program overview

industrial systems technology - advanced manufacturing

male student and female student observe controller in advanced manufacturing class

* this program is financial aid eligible.
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 print reading, mechanical systems maintenance, electricity, hydraulics/pneumatics, welding, machining or fabrication, and includes various diagnostic and repair procedures. practical 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.
spring application deadline is jan 05

Estimated Tuition & Fees


degree type

associate in applied science (aas)


main campus

credit hours


program stats

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estimated completion time

20-21 months

current and upcoming course offerings

course number title credit hours
atr-218 work cell integration 3
cis-110 introduction to computers 3
elc-112 dc/ac electricity 5
elc-117 motors and controls 4
elc-128 introduction to programmable logic, controller 3
elc-213 instrumentation 4
elc-215 electrical maintenance 3
eng-111 writing and inquiry 3
eng-112 writing and research in the disciplines 3
hyd-110 hydraulics/pneumatics i 3
isc-112 industrial safety 2
mnt-110 introduction to maintenance procedures 2
mnt-230 Pumps & Piping Systems 2
mnt-240 indust equip troubleshoot 2
wld-121 gmaw (mig) fcaw/plate 4
headshot of Rayshawn Sanders

“i love the hands-on work in the industrial systems technology program. there are so many job opportunities in this field. my instructors at durham tech are really amazing. whenever i need help they’re available to sit down with me one-on-one. that’s an experience you just don’t get at a university.”

—rayshawn sanders