Integrated Systems Technology – Mechanical

Minimum credits: 67
Length: 4 semesters (2 years), if suggested full-time course sequence is followed.
Career opportunities: Industrial Mechanic $31,200-48,410 Job growth: 16% from 2014 to 2024 *Median salaries & job growth nationwide as of 2015. Source: BLS.gov
Industry Certifications: OSHA 10, NCCER Core, NIMS Basic Mechanical Systems, NIMS Basic Hydraulic Systems, NIMS Basic Pneumatic Systems, and NCCER Mechanical
Division: Workforce Services
Contact: 434.797.6437

This two‐year degree program provides the skills, knowledge and project‐based learning components to prepare for employment as an industrial mechanic. Students develop skills to assemble, install, troubleshoot and service pneumatic, hydraulic and mechanical systems. In addition, students learn electrical technologies also found in modern industry, so that graduates can function in an entry level multi-craft environment. Coursework also provides opportunities for students to learn teamwork and lean manufacturing through simulated work experience. To find employment in this field, applicants generally must be able to physically lift 50 lbs, have good hand dexterity, and the ability to crawl into cramped spaces.

Program Outcomes
Graduates of this program will be able to:
1. Demonstrate knowledge of modern production systems and how electrical, mechanical and information systems technologies are used to automate processes.
2. Communicate concepts of mechatronics effectively.
3. Demonstrate analytical ability as it applies to troubleshooting of complex automated industrial equipment.
4. Use tools & test procedures commonly used in maintenance of production equipment.
5. Demonstrate knowledge of operational concepts such as lean manufacturing, teamwork, problem solving, & other “soft” skills used in day‐to‐day interaction in a professional industrial work setting.


 

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