Purpose: 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:

Degree Requirements Credits
SDV 100 College Success Skills 1
ENG 111 College Composition I 3
Humanities Any course from ART, ENG (Literature), HUM, MUS, PHI, REL, or Foreign Language 3
Social Sciences Any two courses from ECO1, GEO, HIS, PLS, PSY2, or SOC 6
Math Any math course 120 or higher3 3
HLT/PED Any HLT or PED course(s)4 2

Technical Foundations:

ITE 115 Introduction to Computer Applications and Concepts 3
ENG 115 Technical Writing 3
IND 101 Quality Assurance Technology I 3
IND 137 Team Concepts and Problem Solving 3
ELECTIVES Choose from any SAF, ITE, MEC, MAC 3
Contents Skills and Knowledge:   Credits
MAC 161 Machine Shop Practices 3
DRF 175 Schematics and Mechanical Diagrams 2
MAC 209 Standards, Measurements, and Calculations 3
MEC 154 or ELE 156 Mechanical Maintenance/Electrical Control Systems 3
MEC 265 or ELE 233 Fluid Mechanics / Programmable Logic Control Systems I 3
MEC 161 Basic Fluid Mechanics – Hydraulics/Pneumatics 3
MEC 162 or MEC 165 Applied Hydraulics and Pneumatics/ Applied Hydraulics, Pneumatics and Hydraulics 3
SAF 126 Principles of Industrial Safety 3
ELE 133 Practical Electricity I 3

Work-based Learning:

Work-based Learning5 6
Total Minimum Credits:   65

Suggested Scheduling

First Year: Fall

Course Credits
SDV 100 1
ENG 111 3
MAC 161 3
MEC 161 3
MAC 209 3
ELE 133 3
Total Credits 16

First Year: Spring

Course Credits
DRF 175 2
MEC 154 or ELE 156 3
MEC 162 or MEC 156 3
MEC 265 or ELE 233 3
ITE 115 3
IND 101 3
Total Credits 17

Second Year: Fall

Course Credits
Social Science Elective 3
ENG 115 3
Micro-Computers 3
MTH 120 or higher 3
IND 137 3
Total Credits 15

Second Year: Spring

Course Credits
Humanities Elective 3
Social Science Elective 3
SAF 126 3
HLT or PED 2
Work-Based Learning 6
Total Credits 17

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 PSY 200 and PSY 201-202 contain similar course content. Students who take PSY 200 cannot receive credit for either PSY 201 or PSY 202. Students who take either PSY 201 or PSY 202 cannot receive credit for PSY 200. Also, students cannot receive credit for both PSY 235 and PSY 230.

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.