Location(s) of Program: Forrest County Center
Brief Description of Program: Industrial Technology is an instructional program that prepares students for a wide range of technical positions within the industrial manufacturing industry. Students will be prepared for a career in the installation, maintenance, testing, and repair of industrial electrical and electronic equipment and systems. Students will learn the fundamentals of electricity, electronics, digital techniques, electrical power distribution, motor controls, fluid power systems, and programmable logic controllers (PLCs), as well as basic manufacturing concepts and skills. Graduates will possess the skills necessary to enter the workforce as technicians in the fields of industrial electronic and electrical servicing, PLC and process control, industrial automation and robotics, power distribution, and as general electronics technicians.
Essential Requirements of a person in this career field: Pearl River Community College’s Industrial Technology Program is designed to accept students who have basic knowledge of science and mathematics. Instruction emphasizes theory, circuits, trouble-shooting, testing, digital principles, design basics, and motor and control devices. During the program of study, students will earn a Certified Electronic Technician (CET) and/or OSHA Certification, as well as a Fanuc Robot Certification.
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Possible Careers in this Program: Industrial Technicians service electrical and electromechanical equipment in an industrial environment. They troubleshoot, repair, and maintain equipment, and also perform preventive maintenance (PM).
Possible earnings of jobs in these career field: Students with an Associates of Applied Science Degree in Industrial Technology can expect to earn a salary range of $50,660 or $24.55 per hour. (2017 MS Median Pay, bls.gov)