality assurance and testing, in addition to developing technical skills applicable to a variety of industries. It is mechatronics-based, including courses in programmable logic control and robotics, hydraulics and pneumatics, high voltage industrial systems, and safety. Industrial Maintenance Technology specialization classes provide students with a competitive edge when pursuing careers in fields such as industrial maintenance, telecommunications, automation, biotechnology, molding injection applications, and other regional manufacturing environments.

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General Education Goals

In alignment with the general education goals of the college and upon successful completion of the program, students should be able to:

  • Communicate accurately and appropriately using verbal and written language to explain, discuss, and facilitate the exchange of relevant knowledge using information technology, critical thinking, and information literacy.
  • Demonstrate reasoning through a range of approaches for analysis, evaluation, and problem-solving that includes fluent and accurate use of computational methods and mathematical approaches to solve problems and analyze data, application of scientific approaches to explain physical phenomena, and expression of informed opinions about artistic or philosophical works.
  • Explore and analyze respect for diversity through exposure to differing ideas, opinions, experiences, and worldviews.
  • Exhibit professionalism through adherence to principles of ethical behavior and organizational codes of conduct while assuming responsibility and accountability for one’s actions.

Applied Technology Program-Specific Goals

Upon successful completion of the program, students should be able to:

  • Use testing and measuring instruments to acquire data and analyze technical problems;
  • Design an industrial system or process and assess its effectiveness;
  • Implement systems containing hardware and software components; and
  • Demonstrate knowledge of, and ability to apply, safety and quality assurance standards, processes, and practices employed within industrial settings.

What can you do with a focus in Industrial Maintenance Technology?

An Associate of Applied Science in Applied Technology prepares students to work in a variety of fields in advanced manufacturing environments. The Industrial Maintenance Technology specialization prepares students for work in powder metal, automation, biotechnology, injection molding applications, and other regional manufacturing environments.