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  Jun 17, 2024
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Industrial Technology, A.A.S. - Advanced Manufacturing

The Industrial Technology - Advanced Manufacturing A.A.S. degree program is designed to prepare students to move into the workforce in the modern manufacturing environment. With American manufacturers becoming increasingly dependent upon the use of high-tech equipment that involves multiple, automated, and integrated systems, it is crucial to recruit and employ individuals who know how to operate, troubleshoot, and maintain it.

The student in this degree program will learn and work with electromechanical systems, motor control, programmable logic controllers (PLCs), pneumatics, robotics, process instrumentation, and safety. Graduates with this degree are attractive to employers who implement production/ maintenance systems within the advanced manufacturing environment. By the completion of this degree, students will also have prepared for more advanced courses in what is referred to as the future of advanced manufacturing - Industry 4.0 / Manufacturing 4.0.

With this award, students seek jobs such as:

Industrial Tech., Mechatronics Tech., Manufacturing Tech., Electromechanical Tech.


Related Awards:

Industrial Technology, A.A.S. - Instrumentation Specialization  

Industrial Technology, Level I Certificate - Instrumentation/Advanced Manufacturing   

Total Credit Hours Required: 60

Milestone Course(s)

*** denotes Milestone course(s)

A milestone course is a course that is critical for success in this program as determined by the Faculty of the Alamo Colleges District.

Additional Program Information

Industrial Technology is the incorporation of new technologies and advanced manufacturing processes into today's workplace. The evolution of automated manufacturing and the integration of new technologies with other standard technologies are the two trends that have required a new training approach for the industrial workforce. This new strategy requires a different view of training industry's current workforce needs. Past needs required highly specialized technicians in very specific areas. Today's requirements are for technicians trained across many different areas. The combination of electrical, electronic, fluid power, and mechanical devices has blurred the traditional electronic and mechanical lines.


* Capstone Course
CIP Code: 15.0404
Major Code: AMTY