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The associate degree in Technical Studies-Industrial Maintenance is designed to assist companies through educating students on current industry and manufacturing practices. The degree allows students to have a work-based learning component in addition to the general education and technical foundation classes.

Admission Requirements

In addition to the admission requirements established for the College, all entering students will be required to take placement tests in math, writing and reading to aid in placing students in the appropriate courses. Students who do not meet required placement levels must enroll in developmental studies courses. Students are urged to consult with counselors or faculty advisors in planning their programs.

Technical Studies Curriculum:

Total  Credits 18
Degree RequirementsCoursesCredits
SDV 100College Success Skills1
ENG 111College Composition I3
HumanitiesAny course from ART, ENG (Literature), HUM, MUS, PHI, REL, or Foreign Language3
Social SciencesAny two courses from ECO1, GEO, HIS, PLS, PSY2, or SOC6
MathAny math course 120 or higher33
HLT/PEDAny HLT or PED course(s)42
Total  Credits 18
Technical FoundationsCoursesCredits
ITE 115Introduction to Computer Applications and Concepts3
ENG 115Technical Writing3
IND 101Quality Assurance Technology I3
IND 137 Team Concepts and Problem Solving3
ElectivesChoose from any SAF, ITE, MEC, MAC3
Total Minimum Credits 65
Content Skills and KnowledgeCoursesCredits
MAC 161Machine Shop Practices3
DRF 175Schematics and Mechanical Diagrams2
MAC 209Standards, Measurements, and Calculations3
MEC 154 or ELE 156Mechanical Maintenance/Electrical Control Systems3
MEC 265 or ELE 233Fluid Mechanics/Programmable Logic Control Systems I3
MEC 161Basic Fluid Mechanics – Hydraulics/Pneumatics3
MEC 162 or MEC 165Applied Hydraulics and Pneumatics/Applied Hydraulics, Pneumatics and Hydraulics3
SAF 126Principles of Industrial Safety3
ELE 133Practical Electricity I3
Work-Based Learning: 26
Work-based Learning5 6

Suggested Scheduling:

First Year Fall

Total Credits16
SDV 1001
ENG 1113
MAC 161 3
MEC 1613
MAC 2093
ELE 1333

First Year Spring

Total Credits17
DRF 1752
MEC 154 OR ELE 156 3
MEC 162 OR MEC 1653
MEC 265 OR ELE 2333
ITE 1153
IND 1013

Second Year Fall

Total Credits15
Social Science Elective3
ENG 115 3
MTH 120 or higher 3
IND 1373

Second Year Spring

Total Credits17
Humanities Electives3
Social Science Elective3
SAF 1263
Work-Based Learning 6

Before registering for classes, students should check the prerequisites listed with the course descriptions in the back of the catalog. Normally, a full-time student would register for courses in the following sequence; however, apprenticeship offerings may alter this sequence.

1 ECO 120 and ECO 201-202 contain similar course content. Students should take either ECO 120 or ECO 201-202 unless they plan to take all three courses. Students may not receive credit for ECO 120 if they have already completed both ECO 201 and ECO 202.

2 ECO 120 and ECO 201-202 contain similar course content. Students who take ECO 120 cannot receive credit for either ECO 201 or ECO 202. Students who take either ECO 201 or ECO 202 cannot receive credit for ECO 120.

3 Students considering transfer should check with anticipated four-year institution to determine appropriate MTH courses and/or sequences.

4 Veterans may be awarded credit for military experience to meet this requirement

5 Work-based learning is satisfied by completion of: Journeyman Card or Standard Industry Certification.