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Industrial Systems Technology

What is 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 blueprint reading, mechanical systems and maintenance, electricity, hydraulics/pneumatics, welding, machining or fabrication, and includes various diagnostic and repair procedures. Industrial SystemsPractical 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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Typical Courses

  • DC/AC Electricity
  • Hydraulics/Pneumatics Workplace Safety
  • Machine Processes
  • Introduction to Maintenance Procedures
  • Electronic Devices
  • Basic Welding Processes
  • Basic Wiring
  • National Electrical Code
  • Motors and Controls
  • Introduction to PLC

Student Learning Outcomes:

Graduates of the WCC Industrial Systems Technology Program will:

  • Industrial System Technology students will examine the underlying assumptions, attitudes and practices dealing with workplace safety, with the goal of creating a safe work environment.
  • Demonstrate effective communication skills and work independently or as a team to troubleshoot, repair, install and maintain various electrical and mechanical systems.
  • Demonstrate basic troubleshooting skills and knowledge in various mechanical systems including hydraulics and pneumatics, mechanical power transmission, HVAC/refrigeration and mechanical and CNC machining.
  • Demonstrate a basic knowledge of DC/AC electrical concepts, as well as constructing, installing, troubleshooting and repairing various electrical/electronic systems.
  • Demonstrate effective computer, writing and critical thinking.

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Contact Information:

Richard Stone
Richard Stone
Lead Instructor, Industrial Systems
(336) 838-6227